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Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota provided by Impulse Travel

Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota

Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota
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Discover the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on this guided half-day tour departing from Bogota. Explore the tunnels and sections of this underground Roman Catholic church that’s carved into the walls and ceiling of an abandoned salt mine, while learning about its history and the construction of such cathedrals. The tour includes all entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the cathedral and salt mine from your guide
  • Family-friendly tour
  • Admission fee to the cathedral is included
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel is provided
What to expect
  • Following pickup at your Bogota hotel, head toward the city of Zipaquirá for this half-day guided tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. Located more than 656 feet (200 meters) below the earth’s surface, the underground church is carved into the walls of a salt mine. Once inside, your guide shares information about the cathedral’s construction and history, which dates back to 1954. The original site was closed for safety reasons, but it reopened in 1991, after an expansion, with builders carving out an additional 250,000 tons of rock for the Catholic church. Wander the dark tunnels of the site, as well as the church’s three main sections, including the Stations of the Cross, its three naves, and dome. Before being dropped back to your hotel, explore the city of Zipaquirá.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about the history of the cathedral and salt mine from your guide
  • Family-friendly tour
  • Admission fee to the cathedral is included
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel is provided
What to expect
  • Following pickup at your Bogota hotel, head toward the city of Zipaquirá for this half-day guided tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. Located more than 656 feet (200 meters) below the earth’s surface, the underground church is carved into the walls of a salt mine. Once inside, your guide shares information about the cathedral’s construction and history, which dates back to 1954. The original site was closed for safety reasons, but it reopened in 1991, after an expansion, with builders carving out an additional 250,000 tons of rock for the Catholic church. Wander the dark tunnels of the site, as well as the church’s three main sections, including the Stations of the Cross, its three naves, and dome. Before being dropped back to your hotel, explore the city of Zipaquirá.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5549ZIPA
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide in your language of preference (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French)
  • Salt Cathedral entry ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels/Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes as you'll need to walk on some uneven terrain.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bilingual guide in your language of preference (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French)
  • Salt Cathedral entry ticket
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá
Exclusions
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels/Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes as you'll need to walk on some uneven terrain.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Nov 30, 2020
A note from Zipaquira's underground Salt Cathedral half day trip from Bogota
We comply with Colombia's Health Resolution (resolution 666 from April 24th, 2020).
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Zipaquira
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Brandon T
1 contribution
Excellent trip!
Dec 2019 • Solo
Raul was an awesome guide during the trip and in the mines and gave us a lot of insight. Highly recommend.
Written December 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Brandon! Thanks for share your comments regarding your experience in Zipaquira. We really appreciate your feedback to keep improving our services. I'm thrilled that you had a great experience with Raul, he's such a great tour guide and person. The Zipaquira Salt Cathedral is an unique place in Colombia, where you will learn about Colombian history and religious customs. Hope you can host you in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
Written December 16, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joblack11
Bogota, Colombia18 contributions
A bit disappointing
Sep 2019
I came into this expecting to be struck with awe in the depths of the earth, but the only amazing thing about the Salt Cathedral is that it was built underground. Apart from that, you walk down an endless way of the cross (the first cross is impressive, the others are all the same) and eventually reach the cathedral itself, which is packed with people and only made up of a couple rooms with coloured lighting and an extensive gift shop. Would not recommend unless you are a christian yourself and extremely moved by cathedrals.
Written November 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ValeriaQP
Hi there, Thanks for taking your time to share your comments regarding your experience in Zipaquira. I'm sorry that the place didn't fill your expectations. This is a very unique place where you can see the buildings and architecture even if you're not catholic itself. Hope we can host you in your next time in Colombia to discover more about our country. Kind regards, Valeria
Written November 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chiquitapues
Brampton, Canada20 contributions
Salt Cathedral visit
Aug 2019 • Family
The visit to Cathedral was incredible, it was interesting and entertaining. You have to allocate at least 3 hours to just do the basic tour , if you are the individual who likes to explore and visit everywhere , get details of the mine, go to the museums , taking your time to drink a coffee and a snack . It can easily be a whole day event .
