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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota

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Get to know the first wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and the birthplace of the Legend of "El Dorado, the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavitá" in this full day tour from Bogotá. Explore the beauty of this unique Cathedral with a bilingual audioguide inside the cathedral, enjoy a two-hour nature walk to the Guatavitá lagoon, where the local guide explains the legend of El Dorado. visit of the town of Guatavitá and observation of the reservoir of Tominé.in the middle of the tour tasting a typical lunch of the region with meat to the llanera or vegetarian. After we return to the city of Bogota to its place of accommodation.
Highlights
  • 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
  • Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Your accomodation in Bogotá
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Audioguide in the Salt Cathedral
  • English guide on ride (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Hike on a natural path, good shoes recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We made this day trip. Luciani our tour guide was great. We had a small kid and we was very accommodating and friendly. Due to the little kid we took our time for the hike but he never rushed us and was very understanding. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ujjal77
Reviewed 13 August 2019

Lake Guatavita is beautiful and its legends make it an interesting place to visit. The amount of work it must have taken to build and furnish the Salt Cathedral make it a candidate for one of the man-made wonders of the world. Our tour guide,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank GregL2009
Reviewed 31 July 2019

I took this tour alone. My tour guide was not very passionate or knowledgable. He would often say things that were either very obvious (like point to train tracks and say that is train tracks) or simply wrong (he was often corrected by the tour...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 952abigailg
Reviewed 26 April 2019 via mobile

I highly suggest doing these two sights together on same day to avoid two separate days of long drives. Absolutely incredible sights. Must sees! First we drove to Guatavita town for a leisurely stroll through this quaint colonial town. It was very quiet in town...More

Thank terrylY5774II
Reviewed 18 April 2019 via mobile

The service is excellent. The guide and the driver are very friendly and know a lot about the area. The food was incredible.

Date of experience: April 2019
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613marylinr
22 July 2019|
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Response from terrylY5774II | Reviewed this property |
To también he tenido ese problema con varios tours. No entiendo porque.
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WildTulip2013
11 February 2019|
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No, our guide left us at the Cathedral entrance and we met up an hour or so later.
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23 November 2018|
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Response from billmF5969GV | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just seen this! Yes they have tours to both! Zip. Was very beautiful though.
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