Day trip

Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

4.9 / 5

33 reviews

Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

From US$ 74.46 per person

Visit the most famous spots in Bogota in one day. Get to know the picturesque Guatavita Lagoon, before crossing the Savannah to experience the Salt Cathedral, which is known as the first wonder of Colombia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 9 - 12 hours
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Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation within Bogotá. You will receive an e-mail with an approximate pick up time. Please be on time as there is a maximum wait time of 10 minutes.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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. 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.
Includes
  • Salt Cathedral and Guatavita entrance fees
  • Fast-track entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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We loved the tour! Alex is a very friendly guide! We got to know the town of Nuevo Guatavita and its history. The Laguna del Cacique de Guatavita, its vegetation, history and the legend of the dorado with an incredible local guide. Then we went to Zipaquirá to eat and to the salt cathedral, very impressive! We finished the tour with very beautiful views of Bogotá at night.

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October 2, 2021

Это было прекрасно! У меня был превосходный водитель, который заботился обо мне во время всего тура. Никаких опозданий не было, все четко. Плюс мы еще заехали в колледж, где учился Маркес (потому что я была одна и мы все равно были в центре), просто потому что заговорили о литературе и я упомянула, что очень люблю Маркеса. Меня угощали вкусным кофе и вообще это был очень насыщенный день. Лагуна и Собор однозначно стоит посетить. Тур организован превосходно❤️

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March 13, 2021

The tour was well organized, great schedule and service. Alex was our guide and it was an amazing experience. He knows a lot about Colombian history and is very generous and excited to share it. Guatavita is wonderful, as their history. Magic place. The Catedral is a unique place in the world. A little far religious for those who don't share this faith, but it definitively is a must to know in Colombia.

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October 12, 2021

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