Colombian Emeralds Tour

  • Learn how to recognize an original emerald and its features, and understand why every emerald is unique.

  • Feel free and safe to buy emeralds as we will assist you in finding well-established and reputable jewelry stores that offer quality assurance, fair prices and certificates of authenticity of the pieces.

  • Enjoy a Colombian coffee while being attend to by emerald jewel designers at the Galería de Artesanías y Esmeraldas de Colombia.

  • Learn how to recognize an original emerald and its features, and understand why every emerald is unique.

  • Get to know the world of informal trade of emeralds in the city, an interesting dynamic that is an important part of the cityscape of Bogotá.

  • Take the time to admire the amazing view of the historic center from the 23rd floor of the Avianca building, in the Museo de la Esmeralda

  • Feel free and safe to buy emeralds as we will assist you in finding well-established and reputable jewelry stores that offer quality assurance, fair prices and certificates of authenticity of the pieces.

  • Come to Colombia, the leading producer of high quality emeralds worldwide, and see gemstones from the best mines in the world: Muzo, Chivor, Coscuez, Gachalá and Peñas Blancas.

  • Visit the Emerald Trade Center building, located at the Eje Ambiental, a large and representative urban intervention designed by architect Rogelio Salmona.

  • Discover the world of gemstones and highest quality emeralds in the world

In a Nutshell

  • Come to Colombia, the leading producer of high quality emeralds worldwide, and see gemstones from the best mines in the world: Muzo, Chivor, Coscuez, Gachalá and Peñas Blancas.
  • Visit the Emerald Trade Center building, located at the Eje Ambiental, a large and representative urban intervention designed by architect Rogelio Salmona.
  • Learn how to recognize an original emerald and its features, and understand why every emerald is unique.
  • Get to know the world of informal trade of emeralds in the city, an interesting dynamic that is an important part of the cityscape of Bogota.
  • Enjoy a Colombian coffee while being attend to by emerald jewel designers at the Galería de Artesanías y Esmeraldas de Colombia.
  • Take the time to admire the amazing view of the historic center from the 23rd floor of the Avianca building, in the Museo de la Esmeralda.
  • Feel free and safe to buy emeralds as we will assist you in finding well-established and reputable jewelry stores that offer quality assurance, fair prices and certificates of authenticity of the pieces.

Price includes

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Transport between various tour sites.
  • Entrance fees to the visited places.
  • Certified emerals only.
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French).
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

 

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Departure time:
8:30am / 2:00pm

Duration:
4 Hours

* Travelers:
Is your group bigger than 9?

Price Per Person $101.89
Total Price $101.89


We start the Emerald Tour at the Parque Santander, where you can see several landmark buildings of Bogotá, including the former building of the  El Tiempo  newspaper, the Bank of the Republic, the Gold Museum and the churches of San Francisco, La Veracruz and La Tercera. There, we will travel up to the 23rd floor of the Avianca Building, an architectural landmark of contemporary Bogotá, to enter the Museo Internacional de la Esmeralda, where we will visit a 27 square meter tunnel with samples of the emerald deposits and real veins extracted from the mines of Boyaca. Here we will be able to appreciate the process of working with emeralds, from its extraction in the mines to the carving and handcraft of jewelry making, which we will see live in the museum workshop. The collection showcases unique emeralds from Colombia such as the Fuego Verde (Green Fire) and Trapiche emerald, known for its strange shape of a star.

After that, we will walk to the Carrera Séptima and Avenida Jimenez, the center of the emerald market in town. Our path towards the Plazoleta del Rosario will let us experience informal traders who are buying and selling emeralds on the streets daily where you will learn the importance of acquiring stones at authorized and reliable stores. This route will take us to the Eje Ambiental and the commercial center for emeralds with the largest number of organized shops in Bogotá. Then we enter the Emerald Trade Center, a building with local and export business offices.

Finally, we will walk to La Candelaria, to finish our tour at the Galería de Artesanías y Esmeraldas de Colombia, a place where we will be received with a cup of Colombian coffee, and you will enjoy crafts from all over the country. There you will discover the makeup of emeralds and learn to recognize original stones and their value according to their color, clarity, and carat weight.  At the end of the day, we will have seen natural rough emeralds originated millions of years ago, jewelry in silver, yellow and white gold as well as other precious stones.


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