Leave the city rush and join us and a group of travelers like you to the salt mine in Zipaquirá town. In this half-day tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, you will discover the mine’s history from indigenous to Catholicism and the real value and meaning of salt as you walk down and around the alleys. Get amazed by the work done inside to make a museum out of it and then head to the town to enjoy a typical lunch while you enjoy spending the day outside.
The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is one of the most visited locations in Colombia and it is known as one of the Marvels of Colombia. So, why even missing it?
On this tour you will have a wider view of the city as you will cross it to get to Zipaquirá town.
The day will start early when you meet our guide, its yellow umbrella, and the rest of the travelers at the meeting point. Once it is all set, your trip will begin. You will be driven through the north of Bogotá until leaving it, and after an hour you will get to the salt mine.
Inside the mine you will be guided along the main spots, so you learn the history from its natural formation to its evolution and the construction of the cathedral. The Cathedral will be your gate into a world of history often forgotten. Did you know an old salt empire once stood in this very plateau? You will have the chance to explore the cavernous halls and learn how this edifice was carved out of the mountains. It is a place filled to the brim Catholic symbols in a unique ambiance.
Out of the depths, you will ride to Zipaquirá, the key city in an old indigenous empire built on salt. Once there you will sit down for a local lunch of your choosing in one of the nearby restaurants. Then you will be able to walk around the colonial plaza for a while before taking the ride back to Bogotá.
New people, a comfy vehicle, typical food, and the stunning salt mine. Trust us, it will be a great day. You just let us take you there!
You just don’t leave Bogotá without visiting this place.
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