Guatavita Lake day trip from Bogotá
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Excursions & day trips

Guatavita Lake day trip from Bogotá

Free cancellation
Language: English , French , Spanish , German , Portuguese
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the place that gave birth to the legend of 'El Dorado'
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Guatavita and listen to its peculiar history
  • Learn about the Muiscas and the gold offering rituals that awoke the interest of bounty hunters worldwide
What to expect

On this tour, you'll step into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes.

The first stop will be the white-housed village of Guatavita. You'll learn about the unusual history of this town and wander through its cobblestone alleys and handicraft stores. Next, you'll enjoy a panoramic drive through potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point, where the sacred lake lies hidden among mountains.

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

On your way back, you'll have a spectacular view of the Tominé Dam valley, and Cerro de las Tres Viejas (the hill of the three old women). Finally, you'll have a stop at the small town of La Calera, where you'll taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn 'arepas' that attract many visitors.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
What's included
  • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Bogotá, Colombia

Meeting point:
  • Pick-up at your hotel
What to remember
  • Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday)
  • The maximum altitude of this hike is 3,000m
  • Please bring comfortable shoes and clothes, and sunscreen
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors, these changes will be notified to you with anticipation
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  • Tuesday to Sunday at 8.30am and 2.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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