Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá

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Half-Day Trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral from Bogotá information and booking

from
$67
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Bogotá hotels
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
8am2pmPlease note: Later departure are also available, depending on the time of year and current availability. If you’re interested in booking this tour for a later time, simply contact our local operator once your booking is confirmed and they’ll do everything possible to accommodate you.
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Tour description provided by Viator

Take a trip to Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this half-day tour from Bogotá! Explore this unique Colombian salt mine with your expert guide and learn about the history of salt cathedrals. This cultural tour is perfect for the whole family!

Discover the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this tour from Bogotá! After pickup from your hotel, head north to the town of Zipaquirá. Once here, venture into a salt mine located more than 656 feet (200 meters) below the surface and admire this impressive piece of Colombian architecture.

Head into the mountains of Zipaquirá to visit two underground cathedrals carved out of salt. Learn from your expert guide how the salt cathedrals wwere originally built in the salt mine. The 246-foot long (75-meter) Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral first opened in 1954, and was then closed for safety reasons. But in 1991, the structure was rebuilt and 250,000 tons of salt was removed for the re-opening. Explore the dimly lit tunnels of the mine as your guided around the cathedral. Visit the cathedral’s three main sections: the Stations of the Cross, the dome and the three naves. After exploring the salt cathedral, you'll get a chance to walk around the town of Zipaquirá before heading back to your Bogotá hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional english- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)