Guatavita Lake half day trip from Bogota

Discover the beauty of Colombia’s Laguna de Guatavita (Lake Guatavita) on this half-day trip from Bogotá! Learn the history of the El Dorado legend, which originated at this once-sacred lake, and explore the scenic shores with an expert guide.

per adult from

$155

NZD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Laguna de Guatavita, Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra Colombia

    Visit the place that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes. On this tour, you will travel North to the village of Guatavita, and to the impressive emerald lake of Guatavita.

    After being picked up at your place of stay, you will be taken to walk the cobblestone streets of the white-housed village of Guatavita. You will learn about the unusual history of this town and wander through its alleys and handicraft stores. Afterward, you will be driven along potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden among mountains.

    Inside this natural reserve dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, you can feel the mystical energy that made this lake a sacred place for the Muiscas. Inside this natural reserve, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. Moreover, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that awoke the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters.

    On your way back, you will have a spectacular view of the Tominé Dam valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, you will have a stop at the small town of La Calera, where you will taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn “arepas” that attract many visitors.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Guatavita, Guatavita, Cundinamarca Department

    Visit the place that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes. On this tour, you will travel North to the village of Guatavita, and to the impressive emerald lake of Guatavita.
    After being picked up at your place of stay, you will be taken to walk the cobblestone streets of the white-housed village of Guatavita. You will learn about the unusual history of this town and wander through its alleys and handicraft stores. Afterward, you will be driven along potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden among mountains.
    Inside this natural reserve dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, you can feel the mystical energy that made this lake a sacred place for the Muiscas. Inside this natural reserve, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. Moreover, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that awoke the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters.
    On your way back, you will have a spectacular view of the Tominé Dam valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, you will have a stop at the small town of La Calera, where you will taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn “arepas” that attract many visitors.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up 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.
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A medium-high amount of walking is involved; you must be of average fitness and able to keep up with the rest of the group
    • Hiking shoes are necessary for this activity
    • Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Maximum altitude of this hike is 3000 MASL.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Impulse Travel

Activity ID: V-5549GUATA

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