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Bogota: Zipaquira, Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavitá Tour21 Reviews
Visit Guatavitá and Zipaquira, two of the most iconic and historical towns near Bogota. Spend the day exploring the towns’ sights and landmarks, including the impressive Salt Cathedral, and learn about local history, culture, and heritage.
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- Visit the fascinating Salt Cathedral built on a salt mine
- Marvel at the cathedral's architecture and religious symbols
- Admire spectacular views of Lake Guatavitá
- Learn about local culture and heritage as well as the region's ecosystem
DescriptionThe day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bogota and travels north into the savanna. Arrive at Zipaquira, a vibrant town with a history dating back to the 1600s. Visit Zipaquia's famous Salt Cathedral, an impressive subterranean building that stands on an old salt mine. Wander through the halls and marvel at the cathedral's stunning architecture while you learn about its rich-history. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch overlooking the Tomine Reservoir, before continuing onto the spectacular Guatavita National Park. Upon arrival, learn about the cultural significance of Lake Guatavitá, as well as the characteristics of this peculiar ecosystem. After the park, make one final stop at a nearby village, and soak up the quaint and charming atmosphere of this traditional location. At the end of an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Bogota.
IncludesGuide Hotel pickup and drop-off Salt Cathedral entry and guided tour Guatavitá Natural Park entry and guided tour (if chosen) Lunch All-risks insurance
- Guatavitá Lake is closed every Monday
- From July 20 to September 30 the entrance route to Guatavitá Lake is closed for maintenance. In order to get to Guatavitá Lake, you have to walk around 2 km from the point where you are dropped off