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Bogota Local Pal provided by Bogota Pass

Bogota Local Pal
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About
This is one of the most popular ways to visit the venues and have the activities you want with your own schedule and like a local. We will assign a pal/friend who will be interested in your expectations, very professional, flexible and fun.  We are local experts
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Select a trip length based on a schedule that works for you, and then meet your guide at a location of your choosing. You’ll spend the rest of the outing enjoying access to a friendly local host who can help you design the perfect customized sightseeing trip in Bogotá. How you choose to use your in-the-know Bogotá resident is up to you. Their extensive knowledge of the city can ensure you’ll be able to navigate through the Colombian capital using the quickest and easiest routes, and their extensive knowledge of the city will help you select unexpected attractions you might never have known about without their help. Best of all, your “local pal” will be assigned to you based on your specific interests, ensuring you get a unique city experience tailored just to you. Upgrade your experience with an added transport service, ensuring you see all you want with the greatest of ease. At the end of your trip, you’ll return to a location of your choice.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Select a trip length based on a schedule that works for you, and then meet your guide at a location of your choosing. You’ll spend the rest of the outing enjoying access to a friendly local host who can help you design the perfect customized sightseeing trip in Bogotá. How you choose to use your in-the-know Bogotá resident is up to you. Their extensive knowledge of the city can ensure you’ll be able to navigate through the Colombian capital using the quickest and easiest routes, and their extensive knowledge of the city will help you select unexpected attractions you might never have known about without their help. Best of all, your “local pal” will be assigned to you based on your specific interests, ensuring you get a unique city experience tailored just to you. Upgrade your experience with an added transport service, ensuring you see all you want with the greatest of ease. At the end of your trip, you’ll return to a location of your choice.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7557P14
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bogotá Pal Time
  • Transport service (depending on the option selected)
  • Insurance
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation (if you don´t buy the option)
  • Pal´s expenses
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tickets and any additional fee
  • Transportation outsite of Bogotá
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Local Pal will pick you up at your hotel or the place you prefer within Bogotá. Please confirm us the departure time and location
  • Park 93, Cl. 93 ##12-41, Bogotá, Colombia This is a reference place. It depends of your location
  • Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia where people decide to end.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Remember to be ready to meet your Pal at the location and time you choose
  • Please, be ready at least 15 minutes earlier the pick-up time (if you choose with Transport option).
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Bogotá Pal Time
  • Transport service (depending on the option selected)
  • Insurance
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation (if you don´t buy the option)
  • Pal´s expenses
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • Tickets and any additional fee
  • Transportation outsite of Bogotá
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your Local Pal will pick you up at your hotel or the place you prefer within Bogotá. Please confirm us the departure time and location
  • Park 93, Cl. 93 ##12-41, Bogotá, Colombia This is a reference place. It depends of your location
  • Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia where people decide to end.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia where people decide to end.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Remember to be ready to meet your Pal at the location and time you choose
  • Please, be ready at least 15 minutes earlier the pick-up time (if you choose with Transport option).
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 01 Jul 2020
A note from Bogota Local Pal
As a tourism company we want you to travel safely in Colombia. We comply with the biosecurity protocols established by the National Government and we have a Certificate of Tourist Quality in sustainability.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Park 93
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Bogota
  • 1
    Plaza de Bolivar de Bogota
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Centro Internacional
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Zona T
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parque de Usaquen
    Bogota Pass
    Barrio La Candelaria
  • You'll end at
    Bogotá
    Bogotá, Bogota, Colombia
    where people decide to end.
    See address & details
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5.0
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sinjohn221
cleveland,ohio7 contributions
Amazing People
Mar 2020
We had problems with our flight getting to Bogota (Cancled) and contacted Viator who contacted "Bogota Local Pal' and new reservations were made with no problem. Our guide arrived at the Hotel with a fantastic driver. His name was "Andy" and his smile was infectious. Four slow Americans - ( 2 71's and 2 65's) left with our Guide to start an adventure. Andy listened to our requests and then made recommendations. We followed his advise and could not have been happier. Andy's knowledge seemed unlimited. Never saying we should hurry because of time. This tour is a super way to see parts of Bogota, with a friend.
Written 19 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Jhon, a pleasure that you liked the tour you chose, that's the idea. When you had the problem in Cartagena we understood that it was not your fault and we had the flexibility -without charges- that you needed, in this way we changed the trip and took your suggestions on our list. We see that it was a success and once again our personalized and special service gives results. we focus on having the best experiences for you, and this tour (local pal) is a great option for a customized adventure. Now You have many excuses in Colombia, you saw a beautiful country and you now know who are your friends, and whoever, it is Andy and any other host, you will see that you are with one of the best companies in Bogota and Colombia. See you soon,
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MPanda
London, UK54 contributions
Exceeded all expectations, affordable
Sep 2019
I was a non-Spanish speaking single female traveler to Bogota (first time), and was looking for opportunities to go to Paloquemao (the fruit market) to try/buy new things and go to Montserrate.

