Guatavita Lake - the Legend of “El Dorado”

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Departs: Bogota, Bogota

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

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Since we met, I began to explain some general details about Bogotá, then when we leave the city I will speak about the valley around the city, I will provide information about the originally indigenous habitant called “ Muiscas” , their customs, some of their words and how all this heritage is included now in our society and in our food.
We will meet a guide of the lake that speaks about the native culture and will explain why is so popular the Dorado Legend?, we will discuss the meaning of this ceremony. We will feel the mystic of the place, its energy and the relationship between nature and this space.
In Guatavita town we will enjoy architecture, food, deserts and also handicrafts shopping.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Colombian typical products

During the tour I lend binoculars and raincoat

Entrance to the Guatavita Lake

Entrance to the Salt Cathedral and audioguide only for this attraction

What's Not Included




Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 65

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Not for children under 5 years and seniors of 65 years and more
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Regular hand disinfection, antibacterial gel and wet towels for disinfection.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • 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

Laguna de Guatavita
we begin to walk into Guatavita natural reservation. We will know a guide that is a directly descendent of the “muiscas culture” (originally people of Bogotá Valley), the guide will speak to all the lake visitors about his native culture, I do the translation and add some information, then we enter into a relax time and after that we begin to climb steps, it is aprox 130 meters (426 feet). But do not worry we stop several times. As soon as we finish the stairs, we arrive to the first lake viewpoint, we can appreciate the lake, the water and her colors, also we can listen and see some birds. We continue walking and the vegetation begin to change from Andean cold weather (same weather than Bogotá) to Paramo (Andean moor) with its special plants like the frailejon (plants with their thick, soft leaves like the ears of a rabbit), you can find that plants only in Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela. After walking for 90 minutes we exit the lake and we can eat some muisca food like the corn cob

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

We can enjoy the views o the Tominé reservoir, that is an important hydric source of the area, we stop and watch the Andean mountains and the reservoir

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Guatavita town was founded in 1967, when I will show you places to buy Colombian handicrafts, at a later time we have lunch and will taste special dessert of the area

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

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