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Activities in Bogotá

Guatavita & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Discover two magical places with this combo tour from Bogotá. Lake Guatavita and the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá await!

Discover two magical places with this combo tour from Bogotá. Lake Guatavita and the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá await!

Guatavita & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour

Having picked you up from your chosen meeting point in Bogotá, we'll set off northbound. After a journey of 2-2.5 hours, we'll come to the beautiful town of Guatavita.

We'll set off on a 20 to 30-minute route that'll take us around this charming town, which is home to the beautiful Guatavita Lagoon. Here, we'll go on a 2-hour walk with a Spanish-speaking guide. This natural oasis is said to have been where Indigenous Peoples made offerings in honor of Chie, the goddess of water. This is also one of the places related to the popular legend of El Dorado!

After the visit to the lake, we'll spend 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes travelling northwest to the town of Zipaquirá. When we get there, you'll have 1 hour free to eat some lunch. 

Once we've reconvened, you'll have 2 hours free to visit the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá with an audio guide in English. This impressive church is located 590 feet (180 meters) deep in the area's salt mines, exploited since the year 1801 by the local residents.

At the end of our visit, we'll hop back into our vehicle and return to the different meeting points in Bogotá. We'll drop you off after a journey of 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours.


This tour includes a Spanish-speaking driver during the transfers and a Spanish-speaking guide during the 2-hour walk around the Guatavita lagoon. However, the visit inside the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira will only be done with an audio guide in English.

You can also download an audio guide in English on your phone to visit the villages of Guatavita and Zipaquirá.

Schedule &  meeting points

The tour includes pickup at the indicated times at the following points in Bogota:

  • In front of the Juan Valdez coffee shop in the Candelaria neighborhood at 7 am
  • Near Parque de La 93 at 8 am

When booking, you'll be able to choose the meeting point where you'd prefer to be picked up.

Please bear in mind that the pickup time may vary depending on traffic or other circumstances.

Separate excursions

If you don't have enough time to do both activities on the same day or you're only interested in one in particular, you can book the excursion to Guatavita or the excursion to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá separately. The choice is yours!

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Adults Children under 4
Tour in English
US$ 62.90

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 62.90
  • Children under 4


More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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11 hours - 13 hours.


Transport by minibus or coach

Spanish–speaking driver

Spanish–speaking guide during the 2–hour walk around the Guatavita Lagoon

Entry to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Audio guide in English and 6 other languages to visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Audio guide in Spanish and English, available for download on mobile phones, to visit the towns of Guatavita and Zipaquirá

Not included


When to book?

You can book up until 8 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Not wheelchair accessible.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No single-use plastics are used.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - What languages are available on the audio guide in the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá?

    A - English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us .

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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