Classic steam train ticket from Bogota to Zipaquira with optional transportation

Classic steam train ticket from Bogota to Zipaquira with optional transportation

Take a trip on the Bogota steam (or oil) train! This fun-filled day trip allows you to admire the beautiful landscape of the Bogota savannah as you travel stress-free by train to the town of Zipaquirá, famous for its salt cathedral built in one of the salt mines, and the town of Cajicá, a typical Colombian town. The train journey (six hours in total) is filled with spectacular scenes of the Colombian countryside that you’ll enjoy while you relax and look out the window. You’ll have a little free time in each town to explore on your own.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Zipaquira, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

Get to know an antique train station which nowadays only works during the weekends and takes dozens of visitors from Bogotá to Zipaquirá. This railway was a commercial link between Bogotá and the salt mines. Today, the same classic steam train that dates back to the end of the nineteenth century is used as a tourist train. It goes slowly through the flatlands of the Savannah to the old village of Zipaquirá.

Once at the Zipaquirá station, you will continue the journey to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá by your own on a shuttle bus. The Salt Mine is a splendid work of modern engineering and art opened to the public in 1995, adapted to be a cathedral. The materials found underground were manipulated by artists and sculptors that with some help of special lighting effects, created a unique interpretation of Catholic iconography.

After your visit to the Cathedral, the same shuttle service will drive you to the traditional village of Cajicá. There you will have time for lunch and for wandering around the main square. Afterward, the train will depart and get you back to Bogotá by 4:30 pm.

Duration: 5 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Note: It is highly recommended to that you purchase transfer passes to and from the Salt Cathedral while riding the train to ensure your on-time return to the Zipaquirá train station; you may purchase these passes on board the train."
"Please note that the type of train used on the day of your tour (steam or oil) will be decided by the operating company on the same day"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"Please Note: English support is limited/basic. This product doesn't offer a guided tour, it offers only basic support by your driver/guide."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers"

Duración: 7 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Estación de Tren Usaquén, Avenida Carrera 9, Bogotá, Colombia

Traveler pickup is offered
If the option for pick-up is selected, please enter your location details.

* Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (If option selected includes transport)
  • Train tickets

No Incluye

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to Salt Cathedral (approx. USD $15-20)
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Transportation between the Salt Cathedral and Zipaquirá train station
  • Entry/Admission - Zipaquira


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