Founded in 1538 on a plateau high in the Andes, the bustling cosmopolitan city of Bogotá is a charming combination of old and new. La Candelaria is the historic heart of the city, its grand colonial buildings clustered around the impressive Plaza Bolivar, whilst the famous Museo de Oro houses one of the finest collections of Pre-Hispanic gold in the world.

A cable car to the summit of Monserrate offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city and its Andean backdrop. Two hours drive from Bogotá is the spectacular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. Three hours further north is the renowned colonial village of Villa de Leyva with its winding cobbled streets, white washed houses and mountain scenery.