• july - bogota, columbia

Bogotá is Colombia’s sprawling, high-altitude capital. La Candelaria, its cobblestoned center, features colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical performance hall Teatro Colón and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. 

It’s also home to popular museums including the Museo Botero, showcasing Fernando Botero’s art, and the Museo del Oro, displaying pre-Columbian gold pieces.

  • VOLUNTEER
Volunteering with dog related organizations is a wonderful way to help out while you visit this country. Check out the following links for detailed information to make a difference locally!  Use Google Translate for the entire website if needed.  
  1. Juliana’s Animal Sanctuary
DIsclaimerBarks Abroad has not vetted, endorses, nor guarantee these organizations or their work. Contact us if you know of another organization to be added to this list.
  • ATTRACTIONS

Despite being full to bursting with world-class museums, the title of crème-de-la-crème must surely go to the Museo del Oro, or Gold Museum; a spectacular collection of gold artefacts which also serves to document Colombia’s rich Pre-Columbian heritage.

The best part: it’s free on a Sunday!

  • DINNING

The soups, stews, grains, and grilled meats that make up the bulk of Bogotá’s cuisine generally rank low on spice and chile heat, while scoring high in deep, earthy flavors thanks to techniques like smoking, fermenting, wood-grilling, and the use of tropical leaves and herbs, cacao, and coffee.

Spanish and Arab influences from centuries ago live on in Colombia’s boldly flavored pastries, rice dishes, smoky sausages, and dairy products.

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  • flights

Which airlines fly to Bogotá?

In general from United States, Avianca, United Airlines and American Airlines fly the most to Bogotá, but they are not the only ones to choose from.

The most popular route is from New York, and Avianca, United Airlines & ANA fly this route the most.

  • DRIVING

it’s expensive, you have to pay tolls, petrol, rent…will be taking a risk on the road, you will get lost on the road many times, so your travel will become longer and more expensive.

Your travel will become longer because of police or military, they like to stop private cars and if you are not colombian… they are curious to have a look to your bags.

Just use buses, they are cheap, safe, and comfortable.  Enjoy Colombia, and it’s a nice country, just don’t make your trip complicated.

  • LODGING

Most hotels in Bogotá are spread out from downtown to the far north of the city in a long, often gridlocked strip; it can take more than an hour to get from one end to the other.

Staying near where you plan on spending most of your time and walking can make a big difference in the ease of your travels.

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