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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal)
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal)

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral (Catedral de Sal) Tours and Activities

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This spacious cathedral is carved into a warren of salt mines 600 feet (183 mt) below the ground. Venture into the Salt Cathedral to see chapels and altars carved directly into solid rock, learn about the mine’s history, and see intricate statues in chapels representing the Stations of the Cross.

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Zipaquira and Salt Cathedral

Zipaquira and Salt Cathedral

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Experience Colombia’s spectacular subterranean salt cathedral on a half-day sightseeing excursion. After a convenient pickup from Bogotá, travel in a private vehicle with a personal driver-guide to the colonial salt mining town of Zipaquira. Go 590 feet (180 meters) underground to see an otherworldly place of worship where thousands of faithful attend service every Sunday.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$92.00
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Daytrip from Bogota

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Daytrip from Bogota

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Experience the natural wonders of Colombia on this combined day trip to the subterranean Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita (Laguna de Guatavita). This fun-filled day of outdoor activity offers an opportunity to discover an amazing cathedral built into the walls of a former mine before checking out a lake considered by many to be the source of the famous “El Dorado” legend. Your tour includes round-trip transportation from your Bogotá hotel plus a guide, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$199.00
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Skip the Line: Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket

Skip the Line: Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Admission Ticket

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Plan ahead with a prepaid ticket to  Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. This popular attraction features a light show, guided tours of the underground cathedral, a theme park, and a 3-D movie. Ticket valid anytime during opening hours.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$18.00
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US$18.00
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour)

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

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Escape the city and experience two of Colombia’s top attractions on a private tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota. Descend to the otherworldly Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral; enjoy a Colombian lunch in Zipaquirá, known as the City of Salt; and discover the legend of El Dorado during a visit to Lake Guatavita, a crater lake famed for its vivid green color. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.00
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Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure

Salt Cathedral Zipaquira - Group tour and daily departure

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Step inside one of Colombia’s most unique architectural works on this half-day tour to Zipaquirá from Bogota. Venture underground to discover the vast salt mines of Zipaquirá, learn about the city’s long salt mining history and see how the salt is collected. Finally, admire the grand Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a church entirely made out of salt. Enjoy a personalized experience with a maximum of 10 travelers.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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Private Salt Cathedral & Andrés Carne de Res Tour

Private Salt Cathedral & Andrés Carne de Res Tour

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Without private transportation, it’s all too easy to miss some of Bogotá’s most compelling attractions. This private tour makes it easy to visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and the well-regarded restaurant Andrés Carne de Res on the outskirts of Bogotá. Relax and enjoy stories about Bogotá’s history and culture as your private guide navigates city traffic on the way out of the city.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$203.00
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Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota

Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota

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Explore Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, an incredible structure carved into the walls and ceiling of an abaondoned salt mine, on this half-day, family-friendly tour departing from Bogotá. Descend inside this sprawling underground structure with the help of a guide, gaining insight into the history and construction of salt cathedrals along the way. Your visit also includes round-trip transportation from your hotel in Bogotá and all entrance fees.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$119.00
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Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva Private Tour

Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva Private Tour

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Easily combine a trip to the colonial town of Villa de Leyva with a tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá on this tour from Bogotá. Travel from your hotel with the comfort and ease of private transportation, and then enjoy informative commentary about each destination from your guide upon arrival. This tour includes all entrance fees and favorite local snacks for extra value.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$125.00
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Full-Day Guatavita and Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

Full-Day Guatavita and Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

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This is undoubtedly one of the best combinations of tourist attractions near Bogotá; the day begins with a visit to the Guatavita Lake, famous for being the place where the Muiscas performed the ritual that gave rise to the legend of El Dorado; this place possesses an overwhelming beauty that can only be understood when visiting it. Then, cross the savannah to reach the municipality of Zipaquirá; you will know the First Wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral, one of those places that you will not want to miss when coming to Colombia. Our Travel agency is certified with Covid Protocols and has Check In and Safe Travels Stamp. Drivers, guides and attractions visited are also checked before and during the tour. ** At the moment (2021+) Guatavita doesn't have guides in English, you can take the tour in Spanish.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.00
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2-Day Tour of Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and Villa de Leyva

2-Day Tour of Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and Villa de Leyva

