Travel Budget for Bogota

Distrito Capital de Bogota, Colombia

How much does it cost to travel to Bogota?

How much money will you need for your trip to Bogota? You should plan to spend around CO$136,756 ($37) per day on your vacation in Bogota, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, CO$29,573 ($7.93) on meals for one day and CO$19,042 ($5.10) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Bogota for a couple is CO$153,382 ($41). So, a trip to Bogota for two people for one week costs on average CO$1,914,583 ($513). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Bogota for one week usually costs around CO$957,291 for one person. So, a trip to Bogota for two people costs around CO$1,914,583 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs CO$3,829,165 in Bogota. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bogota can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Bogota?

How much does a trip to Bogota cost? Is Bogota expensive? The average Bogota trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Bogota prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

While meal prices in Bogota can vary, the average cost of food in Bogota is CO$29,573 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bogota should cost around CO$11,829 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bogota is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

The cost of a taxi ride in Bogota is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent CO$19,042 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bogota.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
  • Food2 Meals for one day
  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
  • Local Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1
  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2019
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How much money do I need for Bogota?

Typical travel prices in Bogota are listed below. These actual costs can give you an idea of the price of travel in Bogota. Please keep in mind that the cost of travel in Bogota can vary depending on your specific style of travel.

  • Taxi from Airport
  • Taxi Ride
  • Beer
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee
  • Hot Dog
  • 2 Bus Passes
Typical tour prices for Bogota

How much do tours to Bogota cost? Multi-day tours can often be an effecient way to see the highlights of a country or region.

  • Contiki Tours for 18-35 year olds
    8 days
    $ 1565
  • G Adventures Adventure and cultural tours
    8 days
    $ 1450
  • Intrepid Small group tours for everyone
    12 days
    $ 1750
Flights to Bogota

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Bogota La Candalaria, Bogota, Colombia
Sprawling across a high altitude in the Columbian Andes region, Bogota is the capital city of Columbia. It is a mix of the old and new with century-old plazas and churches shadowed by towering skyscrapers, museums representing the history, art, and culture of the region, as well as a mix of distinct neighborhoods from quaint and historic to trendy and contemporary.
If you are interested in seeing the historical hub of Bogota, look no further than La Candelaria. This is the city's colonial center of cobbled streets lined with centuries-old churches, old architecture in homes and buildings, as well as a handful of important museums. Some of these include the Emerald Museum where you can see artists making jewelry and the Emerald Market where you can make purchases of the precious gems. There is also the Gold Museum which exhibits an impressive collection of gold and pre-Colombian artifacts from Colombia and surrounding nations, as well as Museum of Colonial Art amongst others.

In the San Diego region, you can take a ride up to the Cerro de Monserrate for beautiful panoramic views of the city. Also in the area is the National Museum, the oldest in the country build in 1823 with stone and brick fortress architecture. The museum houses a collection of over 20,000 pieces including works of art and objects representing different national history periods dating back 10,000 years BC. Other sights include the historic Bolivar Square, the Bogota Botanical Garden, plenty of parks, and a number of churches.
Bogota is ultimately divided into four sections. The South is mainly the poorer section of the city, El Centro is the original downtown with traditional heritage locations and public offices, El Occidente is home to Bogota's major sporting venues and outdoor parks, and the North is where most modern development exists with shopping centers, boutiques, cafes, and nightclubs. Beyond this, the city is further divided into neighborhoods like La Candelaria, the colonial district where the city was founded in 1538. Along its cobbled streets you will find colonial-era landmarks like the neoclassical performance hall Teatro Colon and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco. Chapinero makes up the new downtown with plenty of opportunity for shopping, dining, and sight-seeing, El Salitre focuses more on outdoor activities like sports, concerts, and festivals, and La Macarena is a bohemian neighborhood around the bullfight ring full of cafes, art galleries, and restaurants.

For a more guided experience of seeing Bogota there are plenty of tours available that cater to different areas of interest. The Bogota Salsa Tour, for example, takes visitors on a tour through the city through the route of live salsa music and dancing. It is an important part of the city's culture and offers a unique way to experience the city's nightlife and entertainment. There are also walking and bike tours to experience the historic side of the city in a place like La Candelaria, and even a more contemporary Graffiti Tour for those interested in the alternative art scene.

On the outskirts of the city, there is opportunity for hiking and mountain biking, as well as ecological tours, like an eco-hike in the Humedales, for those interested in the natural environs of the area.

Throughout the year there are also markets, performances, and festivals held in Bogota. Every Friday and Sunday night, for example, Avenida Septima is closed for all sorts of street performers, live music, magic shows, crafts, and more. And then there is also the Iberoamerican Theater Festival, the biggest theater festival in the world, which occurs every two years in April.
Food and Dining
Being such a large city, Bogota features a whole range of environments to kick back and indulge in some of the flavors and textures of the region. One traditional dish you might find is arepas, corn flour based pancakes, sometimes made with cheese or slightly salted. Empanadas are also popular in Bogota and all of South America. They are pasties or pot pies usually consisting of meat, potato, vegetables and rice wrapped in a corn flour crust. Tamal, usually eaten for breakfast, is a mixture of meat, chicken, potato, vegetables, and yellow corn wrapped in plantain leaves and then boiled. Traditionally, tamal should be accompanied by a large mug of hot chocolate and a piece of bread. And then there is ajiaco, a traditional thick soup based on three kinds of potatoes, chicken, avocado, dairy cream, herbs, and corn amongst other ingredients. All these and more can be found in any of the city's main dining hubs.

By plane, Bogota is served by El Dorado International Airport, located about 20 minutes from the downtown area in good traffic. It is the third busiest airport in Latin America with flights operating to and from North America, the United States, South America, the Caribbean, and Europe. To get to the city from the airport, you can take a bus or taxi or the Transmilenio-Bogota's bus rapid transit system.

For long distance bus to destinations around the country, Bogota's main station is El Terminal de Transporte de Bogota.

The city itself is organized on a kind of grid pattern and can be navigated by taxi, Uber, Transmilenio, bus, or bicycle.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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