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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour) provided by Transfers & Tours

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour)

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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.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Laguna de Guatavita
    Stop: 2 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Plaza de la Independecia
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • Explore two popular Colombian attractions on the same tour
  • Get to know Colombia through food with a provided lunch in Zipaquirá
  • Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • A private guide and vehicle ensure a personalized experience
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
  • Lunch
  • Audioguide in the Salt Cathedral
  • English guide on ride (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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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Rosaliz R wrote a review Aug. 2020
Bayamon, Puerto Rico11 contributions3 helpful votes
Excellent experience! Awesome and great place to visit and buy some jewelry. I definitely recommend this place if you’re traveling to Colombia
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Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
FoodieChefDina wrote a review Feb. 2020
Mexico City, Mexico4,531 contributions945 helpful votes
Our tour started out with stars, our guides Aura and Guillermo were amazing, so much fun, and great ride up. We were picked up in a nice van for two of us. Guillermo is an amazing driver. After visiting Bogota's favorites (Monserrate, Gold Museum, Botero Museum, La Candelaria..)
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Date of experience: January 2020
3 Helpful votes
Barbara G wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The pickup from hotel was prompt and great. Nicholas was our guide for the day. We were provided water and ponchos. Nicholas was wondering. He was very knowledgeable. He pointed out interesting facts here and there in the different areas we went to. Lunch was great. I would
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1 Helpful vote
Mel_M802 wrote a review Jan. 2020
Brisbane, Australia199 contributions90 helpful votes
We did this tour in early November, with Nicholas as our guide. Nicholas' english was very good and he did a great job explaining all sorts of things while we were driving to the sights, and he also translated the Spanish speaking guide at Guatavita which was very much
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Date of experience: November 2019
2 Helpful votes
Ludo T wrote a review Dec. 2019
3 contributions
First, pick up at the hotel worked very well. We enjoyed the private tour since it was more personal than group tours use to be. Thanks to our guide we learnt a lot about visited places. Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita are worth to see when you are in the region.
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Date of experience: November 2019
About the operator

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Bogota Driver Guide Service
Luis was easy to connect with - I messaged him in What's App as the plane was getting ready to take off, and he cal
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Great service
Transfers and Tours did a really good job, the driver was very friendly and the service was excellence.
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A wonderful tour with the best guide and a great driver
This tour is a must do. The Salt Cathedral was very impressive. The drive from Bogotá was very interesting in itsel
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Long but beautiful day trip
Driver and guide were on time to pick us up, they were very friendly and fun. The car is a bit on the small side an
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Worthwhile day trip
Took this day trip after arriving in Colombia / Bogotá the night before. Prompt hotel pick up at 6am. Somewhat surp
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Eldorado legent in the Guatavita lagoon
A very amazing place from the natural pint of view and for its history, which relates to the legend of Eldorado and
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A must on your bucket list
Zipaquira a d the Salt Cathedral left a lasting positive mark for our trip and was one of the highlights. Our seive
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Wonderful Day Trip
It was a great way to see quite a bit in a day. Guillermo was a wonderful driver and felt very comfortable with him
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Great service!!
Both drivers were great. I was picked up without a problem at the arrivals hall, and given the driver's name and l
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Safe and reliable transfer
We arranged a one-way transfer to Villa de Leyva via the salt cathedral, from Bogota. The roads can be a bit crazy
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Orla D
A Good Way to see two interesting sights in one Day
Our guide Paula arrived promptly at our hotel to pick us up . Caesar was a good and careful driver. Paula spoke v g
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Cecilia F
Great guide
Paola was our guide for a wonderful day outside the city. She was really fun to be with and was very knowledgeable.
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Poor and expensive
It was a very long, poorly planned and quite expensive trip. The tour was rescheduled , started at 8 instead of 6am
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Laguna de Guatavita & Saltmine Nemocón
A great tour to Guatavita-Lagune and Nemocón with our safe driver and very charming guide . Lots of information. We
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Great day trip and fun experience
It’s a long trip from 6 in the morning until 6 in the evening, but it’s worth every minute. First a short stop on t
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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