Zipaquira's Underground Salt Cathedral Half Day Trip From Bogota

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  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 5 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8am and 2pm, Please note: Later departures are also available, depending on the time of year and current availability. If you’re interested in booking this tour for a later time simply contact our .. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels/Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


The Zipaquir Salt Cathedral is not like other churches. Descend hundreds of feet underground to explore this unique creation which was carved into the walls and ceiling of an abandoned salt mine. Explore the dimly lit tunnels along wide pathways as a bilingual guide explains the history and significance of the Zipaquir Salt Cathedral. This half-day cultural tour is perfect for the whole family.


Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Informative, friendly and professional guide

All entrance fees included

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After pickup from your hotel, head out of Bogotto the nearby town of Zipaquir, home of the Zipaquir Salt Cathedral, in private transportation. Descendmore than 650 feet (200 meters) below the surface of the earth and admire this impressive piece of Colombian architecture. Learn from your bilingual guide how the salt cathedral began along a 24 foot (75 meter) section of the mine in 1954 before being closed for safety reasons. After a full refurbishment and expansion, the Zipaquir Salt Cathedral was reopened in 1991. Highlights include the stations of the cross, the dome, and the three naves all carved out of the salty walls and ceiling of the abandoned salt mine. Return above ground and walk around the mountain town of Zipaquir before transferring backto your Bogot hotel.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

English-and-Spanish-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira



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This tour includes insurance - please provide your passport number at the time of booking to activate your insurance

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Feb-2020

    Great tour and excellent knowledge from the tour guide.
    A very interesting site to see with a lots of great picture opportunities.

  • 19-Nov-2019

    The tour guide Ivan was excellent and very informative for our private tour to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral. Would definitely recommend, it's so worth it!

  • 18-Mar-2018

    Excellent guided tour

  • 22-Nov-2017

    The tour to Zipaquira was amazing! The Salt Cathedral was a once in a lifetime visit - we came away in awe of the construction of this giant cathedral inside a hand hollowed salt mine!
    Jorge was a fantastic tour guide and gave us all the information we could have wanted about the cathedral and all things Colombia! If you are in Bogota, you should definitely take the time to go to Zipaquira!

  • 12-Oct-2017

    interesting tour

  • 12-Oct-2017

    interesting tour

  • 11-Sep-2017

    We can recommend to take this tour. If you visit Bogota it is a must.

  • 09-Aug-2017

    Our guide spoke perfect English and was well informed. You could tell he had a lot of training and schooling in Columbia tourism. We could ask him anything and he knew the answer. Great tour!!

  • 31-Jul-2017

    Great short trip out of Bogota. Salt Cathedral has to be seen to be believed. Great guides too. Even the drive through Bogota was an experience (not for the faint hearted).

  • 23-May-2017

    Alejandro was an excellent guide with perfect English. Having a private ride is much better than being on a bus full of people.

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