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Laguna de Guatavita

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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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Beautifull and mistic place

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Such a lovely sacred space. Sacred space protected by the government of Colombia. Very well done and signage includes "words of wisdom" by indigenous peoples. Would love to see the "complete" restoration of the lagoon if approved by the indigenous peoples of the country. Felt honored to have visited the sacred space. So glad it remains a protected space in... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The lake has a beautiful view, surrender by good typical restaurants and crafty shops, where you can buy lovely woollen jumpers. A fantastic place to visit

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Surrey, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Guatavita has an interesting story and is a nice place to walk, to buy souvenirs at an excellent price, and to have a nice meal. Expect to pay midrange prices. This is well within even economical touristing. And the fresh air will do you good. Best suggestion: Make it an all-day affair with Guatavita and lunch in the morning and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I only wish it was sunnier. It's a beautiful view and I was very much into it because of how much I've read about pre-colonial history. There isn't much else to do and it is at least a half-day trip from Bogota.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a great day out of Bogota. You can easily find a bus just past the Portal Norte to take you to Guatavita for about $8,000COP each way, the journey takes about 1hour 15mins. Make sure you go right into the town and don't get off at the turn off for La Laguna, as you may not be able... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Yes, it's a lake, but it's one of the most culturally important lakes on the continent. Get a guide to fully appreciate the importance of this site. The on-site guides only provide Spanish interpretation, so if you don't speak Spanish I recommend either hiring your own guide or bringing a bilingual friend who can translate the guide's presentations. I learned... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Let's be clear, it's a huge lake ! But it's part of a half day trip from Bogota where you pass through some stunning countryside, can stop to eat great food and can enjoy it as part of a cultural experience. Do the trip with a trip to Zipaquira - make it a great day out.

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