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Bogotá Classic Steam Train to Zipaquirá Salt Mine & Cajica

Ride through history with a local historian on the classic steam train that was once a link between Bogota and the salt mines while learning about the history of one of Colombia’s important eras.

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Bogotá Classic Steam Train to Zipaquirá Salt Mine & Cajica

 

Highlights

  • Embark on a trip to the past with a train ride into the old Zipaquira with a community expert

Description

Find yourself traveling through history as you ride along a classic steam train that dates all the way back to the 19th century. This train was originally an antique railway that worked as a commercial train link from Bogota to the salt mines.

Today, this steam train serves as an iconic tourist destination as its route is a scenic ride through the flatlands all the way to the classic village of Zipaquira.

Duration

5 hours

Itinerary

Once boarding the steam train and arriving in the village of Zipaquira, you and your guide will continue to the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. You will then tour around the cathedral that was once a salt mine and see the changes that have been made over history.

After touring around the cathedral you will then be driven to the old village of Cajica where you will have lunch and have some free time to wander around the beautiful main square.

After lunch, you will be taken back to Bogota on the steam train and around 4:30 you will reach the train station of Bogota to be taken back to your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Private transportation from and to
  • Train tickets

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch

Important Notes

  • Departure time: 8:30 am
  • Only available during weekends
  • On Saturdays, the train runs on a modern engine
  • 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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