My tour was fantastic! I learned so much more about Colombia/Bogota than traveling alone. Nic was a great and intelligent guide - we talked about Colombian culture, politics, cuisine, religion, etc.

This was also the most affordable solo/customizable tour I could find.
Written 12 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Maria for your comment. We always strive to be the best of the best with colombian´s topics, our staff is very cultured trying to cover different concerns you have about our city and country. We hope you come back and you know who to count on. We have special attention creating products, hiring people and training them for best experiences. Our rates are so fair compare with others, we are reliable and more than a travel agency. We have all certificates and qualifications as one of the best in Colombia. Pass team
Written 15 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

theramblinglens
Danbury, CT35 contributions
The Best Tour
My mother and I had the most amazing experience with Marcello as he took us to explore Bogota. He was absolutely the best and most knowledgeable guide. We were able to see parts of the city that we would never have thought to go on our own and were really able to get a flavor for the city. I am very interested in photography, so Marcello made sure we made it to all of the best spots. We learned so much about the history of Colombia and its people. Best of all, we found a great friend in Marcello. Can’t recommend this experience highly enough!
Written 12 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi darling, We love what you tell us! more than a tourism agency we try to be your local friends who are in charge of showing the best of destination; We try to accommodate what we have and what you expect, the idea is always your happiness. That tour was private in order to be your local pal. Pass team
Written 23 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ERNANI SZTAJNBOK
Rio de Janeiro, RJ14 contributions
No one should miss it !!!
Mar 2019 • Solo
The choice of a pal frend is the best choice I can suggest everybody. Santiago was an excelente guide, patient, nice and smart. Don't miss it.
Written 22 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Ernani, Thank you, we really enjoyed the time we were with you. The PAL service is designed to take advantage of the time and live unique experiences based on your expectations. It has always been used very well and when combined with transportation it works very well too. Thank you and we hope to see you againa, now you have new friends in Colombia! Pass Team.
Written 26 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol S
1 contribution
Nicole was FANTASTIC.
Mar 2019 • Friends
Nicole exceeded all expectations - she customized our experience based on our interests, and provided a view of Bogota and Colombia from a historical, archaeological, artistic and political perspective. Her commentary was fascinating and interesting - we feel like we made a friend in Bogota! Thanks, Nicole.
Written 6 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for these kind of comments, Our customer first! the local PAL you bought is an amazing tool to take advantage of this city when you want a customized tour. Our team (whoever) is prepared and know a lot, so the idea is always your happiness. Thanks for taking services with our company, enjoy the rest of Colombia with Us! Andres,Pass team
Written 8 March 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lindsay M
Stuart, FL1 contribution
Fantastic experience
It was my first time visiting Bogota, and was only there for a short time. My husband had been before, but not very familiar with the city. We had a local pal with Daniel, and I can’t speak enough about how great the experience was. We did a short 4 hour tour with transportation. I didn’t have much of an itinerary in mind, but discussed my interests with Daniel. He suggested an experience tailored to our interests, and was right on the mark! Daniel is very knowledgeable about everything Bogota. He had an answer to every question. He is so proud of his hometown, and that made the experience even better. He was a wonderful guide, and clear communicator. This in addition to the ease of booking with prompt communication with Deissy made this experience great. Highly recommend!!!
Written 17 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Traveler65721390815
Hi Lindsay, thanks so much for your comment, all our team has been prepared for your needs and expectations. Thanks a lot and there are more excuses, so you are welcome again.
Written 17 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

