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Bogota: Salt Cathedral Small-Group Tour with Entrance Ticket

1. Bogota: Salt Cathedral Small-Group Tour with Entrance Ticket

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.

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Bogotá: Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour with Lunch

2. Bogotá: Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour with Lunch

Head to the countryside from Bogotá on a 10-hour excursion to Zipaquirá. Discover the architectural achievements of architect Roswell Garavito Pearl and learn about history of salt exploitation in Colombia on a tour of the Salt Cathedral. Enjoy a typical Colombian meal at a local restaurant. See Independence Square, lovely colonial houses and the old church before continuing on to Lake Guatavitá. Take a short guided hike, admire the scenic landscape and discover the birthplace of the El Dorado legend. Take in views of the Tomine Reservoir before visiting the colonial town of Guatavitá. On the return trip to Bogotá stop at La Calera viewpoint for panoramic views of the city.

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Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

3. Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

After meeting with your guide in Bogota, commence your trip of approximately 3 hours through beautiful landscapes to Villa de Leyva. Cross the Bogota Savana and make a stop at the Boyacá Bridge before arriving in the town center, where you will challenge time and transport yourself to the colonial past. Discover a lovely space rich in colonial architecture, where the Plaza Mayor stands out, famous for its size and paved floor.  From there you will explore the surroundings of Villa de Leyva and visit places such as the paleontological investigation center, the Sol Muisca, where you will learn about the cultural heritage of the Muisca people and the Terracota house, which is considered to be the largest piece of pottery in the world and called the Flintstones' house by many. Heading back to Bogotá, you will pass through the town of Ráquira. This town offers a picturesque and charming place famous worldwide for its long tradition of work in ceramics. Join your guide and discover the local colonial legacy!

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Salt Cathedral: Official Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

4. Salt Cathedral: Official Skip-the-Line Ticket & Audio Guide

Visit a must-see sight in Colombia on a guided tour of The Salt Cathedral. Discover this incredible monument of faith that has become a unique architectural marvel like no other. When you arrive at the site, begin your visit by picking up your audio guide available in multiple languages. Then head 180 meters underground. Once inside the cathedral, follow the stations that represent the via cruise. Read all of the fascinating information and learn about how each work of art was meant to mean different things. Be amazed by the many small details that went into the development of each piece. As you continue your tour, visit other famous attractions within the mine such as the water mirror, the 3D show, and the virtual reality theater. Also see the gigantic halls, one of which has the biggest carved cross in the world. At the end, feel free to purchase small souvenirs in the shop or enjoy a massage at the spa inside the mines.

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Bogotá: Private Salt Cathedral Tour with Entrance Tickets

5. 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.

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Bogotá: Party Bus to Andres Carne De Res

6. Bogotá: Party Bus to Andres Carne De Res

Experience the best party place in Colombia with other travelers on this party bus trip from Bogotá to Andres Carne De Res. Take advantage of VIP entrance and drinks on board. Andres Carne De Res is one of the most famous restaurants and party places in South America. Travel by party bus with a professional driver, two professional guides, music, and party energy. Enjoy cuba libre (rum and coke) for 50 minutes during the 1-hour drive to Andres Carne Des Res in Chia. Upon arrival, avoid waiting in the ticket line with VIP entrance. Party all night in the authentic Colombian party atmosphere. At the end of the night, take the bus back to Bogotá.

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Bogotá: Private Zipaquirá and Salt Cathedral Tour

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Bogotá

A pleasant day trip to the nearby state of Boyaca with short stops to see the Statue of Liberty dedicated to Bolivar, Rakira and Villa del Leyve. Recommended if you got a free day and want to escape the chaos of Bogota. The visit to the terracota house near Villa del Leyve is worth the trip just by itself.

Amazing experience, tour guide was well-versed in the subjects, timing was perfect and the locations were breath-taking. Much happier than expected!

The salt cathedral is very imposing, the transport was good and uncomplicated, the driver even dropped us off in La Candelaria at the end.

Un recorrido fascinante que haces a tu propio ritmo guiado mediante un sistema de audio que narra cada una de las estaciones.

Very cost-efficient way! The driver picked us on time, and there was an audio in the Cathedral.