1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá
  4. Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Bogota: Salt Cathedral Small-Group Tour with Entrance Ticket

Product ID: 72840
Take the day to explore the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, voted Colombia's number 1 attraction. Enjoy round-trip transportation in a luxury coach. Explore the Roman Catholic church built within the tunnels of a mine.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Driver
Spanish
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

You will be picked up from your accommodation within Bogotá. You will receive an e-mail with an approximate pick up time. Please be on time as there is a maximum wait time of 10 minutes.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Venture 180 m under the earth to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral
  • Experience a small-group tour with round-trip transportation
  • Learn about the process of salt formation and mining
  • Witness a magical light show to end your trip
Full description
Travel for 2 hours north of Bogotá to the city of Zipaquirá, where you will visit the renowned Salt Cathedral. Known as a must-visit in Colombia, it is a monument of faith that has become an architectural piece like no other. 

Explore the Roman Catholic church built in the ancient hollows of a salt mine, 180 meters below ground. Marvel at the cathedral’s architecture built within the mine’s remaining caverns and tunnels. 

You will have 2 hours inside the Cathedral to visit all the sights as the audio guide explains about the process of salt formation, the architecture, and the mining process within every detail. Inside the mine, there are different pieces of stonework and sculpture that, due to their size and illumination, make this spectacular wonder an engineering jewel, famous around the world. You may also visit the light show at the very end of the tunnels before returning to Bogotá.
Includes
  • Salt Cathedral entrance fees
  • Audio guide in Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese
  • Free time in Zipaquirá
  • Round-trip transportation from Bogota
  • Skip-the-line entry
  • 24-hour customer support
  • Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off, unless option selected
  • Professional guide (available for booking at Salt Cathedral)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• It is recommended to bring your own wired headphones for the audioguide
• The date of birth, name on passport, passport number, expiry, and country is required at the time of booking for all participants
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From £42.09 £29.46 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 106 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our driver was the BEST, unfortunately I do not remember his name, but he taught us A LOT about the everyday life in Colombia and its history. Our guide however, I didn’t even notice he was riding in our same car. I think I heard his voice like 4 times total.

4 March 2020

Expect the unexpected, its a great experience. Try to get a tour guide inside the mine. Probably 2.5 hour isn’t enough time to admire the whole beauty of the Salt Mine, so I recommend spend more that 3 hours Also I highly recommend having lunch at one of Zipaquira best Asados de Carne restaurant, La Tejedora And you can`t missed the visit to Museo Del Bachillerato on downtown Zipaquira, where the famous writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez spend part of his life attending to High School.

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21 February 2020

We enjoyed the tour and our guide Alex was thoughtful and interesting. The guide met us on time at Park 93. The bus was very comfortable and the driver was very good. We started the tour by going to the cathedral in Zipaquirá. The guide brought us there first so we could see the cathedral while it was open. Then we went to the salt mine where we started a self guided tour. Our guide explained to us about the things to do in the mine which included seeing the stations of the Cross, the cathedral, a movie about the history of the salt mine, a light show, an emerald mine simulation and a Virtual reality show, all of which were included. It was a lot of fun and had plenty of time to do it all. The guide met us at the end of the tour, and asked who was interested in lunch. He took us to a very good restaurant where we got a drink and a very generous portion of choices of meals for 35k each. We then toured the city of Zipaquirá with our guide and he gave us some free time to wander.

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21 January 2020

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Bogota City Bus

Product ID: 72840