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Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure provided by Bogota Pass

Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure

Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure
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Tour snapshot
Tour a Zipaquirá salt mine and see the carved Salt Cathedral
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Explore the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this half-day Zipaquirá tour from Bogota. There are no rental car worries as transportation to and from your hotel is provided. Visit the salt mines and learn about their significance to Colombia, plus witness the salt collection process. Then, discover the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, carved into the walls of an abandoned mine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Meet your tour at a centrally located starting point
  • Entrance fees and audio guide are included
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 10 travelers
What to expect
After meeting your group at a centrally located starting point, head to the Zipaquirá Salt Mine by vehicle. Once there listen to an audio guide (available in seven languages) or enjoy a guided tour in Spanish or English. Learn about the salt formation and mining processes, as well as the economic, cultural, and historical impact of salt to Colombia. Plus, explore the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, an underground Catholic church carved into the subterranean walls of a salt mine. At the end of the tour, you are returned to your original Bogota pickup location.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Chinese, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Meet your tour at a centrally located starting point
  • Entrance fees and audio guide are included
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 10 travelers
What to expect
After meeting your group at a centrally located starting point, head to the Zipaquirá Salt Mine by vehicle. Once there listen to an audio guide (available in seven languages) or enjoy a guided tour in Spanish or English. Learn about the salt formation and mining processes, as well as the economic, cultural, and historical impact of salt to Colombia. Plus, explore the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, an underground Catholic church carved into the subterranean walls of a salt mine. At the end of the tour, you are returned to your original Bogota pickup location.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 7557P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transportation round-trip (spanish driver)
  • Tour insurance
  • Audio guides and group tours in attraction (We recommend you to bring your own headphones with jack)
  • Ticket fee - Fast Track
  • Time to Lunch
  • Customer Support 24 Hours
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Cl. 16 #4-3, Bogotá, Colombia Calle 16 # 4-3 in front of JuanValdez (8am). Find the driver with a red jacket and a white car/van with a logo City bus.
  • Cra. 11a #93a-10, Bogotá, Colombia Parque de la 93, carrera 11a # 93a-10, At juan valdez coffee (9am). Find the driver with a red jacket and a white car/van with a logo City bus.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be ready at the time specified for your pickup
  • Please, specify the starting point for your pickup
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please do not forget to bring your vaccination card and document (it can be digital) to enter the attractions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Inclusions
  • Transportation round-trip (spanish driver)
  • Tour insurance
  • Audio guides and group tours in attraction (We recommend you to bring your own headphones with jack)
  • Ticket fee - Fast Track
  • Time to Lunch
  • Customer Support 24 Hours
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Cl. 16 #4-3, Bogotá, Colombia Calle 16 # 4-3 in front of JuanValdez (8am). Find the driver with a red jacket and a white car/van with a logo City bus.
  • Cra. 11a #93a-10, Bogotá, Colombia Parque de la 93, carrera 11a # 93a-10, At juan valdez coffee (9am). Find the driver with a red jacket and a white car/van with a logo City bus.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be ready at the time specified for your pickup
  • Please, specify the starting point for your pickup
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please do not forget to bring your vaccination card and document (it can be digital) to enter the attractions.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 23 Jun 2020
A note from Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure
As a tourism company we want you to travel safely in Colombia. We comply with the biosecurity protocols established by the National Government and we have a Certificate of Tourist Quality in sustainability.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cl. 16 #4-3
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cra. 11a #93a-10
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Puente del Comun
  • 3
    Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Zipaquira
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Cra. 11a #93a-10
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Cl. 16 #4-3
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
115 reviews
Excellent
78
Very good
28
Average
7
Poor
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Terrible
1

