Day trip

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

From US$ 79.65 per person

A guided tour through La Sabana de Bogotá to the town of Zipaquirá, also known as the "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Throughout your tour, you will learn from your guide about what life was like in pre-Columbian times.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel
Private group


  • Learn about what life was like in pre-Columbian times
  • Visit the Salt Cathedral
  • Visit the "Capilla de los Mineros"
Full description
A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the "salt cakes" were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the "Muiscas" began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must bring your own headphones

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Excellent tour, the guide Esperanza very good person and with a lot of knowledge. 100% recommended

February 3, 2020

The pick up service was very good and kept the time well. The English guide was also amazing and friendly.

February 2, 2020

Was very good! And the tour guide was impeccable!

January 22, 2020

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