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Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

1. Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

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.

Bogota: 1-Way Private Transfer from/to El Dorado Airport

2. Bogota: 1-Way Private Transfer from/to El Dorado Airport

Skip the hassle of looking for taxis upon your arrival at the airport. Benefit from a safe and hassle-free transfer service from El Dorado International Airport to your accommodation, or vice versa. A friendly and professional driver will wait for you at the arrival hall holding a sign with your name on it. Relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle and get accustomed to the altitude difference. Enjoy door-to-door service from the airport to the hotel, or vice versa. During your ride, a knowledgeable driver will be happy to give you recommendations and tips to make your stay in Bogota as pleasant as possible.

Bogotá: Private Zipaquirá and Salt Cathedral Tour

3. Bogotá: Private Zipaquirá and Salt Cathedral Tour

Private Zipaquirá and Salt Cathedral Tour Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Bogotá at 09:00 AM or a time to suit you, and then journey to the colonial town of Zipaquirá, famous for its Salt Cathedral. Relax on the 60 to 90-minute trip to the cathedral, where on arrival you will be accompanied to the entrance of the mine for a 2-hour guided tour in English or Spanish.  Located inside the depths of the world's biggest salt rock reserve, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral was adapted from an old salt mine to function as a place of worship. Marvel at the icons, ornaments and architectural details hand-carved in the halite rock. Surface the mine to enjoy a typical Colombian lunch in one of Zipaquirá's best restaurants. Choose from fish or vegetarian options, or savor different plates of meat prepared in the traditional way on fire. Then, explore the main sights of the town, including Independence Square and the colonial center. Admire one of the oldest churches in Colombia. Drive back to Bogotá for drop-off at your accommodation, or book one of the following options to continue exploring. Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavitá Tour with Lunch After visiting the Salt Cathedral and enjoying a typical Colombian meal, go to the colonial town of Guatavitá. Take a short guided hike, admire the scenic landscape and discover the birthplace of the El Dorado legend. On the return trip to Bogotá stop at La Calera viewpoint for panoramic views of the city. Salt Cathedral and Nemocón Mine Tour with Lunch Once you have visited the Salt Cathedral and enjoyed a traditional Colombian lunch, discover the salt mine tunnels of Nemocón. Experience what it felt like to work 60 meters below ground. Be dropped off back in Bogotá at the end of the tour. Salt Cathedral & Villa de Levya Tour without Lunch Go from the Salt Cathedral to Villa de Leyva, famous for its cobblestone square Plaza Mayor, which at 150,695 square feet is the largest in Colombia. Learn about the history of this charming town before returning to your accommodation in Bogotá.

Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

4. Bogotá: City Tour with Monserrate Hill

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel to take you on a tour around the historic center of the city. From here your first stop will be to Plaza de Bolivar, where you will walk along the streets and take a close look at the most important buildings of the city. You will explore buildings such as the National Capitol, which is the center of the country's legislative life; Casa de los Comuneros; Casa de Nariño, which is the Presidential house; and the Santa Clara Church Museum. The tour also includes a visit to the Gold Museum, which exhibits about 34,000 pieces of metalwork from various Hispanic cultures. The tour will then continue to the iconic symbol of Bogota, the Monserrate Hill, which rises up to 3,152 meters above sea level. Once having ascended to the top of the hill, you will visit the sanctuary where you will find the statue of the Lord of Miracles. This peak will provide you with the best platform to enjoy the views of Bogota.

Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

5. Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

Travel with a friendly and knowledge driver on an excursion from Bogotá to the colonial village of Villa de Leyva. Before you arrive at the village, you'll have the option of visiting two nearby sights – choosing from Lagunas Azules, Casa de Barro, El Fossil, and El Infiernito. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to the Plaza Mayor in Villa de Leyva, and the driver will wait while you enjoy lunch and spend some time exploring the village on your own. Then you’re free to decide which additional sights you would like to visit. Late in the afternoon you’ll head back to Bogotá, where you’ll be dropped off.

