Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral And Guatavita Lagoon, Private Tour From Bogotá

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Highlights of Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral And Guatavita Lagoon, Private Tour From Bogotá

Just 2 hours from Bogotá, there are two of the most recognized and authentic surrounding towns: Zipaquirá and Guatavita. 

In this two-in-one journey, you will first explore the treasures of the awesome underground salt cathedral of Zipaquirá,  Through a guided tour you will tour one of the most valuable architectural and artistic achievements in the area. 

Then you will contemplate the stunning views of the Guatavita Lagoon, which between vegetation and mystical rituals keeps one of the greatest treasures of Colombia: The legend of El Dorado. 

Towns, wilderness and indigenous heritage meet in this unmissable 10-hour guided adventure. You can choose the option with lunch included.

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Central hotels in Bogotá - From 07:00 to 10:00 a.m. (You choose the pick-up time).
Central hotels in Bogotá - Ends 10 hours after pickup time.
10 Hours
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
All year round
* Professional bilingual ESP/ING guide
* Pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels in the city
* Entrance and guided tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
* Entrance and guided tour of the Guatavita Lagoon
* Lunch (if you selected the option)
* All risk insurance
* Breakfast
* Extras not mentioned
* Comfortable shoes and clothing
* Water
* Sunscreen
* Glasses and Cap
*Operate on rainy days, please dress appropriately
*Guatavita lagoon closes on Mondays
* Both towns (Zipaquira and Guatavita) are warm, but in the salt mine and the lagoon the temperatures can drop considerably, we recommend bringing a jacket.


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The excursion begins when the guide picks you up at your accommodation within Bogota. As it is a full-day activity, the start time must be in the morning, between 07 and 10 AM, you choose the time that is most comfortable for you in that period.

We will leave Bogotá heading north, you will enjoy a comfortable and safe trip in our private transportation. After approximately an hour of travel, we will arrive at thefirst stop: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. 

With more than 60 years of history, the underground cathedral was built inside the salt mines of Zipaquirá to honor the devotion of the workers and miners who implored protection before their work day. The cathedral is completely carved in salt and is considered the number one wonder of Colombia. You will be able to explore the tunnels and corridors that, located 200 meters underground, house a rich artistic collection: salt and marble sculptures surrounded by an ambiance of deep religious meaning.

After the shocking seen underground, we will go to the town, we will tour the main streets of Zipaquirá to learn about its historical value and its connection with ecotourism and geological sciences.

Our next stop will be Guatavita, we will walk around the new town while we listen to its connection with the legend of El Dorado. If you choose the option with lunch included, you will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch with incredible views of the Tominé reserve. If not, our guide will give you good recommendations for restaurants and traditional dishes in the area. 

Once the Lunch time, we will enter the peculiar ecosystem of the Guatavita Natural Park, where you can breathe fresh air and discover the most famous of the sacred lagoons of the pre-Columbian culture: La Laguna de Guatavita.  

The lagoon is located at 3100 meters above sea level and its perfectly circular shape, surrounded by native encenillo forests, covers a diameter of approximately 700 m. You will know some of the secrets and mysteries of this sacred place, while you connect with a natural environment covered in fog, silence and virgin forests. 

From Guatavita we will return to Bogotá, the adventure ends with the return to your place of accommodation. 

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