Walk-through the bowels of the earth and enjoy the experience of being a salt miner for a day in the first Salt Mine ever exploited in Colombia, located in Nemocon town—about 55 km from Bogota. Take in the scenery of the Bogotanian countryside.
✓ Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly-designed to meet your interests and needs.
Enjoy a thoroughly designed-all-included tour to the Salt Mine of Nemocon—an outstanding subterranean tourist attraction 500 years-old—with a savvy guide that lets you in on its enthralling history. Gaze at the captivating carving of the caves and lots of fascinating attractions within the mine, such as the world’s biggest underground brine mirror, a natural history museum with dinosaur fossils, 28 saturation tanks, an 80-year-old salt waterfall, the wishing well, dedicated chambers, a geology room and many more!
We’ll meet at 8:00 a.m. at your hotel. Listen as your guide allows you insights into the city (premium option), and the local culture while enjoying the urban landscape, and the scenery of the Andean Savannah outside Bogota.
Upon reaching the Nemocon Salt Mine (basic option), your driver will provide you with the tickets, audio guides, and some instructions so you can meet later. He/she will be waiting around 2 hours outside the mine.
3-Meter High German-like eucalyptus gates (from 1817) will welcome you to the hosting chamber—98 feet high. Then, discover stalagmites and stalactites hanging from the cave’s walls. Stroll through carefully illuminated tunnels whose ceiling reflection on water mirrors causes the visual effect and feeling of being on the edge of an abyss. There are 28 of these saturation tanks.
Get to the heart of the mine, literally. It’s a lighted 1.6-ton carved crystalline halite salt crystal—the biggest in South America. Visit the natural history museum, where you will find fossils of the mastodon, megatherium, plesiosaurs, and ammonites. Stroll through the dedicated chambers deep inside the mine, as you hear in-depth commentary on Indigenous history.
Hear in-depth commentary on the Indigenous history of the town (premium option). By the way, the first battle ever between the Spaniard conquerors and the Indigenous warriors (Güechas) took place in Nemocon.
Once you have finished the tour in the salt mine, your driver will take you back to Zipaquira to enjoy the local gastronomy at a typical restaurant.
Hear fun facts about Colombian cuisine before heading back to Bogota. (Premium option)
On the way back to Bogota, listen as your guide shares fun facts about Colombian history while enjoying the sunset and the Andean Savannah. (Premium option)
Finally, we will leave you in the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon hours—or the El Dorado international airport.
Bogota – Guatavita
Enter Directly With Voucher
Min People: 2
Min Age: 3+