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Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares provided by Transfers & Tours

Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares

Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Receive a pickup from your accommodation in Bogotá as you travel to Zipaquirá to begin your cathedral tour. When you arrive in town, descend underground to discover the unique modern architecture of this religious structure, learning about its construction and key features. When you return back to the surface, enjoy an included Colombian lunch of either meat, fish, or vegetarian options. Spend the rest of your visit exploring the colonial center of Zipaquirá, including one of the oldest churches in Colombia and Independence Square. Return to your Bogotá accommodations at the end of the day.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23817P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Transport by private vehicle with driver • Lunch • Audio guide inside of the cathedral • Entrance fees • Seguro de asistencia de viaje • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
All accommodation sites in Bogota Exact direction
Airports:
Eldorado Airport, Bogota Colombia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Transport by private vehicle with driver • Lunch • Audio guide inside of the cathedral • Entrance fees • Seguro de asistencia de viaje • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
All accommodation sites in Bogota Exact direction
Airports:
Eldorado Airport, Bogota Colombia
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Maybe operated by a multi-lingual guide(optional)
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is declared First Wonder of Colombia and considered one of the most remarkable architectural and artistic achievements of the Colombian architecture.
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    Pass by
    Independence Square
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aysepip
Cincinnati, OH76 contributions
Such an amazing private tour of the Salt Cathedral!
Any visit to Bogota should include a visit to the Salt Cathedral with this company! Cindy was outstanding and a gracious host! Pedro was a fantastic driver and the two of them made this visit to Bogota magical! Cindy’s knowledge and love for her country was evident and I was treated like royalty throughout the entire tour. The cathedral was such an incredible and interesting place to see as was the town of Zipacuira. Stunning architecture, wonderful people! Please take the time to visit!
Written 15 May 2021
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Transfers_Tours
We are very happy that you were comfortable and we hope you visit us again.
Written 20 May 2021
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Sue Brown
Canberra, Australia9 contributions
A wonderful tour with the best guide and a great driver
Mar 2020
This tour is a must do. The Salt Cathedral was very impressive. The drive from Bogotá was very interesting in itself with Jhon Freddy our wonderful guide giving an excellent description of everything we saw en route. We stopped at a great place for coffee on the way. After our tour of the amazing cathedral we were given a tour of the beautiful old town of Zipaquirá where we also had a delicious included lunch.
This tour far exceeded all expectations. Jhon Freddy is an outstanding guide who speaks excellent English. He is a very knowledgeable, personable and talented young man who helped to make this tour one of the best one day tours that I have ever experienced.
Written 28 March 2020
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Ryan M
36 contributions
A must on your bucket list
Zipaquira a d the Salt Cathedral left a lasting positive mark for our trip and was one of the highlights. Our seiver and guide Nicolas were very accomodating and provided a lot of information on culture and history of the area. The choice for lunch was an out of this world experience. You can't go wrong with this tour...and the price paid is well worth it!
Written 22 February 2020
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Ekin
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
A highlight of our trip!
Oct 2019
The Salt Cathedral was so uniquely beautiful, the town of Zipaquira was charming, our lunch was delicious and authentic, and our host Jhon Fredy was so friendly and knowledgeable. We highly recommend this tour!
Written 3 November 2019
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janereagan62
Salisbury, MD5 contributions
Tourist
Driver and guide were both great. We enjoyed the salt cathedral and the town square. Lunch was very generous and a great opportunity to eat local favorites.
Written 9 October 2019
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Adam Z
Bellingham, WA13 contributions
An absolute cannot miss experience
Sep 2019
If you are a local, or have been to Bogota dozens of times and speak fluent Spanish (especially in the rapid fire method Colombians are so fond of speaking) then you might want to try your luck at mass transit and take the Train to Zipaquira and save a few pesos. For the rest of us, this is the first class way to go!
We were picked up in a very nice, newer, and immaculate private car and personally driven with our driver (who spoke mostly Spanish) and our tour guide, Nicholas, who spoke English very well. Our driver used Waze to find the quickest, and it turned out most beautiful and scenic route to Zipaquira. At first I was a bit disappointed that our guide did not go INTO the Cathedral with us, but after 5 minutes I realized that it would have been pretty pointless for him to have done so. Every tour comes with a self led a audio device, and not only does it tell you everything you want to know and then some, but it allows you to go at your own pace. Once we were done looking at everything (including a rather elaborate commercial zone), we exited to find Nicholas waiting for us for our personal private tour of the two squares and our nice restaurant in town where we had a private reserved table and enjoyed local Colombian food, and great live entertainment. Going in the morning was the best plan, because by the time we exited the cathedral, there was a large crowd and line of tourists
Written 8 September 2019
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Jacquie C
215 contributions
Highly Recommend
Mar 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day on our tour to the Salt Cathedral. Our guide was informative, spoke perfect english and had a very friendly personality. She enlightened us with many stories and facts on Colombia and Bogota. We got to visit another small town close by where we had a typical Colombian lunch, which was excellent. If visiting Bogota I would definitely recommend taking in the Salt Cathedral.
Written 22 April 2019
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John A
17 contributions
Great tour with this company!
Mar 2019 • Friends
My friend and I had a great tour with Transfers & Tours. Anna Marie was our tour guide and she spoke very good English and was very informative. She has a great personality for being a tour guide--very kind, warm and helpful. The Salt Cathedral was amazing and more interesting than I expected. I highly recommend this tour and I loved our guide Anna Marie.
Written 25 March 2019
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Shelby A
23 contributions
Seriously? Go it’s great!
Lorena and John were amazing! They were attentive, informed, and on time! We had some great Convo’s and a great ride. The salt mine was impressive even though it was tough visiting the bottom level. The altitude makes stairs hard, but it’s a cool experience if you have never been in a mine.

The city center and squares are great and Lorena gives a great history of the town.

Thanks so much!!
Written 4 October 2018
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Ana
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
Exceptional Tour!
What an awesome tour today!! Karolayn is prompt and professional. We had a
wonderful visit at the Salt Cathedral. Afterwards, we took a fun and comfortable walk over to Independence Square. During the walk, I became hungry (skipped breakfast). Karolayn was so kind and sweet. We stopped by a local cafe and enjoyed a light and delicious pastry. We toured Colonial Center and Independence Square. She is very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Karolayn was very patient with our “essential”
Spanish (smile). We concluded our tour with lunch at a local restaurant. The food was delicious, especially the soups. I highly recommend this tour and Karolayn. I would definitely book this company again. Exceptional service!
Written 10 August 2018
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This is a fantastic trip! Ask for Cindy!
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Our tour started out with stars, our guides Aura and Guillermo were amazing, so much fun, and great ride up. We wer
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Would Highly Recommend
The pickup from hotel was prompt and great. Nicholas was our guide for the day. We were provided water and ponchos.
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Great service!!
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