RNT 60248

Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour

Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour from Bogota

Wanting a natural and cultural escape from Bogota? 


During this private and all inclusive Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour, you will experience both of the two must-sees of Bogota’s surroundings in just one day!  Discover the sacred Guatavita lake, where the Dorado Legend originates, and prepare to enjoy the fresh air, beautiful sights and the stories about our indigenous communities, at a delightful hike. Then, we will drive to Zipaquira town, where we will take you 180 meters underground to enjoy the first wonder of Colombia: The Salt Cathedral. An architectural treasure built at the heart of a salt mine! 


Are you ready to explore the secrets of these two unique spots? Book now!

10 hours
Private Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour
Tuesday to Saturday
Must do and see
English or Spanish
Day Trip from Bogotá
Including: Private Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour , Private guide, Entrance ticket to all attractions, Lunch (Main dish and soft drink or national beer), Private transportation from Bogota (car and driver), Tour insurance

5 Reasons to book this private Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour:

Private tour: only you and your local host.
Get unique historical and cultural insights from a local.
Visit the first wonder of Colombia, a subterranean cathedral completely sculpted in salt.
Explore the sacred place that originated Dorado Legend, the Guatavita Lake.
Enjoy an open menu lunch with different dish options (typical cuisine or international).

What we will do during this Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour:

Check out our suggested itinerary, we can always personalize this plan according to your needs and desires.

Private Car – Pick up at your Hotel/bnb inside Bogota

Enjoy a 2 hour drive through Bogota’s savannah and countryside! Admire the beautiful landscape filled with flowers crops.

Walk around the sacred place where the famous Dorado Legend was born, a tale about a city made completely out of gold by our indigenous communities!

Be dazzled by the beauty and colors of the Guatavita Lake. Enjoy the view and take amazing pictures at 3 viewpoints.

On our way to  the Salt Cathedral, we will stop to grab an open menu lunch at a local restaurant that offers a variety of dishes from Colombia and other countries.

*Are you vegan or vegetarian? No problem! This restaurant has great options for you to choose from.

Go inside this beautiful subterranean temple located 180 meters (590 feets) underground! Uncover the secret stories of the miners and their devotion.

Walk through the 14 stations of the Via Crucis, and uncover their hidden messages and symbolisms in their salt sculptures and light games.

Admire one of the most beautiful and famous views of this magical place from the Choir.

Go into the Narthex Labyrinth and choose the path you want to follow after life.

Arrive at the 3 naves that represent the birth, life and death of Jesus, home of the biggest underground cross in the world!

Private Car – Drop off at your Hotel/bnb in Bogota.

Plans & prices per person

Lower price guaranteed.

All inclusive tour

Your tour will start and end at your hotel/bnb.

1 person


2 people

339 USD

3 people

259 USD

4 people

239 USD

5 people

210 USD

6 people

199 USD

7 people

199 USD

8-15 people

185 USD

For bigger groups please contact us.


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Important Information

  • Private Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour 
  • Private guide 
  • Entrance ticket to all attractions 
  • Lunch (Main dish and soft drink or national beer) 
  • Private transportation from Bogota (car and driver) 
  • Tour insurance

Where we will be

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Surrounded by beautiful mountains, filled with history and stories about our indigenous ancestors, the Muiscas, Guatavita is a jewel not to be missed. Plus, enjoy the magnificent construction of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, the #1 destination of Bogotas Surroundings on this ultimate private tour.

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Start your day by driving 2 hours away from busy Bogota into the savannah, enjoy the view and take the chance to ask as many questions as you like, we are always open to give great local advice. 


Arrive to Guatavita and get ready to start a soft hike of about 1 hour. Listen to the stories about the Muiscas, their lifestyle, the plants they used as medicine and the rituals that took place in this magical area. Enjoy the fresh air and magnificent view as you go uphill until you reach the lake. It’s time to get great pictures! There are 3 viewpoints of the emerald colored lake, these are the best spots to save a cool memory of this experience. Of course we won’t forget to tell you all about the Dorado Legend and why it all started here! 


Feeling hungry?


After the hike, hop on back into the car and continue the journey through the Savannah. We will go directly to one of the favorite restaurants of Zipaquira’s locals. Here we will enjoy an open menu lunch with different dish options that goes from Colombian recipes to international cuisine.


Once you have lunch, jump back in the car and head to the Salt Cathedral. Dive into the mine, Colombia’s famous wonder and consider to be one of our greatest architectural achievements. First built by the miners who wanted divine protection while they worked over 8 hours underground. Over time, it became a religious and touristic center. Descend 180 meters (590 feets), explore the mine and discover all the symbols hidden in the temple as you learn all about this masterpiece, fun facts, history, traditions and more!  

So, what are you waiting for? Join us on this Ultimate Guatavita Lake and Salt Cathedral Tour and make the most out of your trip in our city! Remember, during this private tour we are here to answer all the questions you may have, give you great local advice of where to go, eat, dance etc. If you have any special request, let us know, we can always personalize this tour for you!

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