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Private Full-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

by Transfers & Tours Colombia
per traveler Price was $114 Discount price is $92
*Pricing based on group of 5 travelers
Duration: {0} Duration: 11h Free Cancellation Free Cancellation No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

Well-preserved colonial buildings in historic Villa de Leyva

Visit to the largest main square in Colombia, Plaza Mayor

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, 656 feet (200 m) underground

History behind the cathedral & the salt mining industry

Convenient transportation & an exclusive private guide

Highlights

Well-preserved colonial buildings in historic Villa de Leyva

Visit to the largest main square in Colombia, Plaza Mayor

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, 656 feet (200 m) underground

History behind the cathedral & the salt mining industry

Convenient transportation & an exclusive private guide

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8:00 AM, Private Full-Day Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 11h

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is $203.20, taxes included

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Private Full-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira

Activity Location

Villa de Leyva & Zipaquira

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Bogota


Description

Spend a full day basking in Colombian wonders with visits to Villa de Leyva and the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira. See the colonial-style buildings of Villa de Leyva resting on well-preserved cobblestone streets, then head to Zipaquira to see an amazing church built 656 feet (200 m) below the ground.

Begin your tour with hotel pickup in the morning and a scenic drive out to Villa de Leyva. On the way, enjoy the delicious staple of arepas, corn cakes that are often grilled or fried. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva, step out and walk through the ancient streets lined with colonial-style houses that have remained mostly untouched since their construction. Founded in 1572, Villa de Leyva is famous for its cobblestone square Plaza Mayor, which at 150,695 square feet (14,000 sq m) is the largest in Colombia. Learn about the history of the charming town from your guide before moving on.

Head next to Zipaquira, where you wander below ground into an enormous salt mine. Your guide teaches you about the history of salt and salt mining as you explore the beautifully lit cavern, eventually reaching the Salt Cathedral. The church was originally built in 1932 as a place for miners to offer daily prayers, and was inaugurated in 1954. Today it is a fully functional church with weekly service held on Sundays. Spend time in the unique cathedral before returning to the surface and heading back to Bogota.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Villa de Leyva and Zipaquira Salt Cathedral

  • Admission fees

  • Snacks

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your Bogota hotel

  • Live tour commentary provided in English and Spanish


Exclusions

  • Food and beverages not listed as Inclusions


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Maximum group size is 6 people.

  • Hotel pickup is available from most centrally located Bogota hotels. Please arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


Private Full-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva & Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira ratings based on 1 Verified Review

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4.5 out of 5

4/5 Feb 27, 2019

It was the nice full day trip. Only problem - communication , our tour guide knew only some basic English.Tour itself was very good and we saw everything that was promised. Our driver, Mr. Alexander was very professional