Bogotá Airport: Private Arrival or Departure Transfer

6. Bogotá Airport: Private Arrival or Departure Transfer

Start or end your time in Bogotá stress-free with a reliable private transfer service between your accommodation and the airport. For arrival transfers, collect your luggage and make your way to the arrivals hall, where you'll be welcomed by your driver with a sign bearing your name. Benefit from a baggage allowance of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag per passenger and relax in air-conditioned comfort as your driver takes you to your accommodation. Listen to music or ask your driver about things to do during your stay in the city. Also available for departure transfers, with pickup directly from your hotel, the local ground transportation provider has a range of vehicles to suit all needs.

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

7. Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel at your choice of either in the morning or the afternoon. From here you will be taken on a tour through La Sabana de Bogota to the town of Zipaquira, whose name means "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the "salt cakes" were the only currency for trading. Throughout time, technology improved and the "Muiscas" began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside you will discover a chapel titled “capilla de los mineros”, which was built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá”. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return safely back to Bogotá.

From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

8. From Bogotá: Chingaza National Park Eco Tour

The tour begins at 7:00 AM in the reception of your hotel or accommodation. Then, go to Calera town and taste the sweet water of panela with an arepa de maiz. Then head to Chingaza National Park, located in the Eastern Cordillera of the Colombian Andes, northeast of Bogotá. At the entrance of the natural reserve, you will pick up your local guide.  The guide will take you through the trails and paths of this paradise. The tour lasts between 3 and 6 hours, depending on your resistance. You will see the lagoon of Buitrago or the lagoon of Siecha. If you are lucky, you may see spectacled bears and deer. The tour will end with an incredible view of the mountain before returning to the city of Bogotá.

Bogota: 3-Hour Andres Carne de Res Experience with Transfer

9. Bogota: 3-Hour Andres Carne de Res Experience with Transfer

The Restaurant Andrés Carne de Res opened its doors for the first time on June 19 in 1982 in a small ranch, with only 6 tables. Around one hour away from Bogotá, today it is known as one of the largest restaurants in Latin America. Enjoy an interesting visit to one of the most iconic restaurants in Colombia to taste the best roast beef, the best music to dance to, and the most pleasant atmosphere you can find, backed by the detailed and personal attention you will receive from your guide and servers. The service to Andrés Carne de Res includes transfers to the restaurant and back to the hostel, and a chauffeur who will wait for you as you dine.

Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

10. Bogotá: Paloquemao Market Private Tour with Tastings

The experience begins with pickup from your Bogotá accommodation and heads to the vibrant Paloquemao Market. Upon arrival, soak up the unique sights and scents of this bustling community hub and mingle with the locals going about their day. Wander between the colorful market stalls and learn about regional produce from your expert guide. As you explore, enjoy an exotic fruit tasting session, with over 15 varieties to choose from. You’ll also sample a selection of juices made from the fruits you're unable to find at the market. Finally, taste at least five traditional snacks and delicacies, and get a sense of authentic Columbian cuisine. By the end of the experience, you’ll have a better understanding and appreciation for Colombian cooking, cuisine, produce, and culture.

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That was one of the best tours we ever had in our lives! Andres is an extremely knowledgeable guide who not only provided all information about the Salt Cathedral, but also told us many very interesting things about the history, culture and economy of Colombia. We enjoyed every single minute of this tour and strongly recommend to everybody who is considering to visit Bogota

We did a private tour with Andres. He is a very knowledgeable guide, well spoken and helpful. The logistics coordination was easy with Andres getting in touch via WhatsApp to confirm pickup time and location. He also went out of his way to help us figure out our NYE plans. Great experience!

This game is too much fun to miss out on and it only becomes more fun after several beers and explosions. Great way to experience Colombia’s quirky side.

A great tour with a knowledgeable guide. I really enjoyed getting a broad introduction to the city

Great trip. Splendid place to visit. Driver was excellent. Very polite and helpful!