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Address: Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile | Sesquile, Cundinamarca, Bogota, Colombia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.
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Laguna de Guatavita Half-Day Tour from Bogotá

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Beautiful and a walk back in time...

VIsiting Laguna de Guatavita is well worth the time...It's a bit of a drive from Bogota, and the weather can be unpredictable, so take a jacket and boots for climbing (that can... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bogota, Colombia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

VIsiting Laguna de Guatavita is well worth the time...It's a bit of a drive from Bogota, and the weather can be unpredictable, so take a jacket and boots for climbing (that can get wet). It's more enjoyable if you read in advance about the Muisca culture, and even visit the Museo de Oro because there is a correlation between the... More 

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Timisoara, Romania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A place worth visiting as it is an unique experience! Up to 3100 meters high, constant temperature all year between 9 and 10 C degrees, wild nature and then... the laguna, still and looking like a portal to another world! There is a certain feeling around the place, like you forget where you came from, like you would expect all... More 

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La Floresta, Uruguay
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98 reviews 98 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Very nice landscape in the middle of the hill range north of Bogota. Place has a lot of history and the trail leading to it is very interesting and easy to walk. Visit is with a guide that explains the history, the legend of El Dorado and its hidden gold, and the several attempts to dry it in the quest... More 

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Nancy, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Laguna de Guatavita is a great place is you want to know more about the Muisca culture who inhabited the área before 1539 and about the legend of Eldorado. Like many places in Colombia, it has very poor transport facilities (which is the only bad point about this destination). Be prepared for a short hike (around 2 kilometers) Access... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Nice to take a few hours outside the busy city of Bogota and enjoy pure fresh air and renew your senses! Try to get a good guide and be sure to bring your camera. You should treat yourself to a nice meal at one of the typical wood cooking restaurants. REMEMBER: Colombian love their meat cooked WELL DONE -- if... More 

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Mendham, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What beautiful countryside and vistas, there is nothing to dislike. visited a friend's country house that should be visited by Town and Country

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malta
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73 reviews 73 reviews
23 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This Laguna could be nice to combined it with Cathedral del Sal. Like you're in Bogota and take the bus on your own zipaquira & continue to Gautavita village. The village itself is nice,meet the real local people and as well on the way to Laguna you will see the local farmers cooking pork ribs etc on BBQ with planten(... More 

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La Habana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

In a spectacular scenery with the most pure and fresh air you can know about the Muiscas culture and tradition, sorounded of mysticims and wisdom. You have to climb a mountain to go to the lagoon, extraordinart. It is a place you have to know if you go to Colombia.

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

If you like the prehispanic culture.... this is a great place to go. The trip from Bogota is very nice. All around is worth to see.

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Bogota, Colombia
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A bit difficult to get to on public transport, very popular with people from Bogotá on the weekend. Beautiful area, organized tours (in Spanish). Go on a beautiful day only.

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