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Private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Tour from Bogota

Location Bogotá, Colombia
$562.00
This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
Overview
Visit one of South America’s wonders, the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, and see the beautiful Lake Guatavita (Laguna de Guatavita) on this day trip from Bogotá! Explore the magnificent salt mine of Zipaquirá and see the famous cathedral up close. Then, visit Laguna de Guatavita, where the famous ‘el dorado’ legend originated, and see the Indigenous Cemetery and the Tominé Reservoir. If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity, this is the perfect day trip for you!
Tour guide
Language: English
Human tour guide
Duration: 10 hours
Availability depends on seasonality and number of participants. Bookings can not be made for the same day. Please read our TnC’s.

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  • Expert guide in your language of preference
  • Salt Cathedral and natural reserve entry tickets
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Unspecified food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Catedral De Sal De Zipaquira
    This full-day tour will take you to two places of interest located within Bogotá's savannah. Zipaquirá's Salt Cathedral; a majestic cathedral built inside of the largest salt-rock deposit on earth. Here you'll see the how Catholic symbology and contemporary engineering converged in the construction of this gigantic temple. With materials from this former salt mine and using lighting effects, sculptors created innovative interpretations of the Catholic Via Crucis that you will be able to see throughout the cathedral. Here you will learn about the creative process and the symbology behind the sculptures.
  • Zipaquira
    After exiting the cathedral, you will head to Guatavita, passing through the colonial village of Zipaquirá, famous for its various buildings that were declared national monuments.
  • Laguna de Guatavita
    The second stop, Guatavita Lagoon, a mystical and sacred place for the Muiscas, will give you a glimpse of what Paramo ecosystem looks like while you learn about the famous legend of El Dorado, Muisca cosmology and its relation to the lagoon. After a stop for lunch, you will be driven through a countryside road to Guatavita where the sacred lake hides among mountains and mist. Inside this natural reserve, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. Moreover, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that awoke the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters. Finally, after returning to Bogotá, you will be taken to your hotel or to any other point of your convenience.
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • A medium-high amount of walking is involved; you must be of average fitness and able to walk
  • Guatavita Lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday).
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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    Private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Tour from Bogota

    Location Bogotá, Colombia
    $562.00
    This is an experience gift voucher. The recipient will book the experience after they redeem the gift voucher.
    How it works?
    01 You choose from 10 000+ experience gifts
    02 We deliver the eVoucher or the Physical box to the recipient
    03 Recipient books the experience and creates unforgettable memories!

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