Zipaquirá Tour

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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Tour details

Tour details


All prices are per passenger and in USD
1 passenger $214
2 passengers $121
3 passengers $105
4 passengers $89

5 passengers $77
6 passengers $69
7 passengers $66
8 passengers $61
9 passengers $58

10 passengers $55

Departure time:

8AM or 9AM

Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Bogotá


Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)


5 hours (2 hours total in the car)

Group size:

1 – 15


  • Private transportation and driver
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Water
  • Medical insurance

Not included:

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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