Day trip

Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus

Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus

From US$ 52.23 per person

Take the day to explore the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, voted Colombia's number 1 attraction. Enjoy round-trip transportation in a luxury coach. Explore the Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a mine.

About this activity

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Duration 6 - 9 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Driver
Spanish
Audio guide included
Spanish, English, Portuguese, French
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.
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Venture 180 m under the earth to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Experience a small-group tour with round-trip transportation
  • Learn about the process of salt formation and mining
  • Witness a magical light show to end your trip
Full description
Travel for 2 hours north of Bogotá to the city of Zipaquirá, where you will visit the renowned Salt Cathedral. Known as a must-visit in Colombia, it is a monument of faith that has become an architectural piece like no other.  Explore the 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.  You will have 2 hours inside the Cathedral to visit all the sights as the audio guide explains about the process of salt formation, the architecture, and the mining process within every detail. Inside the mine, there are different pieces of stonework and sculpture that, due to their size and illumination, make this spectacular wonder an engineering jewel, famous around the world. You may also visit the light show at the very end of the tunnels before returning to Bogotá.
Includes
  • Salt Cathedral entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese
  • Free time in Zipaquirá
  • Round-trip transportation from Bogota (Spanish-speaking driver only)
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • 24-hour customer support
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Professional guide (available for booking at Salt Cathedral)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • It is recommended to bring your own wired headphones for the audioguide
  • The date of birth, name on passport, passport number, expiry, and country is required at the time of booking for all participants
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 373 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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don't miss this trip. Guides were great and so friendly and helpful. Everything was perfectly arranged and we were well looked after. Not to mention the spectacular salt cathedral. get the audio guide if you prefer not to be in a big group of 40 plus people.... definitely just as informative and you get to spend longer taking photos or simply enjoying the experience.

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January 21, 2023

The tour was mostly transportation to and from the cathedral with a digital audio guide at the cathedral. The driver didn’t know English but he did accommodate us by google translating what he wanted to say. The restaurant they took us to for lunch was a tourist trap with okay food. The cathedral was great and the bus was comfortable.

January 19, 2023

Great value, super comfy bus and guide spoke Spanish and English. Had two hours at the Salt Cathedral, half with tour and half you could wander around. Great 3D video at the end to watch. Great place to go for lunch (not included in price) and chat with fellow travellers.

December 6, 2022

Product ID: 72840