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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour Guided by a Local

Step into one of the most unique cathedrals of the world – the Cathedral of Zapiquira – with a local expert and experience the beauty of the cathedral that is built 180 meters underground in what is one of the biggest salt mines in the world.

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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour Guided by a Local

 

Highlights

  • Visit the famous old Zipaquira Sal Cathedral and be amazed at the Cathedral that was once a salt goldmine as it is the biggest salt rock reserve on earth!

Description

On this tour you will find yourself going 180 meters underground with a local guide and be awe-inspired by this Colombian wonder.

The Zipaquira Salt Cathedral is built inside the depths of one of the largest salt rock reserves on earth and has much mysticism that surrounds it according to the locals.

Journey through time with your guide on this magical tour through the cathedrals impressive walls.

Duration

5 hours

Itinerary

You will begin by entering the old salt mine that is now a cathedral and will then tour around with your guide as he explains every bit of history about the church itself. Experience the amazing lighting effects thanks to the underground ambience and salt formations.

Upon finishing the tour and exiting the cathedral you will then be taken to the colonial village of Zipaquira and be given time to walk through the main square which is full of some of Colombia’s national monuments. You will then end the tour by visiting a local market and enjoying Colombia’s traditional baked goods.

What’s Included

  • Private transportation to and from hotel
  • Expert guide (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German)
  • Salt Cathedral ticket

Important Notes

  • Departure time: 8:30 am or 2:00 pm
  • Tour may be modified due to weather
  • Price for the children under 12 years old

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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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