Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Your guide will meet you at the hotel, either in the morning or the afternoon, to take you on a tour through “La Sabana de Bogota” to the town of Zipaquira, which name means ‘city of our Father’ in the language of the Chibcha. Back in pre-Colombian times, salt around the area was the most important commodity and the ‘salt cakes’ were the only currency for trading. Over time, technology improved and the Muiscas began to extract larger amounts of salt. As a result, an underground salt deposit was formed and it is where the Salt Cathedral was built, 180 meters below the surface. Inside, there is a chapel, “Capilla de Los Mineros” built as a tribute to the Virgin “Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá” (Guasá means ‘mine’ in Chibcha).
Return to Bogota and overnight.
Note: This tour is not recommended for people with mobility restrictions, pregnant women, or claustrophobic.
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