Trip Report

Five days solo trip around Bogotà

Before starting a WorkAway experience, I had five days to explore Bogotà and its surroundings

by johannaAbout Me:Hi there, I'm Johanna, from Switzerland. I got into travelling when I was 19, when I went 6 mknths to Australie to learn English. Since then, I love discovering our beautiful world with friends, with a boyfriend or by myself. read more

South AmericaColombia4 days / December 2020

Highs & Lows

The outdoors activities near San Gil and the Usaquen Market in Bogota

The administration of the bus companies and the hours spent in the bus

Q & A

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    Once, I booked a bus ticket on the app RedBus with the company Flotta Aguila, for their bus at 6:30am. So I arrived at the bus station around 5:45am and when I found the counter of Flotta Aguila they told me it was not here but did not help me much. After wandering around for 20 minutes, I managed to find the right place, which was actually not a Flotta Aguila counter. The woman did not want to accept my mobile phone confirmation and asked me to go to a shop next door to print it, she also told me that the bus will be at 7:30am and not 6:30am. Apparently, the timetable on the app RedBus was wrong. After all that, I managed to take this bus at 7:30am and arrived at Villa de Leiva. After that, I never booked any bus in advance and it was better....Read More

  • Packing tips?

    Weather a bit fresh near Bogota and warmer near San Gil. Pack enough layers.

  • Transportation Tips?

    From a city to another, there are a lot of buses connections. I would suggest you not to book any bus ticket in advance and just go to the bus terminal, where there are many many different bus companies, you will for sure find a seat available in one of them. Bogota is really really huge! You can travel into the city by bus, which is very cheap, but also very hard to understand when you don't live there. Otherwise, the best option is the taxi. They are not very expensive neither.

  • Any surprises?

    It's important to note that the buses are certainly really different to your own country. You cannot really relate to any timetable and for exemple, during my drive from Barbosa to San Gil, the driver stopped three times 30 minutes on the way. Two times to check the tires and one time to eat at a restaurant.

  • Booking details?

    Hotels via booking.com, buses not booked

Lodging