SENIORS TRAVEL TO COLUMBIA



Seniors Find Bogotá Full Of Surprises

 

Bogotá, with a population of 8.8 million, is the largest city in Colombia and one of the biggest in Latin America. It fact, it figures among the 30 largest cities of the world. Senior travelers discover it to be a city of contrasts. Wikitravel will fill in visitors with facts that keep folks coming back again and again. Columbia’s Official Tourism Portal provides first-time senior visitors with information on what to do, practical information, and a helpful Travel Guide.

NY Times Says “Check It Out”

Bogota, declared by the prestigious New York Times as one of the 31 destinations to visit this year, is an inspiring city with millions of amazing stories that surprise visitors every day. TripAdvisor notes 82 attractions that are highly recommended starting off with the Botero Museum that is ranked #1 and following up with the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro).  If you like gold, as most of us do, you’ll enjoy this museum.

I love About.com as it is full of super suggestions and facts that will fill in any itinerary. My “new travel friend” Viator, notes 20 things not to be missed. As you know by now I enjoy sightseeing tours maybe with an optional lunch like this one and perhaps even a cable car ride.  Many seniors prefer a private tour that makes for a more memorable experience.

Seniors Enjoy Modern With Historical

Bogotá is modern and full of history with fine colonial architectural marvels. A great place to start discovering Bogotá is Plaza de Bolívar and in the middle of the square is a bronze statue of Simón Bolívar. Here’s a video called “Bogotá the best video of the city.” Zipaquira Salt Catholic Cathedral is considered the first wonder of Colombia.

 La Candelaria is where the city was born. Barrio La Candelaria is Bogotá’s oldest district and its location dates back to the city’s foundation. It’s a lively neighborhood with many small shops. I would enjoy sampling five typical dishes. How about you? Just ask the locals where they like to eat, then walk off your empanadas and aji.

Senior travelers will find useful information from our State Department with everything from a country description to travel warnings. Fodors lists their Top Attractions and Sights not to be missed. Our friends at Lonely Planet call Bogotá a “city on the move.”  They find many more Things to Do in the city.

Some seniors might enjoy a bike tour, check this one out. Various other tours are available. Upon your arrival head for  downtown Bogotá. Here you’ll see why.  Seniors enjoy a visit to  Monserrate, that hosts thousands of pilgrims. The ascend is done through the teleferico which give visitors a splendid view of Bogotá.

Don’t plan on just one day in Bogota, plan on three.  Here are two ready-made itineraries from Trip Advisor and the NY Times. Disfrute de Bogotá. jeb

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