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Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

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Activity provider: Neva Travels S.A.S
Private tour

Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

Activity provider: Neva Travels S.A.S

From US$ 84.19 per person

Take a private and comfortable day trip to explore the Zipaquirá village and its popular Salt Cathedral. Voted Colombia's number 1 attraction, this Roman Catholic church is the only underground temple in the world and was built in the tunnels of a mine.

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Duration 6 - 11 hours
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Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Optional audio guide
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pickup is possible at any accommodation in Bogotá.
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  • Relax with hassle-free private transportation to this must-see Colombian sight
  • Visit the virtual reality theater and watch a 3D movie
  • Learn about the process of salt formation and mining
  • Venture 180 meters (590 feet) under the earth to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Upgrade to include a salt workshop and carve your own souvenir piece of salt
Full description
Begin your day with convenient hotel pickup to comfortably start your journey toward the town of Zipaquirá. This will be a somewhat long drive of about 2 hours, so feel free to take a nap, watch the Bogotá savanna through the window, or make small talk to your driver about anything in Colombia. Upon arrival, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá will be the first stop. Skip the ticket lines and go directly to the entrance to pick up an audio guide. Then, begin discovering an incredible monument of faith that’s a unique architectural marvel. When booking, you can choose a personal live guide instead of an audio guide, if you prefer.  Once inside, you’ll be guided through the stations that represent the Via Crucis (Stations of the Cross). Understand the details in each corner of the works of art, and visit famous sights inside the halls such as the water mirrors, the virtual reality theater with its 3D movie, the dome, and a balcony where you can observe the world's largest underground cross. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Miner's Route and take part in a salt workshop if you select the option. The route is a 45-minute tour where you become a salt miner for a day, whereas the workshop consists of an explanation about salt mining and carving. To top off your experience, carve your own piece of salt to take home as a souvenir. After your visit, your driver will be waiting outside to take you back to Zipaquirá village. Here, enjoy some time to take a look around and have lunch in one of the local restaurants. From there, you will be taken back to Bogotá and dropped off at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Bogotá
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance tickets to the cathedral
  • Assistance card
  • Snack
  • Audio guide (if option selected)
  • Private live guide (if option selected)
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • Miner's Route (if option selected)
  • Salt workshop (if option selected)
  • Spa massage inside the cathedral

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • The passport numbers of all participants are required for insurance purposes
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4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

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Erg relaxt.

March 14, 2023


Alles sehr gut organisiert, unser Guide Angel war sehr freundlich und ist sehr gut und sicher gefahren. :)

March 9, 2023


Muito boa experiência e o Guia Rodolfo super atencioso!

February 18, 2023


Product ID: 384848