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Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavita Tour

Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavita Tour

From US$ 134.04 per person

Visit Guatavita 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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  • Visit the fascinating Salt Cathedral built on a salt mine
  • Marvel at the cathedral's architecture and religious symbols
  • Admire spectacular views of Lake Guatavita
  • Learn about local culture and heritage as well as the region's ecosystem
  • Enjoy lunch overlooking a scenic viewpoint at Tomine Resevoir
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 Guatavita, 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.
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation for your group
  • Salt Cathedral entry and guided tour
  • Guatavita Natural Park entry and guided tour
  • All-risks insurance
  • Lunch (but you can choose from a variety of restaurants in the area)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note that lunch is not included
  • Guatavita Lake is closed every Monday
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December 29, 2019

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