Being a professional in Languages and Sociocultural Studies, Mateo loves exploring the stark contrasts of the city he was born and grew up in. Having studied and worked in several countries like Brazil, the United States, France and Finland, he has learned to appreciate diversity and the cultural melting pot that is Colombia. In English, French, Portuguese or his first tongue Spanish, he will always be ready to guide you through the historical neighborhoods and local markets, to discuss Bogota and Colombia astonishing and controversial history, and to reveal the best ways to thoroughly enjoy your experience in this land where reality is hard to believe.
Mateo's Bogota Tip!
Don’t miss the chance to visit the traditional salsa bar Quiebra Canto founded in 1979. You’ll be able to learn a few dance moves and drink some pola and guaro with the locals. Cheers!
Mauricio is an international business manager, marketing specialist, aviation enthusiast and he is as Bogotan as he can get! Since 2013 giving tours around Bogota, he is a geography lover and a history junkie, he loves to show the city of Bogota around, specially the historic center in downtown Bogota. Always eager the interact with the many cultures of the world. Rest assure that he does his best to get you closer to the Colombian cuisine, the current state affairs and everything else that you need to know to have the best experience in Bogota and around Colombia with tips and useful info on how to move around, how to save and how to enjoy the best of the country.
He loves learning languages (already speaking English, Spanish, French and Portuguese), Mauricio is currently building the largest international slang dictionary while interacting with the cultures of the world!
Mauricio's Bogota Tip!
You have to try the traditional Bogota’s soup: the Ajiaco. Is the perfect way to lunch and to enjoy the best of the capital’s flavor.
Catalina was born at the heart of the historical centre of Bogota, the history, art and capital’s landscape are part of her DNA. She conceives the tourism as way to promote a better understanding of the magic realism that characterizes Colombia, her motto is to foster a more inclusive society using her career. She loves to travel and get to know other cultures, especially distant places and rural areas that she can capture with her camera, another passion of hers. She learnt English and French travelling through Australia and Switzerland.
Catalina's Bogota Tip!
If you really want to experience Colombian cuisine and the wide variety of fruits offered by the country, you should visit the Paloquemao market (Calle 19 # 25-04) or La Perseverancia market (Carrera 5 #30-30), there you can try fresh fruits sold by local farmers and typical dishes at a really good price. You won’t regret it!