Joshua A
1 contribution
The cathedral was amazing, bigger then expected. Lots of parts to it. You sure do need a comfortable walking shoe, because the cathedral is huge. The tour title tho, should read full day tour not half day. We took off around 930am, didn’t return until 5pm. Lunch is not included in the tour but they will take you to a restaurant to eat or wait for others. So you basically have no option than to eat and party with everyone. Lots of traffic! But overall it was definitely an amazing experience.
Written 30 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Artur T
Gilberts, IL2 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
Alex was the best tour guide. Very passionate and helpful explaining different sights. Thanks Alex! He even drove me around town and showed me different parts of Bogota
Written 21 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Artur, Thanks so much for your time. Alex and our team are preparated to provide the best experiences in the city and country. Welcome again and vive la sabosura. Pass Team
Written 27 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kaylie H
2 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Alex was our tour guide and he was very considerate and thoughtful in ensuring that our happiness and safety was a top priority. We had the pleasure of having him take us to the Salt Catheral and Guatavita. However, after our lunch near the Salt Catheral we realized that we had left the jacket in the restaurant, and we’re well on the way to Ville de Leyva and was too far to turn back given the traffic (not to mention disruption to our iterinary). Alex promptly contacted the restaurant, and managed to get his contact to retrieve our jacket and have it mailed to our Airbnb in Medellin. Another time, when we arrived at San Gil, we found out that the hotel was not in a pleasant neighbourhood, and Alex offered to take us to Barichara and this was already very late at night. In taking his recommendations and his service, we felt extremely well taken care of and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone considering a trip to Bogota and around.
Written 15 April 2018
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Kaylie, thanks! Alex is one of our best team players and we have been working a lot preparing, organizing and providing you the best travel experiences. You knew that booking with us is garantee, secure, reliable and very friendly. Besides we are adapted to you with easily answers and helping all the time. Our team usualy gives more that you pay in order to make you happy, remember this! Thanks again, you already know who is the Parce in Colombia. Pass team
Written 21 April 2018
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Trish
7 contributions
Jan 2020
The Salt Cathedral Zipaquira was amazing and definitely worth visiting! However, you honestly do not really need to do the transfer through this company. While it was helpful, the entire Salt Cathedral experience involved us using an audio guide and we self-navigated our group through the cathedral. The tour company only did pick up and drop off from the city and bought the tickets, and I don't think the money was worth it for that. Additionally, although we were told we would have an English-speaking guide, he rode in a different car and while some of our group could communicate with the Spanish-speaking driver, it was not the experience we were expecting. I would recommend finding another way to get out the Zipaquira and buying your own tickets since I didn't see this service adding much value (although all of the people were extremely nice and personable).
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Trish Thank you very much for your comment, it is very important for us. Regarding your comment, we always try to adapt the tour to our customers, if they speak English, French, portuguese, etc., our driver is programmed in those languages ​​and will try to do that service. However, this is not 100% (it is not even promised, actually), for that reason, we have developed our own audio guides on the cars and we invite people to become friends with other people who are in the same mood, this makes the trip more enjoyable. Here and anywhere in the world there is nothing better than buying with a good company, even more if the tour is recommended by hundreds of people, it is impossible to compare with an uber or a street transportation that often does not even know of Bogota, nor of tourism or how to handle tourists, while we are experts in this area. Now, if you want to risk (not because it is dangerous, but because it is a lottery) there will always be many options and variations, however we know that we are one of the best, our reputation talks. If you wanted to extend the time in the mine or the town, with us it is possible, you can tell the driver if there is another car on the way and arrange with him/her. Besides you also have internet in the vehicles, you have a person who can tell you about the city, places to go, eat, etc. In addition, we give you a map, you go with day insurance and we are constantly in service 24 hours/7 days. Furthermore, our cars are for tourism, modern, confortable and up-to-date papers. We do not know another company who cares so much about the country's reputation, about your experience and about our work as we do. The exercise of comparing companies and even with street services is excellent, but I can assure you that we fully comply with what we promise. Sometimes more, but never less. Thank you for your comment and we hope to serve next time.
Written 13 February 2020
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Gia
6 contributions
Dec 2019
Salt Cathedral is definitely worth visiting however, I'm not sure if booking a group tour added any value. The tour provides transportation to and from Zipaquira but doesn't add much value other than that. The tour guide did mention a few historical facts here and there on our drive to the Catherdral but nothing we couldn't have figured out on our own. The tickets are included in the price so once we got there, the tour guide purchased our tickets and the ticket office gave us all a phone looking device that explained the history and significance of each Cathedral display. The tour guide gave us 2 hours to explore and then meet outside at the meeting time. They then took us to the city center which was about 5 mins drive away and gave us 20 minutes to walk around before heading back. I think we could've planned our time and day better ourselves. The tour was helpful in taking care of the essentials. If I were to redo, I'd rather uber and buy my own ticket to have the flexibly to have lunch and explore the city.
Written 6 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Shakee, We respect your opinion but the tour is much more than you comment. Always in a "new country" that you do not know, it is better to go with a responsable company that can help you step by step always focus on our clients and a high quality experience. We kno that always will be very difficult to meet everyone's expectations, so we try to be very clear in our information (descriptions) you see before buying. If you saw it in advance and you seemed short time at town and cathedral, perhaps our option does not fit you. Now, you would have told us and normally we have another tour that returns around 5pm of the cathedral, in that case you could tell us that you want to stay longer, that´s it. It is a tour that is very punctual, with a standard experience and yet ready to always give you the best. We are the only agency that does not line up in the attraction because we already have commercial agreements and because they have known us for a long time as good workers. Thank you very much for your comment because it will always make us grow.
Written 13 February 2020
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Tate S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
Please listen to me. You are wasting your time if you book a tour of this place from Bogota! Luckily we rented a car and stopped by as part of a larger trip. This is a kitschy tourist trap. Perhaps great for a school field trip or someone who is deeply religious (although any of the multiple 16th century churches would be better options). You can skip this, trust me.
Written 11 May 2022
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pinkchau
Lisbon, Portugal5 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
My friends and I had a chance to visit the Salt Cathedral Tour with Bogota Pass Tour and it was really nice to spend a day. Our driver even took us to a very delicous local restaurant for lunch.

