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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch provided by Gran Colombia Tours

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch
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On the outskirts of Bogotá, there are two beautiful old towns that are worth visiting: Zipaquira and Guatavita. Come with us and explore its treasures with this two-in-one day trip. First, explore the halls of the Salt Cathedral, the only underground catholic church in the world. Then, venture into Guatavita’s natural park to learn about its cultural significance, as well as the legend of El Dorado. Live a day of contrasts. Choose an option with lunch included and live a day of contrasts. • A full-day adventure outside Bogota city • A guided tour at the salt mine and the lake • A history lesson on indigenous cultures and its transition to Catholicism through salt • Retelling of local legends, ancestral myths and indigenous folklore • A tour around Zipaquira and Guatavita villages
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 59388P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Entry to Lake Guatavita
  • All-risk insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
Exclusions
  • Extra purchases
  • Breakfast
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick-up our clients anywhere within Bogota city - hotels, hostels, Airbnb, vacation rentals, points of interest, and also at El Dorado International airport.
  • 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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have a layover in Bogotá please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Lunch (Optional)
  • Entry to Lake Guatavita
  • All-risk insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
Exclusions
  • Extra purchases
  • Breakfast
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick-up our clients anywhere within Bogota city - hotels, hostels, Airbnb, vacation rentals, points of interest, and also at El Dorado International airport.
  • 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
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have a layover in Bogotá please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch
At Gran Colombia Tours we ensure your well-being and safety. Our team of tour guides, drivers, and collaborators are prepared to assist you by complying with all biosecurity protocols. We protect ourselves from COVID-19 with all the measures to welcome you back.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • 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
  • 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 get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Laguna de Guatavita
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Plaza de Toros Guatavita
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Zipaquira
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Guatavita
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tuomas
5 contributions
Beauty of Colombia
Aug 2021
Many thanks to our tour guide (Luis) for the diverse day in the beautiful Colombian countryside. Special thanks also to our driver, who has been so far the most professional driver we have ever had on any tour in Colombia or elsewhere. From the tour's attractions I would like to highlight the Salt Cathedral which was truly an amazing place to see.
Written 29 August 2021
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Lluvia C
17 contributions
Thank you Daniel! And INCREDIBLE place and best tour guide.
Aug 2021 • Friends
Thank you Daniel! You did an amazing job showing is the magnificent Salt Cathedral. Seriously a beautiful place to visit.
100% recommend Daniel and his knowledge about the mine, cathedral, and shopping :)
Also, he’s a wonderful photographer!
Written 6 August 2021
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Anastasia M
1 contribution
wonderful vacation
May 2021 • Couples
Thanks to Luis (and to our drivers) for these amazing two days in Bogota! 😊 We saw many beautiful places, immersed ourselves in the local culture, taste coffee in one of the best coffee houses in the city, hear stories about graffiti, fruits, people and much more.
Written 14 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kristina S
Moscow, Russia225 contributions
Colombian wonders
Mar 2021 • Friends
It's a wonderful tour. Guatavita's landscape is amazing and diverse. And there you will hear the story from real Muisca about life and customs of her or his ancestors. The mysterious El Dorado)
The second part of the tour - the Salt cathedral - is really impressive! You should watch the historical movie about this place in the cinema inside the mine.
Thanks to our tour guide Luis for his stories, help and jokes))
Highly recommended :)
Written 15 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
GranColombiaTours
Hiya! what a wonderful review :) many thanks for being part of these unique experiences and let Gran Colombia Tours show you the beauty of our country. Regards,
Written 14 April 2021
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Carlos Andres B
1 contribution
Kuddos Gran Colombia Tours
Feb 2020
A really good trip, well organized plan in which they gave us a really good lunch, the tutor showed as the beauty of Salt mine of Zipaquira and the history in Guatavita. Really good to visit once again this places in collaboration with Gran Colombia Tours. Really enjoyed the whole trip-

PD: Thanks Gustavo, really nice guy
Written 16 July 2020
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GranColombiaTours
Hola Carlos!! Many thanks for such a nice comment, we are glad to hear that you had a good time with Gustavo. Hope to see you again. Gran Colombia Tours
Written 19 July 2020
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Lala R
Bogota, Colombia4 contributions
Zipaquira and Guatavita amazing
Feb 2020
Me and my boyfriend had an amazing time with our tour guide Luis. The private transportation and the logistics were perfect. Luis got on time to thw hotel and his knowledge about Guatavita and Zipaquira was outstanding Kudos Grancolombiatours! I highly recommend this tour and this company
Written 17 March 2020
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Hi Lala! Same as you we also are so proud of Luis and his knowledge about our beautiful country. We always do our best to guarantee the service of our customers, ¡vuelve pronto! Gran Colombia Tours
Written 29 April 2020
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JDA
5 contributions
Great Tour Experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
I won’t spend much time reviewing the quality of the itenerary of this tour. Guide books and the internet make it easy to determine whether Lake Guatavita and the Salt Cathedral are exciting for you. For what it’s worth I thought they were both great.

If you are interested in seeing them this tour is an excellent way to do both in a day. We took a private tour for 2 people and were provided with both an excellent driver, Fabian, and an engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly guide Juan Carlos. This is extremely important because the trip involves a meaningful amount of driving. It wouldn’t be as much fun to do it in silence or if the driving was unpleasant.

Our guide started us out with a 10-15 min overview of Colombia’s physical and social geography using his well worn map. He especially emphasized our future stops since Bogota was our first. Beyond this he explained almost anything we asked about the tour and about Bogota in general. Of course he was also very helpful in explaining the excellent (but rapid-fire spanish) Ranger tour of Guatavita. We had a great time every nearly every minute of an 11 hr day (10 + traffic ;).

Strongly recommend.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi JDA, What a great review! We will share your comments with our team, have a good day! Gran Colombia Tours
Written 7 May 2020
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skygoddessDenver
Denver, CO53 contributions
A great day!
Gonzalvo was our driver and Andreas was our guide. The hike to the lake was beautiful. Well worth the climb. The Cathedral was amazing! Truly inspiring.
I would recommend this tour to anyone looking for day trips outside Bogota.
Written 20 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us! We’re glad to know that our guide did an excellent job. Feel free to tell your friends about your experience on the tour. Hope to see you soon! Gran Colombia Tours Team
Written 31 May 2019
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Felicia
4 contributions
Amazing experience
May 2019 • Solo
The Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira is an amazing feat of human effort. Surreal experience. The Lake is quite a hike up but worth the views at the top.
My English speaking guide was Tatiana and driver was Gonzalo. They were prompt in the pick up and professional in conduct. They were both friendly and obliging. Thanks for making my trip memorable.
Written 11 May 2019
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Hi Felicia! Thanks for giving us a 5 STARS review and for recommending our tour to other travelers! We’re thrilled to know that our clients are perfectly pleased with our service! Gran Colombia Tours Team
Written 1 June 2019
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Manny B
10 contributions
Great tour
Feb 2019 • Friends
Had a last minute change of our tour guide but all went fairly smooth. Pick up was a tad late but we got to see everything and loved it. 5 friends went with Mateo on a climb to Lake Guatavita. It was breathtaking and the history that Diego outlined made it very interesting. The Salt Cathedral was nice but a bit anti-climactic after the Lake tour. All in all its something that shouldn't be missed and recommend you take this tour as the locations are not far apart.
Written 12 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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