Full-Day Trip to the Salt Cathedral & the Guatavita Lagoon

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Departs: Bogota, Bogota

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Explore two of the most popular tourist attractions around Bogota on this full-day tour with a savvy guide that lets you on their fascinating history.

Discover why the Salt Cathedral is known as the Jewel of Modern Architecture. Delight in its enthralling history as you hear in-depth commentary on the site details, and enjoy some attractions within the Cathedral. By the way, it is the First Wonder in Colombia.

Hike your way up to reach the Guatavita Lake, where the El Dorado Legend was—probably—born. Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Andean mountain range and the Colonial architecture of Guatavita town.

✓ Enjoy a hassle-free experience and the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly designed to meet your interests and needs. Please check the itinerary for more details.

What's Included

Audio Guide (Basic Option Only)

Entrance Fees

Full-day Professional Guide (Premium Option Only)

Hooded raincoat (if needed)

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off (Air conditioned vehicle)

Lunch (Premium Option Only)

Medical Insurance

Souvenirs, Bottled Water, and Snacks

Tour Guide at the Guatavita National Park (Basic Option Only)

What's Not Included

Any private expenses

Full-day Tour Guide (Basic Option)

Gratuities (optional)

Lunch (Basic Option)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • For Parche Cachaco Tours, it is crucial to have an excellent relationship with its travelers. Therefore, we are doing everything we can to provide a fun yet safe experience for you.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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

After the hotel pickup at 8 a.m, listen as your guide shares curious facts about the landscape and insights into Colombian history and culture while enjoying the scenery of the Andean Savannah. (Premium Option)

Stroll through cobbled streets and gaze at the captivating colonial architecture of the town, whose construction is all about the El Dorado legend.

3 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Laguna de Guatavita
Start your hike at the Chuzua—Indigenous ceremonial house—. Discover everything about how the pre-Colombian ancestors used to live and hear in-depth commentary on their culture.

Then, hike through the woods up to the Lagoon at the top of the mountain. Take in the views and scenery from there (3000 MASL) as your guide lets you in on its enthralling history and biodiversity.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Enjoy the local cuisine at a typical restaurant.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
Stroll through over 2.5 km of tunnels of a former salt mine as your guide (premium option) or audio guide (basic option) allows you in-depth insights into the carving of the 14 chapels connected by an illuminated labyrinth. Its lighting creates a ravishing experience that is almost magical—even for non-religious people. Hear in-depth commentary on the Cathedral's enthralling architecture, history, and cultural value. Gaze at the exceptional design of the marble sculptures carved by an Italian artist. Finally, enjoy the captivating reflecting effect produced by the Water Mirrors and the Lighting Show.

Finally, we will leave you in the comfort of your hotel or El Dorado airport.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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