Jacqui de Klerk Lonely Planet

Guided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable locals, this company offers a free (though tips are encouraged) walking tour through downtown Bogotá with a focus on the heroes who helped shape Colombia’s complex modern history. The tour includes a stopover to try local pastries and fruit. Sign up online to reserve your place.

The tour starts in front of the Bolívar statue in Plaza Bolívar.