Full-Day City Tour with Monserrate and the Underground Salt Cathedral

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From $201.00

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Bogota, Bogota

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Experience Bogotá’s La Candelaria neighborhood and the mountaintop Monserrate Monastery. Wander the narrow streets of Bogotá’s La Candelaria area as you visit the city’s Gold Museum, then you’ll ascend by cable car to Monserrate to enjoy stunning views of the Colombian capital.

After a typical lunch,enjoy an incredible journey to colombia's pre-hispanic past visiting Zipaquira and its marvellous Cathedral made of salt, 180 meters below the surface.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

Typical lunch with a soft drink

What's Not Included

Any thing that doesnt have mencioned here

Food and drinks, unless specified


Unspecified and / or personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Botero Museum is closed on Tuesdays.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gold museum and Quinta de Bolivar closed on Mondays, instead we visit Museo de Botero and Museo Casa de la Moneda.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobic syndrome
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Sundays are the most busy days at Monserrate due to the Catholic mass offered on the church, so we recommend you not to visit it on this day
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required and have an addicional charge
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical condition, participants with back problems and pregnant women.
  • Not recommended for travelers with movility disabilities
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Plaza de Bolivar de Bogota
Continue at La Plaza de Bolivar walk along the streets and take a close look of the most important buildings of the city: Palacio Lievano, Catedral Primada, the National Capitol and La Casa de Nariño

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Capitolio Nacional
Located at the south end of the square is the National Capitol home of the Colombian Congress. The building was built by Thomas Reed between 1848 and 1926. Since 1975 it is considered a National Monument

• Admission Ticket Free

Catedral Primada de Bogota
A Neoclasic building in the east side of the square. Built between 1807 and 1823 the Cathedral is home to the Archbishop

• Admission Ticket Free

La Casa de Nariño is the official residence of the President of Colombia and is the headquarter of the government of the country

• Admission Ticket Free

Palacio Lievano
With its French renaissance Style the building occupies the western side of the square and is Bogota’s city hall.

• Admission Ticket Free

Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica
After walking a few blocks away from the square you will find the Botero Muesum. The Colombian artist Fernando Botero donated to the city 87 works of art from diverse artist which were part of his private collection plus 123 pieces made by him.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Barrio La Candelaria
Bogota’s Historical center is named la Candelaria, we will walk a little longer so you get to admire the colonial architecture of the district and the colorful houses.

• Admission Ticket Free

Mount Monserrate
Before we leave the historical center, we will take a cable car that will take us to Monserrate the highest point of the city and where it is possible to admire a beautiful view

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Time to leave the city driving to the north and having a quick stop on the road for lunch before we arrive to the town of Zipaquira, which means 'city of our Father' in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Columbian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the ‘salt cakes’ were the only currency for trading. Over time, technology improved and the muiscas began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside, there is a chapel, “capilla de los mineros” built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá” (Guasá means 'mine' in Chibcha). The time of the tour includes the transfer from Bogota to Zipaquira and back

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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