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Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

1. Bogota: Daily Group Tour of the Salt Cathedral Zipaquira

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.

Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

2. Bogotá: Horseback Riding from Guadalupe to Monserrate

Explore the eastern hills of Bogotá on horseback. Among these hills, the twins Guadalupe and Monserrate are most well known and visited. Enjoy the views of the bustling city below as you embark on a journey between these two hills.  Start with pickup from your hotel, and travel to Guadalupe, where you’ll enjoy a delicious local breakfast. Begin your horseback ride on the trail that connects the two hills. Mount your horse and follow the trail that will take you back in time to Colombia’s colonial period. Ride through the mountains and forests and learn of the various indigenous and rural traditions and their connection to the hills. You will then reach Monserrate with its beautiful church and magnificent views over the entire city. Rest awhile and take in the amazing views. Then, you are welcome to explore Monserrate, with its myths and legends still alive today. Before heading back down to the city, enjoy a traditional lunch, at your own expense, and visit the local artisanal market. Finally, descend back to Bogotá in the cable car or funicular, before being returned to your hotel.

From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

3. From Bogotá: Jaime Duque Park and Salt Cathedral with Lunch

Spend a full day exploring the outskirts of Bogotá with an all-inclusive tour of Jaime Duque Park and guided tour of the famous Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá.   Get picked you up from your hotel or other accommodation in Bogotá and drive to Jaime Duque Park, located about 35 minutes outside the city in the Tocancipá municipality. The amusement park offers an array of family-friendly attractions. Enjoy a guided and all-inclusive tour with historical, architectural, technological, and environmental scenarios. Check out a replica of the Taj Mahal, a medieval castle, and the Museum of Mankind, among other attractions. Following the theme park, continue on to Zipaquirá and enjoy a typical Colombian lunch at one of the best restaurants in town. Choose between different meat dishes traditionally prepared over a fire or a vegetarian meal. Afterward, take a tour of the subterranean Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and discover the main squares of the colonial city. The Salt Cathedral is considered one of the country’s most notable architectural and artistic achievements. Your tour guide will accompany you to the entrance of the salt mine where the guided tour of the church begins. The tour is in English or Spanish and lasts about 2 hours.   Before returning to Bogotá, discover the Plaza de la Independencia and the Plaza de Armas de Zipaquirá with one of the oldest churches in Colombia. Drive back to Bogotá and get dropped off at your hotel or location of your choice.

Bogotá: 2-hour family walking tour

4. Bogotá: 2-hour family walking tour

Discover Bogotá's dynamic and attractive center with a walking tour designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. Set off from San Francisco church and head on a two-hour sightseeing adventure that includes an experienced local guide who can tell you about the capital's charming history. Marvel at the grand presidential residence of Casa de Nariño, the neoclassical architecture of San Francisco Palace, and more as you and you and your family take in the city sights at a relaxed and easy pace.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

I really enjoyed visiting Zipaquirá and the Salt Cathedral as well. Daniel is an amazing host and very knowledgeable about the history of Colombia and Zipaquirá specifically. The Salt Cathedral is breathtaking. I’ve never seen anything like it before. We finished the tour with a very delicious lunch as well. I definitely recommend taking this tour

Very nice trip with Carlos who was very informative. Well paced easy going tour. Carlos only speaks Spanish but the audio guide for the salt cathedral is in English. Fun lunch in the village afterwards where we could talk about the experience as a group. Breathtaking views ! We learned a lot about the history and the region. Thanks Carlos !

This is a must visit location in Bogotá. Just need to be prepared for the road journey, and do read up about its history and the history of the old town (for those who do not understand Spanish). Overall, a great experience.

Our driver was very attentive and very polite. The experience in the cathedral was amazing. Loved the trip and the attention of our driver. The place where he took us to lunch was AMAZING!

It was an amazing experience. Our guide Hector was the best. He was always looking after us and very puntual. Loved the cathedral and the food was great.