Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira Private Day Tour with Optional Lunch

7 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 10
Mobile ticket


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 (included if chosen) and walk around its main square.

• A full day trip away from the city rush
• A guided tour around the main halls at the salt mine
• Historical landmarks of the construction of the holy place and its religious symbolism
• A brief lesson on Colombian ancestral history of the Zipa empire
• A walk around Zipaquira town


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Carrera 6 Calle 1 Parque De La Sal, Zipaquira Colombia

Explore the depth of an amazing cathedral carved out of an enormous salt mine!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Estacion de Zipaquira, Km 53, Zipaquira Colombia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zipaquira, Zipaquira, Cundinamarca Department

Zipaquira Town is home to the Salt Cathedral where our adventure takes place

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá
  • Lunch (Optional) - Menu of the day available at the restaurant
  • All-risk insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira


  • Extra purchases
  • Breakfast

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • If you have a layover in Bogotá please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The Tour Guide will contact you the day before in case you have any questions or assist you with any requirements
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • At Gran Colombia Tours we ensure your well-being and safety. Our team of tour guides, drivers, and collaborators are prepared to assist you by complying with all biosecurity protocols. We protect ourselves from COVID-19 with all the measures to welcome you back.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

February 2022

We had an amazing day visiting the Salt Cathedral, Zipaquirà town and delicious Colombian lunch! Our guide José Luis and driver Miguel took great care of us! Both our guide and driver were kind and allowed us to do the tour at our own rhythm where we did not feel rushed and could enjoy our time a...

October 2021

This company is amazing! Extremely well organized and professional. We had a large group of 15 people and they accommodated all our needs. The tour guide Luis and Jorge were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable and friendly. If you are interested in any tours in Colombia this is your company f...

June 2020

Bravo Gran Colombia tours, 5 starts for you, your guide, your transportation services, Zipaquira town, and the Salt Cathedral. We did not think we were going to have such a great time on this tour. we booked this tour because of the great review this company has on TripAdvisor and now we can say ...

February 2020

Amazing tour - I personally liked not only the salt cathedral but also the stone church in the pueblo main square! Both are beautiful in its own way! I also recommend the staff from Gran Columbia Tours. they were really thoughtful and responded fast despite my short notice to book the activity. ...

October 2019

Booked the tour with only 10h in advance and they were able to arrange the two tours for me that I wanted to do. Even when my plane was late they offered me one of the tour guide’s private contact messages to meet me so I would feel secure at all time. All tour guides spoke proficient (almost nat...

March 2018

The Salt Cathedral is a very unique church and it is worth the travel time from Bogota. I was amazed at the size of this underground cathedral. Zipaquira is a small city with a colonial type of architecture. Marcela, the guide, was a charming, fun, and energetic person.

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from US$101.65 / per person