Day trip

Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus
Day trip

Bogota: Guatavita and Salt Cathedral Daily Group Tour

Activity provider: Bogota City Bus

From US$ 73.10 per person

Visit Bogota's famous spots in one day on a tour to Guatavita Lagoon and the Salt Cathedral. See the inspiration for the legend of El Dorado and be in awe of the first wonder of Colombia.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Optional audio guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Small group available


  • Vsit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was the main inspiration for the El Dorado legend
  • Gain entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Visit the town of Zipaquirá
Full description

After gathering at either of the meeting points or being collected from your accommodation, your combination experience in Bogota will begin. First visit the Guatavita Lagoon, which was a source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place is sure to overwhelm you, and after some time there cross the savannah.

In the afternoon, reach the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, which was the First Wonder of Colombia due to its imposing architecture. In a single day, enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature, and the grandeur of the architecture. At the end of your experience, you will be returned back to your point of origin.

  • Salt Cathedral and Guatavita entrance fees
  • Fast-track entrance to the Salt Cathedral
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, and Portuguese during the tour
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese at the Salt Cathedral
  • Round-trip transportation from Bogota
  • Insurance
  • Food and drinks (lunch or snacks)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected
  • Professional guide
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with vertigo

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Snacks
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Transfers may take a little longer than usual due to highway maintenance works
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 190 reviews

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Salt Cathedral amazing. Totally recommend it. Guativita ok for quick stop but it's not really that special (historical significance also covered at thegold musuem in city), and 2hrs to walk the track WAY too long, especially given that there are reasonable interpretation signs along the track. And obviously means lots of extra driving time. The lunch stop was great.

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February 24, 2023

For the guatavita lagoon there is a park guide who speaks only spanish. For the salt cathedral for non-Spanish speakers there is only the audio guide. The group leader is therefore not very useful if, as in our case, he does not provide some information at least during the journeys

January 8, 2023

It is a very good plan for those who speak Spanish, unfortunately for Anglo-Saxons and other visitors who do not speak Spanish it is a bit difficult, what a pity that the capital does not have bilingual guides in its main tourist attractions, neither in Guatavita nor in the Cathedral de Sal. At least they can do the tour to their liking without waiting for the entire group that listens to the explanations exclusively in Spanish.

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November 15, 2022

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