We are a group of 4 from Toronto & Hong Kong taking a 7 days trip around Colombia in November 2018. We joined an amazing company called Colombia Travel Operator. The trip was tailor-made to us which covered places like Bogotá, Coffee Area, Medellin, Cartagena and Mompox. Kelly Botero, the charming beautiful young lady who we have corresponded since day 1 and till the end of the trip has been fascinating.
Private half-day tour
See the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
Visit the colonial town of Zipaquirá
Trade the busy city for a true feat of engineering -- the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
Just one hour outside of the Bogotá city limits to the north lies the colonial town of Zipaquirá. This city’s claim to fame is its subterranean salt cathedral built inside of a salt mine, but its old-world architecture and city center will charm you even further.
What you’ll see
Northern Bogotá and the surrounding populations
Salt mine & cathedral of Zipaquirá
Colonial village of Zipaquirá
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All prices are per passenger and in USD
1 passenger $190
2 passengers $110
3 passengers $95
4 passengers $80
5 passengers $70
6 passengers $65
7 passengers $60
8 passengers $55
9 passengers $52
10 passengers $50
8AM or 9AM
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Bogotá
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
5 hours (2 hours total in the car)
1 – 15
- Private transportation and driver
- Bilingual guide
- Entrance to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
- Medical insurance
Personal expenses, tips, lunch
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat if rain is in the forecast.
Overview of your tour
Outside of Bogotá, you’ll find Zipaquirá — an indigenous word meaning “city of our father” — and its popular tourist destination, the salt cathedral. Upon leaving Bogotá, we’ll see various smaller villages on our way to Zipaquirá. We’ll first explore the old town of Zipaquirá and admire its original architecture and old colonial atmosphere. Then comes the time to see the engineering masterpiece more than 180 m (590 ft) below the Earth’s surface. Constructed by Colombian miners, this cathedral will fill you with a sense of majesty, as it’s the perfect combination of engineering and art. Your guide will explain how miners worked in this area and give you time to explore this unique locale yourself.
Good to know
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the area.
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way around the area quite well.
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.
Frequently asked questions
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
It can get a bit chilly, so we recommend that you bring a light layer to put on as we enter the mine.
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See what previous tour-goers have said
I would like to give special thanks to Kelly for planning my itinerary for Cartagena and Bogota – she also arranged my airport transfers in both cities, my full day tour in Cartagena was amazing! We fell in love with the walled city, such beautiful buildings and great restaurants. Kelly gave us some really good restaurant recommendations and we also enjoyed the trip to fort San Felipe.
Amazing tour and amazing tour guide (Julio)! My first tour in Colombia and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The sites were amazing and the food was incredible. Thanks to our guide Julio for going above and beyond to making sure we had a great time.
This tour was amazing! We ended up getting our own private tour with Julio (awesome guy). The ride was fun, great conversations, a lot of history and knowledge…
We had a great time on this tour. We were only two persons in the tour and our guide Juan Carlos was fantastic…