We ate at a restaurant outside the cathedral , it was very well priced, food was good and the people were very friendly .
The whole family enjoyed the trip, it was sunny and it wasn't cold, a light jacket would do .
Written October 15, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi There! Thanks for taking your time to share your comments regarding your tour to Zipaquira. It's very important for us to know our customers' opinions. I'm thrilled that your experience was satisfactory. Zipaquira is must do tour for those who visit Colombia, it's near to the city and has lots of culture and history to learn about. As tour operator, we always do an effort to give our clients the best experience and service to make them fall in love with Colombia. Hope to host you in your next time to Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
Written October 16, 2019
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Soccergirl09
Philadelphia, PA265 contributions
Good Tour - Salt Cathedral...Meh
Jul 2019 • Couples
Tour guide was on time, vehicle was comfortable and the guide was friendly and knowledgable. If you have limited time in Bogota it eats a lot of it for just an average tourist destination in my opinion. But if you decide to go, Impulse was a good option.
Written July 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write to us! I'm glad to know you had a good experience with the tour guide and the driver. You are correct, the Salt Cathedral experience does take at least half day since it's a town outside of Bogotá but I would say if you have time to spare, it is worth the trip. Hopefully you can come back and explore more of the city and the entire country! Best regards, - Daniela O.
Written July 2, 2019
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Angela magliocco
Philadelphia, PA4 contributions
Unforgettable and unique cathedral
Went here with family and a group of friends from my church back home in Philadelphia... One word “wow!”
This place is spectacular. Whether you fancy yourself a religious person or not, this is a place that everyone should see at least once.
Written March 16, 2019
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Timothy
2 contributions
It was the highlight of our trip in Colombia!
Jan 2019 • Friends
The Salt Cathedral is amazing! We had enjoyed our half day with our fabulous tour guide - Andres, She is informative and attentive, we had a wonderful time with her. She is the best tour guide we had met in Colombia! Thank you Andres! (I hope you would be able to see this.) Love from Hong Kong and London.
Written January 30, 2019
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Edward R
Boston, MA26 contributions
Unusual and captivating
Dec 2018
A long but interesting walk through the salt mines to reach tha amazing cathedral. Old and younger in the family were excited by this very different journey
Written January 7, 2019
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Travellover6128
San Francisco, CA3,092 contributions
Excellent tour, glad we had a guide
Sep 2018 • Couples
We really enjoyed this tour. There are some attractions I believe really benefit from a guide and this was one of them. Not being religious, it was fascinating to have this explained to us.
The cathedral is both spectacular and beautiful. I loved the carvings the atmosphere and the sheer scale of it all.
The hotel pick up and drop off was super convenient.
Written September 16, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you had a great time during your tour while you visited the cathedral. You are right, it is a really beautiful place! It was a pleasure to be your hosts in Colombia! Kind regards, Kaja T.
Written November 7, 2018
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rajbl2
Liverpool, UK15 contributions
Ask for Jorge
Nov 2017 • Couples
A wonderful introduction to Bogota and its surroundings. Our guide, Jorge, was so enthusiastic, passionate and helpful. The half day guided tour to Zipaquira was really well organised and very interesting, and this was followed by a delicious lunch with our guide in town. On the way back to Bogota- Jorge continued to impress with recommendations for food, drink and sightseeing across the city. Can't recommend highly enough.
Written December 2, 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Ross, Thank you so much for taking a time for taking a time to write us your opinion! We are glad to know you had a great experience in Colombia, that you enjoyed our country and its sights and that our team helped to make your experience even better. Jorge is an excellent guide and always willing to deliver meaningful experiences. It was a pleasure to be your hosts in Colombia and hope to have you back soon. Kind regards, Paula Duarte
Written December 7, 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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