Day trip

Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus
Day trip

Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus

From US$ 74.37 per person

Visit Bogota's famous spots in one day on a tour to Guatavita Lagoon and the Salt Cathedral. See the inspiration for the legend of El Dorado and be in awe of the first wonder of Colombia.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group available


  • Vsit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was the main inspiration for the El Dorado legend
  • Gain entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Visit the town of Zipaquirá
Full description

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. First visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there cross the savannah.

In the afternoon, reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day, enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of the architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

  • Salt Cathedral and Guatavita entrance fees
  • Fast-track entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, and Portuguese during the tour
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese at the Salt Cathedral
  • Round-trip transportation from Bogota
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks (lunch or snacks)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected
  • Professional guide
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transfers may take a little longer than usual due to highway maintenance works
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 185 reviews

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Pros: - comfortable buses - amazing views at the Guatavita Lagoon - delicious food (you have to pay for it and it’s expensive compared to the prices in Colombia) - the salt cathedral is a must if you are in Bogotá Cons: - the guide doesn’t speak English at all (even the meeting points and times were described in Spanish, however half of the group was foreign) - the Guatavita Lagoon tour is also in Spanish, if you don’t speak Spanish it will be boring and very long (more than 2h) - the moderate amount of walking is rather a intense amount

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March 27, 2023

Overall the experience was very good, although a bit hectic and it was a long day. Could have been more relaxed as both the places are quite far away from city. The bus was in time and journey started in time and guide was very informative and detailed and took care of all the tour members and was always attentive the needs etc.

March 27, 2023

Very friendly drivers who really tried to help the only non Spanish speakers in group. Be aware that drivers and Guatavita tour guide may only be Spanish speaking but there is signage in English at Guatavita. Be prepared for altitude change on Guatavita hike! Very comfy vans for drive.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 276267