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Visit Lake Guatavita & Zipaquira Salt Cathedral with a Local

Take a tour of two of the highlights in Bogota’s savannah – the famous Salt Cathedral of Zapiquira and the Guatavita lagoon -with a local guide to explain all the history every step of the way

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Visit Lake Guatavita & Zipaquira Salt Cathedral with a Local

 

Highlights

  • Tour two of the highlights within Bogota’s beautiful savannah with a local expert – the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira and the beautiful Guatavita Lagoon!

Description

This tour is a full-day tour which will take you to both the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and the Guatavita Lagoon. You will be able to experience the beauty of the scenic and mystery shrouded cathedral built over 180 meters underground in an old salt mine and the beautifully crystal clear lagoon that gave birth to El Dorado.

Take the chance and go with a local expert to learn all about the Salt Cathedral built inside one of the largest salt rock deposits on earth and the scenic natural treasure of the Guatavita Lagoon.

Duration

8 hours

Itinerary

Your tour will start by visiting the old salt mine and seeing the beautiful cathedral of Zapiquira underground. After taking a tour of the cathedral you will then head to the old village of Zipaquira and walk through the main-square visiting the highlights of the area as well as stopping by the local handicraft market.

After stopping for lunch you will then proceed to visit the Guatavita Lagoon – an absolute treasure trove of natural beauty. You will also visit an area of the Guatavita area known as the ‘white-house village’ which is home to many farmers. Your guide will take you through the village and explain to you about the native peoples of the Muiscas and their connection to the area.

After touring Guatavita you will be transported back to Bogota and dropped off at your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Private transportation to and from hotel
  • Expert guide (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German)
  • Tickets to both the cathedral and Lagoon
  • Lunch
  • Snack

Important Notes

  • Departure time: 8:30 am
  • Tours can be modified
  • Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays
  • Price for the children under 12 years old

Map

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Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia 5.029190, -74.000903

Kyle Wiggins

Andrés

Andrés was born in Bogotá in the early nineties. He has traveled his country and has seen it change over the years until becoming the open to the world country that it is today. He is been a guide since 2011 and tells us that Colombia is so special because they are the door of South America and they have two oceans, the caribbean coast and the pacific coast. As he explains, everybody knows the beautiful caribbean coast (with famous beach towns like Cartagena, Santa Marta or Barranquilla, hometown of universal Singer Shakira), while the Pacific Coast remains mainly unknown. Andres likes to share its secret spots with the travelers that visit its unknown paradises.

During his free time, Andrés has two passions, photography and documentary films production. So if you are gonna join one of his tours, don’t forget your camera, he always provide traveler with some tips.

Andrés speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Guide Colombia

Patricia

This young Colombian, passionate about Design and Jewelry, was borned in the late eighties, in a very turbulent time for her nation. Patricia is know proud of the deep changes Colombia has suffered since she was a kid and fervently celebrates Colombian Diversity. “Everywhere you go, the environment is going to be different” says.

She claims that Colombia is the most colorful country in the world, and that’s one of the special things about Colombia you can find any single color here, in landscapes, in constructions, in art etc..

She became a guide because she considered it was one of the best ways to share the beauty of her country and the talent of its people to the world.
Patricia has been working as a guide since 2013 and she is fluent in Spanish and English.

Guide Colombia

Fabián

This young Guide was born in Boogtá, in the early nineties and has been a tour guide since 2013. He is Fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
It didn’t take Fabian a long time to realize the Diversity in his country, he tells us that just traveling from Bogotá to Medellín, cities about 260 miles away from each other, every single person is very different.

He claims that in Colombia they have the influence of so many different cultures (Afro-Colombians, Criollos, Romas, Sephardic Jews, Germanics…), and that you can see their influence in everything, the food, the music and dances, the architecture…

He tells us that people coming to colombia these days, will get a more authentic vision of the country and its people, since they are much more open and willing to share their country.

*Please note that this tour may be guided by another local guide, always providing a genuine approach to the local culture.

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