Round-trip Independent Rail Tour to Zipaquirá from Bogotá on Scenic Steam Train

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Round-trip Independent Rail Tour to Zipaquirá from Bogotá on Scenic Steam Train information and booking

9 hours
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Tour departs from most Bogotá hotels
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Take a trip on the Bogota steam train! This fun-filled day trip allows you to admire the beautiful landscape of the Bogota savannah as you travel stress-free by train to the town of Zipaquirá, famous for its salt cathedral built in one of the salt mines, and the town of Cajicá, a typical Colombian town. The train journey (six hours in total) is filled with spectacular scenes of the Colombian countryside that you’ll enjoy while you relax and look out the window. You’ll have a little free time in each town to explore on your own.

Travel north of Bogotá by steam train on this round-trip rail journey! This unique experience is perfect for the whole family. After pickup from your hotel, head to La Sabana station to board the historic train. Depart the Bogota station for the first stretch of the train ride. During the 3-hour ride, listen to music from a Colombian band while munching on delicious food from the onboard snack bar (own expense), and enjoy picturesque views out the window of the gorgeous landscapes that make up the Bogota savannah.When you arrive in the town of Zipaquirá, you’ll have one hour of free time to explore on your own. Zipaquira’s most famous attraction is the Salt Cathedral (entrance at own expense). This impressive church, built within the tunnels of a salt mine, originally opened in 1954 and was rebuilt in 1991, when 250,000 tons of salt were removed. This stunning structure is truly a must-see sight in Zipaquirá. After your hour in Zipaquirá, re-board the steam train for the ride to the town of Cajicá, where you’ll have two hours of free time. Browse the local shops and stop for a delicious Colombian lunch (own expense).When your free time in Cajicá is up, board the train one last time for the journey back to Bogota.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Train ticket

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Entrance fee to salt cathedral (approx. usd $8)
  • Transportation between the salt cathedral and zipaquirá train station