Considering a trip to Colombia? With Culture Trip, you can visit Bogotá, Medellín and the Zona Cafetera on our exclusive eight-day Colombian Andes adventure, or trace the northern coastline from Cartagena to Palomino on our specially curated eight-day Colombian Caribbean tour – both led by our Local Insider.
A truly authentic flea market – open on Sundays and public holidays – Mercado de las Pulgas de San Alejo fills a large square space in the Santa Fe locality in downtown Bogotá and is an ideal spot to search for all kinds of goodies. A stroll through San Alejo is like a treasure hunt: one day you might leave with bags full of interesting trinkets, and the next you could leave with nothing. You never know exactly what you’ll find – it’s all part of the fun. From vinyl records to movie posters and vintage clothing, this bohemian market is a hipster’s paradise.
A small, indoor market, Galeria Artesanal is an intimate space in which artists of Bogotá and elsewhere in Colombia promote their creations and establish direct commercial contact with their clients. An effective way to promote independent businesses and artists, it’s a very different experience to the sprawling and somewhat hectic flea markets. Galeria Artesanal is considerably calmer and could almost be described as a very lavishly decorated café where you can peruse delightful souvenirs.
Opened in 1934 in La Candelaria, the La Concordia market was recently renovated as part of a project led by the District Institute of Cultural Heritage. Its sleek, modern decor and layout – designed to facilitate a less crowded space in light of the Covid-19 pandemic – contrasts sharply with the more traditional outdoor markets in Bogotá. Strolling through the new La Concordia market, therefore, offers a more laid-back shopping and dining experience – with stalls selling street food, fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, handcrafted souvenirs and more. There’s also an art gallery (Santa Fe) in the same building, showcasing contemporary exhibitions from local artists, which is worth visiting while you’re here.
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HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A GUIDE?
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR JOB?
It's the personal contact, the personal experiences. I love meeting people from all over the world... I really like getting to know everyone and feeling like I'm traveling with a group of friends.
WHAT DESTINATION IS ON YOUR TRAVEL BUCKET-LIST?
I have so many places on my list, but I would really lobe to go to Africa. I consider myself an “adventure girl” and Africa feels like the ULTIMATE adventure!
Every CULTURE TRIP Small-group adventure is led by a Local Insider just like Hanna.
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Connect with like-minded people on our premium trips curated by local insiders and with care for the world
Since you are here, we would like to share our vision for the future of travel - and the direction Culture Trip is moving in.
Culture Trip launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful — and this is still in our DNA today. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes certain places and communities so special.
Increasingly we believe the world needs more meaningful, real-life connections between curious travellers keen to explore the world in a more responsible way. That is why we have intensively curated a collection of premium small-group trips as an invitation to meet and connect with new, like-minded people for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in three categories: Culture Trips, Rail Trips and Private Trips. Our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.
Culture Trips are deeply immersive 5 to 16 days itineraries, that combine authentic local experiences, exciting activities and 4-5* accommodation to look forward to at the end of each day. Our Rail Trips are our most planet-friendly itineraries that invite you to take the scenic route, relax whilst getting under the skin of a destination. Our Private Trips are fully tailored itineraries, curated by our Travel Experts specifically for you, your friends or your family.
We know that many of you worry about the environmental impact of travel and are looking for ways of expanding horizons in ways that do minimal harm - and may even bring benefits. We are committed to go as far as possible in curating our trips with care for the planet. That is why all of our trips are flightless in destination, fully carbon offset - and we have ambitious plans to be net zero in the very near future.