candidParis
Paris, France3 contributions
Exceptional, focused on the experience not just the tour itself
I had the pleasure of taking this tour with Alejandro in Bogota. The focus of this particular tour company is to make sure that you enjoy the moment as opposed to being under pressure to tick all the boxes of the places you visit. They ask you what you’d like to see and offer some helpful suggestions. The highlight of my tour was visiting a local covered market that epitomized the richness of Colombian food. The people watching in the market alone justified the tour. A superior experience in fluent English, exceptional indeed.
Written 1 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Candi, we effort every day in order to be the best tour company in Bogota. Our team is always prepare for your questions and requirements. Welcome againa and enjoy your trip in Bogotá and Colombia with Us. Colombia, land of sabrosura!
Written 7 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

zzzWaikiki
Honolulu, HI44 contributions
Deissy, the Best!
Aug 2018 • Solo
Before I left for Bogota, was trying to book tours. Out of all the requests, Deissy was the only one that was quick to respond and most helpful. Andres and Deissy helped me book a "Local Buddy" in the afternoon for the next morning. Also did the Salt Cathedral with them. Thanks Deissy and Andres for all your help!
Written 1 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Jacquelyn, Thanks so much for your comment. We really want the best for our visitors and these kind of experiences are so good for you. The buddy (PAL) is a great service designed for your needs and passions. the local host knows a lot about the city, customs, traditions, gossips and details people like. Enjoy it and other in Bogota/colombia with us.
Written 5 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fan J
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Memorable private tour with Alex, nothing short of amazing!
Apr 2018 • Couples
This was our first time in Colombia and we were not sure of what to expect. We wanted to visit many of the historical places and also enjoy the outdoor extreme activities. We found many blogposts documenting each separately but not something that join them together, this is where Bogota pass came in. We used the concierge service and was able to arrange airport pick up and a private tour guide (Alex) to accompany us for our time in Bogota and around. We found Bogota pass to be very communicative and friendly as we can reach them via Facebook messenger. When we got picked up at the airport, we also received local sim cards as part of our package to make our lives easier. After our 2 days in Bogota by ourselves, we were greeted by Alex for the remaining of our time around the city.

Alex was more than our guide, throughout our trip, he goes above and beyond in ensuring that our safety and comfort was a top priority. We had the pleasure of having him take us to Zipaquirá, Guatavita, and then onto Ville de Levya, and finally to San Gil and Barichara. In countless situations, we felt that we’re lucky to have Alex as he made the whole trip extremely easy and enjoyable. Alex was able to customize the itinerary and adjusts to our schedule in the event of weather and our preferences. For example, we wanted to enjoy rafting and paragliding and outdoor excursions while in San Gil; however, those activities are heavily depended on the weather (as we visited in rainy season). Out of our time in San Gil, because of Alex’s ability to communicate to local agencies on our behalf, we were able to latch on to one of the sunny days and went to Chicamocha canyon and enjoyed the beautiful view while paragliding. Had we not had Alex, we would’ve missed out on many activities and it would not have been so memorable. We had so much fun while in Colombia and this would have been quite different without Alex. We got to know Alex personally during the trip and we really consider to be lucky to have him show us Colombia.

