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Emerald Experience - International Emerald Museum provided by Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda

Emerald Experience - International Emerald Museum

Emerald Experience - International Emerald Museum
4.5
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$653.85
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2 days
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Take an incredible trip from Bogotá through the heart of the Colombian Andes to this remote area. Cross the mountain range, hostile trails and streams. Deep in the eastern part of the Colombian Andes, in the department of Boyacá, is the municipality of Quípama, known as one of the most important areas of emeralds. Have the opportunity to talk and photograph the mining environment. Truly a unique adventure in life and completely different from any other trip you have made. Please take your adventure luggage and get ready for a two-day experience full of learning and adrenaline.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 89263P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Ground transportation: Ida BOG - QPM and return QPM - BOG.
  • Night in Hotel in the area (Private bathroom, TV and wifi)
  • Breakfast, typical Colombian lunch and dinner
  • Indumentaría required for the development of all activities (Extreme and Mine).
  • Extreme activities (Via Ferrata, Torrentismo and Tubing) and passive (bird watching)
  • Hydration Kit (museum shirt, snack, fruits, hydrating drink etc).
  • Travel between activities (4x4 vehicle).
  • Guided tour of the emerald mine (Technical and Craft Processes).
  • Visit to the Minero River
  • Travel insurance
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Bogotá - Tunja #183a-25, Bogotá, Colombia 05:00 am To get to this point of the city ask the hotel concierge for a public taxi service or Private or if you prefer to request the service through the application Uber or Beat we suggest you insert the following destination address: Nte. # 183a-25, Bogota, Colombia
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Ground transportation: Ida BOG - QPM and return QPM - BOG.
  • Night in Hotel in the area (Private bathroom, TV and wifi)
  • Breakfast, typical Colombian lunch and dinner
  • Indumentaría required for the development of all activities (Extreme and Mine).
  • Extreme activities (Via Ferrata, Torrentismo and Tubing) and passive (bird watching)
  • Hydration Kit (museum shirt, snack, fruits, hydrating drink etc).
  • Travel between activities (4x4 vehicle).
  • Guided tour of the emerald mine (Technical and Craft Processes).
  • Visit to the Minero River
  • Travel insurance
Departure details
  • Bogotá - Tunja #183a-25, Bogotá, Colombia 05:00 am To get to this point of the city ask the hotel concierge for a public taxi service or Private or if you prefer to request the service through the application Uber or Beat we suggest you insert the following destination address: Nte. # 183a-25, Bogota, Colombia
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
7 reviews
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lucianoferro61
Savona, Italy559 contributions
Jan 2020
A private museum capable of involving the visitor, not only with precious stones but with the whole history of their extraction. Good location for a wonderful view of the Bogota skyline. Very good exposition!
Written February 26, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

alex wagner
Constanta, Romania37 contributions
The museum itself is quite small but the girl who presented the tour was quite knowledgeable and nice to talk to. It might not be the best museum in Bogota but it would be a shame to miss out on the tour and on the views from the windows overlooking the city :)
Written February 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ruthandvern
Wilton, CA14,606 contributions
Dec 2019
The museum is in the Avianca building. ID is necessary to obtain your pass to get in the building. A guide ushers you up the elevator to the 23rd floor where you pay the fee for entrance. Spanish and English guides available. You quickly move through the wonderful exhibit then you go through a simulated mining operation, showing caches of emeralds in various types of geological formations. From there you are guided into the sales room. We went back to see the balance of the collection passed when starting the tour. The largest stone in Cartagena was worth $100k, I'd be hard pressed to put a value on their premier stone.
Written December 31, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Remy
Oranjestad, Aruba150 contributions
My family used to have a jewelry store only emeralds sold. So I was curious to find more about these precious stones. I loved the guided tour. Well explained in detail. A must visit while in Bogota. Also enjoy the amazing views from 23 floor building
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eli
Bogota, Colombia2 contributions
The tour was great, Santiago explained us in very detail all the mining stages, highly recommended if you want to know the process and the different mines
Written September 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VictorL
2 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
Very interesting, short and perfect this way. The guide, Leonardo, was very well spoken and gave clear explanations. Highly recommend it and the visit ends in the boutique with drawdropping jewels.
Written August 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Museo Internacional De La Esmeralda
Jodie O
Jodie O
00
Extremely hard to find, and tight security.
Reviewed a different Emerald place, but it was this one which was SO hard to find!! I asked at least 6 people, nob
twopeastravel910
twopeastravel910
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Very good
Our walking tour guide recommended visiting this museum and we were so glad we did! Good tour guide, in English, wa
hoss-majid
hoss-majid
00
Unexpectedly good
Bi-lingual Guided tour through the emerald museum including a replica mine showcasing the different type of geology
Jan W
Jan W
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honeymoon
good to visit and understand the origin of emeralds. the visit is short, the staff is not a specialist in geology,
Millet02
Millet02
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Beautiful collection
This is a private collection of emeralds, displayed as a museum collection. The initial tour is okay, they explain
Minerva016
Minerva016
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Interesting tour that not many do
This is a private collection of emeralds and sculptures, including the 2nd most valuable emerald in the world. The
nmd12b
nmd12b
00
Very nice experience!
We loved taking this tour. It's not an over-the-top tour, but you get what you pay for: learn something new and dif
Sherpa778046
Sherpa778046
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Tourist Trap!!!!!
It's not a museum, the name is missleading, it has a some emeralds, its real purpus is to sell stones, not a fan.
TorGregCan
TorGregCan
00
Worth a visit but not amazing
The Emerald museum is a private museum on the 23rd floor of the Avianca building that charges a 5,000 entrance fee.
govind2305
govind2305
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Interesting
This private museum on the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building in Bogota has a replica of an emerald mining shaft an
MKonTrip
MKonTrip
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Nice collection and tour
Although not as recognized or recommended as the blockbuster attraction facing the same square “Museo del Oro”, I r
Marcella S
Marcella S
00
Tour mediocre but lovely emeralds
The tour is short and not much involved but the emerald art is lovely. Of course the goal is to purchase from the s
Piggygoesoink
Piggygoesoink
00
Very enjoyable seeing thesse green delights!
I love gems and rocks, and I was reading the average and negative reviews on TripAdvisor, and I was thinking about
AConferenceAttendee
AConferenceAttendee
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Very small but interesting nonetheless
If you are in downtown Bogota visiting the more famous Gold Museum, just walk across the plaza to the Avianca Build
David A
David A
00
Not really a museum
It costs $5 mil COP to enter. The tour was short, describing how mining works and why Colombia has the best emerald
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