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Bogota, Salt Cathedral & Biking Tour
Bogota, Salt Cathedral & Biking Tour
  • Enjoy amazing views over Bogotá from the Monserrate Mountain
  • Explore Bogotá’s historic Candelaria District
  • Visit the largest library of South America, Gold Museum, and Emerald Museum
  • Bike along the extensive network of cycling routes of the city*
  • Visit the famous Lake Guatavita and get to know the legend of El Dorado
  • Explore the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira – the biggest underground cathedral of the world
Duraction
3 Day

Abstract

This 3-day tour package is an ideal mixture of cultural, historic, and natural activities and provides a great selection of the must-see destinations in Bogota, as well as the area of Zipaquira. Explore the Colombian capital on our Bogota city tour (guided walking tour), ride the famous cable-car up to the Monserrate Mountain and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city.

Explore the unique Gold Museum and the cultural hot-spots of the colonial heart of Bogota. Experience the ancient sacred indigenous lake of Guatavita and get to know the legend of the gold of El Dorado and the world´s biggest underground cathedral of the old salt mine in Zipaquira. Furthermore, bike along the cycle routes of the city, passing some of the most famous and interesting places of Bogotá.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Bogotá & City Tour

Upon your arrival at the airport El Dorado of Bogotá, there will be a driver awaiting you to bring you to your hotel. Discover the capital of Colombia on this tour, enjoy amazing views and visit the most iconic parts of the city. Go up the impressive Monserrate Mountain, a traditional symbol of the capital of Colombia. From here, you can see the whole city at 3,152 meters above sea level. Afterwards, walk through the Candelaria district. This historical district is considered the place where the city of Bogotá was founded and where the very first church was constructed.

Explore the Plaza de Bolivar, the Palace of Justice, the Presidential Palace and walk by the old colonial houses that have shaped the history of the city. See the largest library of South America and pay a visit to the famous Gold and Emerald Museum. To complete the picture, discover the northern parts of Bogotá and learn about cultural differences within the city.

Day 2: Laguna de Guatavita & Salt Cathedral Zipaquira (B,L)

This daytrip combines Andean nature and cultural experiences visiting two of the most characteristic touristic destinations of Bogota´s surroundings. In the morning you get to know the famous lake Guatavita. Since the days of the Spaniards, the Laguna de Guatavita represents the origin of the “El Dorado“ legend. The lake belongs to the sacred sites of the indigenous Muisca tribe who used to live in the region. According to the legend of “El Dorado“, the lake is filled with sacrificial offerings and artifacts made of gold that the Muisca indigenous dropped into the lake during their sacred ancient rituals.

From there, you will head towards the tiny town of Zipaquira. The wealth of the Muisca indigenous did not derive from the gold but the salt. Until today, salt mines exist in and around the area of Zipaquira. In one of the former tunnels of the salt mine, Colombian engineers have built the biggest underground cathedral of the world. The place is unique and one of the main attractions of Bogota. Explore this fascinating place and return to Bogotá in the evening.

Day 3: Bogotá Bike Tour* (B)

Bogotá is the city in Latin America with the widest extension of bicycle paths. There is a total of 576 miles dedicated to the mobility of citizens. On this tour, you will bike along the cycle routes of the city, passing some of the most famous and interesting places of Bogotá. See the emblematic park of Simon Bolivar, visit places of cultural importance like the Plaza Lourdes and the Virgilio Barco Library, and spot the sports stadiums and theaters of the city.

Biking through Bogotá’s traditional neighborhoods you will hear stories of history and culture. A local will show you the unique fingerprint of Bogotá, and you will learn how the city was formed and developed. Depending on the time of your flight, on your last day, you will have more time to explore Bogota, and afterwards, our driver will pick you up and drive you to the airport.

 

Include

  • Pick-Up Service from your hotel & private transport
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Rental and Equipment Bike*
  • Lunch on 1st and 2nd day
  • Water during Bike Tour
  • Bilingual Attendance
  • Travel-Insurance
  • Water & Snacks
  • Taxes

 

Not Include

  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Tips to driver / guide
  • Alcoholic beverages

 

Observations

In case of unforeseen circumstances and to assure the passenger’s comfort and safety the itinerary might be subject of change.

Information for the client

Cancellation policies

  • Payment when booking
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Contact us by phone to cancel or ask about a cancellation. If you do not show up, you will be charged the full price