Guatavita Lagoon and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

In this full day experience you will visit the main attractions closest to Bogota: The Guatavita Lagoon, where the legend of El Dorado emerged and The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, a church built inside a salt mine.

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Guatavita - Zipaquirá


10 hours

On this tour we visit the Guatavita Lagoon and the Salt Cathedral:

The Guatavita Lagoon has a natural origin and is located in the northern part of Bogota. Here you will take a nature walk around the crater that contains the lagoon. You will learn that this was a sacred place for the indigenous people of the region, we will tell you about their customs and the ceremonies they celebrated there and their connection with the legend of El Dorado.

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is a church built inside a salt mine. On this day you will visit this architectural monument of Colombia, hear the story of how it was built and enjoy its latest addition which is the mapping show that takes place in the main nave. You will make a short visit of the municipality of Zipaquirá, visiting its main square and listening to local stories that range from the independence to the world competitions of cycling

Difficulty level: 2 out of 5
Suggested Start Time: 8:00 am

This tour includes the guide, entrance tickets to Guatavita and Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, a snack and transportation.

Cancellation policy:
Up to two days before: 100% refund
Up to one day before: 70% refund
Same day cancellations are non-refundable.

  • Guatavita Lagoon
  • Lunch break
  • Visit of the Municipality of Zipaquirá
  • Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

This is a mostly walking tour so it is recommended to bring comfortable clothes and footwear. The area around Bogota has variable weather and can change quickly from sunny to rainy. It is therefore advisable to use sunscreen and bring rain gear or an umbrella.

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300 USD

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