Bogota in one day:
I once had a visit of a friend of mine, who on her way to Europe had a stop-over in Bogota. It turned out that the main tourists attractions in Bogota can be visited in a just few hours. Although Bogota, as most of Latin Americas capitals, doesn’t attract many tourists, there are some very nice places worth visiting:
Mount Monserrat. To get there, there are 3 options: funicular, cable car or walking (in can take up to 2 hours). When buying the tickets we were told that the last cable car will get down at 1 PM due to the weather forecast. From there you can enjoy panoramic views of Bogota from one side and the rainforest on the other side. There is a church, restaurant and handicraft market where you can have a cup of tea of coca if you are affected by the altitude. Monserrate lies at 3.172 (10,407 ft) meters above sea level.
Plaza Bolivar – a historic neighbourhood in the centre of Bogota.
The Museum of Gold and Museum Botero that are close to Plaza Bolívar.
Candelaria – have a stroll on the picturesque streets of Candelaria. During the week there are a lot of students from the University de los Andes.
Bogota in more days:
Usaquen – residential neighbourhood in Bogota. The main square is full of trendy restaurants and bars and a market on Sundays. There is also a Financial district Santa Barbara.
Guadalupe Hill – can be reached by bus or taxi at a flat fare previously negotiated or by bike (I saw quite a few bikers however due to safety reasons I would not recommend it).
The Salt Mine Zipaquira and the Guatavita Lake in the north can be visited in one go.
Chorrea Watefall – in the south of Bogota. It can be reached by bus or an organized excursion. It is a perfect place for hiking. Chorrea is the highest waterfall in Colombia – 590 meters. It can be reached by a regular bus or an organized trip by a travel agency.