Thank you Alex and we hope to see you again when we come back!
Written 15 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fan! Thank so much. We remember you were scared with Colombia in a first moment and we said...that´s fine, you are going to love our country. This kind of comment are a award for us because it is a big challenge to change minds and stereotypes witu our country. We did and now...no regrets. Our concierge service helped a lot organizing the your trip in Bogota and Colombia and providing the best experiences. Everything was perfect and now you want to come, Great! ! Welcome again and you already know who is your Parce in Colombia. Pass team
Written 21 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryan K
Minneapolis, MN8 contributions
Exceeded Expectations. Delightful Guide.
Apr 2018 • Couples
COMMUNICATION We booked this tour last minute. Bogota Pass was very responsive and very helpful via chat and email. They were great at answering questions and sending updates leading up to the tour.

TOUR/TOUR GUIDE: Our guide, Juliana, met us promptly at our hotel. She was professional, her English was great and she was genuinely fun to hang out with. We shared what we hoped to do during the day and she exceeded expectations at every opportunity. She was a wonderful resource to introduce us to the culture, the food and the sights - the breadth of her knowledge was really impressive.

VALUE: Considering all the sights we saw, food we tried and the wonderful time we had with Juliana, this was the best money we spent in Bogota.
Written 9 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much Ryan, We effort all the time with our service in term to provide you the best experience before, during and after. Exceeded expectation is our passion. Juliana and all the team will be ready for the next time in Colombia! The pass team
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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g00dtravel2
g00dtravel2
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lovely cathedral inside the mine
We had a private tour from Bogota (about an hour ride to Zipaquira from Bogota). The mine is amazing and loved see
Worldnomad2021
Worldnomad2021
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Cathedral is worth it but take a cab
The Salt Cathedral is very interesting and I'd recommend it to anyone to check out. But I'd think twice doing it wi
acbarr1906
acbarr1906
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Great service
My first visit to Bogotá Colombia was great. I enjoyed the company’s great service and drive. We saw one of the gre
Karlyleb
Karlyleb
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What An Intriguing and Welcoming Surprise!!
Our tour started with us being picked up from the Bogota Pass tour bus and our tour guide Sanitago. We were prese
rkarina78
rkarina78
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Great place
Our tour guide Alex was very informative of the city. The cathedral is definitely a must when visiting Bogota and t
crblanton14
crblanton14
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Amazing historical tour
I really loved this tour. Santiago was the best tour guide I could ask for. His knowledge about the history of Bogo
Finkelsonia
Finkelsonia
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Our visit to Bogota
First, great thanks to Andres ! We contacted him from Canada 4 months in advance and asked to arrange our visit,
Spud800
Spud800
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Well worth the drive.
Hard to explain this place never seen anything like it the work that has gone in to it is amazing and fascinating y
18trish
18trish
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Great Attraction, Tour Not Needed
The Salt Cathedral Zipaquira was amazing and definitely worth visiting! However, you honestly do not really need to
wshakeel
wshakeel
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Average
Salt Cathedral is definitely worth visiting however, I'm not sure if booking a group tour added any value. The tour
820alyssaa
820alyssaa
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Super unique day trip from Bogotá!
I almost didn’t do this trip because the reviews were so mixed. So many people said they didn’t understand it and d
Culture401773
Culture401773
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Do not miss the Salt Cathedral on you trip to Bogota!
My adventure to the Salt Cathedral started with a timely pick-up where I’m staying. My guide, Lorenzo, looked famil
Cesarvq
Cesarvq
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Unique, a must visit
Definitely a sight to be seen, everything there is really beautiful (except for the smell) and they have a very inf
beverlyF65
beverlyF65
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THE BEST!
As owners of a full service travel agency, I am very pleased to recommend Bogota Pass to my clients traveling to Co
VIPCA
VIPCA
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Long walk and experienced in the ground site
We walking down to the bottom ground and everyting is dark but some area is light on. Its kind little cold there an
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