We will meet up at 12:12 Hostels where we will offer you a nice cup of Colombian Coffee. We will drive in private car to the most amazing and exclusive Emerald Shop, where they will explain you about the history of Emeralds in our Country, as Colombia is the country in the world with the best quality of emeralds. Then you have the perfect opportunity to buy Emeralds, they have a big offer of jewelry and stones, for all budgets, all given with their certificate of authenticity. Then walking distance, we will go to the nicest Colombian Handicrafts Shop, where they will show us the process on how they are handmade, and then you will have the opportunity to buy the nicest Colombian Souvenirs. Definitely both places you will not find them on your own. Going to this hidden shops is a great idea, as they give value to the pieces and not value because your are a tourist, as most of shops where tourists arrive by their own they are charge a lot for pieces that cost much less just because they are tourists. We will drive then back to the Hostel where we will drop you off. I will give you as a courtesy the City Guide of Bogota, GO GUIA DEL OCIO, so you can enjoy Bogotá to the fullest.
My name is Maria and I am Colombian. I studied Design. Luckily I have had the opportunity to study and live abroad: I have lived twice in Europe and have traveled in all 5 continents. My mom always says "what you eat and what you experience nobody will steal it from you!" My passion is to travel, to meet people all around the world and to learn from differente cultures. I own and manage a nice Hostel here in the city already for 5 years. I speak 4 languages, I am a good conector of people, love to serve and help people as a host. I am a charismatic person and a great Ambassador of my country. I know very well my city, and know the best places where to go and do shopping as I have good contacts.
A delicious Cup of Colombian Coffee at the beginning. Offer of sodas, water, coffee or tea as much as you want in both shops.
Private Roundtrip Transportation.
We will start driving from 12:12 Hostels, located in Zona G (Gastronomic area of Bogotá) in Chapinero, where there are located the best restaurantes in the city. So it is perfect to have breakfast, lunch or dinner after or before, very safe and nice neighborhood to walk around. The shops are located 15 minutes drive from Chapinero, in Candelaria historic neighborhood. This is the city's downtown, an univerity area, very tranquile to be around.
Handicrafts and Emeralds Shopping Tour