Private tour

Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour

4.8 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours
Private tour

Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour

Activity provider: Gran Colombia Tours

From US$ 129.09 per person

Visit Guatavitá and Zipaquira, two of the most iconic and historical towns near Bogota. Spend the day exploring the towns’ sights and landmarks, including the impressive Salt Cathedral, and learn about local history, culture, and heritage.

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Duration 8 - 10 hours
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Spanish, English
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  • Visit the fascinating Salt Cathedral built on a salt mine
  • Marvel at the cathedral's architecture and religious symbols
  • Admire spectacular views of Lake Guatavitá
  • Learn about local culture and heritage as well as the region's ecosystem
Full description

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bogota and travels north into the savanna. Arrive at Zipaquira, a vibrant town with a history dating back to the 1600s. Visit Zipaquia's famous Salt Cathedral, an impressive subterranean building that stands on an old salt mine. Wander through the halls and marvel at the cathedral's stunning architecture while you learn about its rich-history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch overlooking the Tomine Reservoir, before continuing onto the spectacular Guatavita National Park. Upon arrival, learn about the cultural significance of Lake Guatavitá, as well as the characteristics of this peculiar ecosystem. After the park, make one final stop at a nearby village, and soak up the quaint and charming atmosphere of this traditional location. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bogota.

  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Salt Cathedral entry and guided tour
  • Guatavitá Natural Park entry and guided tour (if chosen)
  • Lunch
  • All-risks insurance
  • Extra purchases
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Guatavitá Lake is closed every Monday
  • From July 20 to September 30 the entrance route to Guatavitá Lake is closed for maintenance. In order to get to Guatavitá Lake, you have to walk around 2 km from the point where you are dropped off
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Me encantó la experiencia creo que fue maravillosa lo recomiendo mucho sobre todo con Liz y Miguel que son los mejores guías turísticos en Colombia!

February 12, 2023


Francisco and Gustavo have an excellent service and support on the tour. It’s a personal tour, not a group one so i was better for me to go faster as I enjoy.

January 30, 2023

It so amazing to experience this salt mine. It’s over the top Colombia style. Lake Guatavita is an inspiration to see and the locals share their stories to give rich context. It is helpful to understand Spanish for this part.

December 16, 2022

Product ID: 327211