Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá Tour + Optional Lunch

Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca

7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


A salt temple which is also a bridge for our roots and history. That’s what you’ll find when visiting the popular Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. Come with us to this day trip. Leave Bogotá city and wander around this Colombian architectural wonder, which is the only underground Catholic church in the world. Learn about the salt production process and its significance. Afterward, stop in the town of Zipaquirá where you can enjoy lunch (if chosen) and walk around its main square.

Why should you you visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá?

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá is one of the top tourist locations in Colombia. Candidate to be one of the Wonders of the World and one of Colombia’s architectural wonders. This wonder is the only underground catholic temple in the world, and that is only one of the many reasons to visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.

Ever been to an underground church? Now it is your chance! Enjoy a full day tour and have an experience immersed in mixtures of everything: landscapes, history, ecosystems, culture and beliefs. Just don’t miss it.


Start your day early. Our guide will pick you at your hotel. He and the driver will take you across Bogotá for over an hour to the first destination: the salt depths of Zipaquirá.

You will be guided through its salty halls filled with catholic symbolism and you will learn their curious history. Did you know an old salt empire once stood here? Join us on this tour to learn about the history of the region surrounding Zipaquirá and the enormous undertaking that building the cathedral meant. The Salt Cathedral is just our contact point with an older, deeper story!

Delve into the depths of this salt mine made cathedral and marvel at this temple carved out of salt, filled to the brim with the symbols of Christendom.

After exploring the mine and discover its fascinating links to the past, jump to Zipaquirá town. Sightseeing the town of Zipaquirá and walk around it. Then, sit down for a local lunch (included if chosen) before taking the ride back to Bogotá.


  • A full-day adventure outside the city rush
  • A guided tour of the salt mine and the lake
  • A history lesson on indigenous cultures and its transition to Catholicism through salt
  • Retelling of local legends, ancestral myths, and indigenous folklore
  • A tour around Zipaquirá and Guatavita villages


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Entry to the Salt Cathedral
  • Lunch (if chosen)
  • All-risk insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind this tour requires walking and operates in all weather conditions
  • Keep in mind this tour does not offer vegan options

Frequently asked questions

The maximum temperature in Zipaquirá is 18°C (64°F), so we reccommend you bring a jacket as the mine itself tends to be colder.

The drive from Bogotá to Zipaquirá is approximately 1 hour. Our tour includes private transportation with pick-up and drop-off so you won’t have to worry about anything.

Usually, you must pay for a ticket before entering the Salt Cathedral. However, if you book our tour, the price for the entrance is already covered.

Tour's Location

Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca



Member Since 2023

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