Cheap flights to Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Colombia
El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the main airport serving Bogota. The third busiest airport in Latin America in terms of passenger traffic, it handles both local and international flights to Bogota.
There are two terminals at Bogota El Dorado International Airport: T1 and T2 (previously known as Puente Aéreo Terminal). T1, which connects Bogota to over 70 domestic and international destinations, is currently undergoing an expansion. Facilities that passengers can enjoy at T1 after their Bogota flight include over 100 shops and restaurants, a casino, car rental services, luggage storage and complimentary WiFi. T2, which is mostly for domestic flight operations, is equipped with retail outlets, 24-hour dining options, airport lounges and mobile charging points.
Bogota El Dorado International Airport is located 15 kilometres west of downtown Bogota. To get to the city centre after arriving from your Bogota flight, hop on the free shuttle bus which takes 15 minutes. Alternatively, for a door-to-door transfer to your hotel, take a taxi. The journey costs around USD13 (RM54) and takes 30 minutes.
Airlines that fly to Bogota El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Columbia
Travelling to Bogota
Best time to visit Bogota
The best time to visit Bogota is during the dry season, from December to March. The average temperature during this time is pretty mild, with a high of 20 degrees Celsius and a low of 6 degrees Celsius. The peak travel season in Bogota is in July and August, and this is when the vibrant Bogota Carnival is held. It’s also a good time to visit if you don’t mind the crowds. Take note that from April to May and September to November, Bogota can be slightly rainy.
Things to do in Bogota
The capital city of Colombia, Bogota is filled with attractions for any kind of traveller. If you love museums, don’t miss the Gold Museum (Museo del Oro) and Botero Museum (Museo Botero). Join a graffiti walking tour to be captivated by the works of local street artists, or hop on a bike tour to feast your eyes on old buildings and historical sights while roaming around on two wheels. Don’t forget to hike or take a cable car to the peak of Mount Monserrate where panoramic city views await.
In addition to these activities, indulge in Colombian cuisine during your stay in Bogota. Some of the must-try foods in Bogota include bandeja paisa, the national dish with rice, beans and meat, ajiaco, which is soup with chicken, potato, and corn, as well as arepas, which are cornmeal biscuits.
Bogota travel budget
Bogota uses the Colombian Peso (COP) as its currency. As of 1 May 2019, COP1,000 = RM1.27.
Food in Bogota is relatively cheap. A delicious Colombian meal at an inexpensive restaurant is priced around COP12,000 (RM15). There’s a wide range of accommodation options in Bogota, from modest hotels to luxurious ones. The average cost for a night in a cheap hotel in Bogota is RM110.
Bogota, Colombia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian tourists do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days in Bogota. This visa-free period can be extended by another 90 days for a fee of USD50 (RM207).
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