Visit the place that gave rise to the famous legend of "El Dorado", and delve into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism and landscapes. On this tour, you will travel north to the town of Guatavita and towards the impressive emerald lake from Guatavita.
After being picked up at your place of stay, you will be taken for a walk through the cobbled streets of the town of Guatavita. You will learn about the unusual history of this city and walk through its alleys and handicraft shops. Afterwards, you will go by car through potato fields and peasant houses to the highest point where the sacred lake is hidden between the mountains.
Within this natural reserve that houses exuberant and humid forest vegetation, you will be able to feel the mystical energy that made this lake a sacred place for the Muiscas. Here, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. In addition, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that sparked the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters.
On the way back, you will have a spectacular view of the valley of the Tominé dam and the "Cerro de las Tres Viejas". Finally, you will have a stop in the small town of La Calera, where you can taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn "arepas" that attract many visitors.
Private transportation from and to your hotel
Expert guide in the language of your choice
entrance to the lagoon
Does not include
The Guatavita lagoon closes on Mondays (or Tuesday if it is a holiday Monday). It is possible to combine this tour with the Zipaquirá tour or the Bogotá City Tour.
The maximum height of this walk is 3000 MASL
You must bring:
Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
This experience can be canceled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a refund for the entire reservation