We learned some good information about the Salt Cathedral and Salt mines.

This tour is highly recommended for anyone who visit Bogota.
Written 4 April 2018
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Dear Pink, Thanks so much for your time and choosing us as your local experts in Colombia. The salt cathedral is magical and fabolous, a must do in Bogota and suroundings. You had the change to visit the restaurant, so we are glad you had a great time. Thanks so much again, welcome to Bogota and Colombia with Us. Best reagards, Pass team.
Written 9 April 2018
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TravelBird
New York14 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
We were picked up in the city of Bogota and had a great smooth trip to the Cathedral. Alex was very knowledgeable guide who drove us to the Zipaquira. He entertained us with several 'trivia' information about Colombia, the city of Bogota and the Salt Cathedral.
Written 17 February 2018
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We are so happy you had a wonderful time in Bogota. Alex is one of the best in the city and enjoyed so much be with you. We have designed some games in order to have a relaxing time also. Welcome again and there are many excuses to return!
Written 19 February 2018
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goodtravel T
United States1,100 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a private tour from Bogota (about an hour ride to Zipaquira from Bogota). The mine is amazing and loved seeing the cathedral that was built inside. Highly recommend
Written 6 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with everyone. Our team is prepared to give you the best travel experience, logistics and everything we have worked with the idea of the best trip. Welcome to Bogota again!
Written 20 February 2022
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kikarm
Alexandria, VA20 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
It’s a very interés place to be, an underground cathedral. Catholic. Its path is an symbolic path of the 14 stations of the cross. I wish it had more engineering explanations
Written 16 November 2019
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Thanks Kika for your comment. Yes, the audio guide some time is not the best, so religious. However the place is an incredible structure, we have gone tons of time and always we are surprised. We hope you have liked our service and product design, so we wait for you next time. Pass team
Written 18 November 2019
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