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Breaking Borders - Bogota's Social Change Experience

Location Bogotá, Colombia
$158.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
This tour is part of our H.E.A.R.T. Experiences at Impulse Travel - Some authors define resilience as the ability to develop skills and positive attitudes in an unpleasant scenery and under negative circumstances. In this tour, you will witness the resilience of a group of young people from Egipto neighborhood in Bogotá. You will hear about their fascinating life stories, especially about their radical transformation from being gang members to become tour guides. They are eager to show you how their personal development influenced their social environment in a very positive way. This tour is a great way to have an approach to the reality of many Colombian underprivileged neighborhoods.
Without Transport
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Chicha and snack (typical Colombian food)
  • Local Guide
  • Expert guide in your language of preference (English, Spanish)
  • Private transportation from and to your hotel (if transportation option is chosen)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Meeting point
If option selected is without transport, the meeting point is the Chorro de Quevedo, in front of the small chapel in Bogotá
Return details
If option selected is without transport, the meeting point is the Chorro de Quevedo, in front of the small chapel in Bogotá
  • Meet in front of the small chapel in Chorro Quevedo and start to learn about the impressive history of a group of locals from the Egipto neighborhood in Bogotá. Deciding to leave their criminal past behind they have started the initiative Breaking Borders, showing tourists around their streets filled with artwork that tells the neighborhood’s history. In this way, tourism has formed a real alternative for their personal and professional development and opened the doors for a brighter future. You’ll meet your English speaking guide at Chorro Quevedo in La Candelaria, the founding place of Bogotá. There you will learn about the project before heading to Nuestra Señora de Egipto, the church located at the entrance of Barrio Egipto. This is also the scene for the festivities on the 6th of January. All along the way, you will be able to see the history of the people illustrated in impressive graffiti art. Your guide will let you in on the meanings and stories behind these murals.
  • Iglesia de Egipto
    You will then reach the hills where the modest houses of the local guides and their families are bedded into the steep hills. You will note that the community is still underdeveloped and struggles with access to basic utilities. In spite of these conditions, this place is full of life thanks to the people’s warmth, joy, and desire of their children to fight for their dreams. In this area, you will also see one of the biggest changes in the neighborhood. Thanks to the project; a football field has been constructed for the children of the district. Hear why this field in and essential part of the ongoing transformation.
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • We recommend taking cash for personal expenses
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Breaking Borders - Bogota's Social Change Experience

    Location Bogotá, Colombia
    $158.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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