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Salt Cathedral—First Wonder in Colombia & Zipaquira Town

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8 Hours
Availability : Every Day
Tour Details

Did you know that there are only two Salt Cathedrals in the world? This one is a globally-recognized attraction and the First Wonder in Colombia—known as the Jewel of Modern Architecture. Come and find out why!

✓ 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

8:30 a.m.

Price Includes

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

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • In-Person Tour Guide(Basic Option)
  • Lunch(Basic Option)
  • Gratuities(Optional)


  • Bring comfortable clothing & Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen use
What to Expect

A guided tour to the famous Salt Cathedral is the easiest way to visit this globally-recognized attraction from Bogota.

✓ Enjoy a hassle-free experience to this famous landmark. It includes all transportation, so you don’t need to plan a thing, plus a guide takes you on a thorough tour of the cathedral that lets you in on its fascinating history. Or listen as the audio guide allows you insights into the captivating carving of the tunnels, marble, and salt sculptures.

Afterward, take a guided sightseeing tour around the town of Zipaquira and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Bogota.

  • All transportation and entrance fees are included... so you don't need to plan a thing
  • Gain insight into the Salt Cathedral that you might miss on your own
  • Hear in-depth commentary about Colombian history
  • Take in the stunning Andean countryside
  • Located just about 42 km from Bogota
Times are subject to local traffic conditions and hotel location

8:30Hotel Pickup, Meeting & Introduction

We’ll meet at 8:30 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 Salt Cathedral, (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 3 hours outside the cathedral.

10:30Salt 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.


Once you have finished the tour in the Salt Cathedral, 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)

14:00Sightseeing in Zipaquira Town

Stroll through colonial streets and gaze at the antique architecture. Hear curious facts about the history of the town, the salt processing in the area, and its indigenous history—where its name comes from. Learn about the Spaniard colony and its impact on the current local culture before heading back to Bogota. (Premium option)

14:30Return to Bogota

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)

16:30Hotel 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 Option

Price based on two people
$70/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Audio Guide
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

Premium Option

Price based on two people
$112/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • In-person Guide
  • Lunch
  • Walking tour in Zipaquira
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

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