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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota

  • Explore two popular Colombian attractions on the same tour
  • Choose your group size, including private, based on your preference 
  • Get to know Colombia through food with a provided lunch in Zipaquirá
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota
From US$85.00
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Tour for 2 to 4 PersonsMost Popular
Private Tour for 2 to 4 Persons including door-to-door transportation, entrance fees and lunch
From US$140.00
Tour for single Person
Private Tour for a single Person including Door-to-Door transportation, lunch and entrance fees
From US$200.00
Tour for 5 up to 15 Persons
Private Tour for Groups of 5 up to 15 Persons including door-to-door transportation, entrance fees and lunch
From US$85.00
Explore two highlights outside of Bogota, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita, on this guided all-day tour from Bogota, which includes roundtrip transport. In addition to exploring subterranean Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, enjoy a visit to the city of Zipaquirá for a traditional Colombian lunch. At Lake Guatavita, a crater lake known for its green color, learn about its connection to the legend of El Dorado.
What to Expect
After being picked up at your hotel, head to Zipaquirá to explore the city’s Salt Cathedral.
In Zipaquirá, learn about the history of salt in Colombia from your guide, while wandering around the underground Roman Catholic church that’s carved into the walls and ceiling of an abandoned salt mine. Then, enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch (vegetarian option available) in a local eatery in Zipaquirá, known as the “City of Salt.” Afterward, visit the town of Guatavitá and observation of the reservoir of Tominé.
Following that, head to Lake Guatavita where your guide shares the legend of El Dorado and explains the significance of the green lagoon for Muisca Indians.
Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Reviews (34)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed 13 January 2019
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota

We took this trip in Dec. 2018. The tour was a great! Both our guide and driver were friendly and very professional. They were attentive, informed, organized and on time - both at the time of the tour start and for our return to our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank pedjagogi
Transfers_Tours, Gerente at Transfers & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019
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gracias por confiar en nuestro servicio

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Excellent day-trip from Bogotá

The tour was a great change of pace from Bogota, and great value, considering we had both a guide and a driver. Our guide Cristina was wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly, and she set a relaxed tone for the day. The two main sites are very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DearJohnJohn
Transfers_Tours, General Manager at Transfers & Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2019

thank you

Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile
An Amazing Day

It was an amazing trip with Miguel as the tour guide and Juan, our driver. Both were friendly but very professional. Climbing up to the Lake Guatavita was a challenge for me and my husband, but Miguel was very patient and encouraging, until at last...More

1  Thank Indrawati S
Reviewed 31 August 2018
Dreamlike church below the mountain and the El Dorado truth.

Both places are amazing and very well kept. The Ziaquira Salt Cathedral is like being in a beautiful dream, you don't need to be catholic to fall in love with the place. The Lake Guatavita tells the true story of El Dorado and show how...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 844OLIVIA1964
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is the kind of tour that makes you appreciate the hard work of people who were around before you. We took our own cab up, paid for the ear sets and walked along it in our own pace. It was a great mix of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Karishma C
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11 February 2019|
Response from DearJohnJohn | Reviewed this property |
No, our guide left us at the Cathedral entrance and we met up an hour or so later.
22 November 2018|
Response from billmF5969GV | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just seen this! Yes they have tours to both! Zip. Was very beautiful though.
Amber A
29 April 2018|
Response from joero24 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response .. I think you can as long as you didn’t book it on the day that you’re going ( coz it might be too late )hope you were able to