Nemocón Salt Mine

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From Bogotá: Nemocón Salt Mines Tour and Andrés Carne De Res

1. From Bogotá: Nemocón Salt Mines Tour and Andrés Carne De Res

Start with pickup at your hotel at 2:00 PM and travel to the town of Nemocón to visit its impressive salt mine. Join a local guide who will take you through the tunnels of the salt mine. Enjoy an educational tour to discover the history of the mines and their impressive brine mirrors. Inside the mine, see stalactites and stalagmites, complemented by colorful atmospheric lighting.  After discovering the mine, enjoy a hearty meal and dance to the music at the famous Andrés Carne de Res restaurant in Chía. Arrive at the restaurant around 6:00 PM and marvel at the unique decoration of this popular restaurant. Try Colombian cuisine and choose between different kinds of meat and fish dishes, salads and desserts, in a lively setting. After dinner, be returned to your accommodation in Bogotá.

Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

2. Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

Combine nature with industry on this 7-hour guided excursion from Bogotà to visit Lake Guatavita and the salt mine of Nemocón. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this relaxing small-group tour of up to 11 people. After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your hotel, start the 2-hour drive through the savanna towards Lake Guatavita, a lagoon that is part of a protected natural area. Likely formed by the impact of a crater, the lake is almost perfectly circular. A native park guide will join the group for a 75-minute tour, during which he’ll explain the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the lagoon. During the tour, you’ll also take a half hour walk along a path at the edge of the crater to admire different views of the lagoon.   Next, visit the town of Guatavita to explore its architecture and environment. Enjoy a lunch typical of the region before heading out for Nemocón. On the way there, see the beautiful Tominé reservoir, a 9-kilometer-long body of water. When you arrive at Nemocón, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a salt miner: walk 60 meters below the surface of the Earth into an authentic salt mine and discover the history of the Colombian salt industry.

From Bogotá: Nemocón Mine and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour

3. From Bogotá: Nemocón Mine and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour

Benefit from pickup at your hotel in Bogotá, and then travel to the salt mines of Nemocón 65 kilometers from the city center. Get stunning views of the beautiful landscape before arrival. Then, take a tour of the salt mine tunnels and discover what is felt like to work 60 meters below ground. Learn about the history of salt and how it is extracted as you marvel at the optical effects of the mirrors of brine. See where the movie Los 33 was filmed before lunch in the colonial city of Zipaquirá. Next, visit one of the most artistic achievements of Colombian architecture on a tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, built within the tunnels of a salt mine.

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What people are saying about Nemocón Salt Mine

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 14 reviews

The trip was amazing. We signed up for a group tour and received a private tour with Jhon Fredy, who was an excellent guide, a knowledgeable local, great fun personality. The guide and driver were very friendly and generous. Nemecon salt tour was smaller and more personable than the Zipaquira salt mine tour, and was in a very cute little town. Guatavita was beautiful and the history of the indigenous people is rich. Jhon Fredy was a great translator. We really recommend this intimate and personable tour.

Both the driver and the person who organized the tickets and food are very cute. We loved meeting them, very professional and above all good people. Recommended 100%. Consider that the hours set by the tour (8 hours) do not include the transfer time from the hotel and back as it varies due to traffic.

At this point I would like to mention Cindy Bibiana. She was a great tour guide and provided us with a lot of background information about Bogota and Colombia. Her good English also contributed to the fact that it was an all-round successful, very nice day.

Cindy and Pedro were excellent. They were on time and got us to our destinations safely and as quickly as possible (even with Bogata traffic). The mine and the salt cathedral were breathtaking. Highly recommend this tour if you are in Bogota!

Andrés Carne de Res is one of the best restaurants in South America. Good food and not very expensive. Full fun and dance. And a very particular scenery. Very good tour service.