Bogota, Colombia

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Overview

Make your time in Bogotá truly ‘shine’ thanks to this 2-hour exploration of Colombia’s renowned emerald gemstones with a small group. Get a closer look at how emeralds are gathered, processed and polished at the Emerald Museum and Gold Museum. Then shop for some jewels of your own at the Bogotá emerald markets and check out an emerald workshop.
  • Gain newfound knowledge of emeralds during this in-depth, gem-themed, excursion
  • Admire emerald-encrusted objects from Colombian indigenous groups at the Gold Museum
  • Learn about how emeralds are mined, processed, and cut at the Emerald Museum
  • Small group trip is limited to a maximum of 10 guests
  • Shop for gemstone souvenirs at Bogotá's emerald markets
  • Great way to learn unique details about Colombia's most famous gemstone
Begin your exploration in the morning at Bogotá’s Gold Museum. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the important role that emeralds played in the culture of the country’s indigenous peoples.

Gain additional context about the role of emeralds in Colombian religious life during the independence area and colonial times during stops at two churches on Santander Square. Continue from there to the Emerald Museum as you explore how these famous gemstones are mined and learn about Colombia’s main mine locations in Boyacá. Included in the museum are details about the social conditions of area residents and information about how emeralds are typically put on the market.

Head to Bogotá’s emerald markets with your newfound emerald knowledge in mind as you shop for bargains on a few souvenir stones. Finish the day with an in-depth workshop offering more insight into this fascinating gem.
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