Guatavita Lake from Bogotá

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From $130.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 7 hours

Departs: Bogota, Bogota

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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A staff member from the company will pick you up at the hotel to embark on a trip to the past. The tour will take you through the north of Bogota along the Sabana to the old Muisca town of Sesquile (that means 'hot water' in the Chibcha language). From here, we go to the Lake el Cacique Guatavita. Back in pre-hispanic times, the cacique used to perform a ceremony where
he would cover his body with gold dust and immerse himself into the lake, while people threw metalwork figures as sign of worship and gratitude to the gods, particularly to the sun. The tour continues to “Guatavita La Nueva”, the new village that replaced the old one that was flooded to build the reservoir of Tomine during the second half of the twentieth century. Lunch included. At the end of the tour return to the hotel.

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

Typical Lunch

What's Not Included


Personal expenses

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for passengers with mobility problems
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • the path to the lake is steep so getting there may be a little challenging
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Have lunch in a traditional and typical restaurant on the banks of Lake Tominé, where you can choose from the best of Colombian cuisine.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Laguna de Guatavita
Once we finish lunch, your guide will accompany you to take an easy trek of around 1-hour to Guatavita Lake.

This lake, sacred to the Muisca community former habitats of the area, is known for being the scenery of the story behind El Dorado Raft seen before at the Gold Museum. As legend holds, the Cacique (Chief) used to cover his body with gold dust and immerse himself into the lake while his people threw gold and plate metalwork to the water to show gratitude to the Gods.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Before your guide takes you back to Bogotá, you will have the opportunity to visit Guatavita “La Nueva” town, finishing with a drop-off back at your hotel.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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