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Full-Day Trip to Salt Cathedral & Guatavita Lagoon and Colonial Town

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12 Hours
Availability : Tuesday to Sunday
Tour Details

Discover the two most popular tourist attractions around Bogota on this full-day tour: the Salt Cathedral—First Wonder in Colombia, which is known as the Jewel of Modern Architecture. And the Guatavita Lake, where the El Dorado Legend was born. It is the most enduring legend in South America related to gold, indigenous history, and the astonishing Andean mountain range. 

✓ Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly-designed to meet your interests and needs.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel/Hostel/AIRB&B  or the El Dorado International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 a.m.

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-offAir Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional Custom GuideMay Be Operated By A Multi-Lingual Guide (Premium Option)
  • Audio Guide(Basic Option)
  • Professional Guide at Guatavita ParkMay Be Operated By A Multi-Lingual Guide (Basic Option)
  • Entrance Fees
  • LunchVegetarian Option Available (Premium Option)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Bottled Water & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Hooded Raincoat(If Needed)

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Custom Tour Guide(Premium Option)
  • Lunch(Premium Option)
  • Gratuities(Optional)


  • Bring comfortable clothing & Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen use
  • Bring a jacketHigh altitude (9,842 ft)
What to Expect

A guided tour to the famous Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lake is the easiest way to visit the two must-see tourist destinations around Bogota. 

Enjoy a hassle-free experience on a full-day tour with a savvy guide that lets you in on the fascinating history of the pre-Colombian times. Stroll through the jewel of modern architecture. 

Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Andean Savannah and mountain range. Enjoy the colonial architecture and local gastronomy.

  • Roundtrip transport and entrance fees are included... so you don't need to plan a thing
  • Hear in-depth commentary about Pre-Colombian history
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Andean mountain range
  • The Salt Cathedral is located just about 42 km from Bogota
  • The Guatavita Lake is located at 57 km from Bogota
  • Leave with a deeper understanding of Colombian culture
Times are subject to local traffic conditions and hotel location

8:00Hotel Pickup, Meeting & Introduction

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 Guativa Natural Park (basic option), your driver will provide you with the tickets, and some instructions so you can meet later. He/she will be waiting for about 2 hours.

10:00Sightseeing in Guatavita Colonial Town

Stroll through cobbled streets and gaze at the captivating colonial architecture of the town, whose construction is all about the El Dorado legend. (Premium option)

11:30Guatavita Lake Natural Park

Start your hike at the Chuzua—Indigenous ceremonial house. Hike through the Andean woods up to the lake at the top of the mountain. Hear in-depth commentary on the biodiversity and the Indigenous culture as your guide lets you in on its enthralling history. Upon reaching the top, take in the views and scenery of the lake from there (10,170 ft high), while enjoying its magical colors—a result of sedimentation on ancient rocks, that seem to be alive.

15:00Lunch at Zipaquira Town

After the hike at Guatavita Park, head over to Zipaquira town to enjoy the local gastronomy at a typical restaurant.

16:15 Salt Cathedral

Stroll through over 2 km of tunnels of a former salt mine as your guide/audio-guide allows you insights into the carving of the 14 chapels connected by an illuminated labyrinth. Its lighting creates a ravishing experience that is almost magical—even for non-religious people. Hear in-depth commentary on the Cathedral’s enthralling architecture, history, and cultural value. Gaze at the exceptional design of the marble sculptures carved by an Italian artist.

Finally, enjoy the captivating reflecting effect produced by the Water Mirrors and the Lighting Show.

18:30Return to Bogota

On the way back to Bogota, listen to your guide as he/she shares fun facts about the current Colombian culture while enjoying the Andean savannah. (Premium option)

20:00Hotel Drop-off

Finally, we will leave you in the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon hours—or the El Dorado international airport.

Choose the Option that suits You Best!
Discounts four Groups

Basic Private Option

Price based on two people
$99/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Audio Guide
  • Professional Guide at the Natural Park
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

Basic Shared Option

Price based on two people
$10/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Audio Guide
  • Professional Guide at the Natural Park
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

Premium Shared Option

Price based on two people
$49/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Custom Tour Guide
  • Lunch
  • Guided Walking tour in Guatavita
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

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