Day trip

Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

4.7 / 5

75 reviews

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus

Bogota: Legend of El Dorado and Salt Cathedral Tour

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus
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From US$ 78.82 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

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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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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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Participants

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

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

4.7 /5

based on 75 reviews

Review summary

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

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Carlos Garcia our driver was EXTREMELY patient with us! He was very clear in his instructions about timing, however, it seemed that someone was always late or wandered off but he was always friendly and kind to the late birds. The reason timing was important was due to traffic (Sunday traffic due to the bikers in Ciclovia is slow) and he wanted to ensure we had enough time to spend in the Salt Cathedral.

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May 16, 2022

We had a great day, the highlight for us was the hike to the Laguna del Cacique Guatavita. Beautiful sites, interesting history. Wear comfortable shoes, the walk isn't too bad but with the altitude it can be a bit tiring. We stopped for a late lunch after, the food was great. The salt cathedral is very interesting & worth a visit, it is a little bit theme park like & had a few extra attraction that don't quite fit. Bear in mind that traffic is bad in the evening, we got back around 9pm local time, not a problem for us but something to allow for. Overall highly recommended, Carlos Garcia & Lina were lovely as we're all of the other guides.

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May 11, 2022

Both beautiful places. Essential for your visit to Colombia. The Guatavita natural park is wonderful and the staff there show that they want to teach people their history and customs, very well set up. Regarding the salt cathedral, before to go we ate at a food restaurant in the plain (great food), it was not included in the excursion, but the driver, a magnificent and very kind person, reserved a table for us. The salt cathedral is an architectural marvel, a beauty and they gave us a lot of time to see it. Everything perfect.

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April 5, 2022

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