Bogotà, Tatacoa desert & Amazonas

May 4, 2019


About the region

The city of Bogotà is at an altitude of 2640 m (it’s the third highest capital in the world after La Paz and Quito) and when you get to Monserrat, a mountain that dominates the city, you will reach 3.152 mt!

Zipaquirà was voted as the most popular of the Seven Wonders of Colombia: everything is created out of salt including the walls, benches, floors and stairs. Various tunnels lead down 200 mt to a 3,000 person Cathedral and the world’s largest subterranean cross

The “Deserto de la Tatacoa” is not a real desert, but it’s just a tropical dry forest and it’s the second largest arid area in Colombia.

1/3 of Colombia is covered with the Amazon rainforest. The capital of the Amazonas department, Leticia, is located at the point where Colombia, Brazil and Peru come together in an area called Tres Fronteras.


Tips for you

Bogotá’s La Candelaria neighbourhood is street art lovers paradise. Check out Calle 26 on Sunday, when the city closes off the roads for a bicycle route. Go to Avenida Caracas and Carrera 10 for big-format painted walls.

Reserve a table in one of the most unique restaurant you will ever see in your life: Andrés Carne de Res. It’s decorated in a unique way, with random objects hanging from the ceiling and walls. Even though Andrés opened in Bogotà, go to the one in Chia (45 mins drive), the original atmosphere is much more preserved.

Each night, the Observatory of the Tatacoa Desert opens its doors to visitors. This area is perfect for stargazing due to its geography and it’s considered one of Colombia’s best observatories.

Look for a more unique and off-the-beaten-track experience: Colombia has some of the most beautiful and virgin Amazon rainforest, and it’s less developed for tourism than neighbouring countries like Brazil and Perù.


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