Depart: Miami International Airport, Florida, Estados Unidos
Arrive: El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia,
Hotel: W Bogota Hotel
Cost: $900 to $1200 (TBD) plus airfare ($300-$500 economy, $800 – $1300 business class)
Trip Hosts: Richard Rosser, President & Publisher, Insider Excursions & Point! Publishing, LLC
Danielle Charbonneau, Editor, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach! And Pompano! Magazines.
Gerson Rodriquez, Jay Petkov, Eddie Monserrat
When the New York Times listed Colombia as it’s #2 recommendation for the 52 places to visit in 2018, we took notice. This trip will combine some of the popular sight-seeing and dining experiences, plus interviews with selected influencers in key Colombian industries like gold and emerald mining, tourism and coffee production. The Mayor of Bogota has been invited to meet with our group, and two Bogota-based local journalists will give us an insider’s look into this historically and culturally rich city.
Travelers will be given opportunities to photograph, interview and assist with creating content for an upcoming feature in Point! Publishing magazines. The group will also use social media before, during and after the trip to share stories as they happen.
Insider Excursions will also be conducting a professional photoshoot in Bogota. The shoot will be the first time in Point! Publishing’s 17-year history that a shoot has been commissioned outside the United States.
W Hotel in Bogota
For the duration of the Insider Excursions Bogota trip, guests will stay at the W Hotel in Bogota. This uber-modern, luxurious hotel is centrally located near embassies, restaurants and boutiques in the upscale Santa Barbara neighborhood. Guests can recharge at the W’s state-of-the-art FIT gym or at the AWAY® Spa. The W Lounge is a glamorous bar and the perfect place for a night cap after the day’s activities. See more HERE.
Coffee Tour & Tasting
Interviews with industry leaders will give insights into the importance of coffee to Colombia’s local economy. A plantation and coffee-tasting experience will introduce travelers to the production and roasting processes used in and around Bogota.
Historical Tour of La Candelaria
Local Bogota-based journalist Ana Luisa González will give Insider Excursions’ guests a tour of La Candelaria. The area is Bogota’s vibrant heart, with landmarks like the colonial-era cathedral and neoclassical Capitol flanking Bolivar Plaza. Narrow streets lined with shops selling emeralds and handicrafts lead to cultural hotspots like the Gold Museum, with pre-Columbian artifacts, and Museo Botero, showing international art in a colonial mansion. La Candelaria is a cultural and historical landmark.
El Museo del Oro
The Spanish went to Colombia for gold. And they found lots of it. El Museo del Oro (The Museum of Gold) is one of the most visited highlights in all of Colombia. The museum contains the largest collection of gold artifacts in the world but also displays items from indigenous cultures that have inhabited Colombia for centuries and made some fascinating items out of the local metal.
The Museo Botero
The Museo Botero holds an impressive collection of works from the most widely recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America, Fernando Botero Angulo (now age 86). The museum was founded in 2000 with a donation of 208 art pieces from Botero himself, all housed in a colonial mansion.
The Paloquemao Market
The bustling marketplaces of Bogota are filled with local fare including a remarkable abundance of fruits – many unique to Colombia. Bogota-based journalist and documentary film maker Ana Luisa González will give Insider Excursion guests a tour of one of Bogota’s most famous markets, the Paloquemao Market.
Bogota is the national capital of Colombia with over 8.5 million residents living at an altitude over 8,000 feet in a high plateau of the Andes mountains. Insider Excursions will take a trip to Mount Monserrate, a mountain top offering incredible views of the city of Bogota, a restaurant, church, shrine and walking tour.
Andrés Carne de Res
Alice-in-Wonderland meets Moulin Rouge, Andrés Carne de Res is a mind-boggling trip of bright lights, theatrical service and colorful ceramic cows. A party place like no other, the dining room extends into an indoor and outdoor discotheque for late-night revellers … a must for any hedonist. The restaurant is almost a Colombian institution and has been ranked one of the 50 best restaurants in all of Latin America.
ABOUT THIS TRIP?
Interested in learning about the food, art and history of Colombia? Join us on our next excursion to the country’s capital or come to Cartagena and experience the Colombian Coast (TBD 2019). Fill out the form below and someone from our team will get back to you shortly. We look forward to traveling with you!