Tejo in Bogotá

This is an afternoon outing in Bogotá. It is only available as an add-on to the Bogotá City Tour


Tejo is the designated national pastime of Colombia, a sport invented by the Chibcha Indians. Imagine an action-packed game of quoits or pétanque and you would be nearing the general concept of tejo.

The difference however is that metal discs are thrown at the targets, and those targets embedded in sand are small explosive charges of gunpowder wrapped in paper known as mechas

What is the perfect accompaniment for explosives? If you guessed “beer” then you’d be right. Your tenure on the tejo “field” is dependent on your ongoing consumption of one of Colombia’s national cervezas with a minimum purchase of one case per field.

Tour outline

Our private transport picks you up from your hotel early in the afternoon and takes you to one of Bogotá’s beery tejo venues. Your driver will organise your first case of beer and send your group on its way to your tejo field. At the end of the afternoon, your driver will take you back to your hotel.

The outing lasts for 4 to 6 hours depending on how much tejo you want.

Groups & private tours

Tejo is a social activity and for private outings you need a minimum of 4 people. If you are travelling solo then contact us to see if we have an open group tejo outing that coincides with your time in Bogotá. Make some tejo friends, drink beer and blow up the mechas.

We say…

  • Tejo is a uniquely Colombian day out, be sure to try it out whilst passing through Bogotá

Price includes

When you see a price on our website then it is a real trip or tour that can be booked, not an unrealistically low price to lure you into contacting us. Our company policy is that for each and every tour we identify exactly what is included in the stated price.

The price stated on this page includes the following

  • Prices based on a group of 4 people
  • A private driver for up to 6 hours giving you approximately 4 hours of Tejo
  • Your first case of beer

Additional options

  • More beer! Buy another case for your tejo team at the location

Use our contact form to reserve your place on the tour