Private tour

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Activity provider: PANAMERICANA DE VIAJES

Bogotá: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

Activity provider: PANAMERICANA DE VIAJES

From US$ 71.82 per person

A guided tour through La Sabana de Bogotá to the town of Zipaquirá, also known as the "City of our Father" in the language of the Chibcha. Throughout your tour, you will learn from your guide about what life was like in pre-Columbian times.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
A staff member from the company will meet you at the hotel
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about what life was like in pre-Columbian times
  • Visit the Salt Cathedral
  • Visit the "Capilla de los Mineros"
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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April 26, 2022

April 15, 2022

I loved the tour and the guide very friendly and explains everything very well, I recommend it!

February 19, 2022

Product ID: 240207