In this two-day trip you will discover the authentic beauty of our small towns. On the first day you will visit Colombia’s number one marvel: a cathedral carved out of an enormous salt mine, and the Sisga Dam, with stunning views of the surrounding nature. Then you will be headed to Villa de Leyva, a beautiful cobblestoned heritage old town. On the second day you will have enough time to discover its best places and you will end this trip by visiting Raquira, the pottery capital of Colombia. • A guided tour around the main halls at the salt mine and the historical landmarks of the construction of the cathedral • Stopping at the Sisga Dam and Raquira town of crafts • Villa de Leyva best places: Paleontological museum, Terracotta House, Pozos Azules • Two days full of diverse and fun experiences
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  • 2 days
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US$468.00
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Combined tour to Zipaquira and Andres Carne de Res in Chia (Private tour)

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Combined tour to Zipaquira and Andres Carne de Res in Chia (Private tour)

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Experience two diverse Colombian attractions in just one day trip on this tour from Bogotá. First explore the architectural wonders of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, an underground Catholic church built in the tunnels of a salt mine. Afterward, head for the colorful restaurant Andres Carne de Res to savor hearty Colombian cuisine and take to the dancefloor to feel the rhythms of the music. Includes hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$78.00
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

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Explore the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and the surrounding town on this guided tour. The popular attraction features underground tunnels and vaults that you’ll be able to wander around as you learn about the salt production process and its historical significance. Plus, visit the Zipaquira village where you’ll be able to stroll the streets and shop for souvenirs.
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  • 5 hours
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US$94.05
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Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares

Zipaquirá Tour Including The Salt Cathedral, Independence Square and The Main Squares

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Explore the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, one of Colombia’s most unexpected architectural wonders, during this guided tour. Head underground to the town's salt mine where you discover this unique monument to human ingenuity. Back above ground, enjoy an included Colombian lunch and a tour of Zipaquirá’s colonial center.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$81.00
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Zipaquirá Private Day Tour including the Salt Cathedral and Colonial Town

Zipaquirá Private Day Tour including the Salt Cathedral and Colonial Town

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On this tour you’ll explore the underground world of the famous Zipaquirá Salt Mine Cathedral, an unbelievable and beautiful labyrinth of tunnels, passages and paces of worship; above ground you’ll discover the charming colonial town of Zipaquirá, and wander the streets of this wonderful old city. You’ll be collected at 8:30am and be taken directly to the salt mine of Zipaquirá, where you will meet your bilingual guide and join in a tour of the Salt Cathedral. This is also where you’ll uncover an ancient salt mine 590 ft (180 m) underground converted into an amazing church that receives as many as 3000 people every Sunday of the year. Once you’ve finished your tour, taken many many photos and come to understand how important this location has been for hundreds of years to the locals of this area you’ll take the short trip to the town of Zipaquirá where you’ll wander around the grand Plaza (main square), Independence Square and one of the oldest churches you can find in Colombia.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$105.04
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SHARED Tour to the Laguna de Guatavita and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

SHARED Tour to the Laguna de Guatavita and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

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In our shared tour you will meet 2 fabulous places, one symbol of the legend of El Dorado and the other the first wonder of Colombia. From the agreed point in Bogotá you will be transferred to the magical Laguna de Guatavita located in Sesquilé. Where accompanied by the native guide, you will walk learning about its history and importance to reach the viewpoint where you will contemplate the lagoon and exotic landscapes. Then, we will arrive at Zipaquirá, a municipality declared historical and cultural heritage for its architecture and for keeping the history of our ancestors, where we will stop at a typical restaurant in the region and you can have lunch and then contemplate the colonial beauty of the municipality through its historic center . Finally, in the Salt Cathedral you will live a unique experience, descending 180 meters underground through tunnels with stops representing stations of the Viacrucis you will reach the only underground temple in the world and second most impressive place of worship on the planet.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$114.14
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

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If you want to have an interesting and magical experience, being in this place will be wonderful. It is considered the First Wonder in Colombia because its structure is made all with Salt. Have you been in a building entirely made of salt before? Here you will be in one, and besides to how wonderful it is to feel the power of nature and the legacy of Latin American architecture, you will have the opportunity to feel a spiritual experience. Regardless of your religion, here you can connect with the greater forces of the nature and, if it is your style, you will ask yourself questions about the world's great mysteries. If you really want to enjoy and tell a lifetime experience, this is your place!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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Salt Cathedral—First Wonder in Colombia— Zipaquira Town (Or Only Transport)

Salt Cathedral—First Wonder in Colombia— Zipaquira Town (Or Only Transport)

