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  • Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

    1. Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

    After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. You'll 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 you will cross the Savannah. In the afternoon you will reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day you will enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

    Our guide, Osvaldo, was very attentive to our needs. He was well informed and answered our questions during our journey. Highly recommend this tour. The Laguna de Guatavita is rich in history and culture, and the Salt Cathedral is truly impressive. Both sites are a must see.

  • Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

    2. Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

    A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the "salt cakes" were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the "Muiscas" began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.

  • From Bogotá: Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita Day Tour

    3. From Bogotá: Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita Day Tour

    Learn about Colombia's salt trade dating back to the pre-Hispanic period. Take a tour of some villages outside of Bogotá, and explore the subterranean Salt Cathedral. Try a traditional Colombian lunch followed by a visit to Lake Guatavita, a sacred place for the native Muisca people.   A staff member will pick you up at your hotel in Bogotá. Your tour begins by traveling in an air-conditioned van or bus through some of the villages from the pre-Hispanic period. Learn the history of the exploitation and trade of salt and gold manufacturing in the area.   Travel north along the Bogotá savanna to the city of Zipaquirá. There you will visit the renowned Salt Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church built in the ancient hollows of a salt mine, 180 meters below ground. Marvel at the cathedral’s architecture built within the mine’s remaining caverns and tunnels.     After touring the cathedral, en...

    Amazing learning and fun experience. Our guide was lovely and very keen in explaining everything and more! Totally recomend this tour

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What people are saying about Zipaquirá

Our guide, Osvaldo, was very attentive to our needs. He was well informed and answered our questions during our journey. Highly recommend this tour. The Laguna de Guatavita is rich in history and culture, and the Salt Cathedral is truly impressive. Both sites are a must see.

Very nice tour combining a short walk on the beautiful laguna, a good barbecue lunch and the impressive cathedral del sal. Thanks to the driver, who was very kind, spoke english and was able to answer all our questions about Bogota/Colombia :)

The pick up service was very good and kept the time well. The English guide was also amazing and friendly.

Excellent tour, the guide Esperanza very good person and with a lot of knowledge. 100% recommended

It was a very nice place to visit, tour guide was great and accommodating.