Group Tour To The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral

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The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is an engineering marvel and the architecture located a few kilometers from Bogotá. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the cathedral is located 180 meters underground in a salt mine that has been mined since 1801. 


This group tour will take you throughsubterranean tunnels carved into the salt rock, you will be able to admire an impressive work of religious art, tourat your own pace with an audio guide available at more than 5 languages and with the possibility of stopping in the town of Zipaquirá to learn a little more about the environment surrounding the mine.


Starts
BOGOTA (CO)
* Meeting Point 1 >> 8:00 AM in La Candelaria: Cl. 16 N° 04 -03. In front of Café Juan Valdez -
Bh Bicentario Hotel Building. Find the driver in a red jacket.

* Meeting Point 2 >> 9:00 AM in Parque de la 93: Cra. 11a N° 93a - 10. In front of Café Juan Valdez. Find the driver in a red jacket.
Ends
* Finish at the original departure point, 8 to 9 hours after the start.
Duration
8 Hours
Frequency
Everyday
Season
All year round
Included
* Round trip transportation from the meeting points (with bilingual coordinator esp/ing)
* Entrance to the Salt Cathedral (without paying lines)
* Stop to visit the town of Zipaquirá
* Support card
* Map
* Audio guide (available in Spanish, English, Portuguese, French, Italian, German)
Not Included
* Guide throughout the tour
* Lunch
* Expenses not specified
Difficulty
Low
What To Bring?
* Comfortable clothes and shoes
* Sunscreen
* Water bottle to keep you hydrated
* Umbrella
* Photographic camera
* We recommend bringing your own headphones to use the audio guide
Destinations
Bogota (CO)
Other
* Arrive at each meeting point 10 minutes before the indicated time, otherwise you may miss the tour.
* At each meeting point you will see the white van and a driver with a red jacket waiting for you.
* Take extra money in case you want to buy souvenirs or food.
* Children under 4 years old do not pay. Please inform us in advance if you require a special chair.
* This tour can be taken by people with disabilities, assistance can be provided in the vehicle and during the tour. Please let us know in advance to prepare everything.
* All people will have assistance insurance, at the time of booking please inform us of your passport number and personal information so that we can activate the insurance.
* The tour is not suspended due to rain

Details of Day Tours

Our tour starts early in the morning at the informed meeting points. You can choose either one to start this full-day adventure.


Itinerary details: 


  • 08:00 AM: Meeting at the Parque de los Periodistas in La Candelaria for the departure of the tour. This will be the first point where you can arrive, there we will verify the group and you will know the first details of the tour from the coordinator. 


  • 9:00 AM: Pick up of the other travelers at the second meeting point, Parque de la 93. From here we will leave Bogotá towards Zipaquirá. It will be approximately an hour and a half of travel, Zipaquirá is located about 50 km north of the capital. We will leave the city behind to immerse ourselves in the tranquility of the neighboring towns, surrounded by vegetation and authenticity.


  • 10:45 AM: We will arrive at Zipaquirá, a charming colonial town founded in 1600, known for being the home of the Salt Cathedral and its beautiful architecture, with cobbled streets, colorful houses and beautiful squares.


  • 11:00 AM: Entrance to the Salt Cathedral, where you will begin the tour through the underground tunnels and the chapels carved into the rock of salt. The coordinator will give you the entrance to the cathedral without the need for long lines and waiting, and will give you the instructions to use the audio guide during your entire visit underground. 

From the moment you enter the salt mine, you will be able to appreciate the majesty of the structure, you will learn about the history and construction process of the cathedral. As you advance, you will be able to observe the chapels that represent the stations of the Via Crucis, all carved in salt rock and decorated with imposing sculptures that will leave you speechless.


Finally, you will reach the central nave of the Cathedral, where each detail and its special lighting enhance the beauty of the structure, creating a magical and mystical atmosphere. There, you will be able to appreciate a large cross carved into the rock and listen to religious music in an atmosphere of silence and reflection.


  • 01:00 PM: End of the tour of the Salt Cathedral. You will have free time to explore the town and enjoy lunch in one of the many local restaurants (lunch not included in the tour). 


Zipaquirá is famous for its gastronomy, and in the town you can find a wide variety of restaurants that offer typical Colombian and regional dishes. Among the most popular dishes are pea soup, ajiaco, meat mix, sancocho de gallina (chicken stew) and lomo al trapo (pork loin).


And if you choose to walk around town, we recommend visiting the Plaza de los Comuneros, a popular place for meetings and cultural events. Or one of the town`s museums such as the Archaeological Museum and the Gold Museum, which tell the history of the region and its indigenous culture.


  • 02:15 PM: Return to the bus and leave Zipaquirá. We will say goodbye to the town charged with great energy and dazzled by the impressive and salty structure underground. 


  • 03:30 PM: Arrival at Parque de la 93 to drop off the passengers who boarded at this location.


  • 04:30 PM: Arrival at Parque de los Periodistas in La Candelaria, where the tour ends.



* Note: Times may vary slightly depending on traffic and weather conditions. The itinerary could be modified to suit the needs of the group or the circumstances.


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If you are visiting Bogota, consider the tour . We had a really great time!

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Group Tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

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Starts: 08:00 Hs
Duration: 8 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

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