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A guided tour to the famous Salt Cathedral is the easiest way to visit this globally-recognized attraction from Bogota. All transportation is included so you don't have to plan a thing, plus a guide takes you on a thorough tour of the cathedral that lets you in on its fascinating history. Afterward, take a guided sightseeing tour around the town of Zipaquira and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Bogota.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$63.00
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Salt Cathedral Zipaquira • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid

Salt Cathedral Zipaquira • Premium Private Transfer • Keep Safe from Covid

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The magnificent Salt Cathedral is completely carved in the old galleries of the Zipaquira Salt Mine. It is unique in its kind and it is presented to its visitors with an unparalleled majesty. In this tour you will learn about the history, the engineering, and development of different industries around Salt, in addition to the Christian Devotion of the Miners for the saints who took care of their lives. Enjoy your visit to the Salt Cathedral with this Private Transfer that includes round trip transportation from your Hotel or Airbnb in a comfortable and safe vehicle. With this simple and flexible service, you can arrange directly your tickets and the audio guide!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

In this Private Tour, we will get to see one of the most powerful places for our indigenous, the Muiscas: The Lagoon of the king of Guatavita. Know this spot where the Colombian legend of “El Dorado” was born. We will be going a bit south to meet the Cundiboyacense plateau that connects us with one of the most important towns in Colombia: Zipaquira. We will have a great Typical “of the day” Colombian lunch, very typical from this very Colombian town. Know the first Colombian wander: an impressive engineering piece where the Muisca culture, the catholic tradition and the modern advances will allow us to get in the deep mountain, going 180 meters inside. After coming out of the mine we will visit Zipaquira´s down town to get to know its colonial architecture and its squares that are surrounded by some of the national monuments.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$178.14
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CATEDRAL DE SAL ZIPAQUIRA Tour Privado

CATEDRAL DE SAL ZIPAQUIRA Tour Privado

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City tour agency Bogotá the original Private transportation, driver Personalized guide. Colombia's first tourist marvel one hour from Bogotá, Great Work of mining engineering and religious art, sculpted in salt rock inside the mine. The Cathedral and many of the sculptures that are there are completely in salt. It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes, an easily accessible place, excursion for the whole family, it is a smooth walk of 1 kilometer inside the mine, visit time one hour and thirty minutes. Visit main square of Zipaquirá republican architecture 1800. Great place to take photos and lunch typical Colombian food. Additional payment entrance per person salt mine with audio Guide: Twenty dollars or its equivalent in Colombian pesos approximate.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.34
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Rent a local friend in Bogota

Rent a local friend in Bogota

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Looking for a personalized experience in Bogota? Rent a local friend and enjoy our city in your own pace. Discover the city with a local friend who knows Bogota like the back of his/her hand and will take you to the best places while sharing her love and passion for it. This option has been designed to meet your needs and desires. So, tell us about yourself, your preferences and what you would like to do or see, so we can choose the ideal person to go with you. Thinking of changing plan on the run? No problem, this tour is extremely flexible, we can do it! ​ *This option includes the time of your local friend and tour insurance. During this experience, you are in charge of all the expenses for you and your local friend. If you want private transport, we can include it for an additional fee.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.00
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Shared Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour

Shared Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour

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Leave the city rush and join us and group of travelers like you to the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquira town. In this half-day tour you will discover the mine’s history from indigenous to Catholicism and the real value and meaning of salt as you walk down and around the alleys. Get amazed by the work done inside to make a museum out of it and then head to the town to enjoy a typical lunch while you enjoy spending the day outside. • Driving across the city to Zipaquira town • Guided tour of the Salt Cathedral and its religious symbolism • Historical landmarks of indigenous roots and the construction of the Cathedral • Special lunch in Zipaquirá • The chance to meet more people along the journey
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)

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Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá and City Tour in Bogotá (Private Tour)

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Enjoy the first architectural wonder of Colombia: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and discover the main squares of this colonial city. Then let yourself be amazed by Bogota, a vibrant cultural, historical and heritage metropolis.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$96.30
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Guatavita and salt cathedral - Group tour and daily departure

Guatavita and salt cathedral - Group tour and daily departure

It is an excellent combination when you want to have the spiritual experience from different worlds: in the morning, you will have a visit to the Guatavita lagoon , source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place will overwhelm you and confirm you minute by minute that you made the best choice. You will cross the Savannah and arrive in the afternoon at the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, the First Wonder of Colombia with an imposing architecture. In a single day you will enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature and the grandeur of architecture. Is not it a perfect plan? ** It may take longer than usual for road arrangements. ** At the moment Guatavita doesn't have guides in English, you can take the tour in Spanish.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$78.00
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