RNT 60248

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

Express Salt Cathedral Tour from Bogota

Prepare yourself for an architecture masterpiece away from busy Bogota! 


During this private tour, we are ready to share with you all the secrets of our beloved Salt Cathedral. Discover the history, stories and fun facts of this underground temple, consider the first wonder of Colombia! This magical place is located 180 meters underground inside of a salt mine, and it’s all carved with this mineral. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this unique place. No matter your beliefs, definitely the Salt Cathedral is something you have to see during your visit to Bogota.

5 or 7 hours
Private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour
Monday to Sunday
Surroundings Tour
English or Spanish
Day Trip from Bogotá
Including: Private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour, Private guide, Entrance ticket without lines, Lunch (Depending on your option), Private transportation from Bogota (car and driver), Tour insurance

5 Reasons to book this private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour:

Private tour: only you and your local host.
Skip lines!
Get unique historical and cultural insights from a local.
Visit the first wonder of Colombia, a subterranean cathedral completely sculpted in salt.
Enjoy an open menu lunch with different dish options (typical cuisine or international).

What we will do during this Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour:

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

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 crops of flowers.

Arrive at this beautiful colonial town and discover its indigenous legacy.

Walk around the most important square in Zipaquira! Known for the Rebellion of the Comuneros that took place in the early 1700’s.

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 symbols in their salt sculptures and light games.

Admire one of the most beautiful and famous views of this magical place and smile for your insta picture!

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

Reach a modest chapel created for the protector of the miners, the beloved Virgen de Guasa.

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

Let’s go out of the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral to grab an open menu lunch at a restaurant that offers a variety of dishes from Colombia and other countries.

End of the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral tour

Drop off at your Hotel/bnb in Bogota.

Plans & Prices per person

Lower price guaranteed.

Express Tour

After visiting the Salt Cathedral, you will go back to Bogota.

Day Tour With Lunch

After visiting the Salt Cathedral, you will have lunch at Zipaquira.

1 person



2 people

186 USD

239 USD

3 people

147 USD

195 USD

4 people

147 USD

189 USD

5 people

129 USD

169 USD

6 people

125 USD

166 USD

7 people

119 USD

159 USD

8-15 people

106 USD

149 USD

For bigger groups please contact us.


Karime Trevino,

August 2022

Alejandra fue una gran guía y compañera de aventura! Sabía exactamente de lo que estaba hablando y se encargaba constantemente de que estuviéramos pasando un gran rato. 10/10!


La catedral en sí fue una maravilla de igual manera, altamente recomendado.

Important Information

Always included:

  • Private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral Tour
  • Private guide
  • Entrance ticket without lines
  • Private transportation from Bogota (car and driver)
  • Tour insurance

Where we will be

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Discover the magic of the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral on this private and all inclusive tour! We are ready to take you on a trip rich in culture, history, stories, fun facts and more! With transport in a comfortable car, entry fees with skip the line and a delicious lunch, what more could you need? Even better, you’ll get all the facts and in-depth tales to show you the real side of this stunning architectural wonder and traditional town.

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Departure Bogota in a comfortable car that will be available for you the entire time, except inside of the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral underground temple. Enjoy the beautiful sights of the countryside as we answer all the questions you may have and give you great local advice. 


Follow us through the colonial squares of Zipaquira, a small, traditional Colombian town, known for its high cultural and historical value. Listen to the incredible stories that took place there and learn about the journey of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, our literature novel prize, through the town he onced called home. 


Continue into the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, Colombia’s famous wonder and considered 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 Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and discover all the symbols behind the stations of the cross. Enjoy the best view of the main altar and the biggest underground cross from the Choir. Keep going down until you reach the main naves, that represent the birth, life and death of Jesus.


This catholic temple is all enlightened by red, blue and purple lights, that summons to prayer and silence. That’s why we know it as the cathedral of light and salt. However, the story of the mines goes back to the times when our indigenous community, the Muiscas, controlled the land and the salt. Listen to fascinating stories about this community, their relationship with salt and how it all changed after the arrival of the Spanish.


Depending on your tour option:


With lunch 

After this magnificent visit to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, it’s time for lunch. 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.


Without lunch depart to Bogota.


Finally, depart back to your hotel or point of preference within the city (airport not included) to keep enjoying the rest of the day. 

During this private Zipaquira Salt Cathedral 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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