Bogotá in

Two Days

Start in La Candelaria, with a snack at La Puerta Falsa, a look at Plaza de Bolívar and a visit to the sculptures of chubby bodies at the Museo Botero. Lunch at Prudencia or Capital Cocina, then take in Colombia's golden past at Museo del Oro. Feast on cutting-edge Colombian food in Chapinero Alto or Quinta Camacho (or fine dine in Zona G), before drinking to your liver's content in Zona Rosa or Parque 93.

On your second day, you'll want to leg it up Monserrate for massive capital views, and then grab a nap. At night, enter the surreal world of Andrés Carne de Res, a 23km taxi ride north in Chía.

Four Days

Follow the two-day itinerary, then take a day trip to the salt cathedral at Zipaquirá, easily reached by public transportation. On your last day, start with brunch in Usaquén before heading to the city for a tour on two wheels with Bogotá Bike Tours. Afterward, grab a hot cup of canelazo (made with aguardiente, sugarcane, cinnamon and lime) in a cafe in La Candelaria, and have a farewell meal at an innovative Colombian restaurant – the bohemian foodie neighborhoods of Chapinero Alto and La Macarena are good bets.