Nemocón: Passages of Light

Below the surface, remains a place that keeps the beating heart of Colombia, where the mirrors of saline water reflect the patterns made by lighting inside a cave with hundreds of years and galleries filled with colors and history. Let’s experience for a while the life of a miner and discover one of the industries that have influenced the culture and economy of the region.

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Private transportation
    • Entry/Admission - Zipaquira Salt Mines
    • Entry/Admission - Museo Historia Natural Nemocón
    • Entry/Admission - Restaurante Hornos De Sal
    What's excluded :
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Zipaquira Salt Mines, Cl. 2 #0-05, Nemocón, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia

    Crossing the savannah we'll arrive at the Nemocón, an indigenous word that means "warrior’s cry", there, underground awaits 1,600 meters of tunnels of the first salt mine exploited in Colombia.
    10:00 a.m. Descent. The salt mine is entered through large German doors 3 meters high, original from 1817, supported by thick eucalyptus timbers. The salt is filtered through the vegetable fibers, solidifying the trunk and fossilizing it, making them stronger than a rock.

    10:15 a.m. Reception chamber. With a ceiling that exceeds 30 meters high, up to 60 meters below ground, where you can see the first stalagmite and stalactite formations, that by the interior air take forms of roots and figures.

    10:30 p.m. Chamber of the brine mirrors. These are old saturation tanks, here takes place the magic when the salt crystals, with the lights, ceilings, and walls, creates a marvelous optical illusion of nonexistent abyss.

    10:50 p.m. Chamber of lovers. Find the hearth of the mountain, the salt crystal of 1,600 kilos, the largest in South America, found in 1905 and carved in the shape of the heart in the ‘60s by the miner Miguel Sanchez, called "The Heart of Nemocon."

    11:00 a.m. Ascent. Keep discovering the secrets of this place, like the underground chapel, the waterfall of salt, a wishing pond, history, and even a filming set.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Museo Historia Natural Nemocón, Cra. 1s #2-22, Nemocón, Cundinamarca, Colombia

    Have a sneak peek of how it was formed the region of Bogotá and its surroundings among fossils of mastodons, Megatheriums, plesiosaurs, and ammonites.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Nemocón, Cundinamarca, Colombia

    Let’s walk through the picturesque streets of this mining town, visiting the main square of Nemocón and see the architecture of a colorful and serene municipality.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Restaurante Hornos De Sal, Cl. 2 ## 0 - 90, Nemocón, Cundinamarca, Colombia

    Time for lunch. Enjoy by the end of this tour a typical lunch of the region, made with a craft technique and seasonal products let yourself be enchanted with the flavors of the local gastronomy.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bogota, Bogota

    We return to Bogotá, you can choose the location of your drop-off.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You can contact Paraiso Travels to define your pickup location.Airports
    • Eldorado Airport, Bogota Colombia
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Keep in mind that if you are claustrophobic this tour it’s not recommended for you, but we have plenty of other options for you.
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-187100P10

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