Nemocón Salt Mine

Day Trips & Excursions in Bogotá

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Private transportation from Bogota to Nemocón Salt Mine with our English-speaking guide including sights to Colonial Village of Nemocón.
The salt mine of Nemocón is the second largest salt mine in Colombia and it’s located just outside of Bogotá. So get the chance of getting to know this amazing engineering masterpiece. It has quickly become one of the most amazing and interesting touristic sights, especially since it has a mining, scientific, historical and cultural background. You will also have the opportunity of walking around the beautiful colonial village.This mine has over 500 years of history within it’s marvelous 1,600 meters of tunnels and chambers. The spectacular brine mirrors and lighting effects will mesmerize you as well. This mine functioned between 1816 and 1968, where about 8 million tons of salt were extracted from it. Then, 38 years after closing, it reopened its doors as a tourist attraction.Upon exiting, we will head to Zipaquirá, a beautiful colonial village about 20 minutes away from Nemocón. We will walk through the main square, where you will learn more about its history. To end this wonderful tour, will have time to taste the delicious baked goods of the region and we will have a stop at the local handicraft market.

What’s included

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel.
  • Expert guide in the language of your preference

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities