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  • From Bogotá: Nemocón Mine and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour

    1. 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.

    The tour was extremely nice and interesting. I am very satisfied that I decided exactly on that trip. Sergio - my guide, was very helpful and told me all stories around places I saw, Colombia itself, culture and history. He spoke English very well. He even know couple words in Polish what makes me feel very comfortable Tour was arranged perfectly. I was collected from the hotel, plan of sightseeing was presented to me by Sergio at the beginning, we visited all places, ate lunch in traditional Colombian restaurant and were able to do some shopping It was a really great choice and recommend that option to everyone who wants to see the real heritage of Colombia! Pozdrawiam!

  • 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 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.

  • Bogotá: Nemocón Salt Mine Full-Day Group Tour

    3. Bogotá: Nemocón Salt Mine Full-Day Group Tour

    Begin the day with hotel pickup from Bogotá. Set off toward Nemocón, the first salt mine exploited in Columbia. Drive for about two hours and then the real fun begins. Upon arrival, meet your guide and follow them 200 feet underground, where you'll feel like a real miner in a place where approximately eight million tons of salt was extracted between 1816 and 1968. Learn everything related to the world of salt and salt mining as you explore incredible attractions with multi-sensory effects, such as the Mirror of the Brine, the Salt Waterfall, and the famous salt heart of Columbia. See where the movie "The 33" was filmed, which depicts the well-known mining tragedy in Chile; in 2010, 33 people were trapped in a mine under more than 2,000 feet of rock for 69 days. Visit the set where stars like Antonio Banderas and Maria Casas worked, and see real letters that were sent to the trapped m...

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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.

Excellent guide (Aura) and an amazing tour. Totally recommended.