Salt Cathedral and Countryside Tour
A tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is one of the most spectacular day trips from Bogota. During this day tour from Bogota, we will take you to the small, traditional town of Zipaquira, home of the stunning structure built inside the extensive caves of an old salt mine. After visiting the salt mine, we will head to a hacienda for a traditional Colombian lunch.This hacienda tour, plus exploring the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, will introduce you to an authentic side of Colombian culture and you will enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery surrounding Bogota, Colombia.
A tour of the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is one of the most spectacular day trips from Bogota. Zipaquira is built inside the extensive caves of an old salt mine, and is located about 50 km north of Bogota. It will take us approximately 1 hour to reach our destination. We will spend about 1.5 or 2 hours inside the Salt Cathedral. The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira is a true testimony to the miners’ faith in a higher power and one of the most notable achievements in Colombian architecture.
During our time in the cathedral, an expert guide will take you through the Stations of the Cross. At each station you will see a symbolic representation of events from Jesus’ last journey before his crucifixion. At the end of this walk, we will come to the main dome and the three naves of the cathedral that are interconnected by a gigantic crack, which symbolises the birth and death of Christ. You will learn about Colombian culture, religion and architecture during this day tour. Once we finish our visit to the cathedral, we will head to a traditional Colombian farm.
Traditional Colombian Farm
The farm owners will give us a warm welcome and start this portion of the Bogota day tour by showing us the old farmhouse. We will eat a traditional Colombian lunch in the main dining room of the hacienda. This is your chance to learn a little bit about traditional Colombian food. After lunch, we will explore the fields around the house then head to the milking station. A farmhand will even teach us how to milk the cows at the hacienda. We will then go to the hacienda’s main kitchen where the farm owners will teach us the step-by-step process of making the type of cheese popular in this region of Colombia. We will end this Bogota day tour by enjoying a delicious cup of Colombian coffee
✓ Transfer to and from the hotel
✓ Guided tour in English
✓ Entry tickets to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira
✓ Traditional Colombian lunch
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