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- Private transport to and from your hotel.
- Transport between visited attractions on the tour.
- Bilingual expert guide.
- Entrance fees to visited attractions.
- Certificate for those interested in buying emeralds.
Days & Hours:
- Monday to Sunday
- Departs at 9am and 2pm
- 5 hours approx.
This Colombian Emeralds Tour in Bogotá will introduce you to Colombia’s emerald industry, including the extraction process, and the size and development of the final gemstone.
This tour starts in Santander Park, where you’ll see some of the emblematic buildings of the Colombian capital including the Gold Museum and the Bank of the Republic. Head up to the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building, an architectural landmark of contemporary Bogotá, where you’ll find the International Emerald Museum. Explore a tunnel of 27 square metres containing samples of deposits and real veins extracted from the Boyacá mines. The museum collection exhibits unique Colombian emeralds such as the Green Fire and Trapiche emerald, renowned for its strange star shape.
The tour continues to Carrera Séptima and Jiménez Avenue, the corner of the main informal emerald market in the city. Here, your guide will explain the importance of acquiring stones in authorised and reliable places. You’ll also visit the Emerald Trade Centre, a building with export and business offices. Finally, you’ll walk to La Candelaria to finish the tour in the Gallery of Crafts and Emeralds of Colombia.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn more about this precious gemstone and how to recognise an original Colombian emerald and its value according to colour, clarity and carat weight. Book your Colombian Emeralds Tour online now!