Guatavita Golden Lake Guided Tour

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On this tour you will visit the lagoon where the famous "El Dorado" legend originated
On this tour you will visit the lagoon where the famous "El Dorado" legend originated
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It was considered to be sacred by the indigenous Muisca tribe
It was considered to be sacred by the indigenous Muisca tribe
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Visit the lagoon where the famous "El Dorado" legend originated
Visit the lagoon where the famous "El Dorado" legend originated
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In the past, treasure hunters tried to drain the lagoon in their desperate search of gold
In the past, treasure hunters tried to drain the lagoon in their desperate search of gold
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What To Expect

Explore the place that gave birth to the legend of "El Dorado" - The Guatavita Lagoon! Learn about the Muisca's worldview and rituals, walk along ecological trails and appreciate the unique forest vegetation covered in mist, visit and hear about the village's history, and enjoy a delicious snack of yellow corn and cheese.

Highlights

  • Visit the place that gave birth to the legend of 'El Dorado'

  • Learn about the Muisca's worldview and rituals with gold that awoke the interest of treasure seekers worldwide

  • Walk along ecological trails and appreciate the unique forest vegetation generally covered in mist

  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of the village of white houses and listen to its peculiar history

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Bogota
Departs From:
Bogota
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
6 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:00 AM; 2:00 PM
Product Code:
3555
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Visit the site that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step inside a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism and landscapes colored with a dozen shades of green. On this tour, we will travel to the north of Bogotá, the village of Guatavita, which was named after the treasure hidden behind its mountains; The Guatavita Lagoon.

After walking the cobblestone streets of the “white-house village”, which holds a unique history, we will drive between potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden amongst mountains and mist. Inside this natural reservoir dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation you can feel the mystic energy that made this lagoon a sacred place for the Muiscas. Learn about the connection with nature of this ancient people and the way gold was used as a symbol of gratitude. At the same time, get to know how this particular ritual awoke the passions of Spanish treasure hunters and other unfortunate adventurers.

On the way back, we will have a spectacular view over the Tominé Damp’s valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, we will make a stop at La Calera, a small town, where by the side of the road we will taste the splendid “arepas” of yellow corn and cheese from vendors that lure every single car to stop and purchase.

Includes

-Private transportation from and to your hotel.

-Expert guide in the language of tour preference: (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German).

-Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.

-Snack.

Excludes

  • Meals

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

The tour might take longer than usual. Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday). It is possible to bundle this tour with the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral or Bogotá City Tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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