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  1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá

From Bogotá: Classic Steam Train Ride to Zipaquirá

Product ID: 73855
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Experience train travel as in days gone aboard an antique steam train from Bogotá to the salt mines of Zipaquirá. Get some free time to explore the amazing underground Salt Cathedral and more.
About this activity
Duration 9 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Bogotá.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel through the savannah surrounding Bogotá aboard a classic steam train
  • Marvel at the underground Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Visit the traditional town of Cajicá
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Bogotá, and then board a classic steam train at an old railway station that only operates at the weekend. Journey to the colonial town of Zipaquirá, famous for its salt mines and underground Salt Cathedral.

Relax aboard the 19th-century train as it makes its way slowly through the flatlands of the savannah. Upon arrival, take the free shuttle to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá to marvel at a feat of modern engineering. Enter an old salt mine adapted to function as a place of worship and marvel at how artists and sculptors have created unique interpretations of Catholic symbols from the salt.

Take the shuttle back to the train station to board a train to the town of Cajicá, where you will get 2 hours to explore and enjoy lunch at your own expense. Return to Bogotá aboard the classic steam train in the afternoon and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off if you buy the add on
  • Train tickets
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs
  • Guide
  • Transportation if the add on is not included

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
Know before you go
• The shuttle to take you back to Zipaquirá train station will only wait for 1.5 hours
• This tour is ideal for families with children
• The train usually runs with a modern engine on Saturdays
• A bilingual guide is available on request on booking, subject to a surcharge
• This activity is only available at weekends
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