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Bogotá 2 Day Plan: Culture, History and Nature

You’ll be going deep underground into the salt labyrinth of Ziapaquira. Exploring chambers, cabins, and tunnels that have been carved out of this mountain. This is where you will discover the famous and massive Cathedral of Zipaquira, 220 yards below the surface of the earth.

You’ll uncover the myth of El Dorado and the source of countless expeditions and attempts to drain the legendary lake of Guatavita.

You’ll walk the streets of the oldest neighborhood of Bogotá, and marvel at the huge stone buildings and walls dating back 400 years. You’ll also learn the true history of this famous location and the significance of each plaza within it.

You’ll enjoy either the teleférico or funicular as you ascend to the great hight of mount Monserrate and look down on Bogotá and its 4,000,000 inhabitants. You’ll enjoy a tour of this holy place, taking in every advantage point before enjoying the ride down this massive mountain again in once again your choice of the teleférico or funicular.

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  • What's included :
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Bilingual Guide
    • All Entrance fees
    • Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral Tour
    • Lake Guatavitá Tour
    • La Candelaria Tour
    • Monserrate Tour
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
    • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Monserrate
    What's excluded :
    • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan
    • Experiences and Transportation not mentioned in the plan
    • Personal expenses and tips

  • Day 1: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita

    Stop At: Laguna de Guatavita, Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra Colombia
    You’ll be driven to the wonderful location of the Guatavita Reserve. Once here you’ll explore the paths that take you to this magical place, which is actually where the legend of El Dorado was born. Here you will enjoy the story of the history of this famous area, where the local indigenous would place gold into the lake for sacred ceremonies.

    Next, you will enjoy the views of Guatavita town, filled with whitewashed buildings and tiled roofs. This town was actually moved in the ’70s to accommodate the construction of the huge Tomine Dam.

    Duration: 5 hours

    Stop At: Catedral de Sal de Zipaquira, Carrera 6 Calle 1 Parque De La Sal, Zipaquira Colombia
    The next stop is the town of Zipaquira and the Salt Cathedral in the mountain overlooking this beautiful place. Here you will walk the streets and into this salt mine that was first used thousands of years earlier by the local Musicas Indians. You will wander into the caverns almost 600ft below ground, which has been carved from the salt in this mountain for centuries. You’ll love the serenity and peacefulness that comes with this amazing location, being underground with amazing crosses, paths, lights and a church that has over 3000 visitors every Sunday of the year.

    To complete your journey you will be collected and driven back to your Bogotá accommodation with an expected arrival of approximately 5 pm.

    Duration: 5 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Monserrate and La Candelaria Tour

    Stop At: Mount Monserrate, Carrera 2 E No. 21-48 Paseo Bolívar, Bogota Colombia
    Today will start with a bit of a sleep-in after such a big first day; you will be collected at a respectful time of 9 am and driven to the base of Monserrate. Once here you’ll ascend to the summit, almost 2000 ft (600 m) above Bogotá, by using the funicular with its breathtaking views of Bogotá as you climb. Once you have reached the top you will have time to explore the 17th-century monastery, the artisan markets, and the wonderful views of Bogotá. After you have had your fill of culture and magnificent scenery you will descend down to the waiting city below, but this time using the teleferico (aerial tramway) for yet another perspective.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Barrio La Candelaria, Calle 10 # 0 15 Bogota, Colombia Llegando por avenida circunvalar preferiblemente., Bogota 111711 Colombia
    Next, you will make the short walk to La Candelaria and the next part of this all fascinating cultural experience. Once in this zone, you will start exploring the many streets, and ancient buildings, the graffiti and murals, the plazas and churches, and discover the history, culture and amazing charm of the oldest neighborhoods of Bogotá.

    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We'll pick you up from your hotel
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by BnB Colombia Tours

Activity ID: V-120276P51

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