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Full day tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and Guatavita lake!
Visit the 1st Wonder of Colombia and the place that gave birth to the legend of El Dorado!
First, we’ll visit the salt complex located 180 meters under the earth which represents one of the most distinguished achievements of Colombian architecture, besides being a truly a miners' faith.
Then, you'll visit the Sacred Lake of Guatavita, where "El Dorado" legend took place. This is a magical green area surrounded by an amazing landscape that you'll be able to see once being at the top of the Lagoon.
We pick you up at your hotel/hostel
*You must make your reservation no later than 8pm (20h) the day before the date of your Tour request.
We take you back to your hotel/hostel
Schedule: From Tuesday to Sunday at 08:00
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English & Spanish
Cost: $360.000 COP
What’s the relation between the indigenous commerce and the most beautiful underground cathedral of the world? Find it out with the audio guide available for you, in your language!
The great engineering work behind the whole cathedral, how the design and precision, gave life to one of Colombia’s marvels.
The original church used by the first miners, and how they brought together ancestral beliefs with catholic traditions.
The Muiscas and how their traditions have survived through the stories told by our ancestors.
The meaning behind the gold as spiritual gift from the earth, not as currency.
How El Dorado legend was created, what happened to it, and the current state of the lake, still a magical place.
And so much more!
Water or your preferred form of hydration (in reusable bottles or glass bottles, not single use plastic). You’ll be walking inside the Cathedral, and you’ll also enjoy a brief hike in Guatavita, so you may feel thirsty.
Comfortable shoes. You’ll walk about 2.5 km while also making some stops to appreciate both destinations.
Comfortable clothes. No pressure to look amazing, feel free to wear what makes you feel better.
Keep your friends close, and your belongings even closer. The Cathedral and the path to the top of the lake can be full of people from time to time, so don’t give papaya!
*This is a shared tour available only on demand with a minimum of 2 people. If you are only 1 person, fill out the Form below and wait for our Booking Manager reply to let you know if we already have an existing group tour that you can join.
- Entrance to the Salt Cathedral
Audio guide in your language included.
Shared transportation from and to your hotel/hostel.
Driver/guide to show you the best landscapes on the way.
Panoramic tour in the center of the town of Zipaquirá.
Entrance Ticket to Guatavita Lagoon
Guided Tour Inside Guatavita Lagoon (English if available and Spanish always confirmed).
*Guatavita Lagoon is closed on Mondays due to maintenance, but if Monday is holiday, it opens and closes on Tuesday. Check your date!
If you are a group of more than 4 people or if you want to take a private experience of this tour, let us guide you through the greatest Salt Cathedral of the world, and the original El Dorado legend with an exclusive tour guide. Click the following button and request your personalized tour.
Once you send your request, please check your email for our confirmation and further instructions to enjoy your vacations to the fullest!
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