Salt Cathedral and Lagoon of Guatavita Tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Zipaquirá

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Get to know the first wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and the birthplace of the Legend of "El Dorado, the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavitá" in this full day tour from Bogotá. Explore the beauty of this unique Cathedral with a bilingual audioguide inside the cathedral, enjoy a two-hour nature walk to the Guatavitá lagoon, where the local guide explains the legend of El Dorado. visit of the town of Guatavitá and observation of the reservoir of Tominé.in the middle of the tour tasting a typical lunch of the region with meat to the llanera or vegetarian. After we return to the city of Bogota to its place of accommodation.
Enjoy a day away from the bustle of Bogotá exploring the first wonder of Colombia and the history of the legend of "El Dorado".From your accommodation, it is an hour's drive from Zipaquira, home to the legendary salt cathedral.When you arrive in Zipaquirá, your underground adventure begins. Discover the architectonic achievements of the Bogota architect Roswell Garavito Pearl and learn about the history of salt exploitation in Colombia in the guided tour in English or Spanish with an expert guide within the cathedral and explain it through the Salt Cathedral Zipaquirá's meaning ..Back in the light, enjoy a typical Colombian meal in one of the best restaurants in Zipaquirá. Enjoy a traditionally prepared meat dish or choose the vegetarian option.After lunch, you will discover Plaza de la Independencia and the main square of Zipaquirá with its beautiful colonial houses and its old church and take some panoramic pictures of the city. After this brief tour, you will continue to Lake Guatavita.In a short walk of approximately an hour and a half guided in English or Spanish by a local guide of the reserve, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and discover the birthplace of the legend of El Dorado, learning about the meaning of the lagoon for the Muisca Indians and his story.After visiting the lagoon, you will head to the white colonial city of Guatavitá.our tour through the savannah of Bogota ends returning to its place of accommodation in the Capital of Bogota

What’s included

  • Lunch
  • Audioguide in the Salt Cathedral
  • English guide on ride (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • A la carte lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide