Classic Steam Train to Zipaquirá

  • After being picked up at your hotel we will go to an old train station, which nowadays only works during weekends.

  • Travel to the past aboard a classic steam train that makes its way through the Bogota’s savannah all the way to Zipaquirá.

  • The old train makes its way slowly through the flatlands of the savannah all the way to the old village of Zipaquirá.

  • Feel the awe of the majesty and authenticity of the only temple built 180 meters underground: Zipaqurá Salt Cathedral

  • Here, the materials found underground have been manipulated by artists and sculptors and with help of effects given by different kinds of light they have given birth to the most original interpretation of catholic symbols on earth.

In a Nutshell

  • Travel through the past aboard a classic steam train that makes its way through Bogota’s savannah all the way to Zipaquirá.
  • Feel the awe of the majesty and authenticity of the only temple built 180 meters underground: Zipaqurá Salt Cathedral.
  • Enter the incredible environment of the largest salt rock deposit on earth, older than 200 million years. 
  • Make a stop for lunch and wander around the main square of the traditional village of Cajica.
  • Meet our driver who will be expecting you at the train station back in Bogota to drive you safely to your hotel.

Price includes

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Train tickets.
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

Not included

  • Entrance fee to the Salt Cathedral.
  • Lunch

 

Important Information

This tour is ideal for families with children. Entrance fee to the cathedral and lunch not included in price. Shuttles are complementary services provided by Turistren. Only available during weekends. On Saturdays the train usually runs on a diesel engine. If you would like to hire a bilingual expert guide for this tour, please contact us.

Please read our cancellation policy.


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Departure time:
8:30am

Duration:
5 Hours

* Travelers:
Is your group bigger than 9?

Price Per Person $69.81
Total Price $69.81


Travel to the past and embark yourself on a trip full of fantasy. After being picked up at your hotel, we will be on our way to an old train station -  which nowadays only works during the weekends taking dozens of visitors from Bogotá to Zipaquirá.  This antique railway worked as a commercial link between Bogotá and the salt mines. Today, the same classic steam train that dates back to the end of XIX century is used for travelers. It makes its way slowly through the flatlands of the Savannah all the way to the old village of Zipaquirá.

Once there, you can continue the journey to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá on a shuttle bus. This splendid work of modern engineering and art was opened to the public in 1995. On this tour, you will enter an old salt mine that was adapted to be a cathedral. Here, the materials found underground have been manipulated by artists and sculptors, and with the help of special lighting effects they have given birth to a very unique interpretation of earthly Catholic symbols.

After you exit the cathedral, the same shuttle service will drive to the traditional village of Cajicá. There you will have time for lunch and for wandering around the main square. Afterwards, the train will depart and get you back to Bogotá.

At about 4:30pm you will reach the capital's train station where our driver will be expecting you to bring you back to your hotel.


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