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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
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This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.

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You can feel El Dorado Leyend

This place is just amazing. Located in the municipality of Sesquilé, near to Bogotá (an hour and a half away, including two tolls), is an enormous lake lost in the middle of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is just amazing. Located in the municipality of Sesquilé, near to Bogotá (an hour and a half away, including two tolls), is an enormous lake lost in the middle of the andean paramo where the Muiscas (local indian tribe) performed the crowning of their lider (Cacique). The landscape is unbelievable, something you cannot miss. You should eat before... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great view , nice walking in the mountain with historic talking about ancient indians and the process of the gold rituals,

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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a hike up to the lake. It was hard for us asthmatic Texans. We're used to sea level. But once you get up there, it was absolutely beautiful. The tour guide did the tour in Spanish and in English for my sisters. He was funny, had a wealth of knowledge and the views were amazing! Well worth the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read about this place before and fascinated by the history behind it. It was nice to actually be there and see it in person. It is beautiful natural setting in somewhat low altitude mountain area. Requires private transportation, we stayed in an apartment in Modelia and the owner arranged his brother to take us here. It turned out to be... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the lake in late December and spent about two hours there. The entry fee allows for a wonderful (short) hike that provides multiple views of the lake and surrounding area. It is a great opportunity to see an ancient site in Colombia, and it (along with a visit to the Salt Cathedral) makes for a... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very cool lake formed in between mountains and was once a religious site for native people. The views of the lake are great as are the view of the surrounding country side. There is a decent hke required to get to the top of the mountains, but it's definitely worth it for the view.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome! I needed this visit. We had a guide, Karla who not only provided us with the history of the land and her ancestors but she challenged us to think of how we think of nature and the special nature of how we must treat the environment. I was moved and honored to be able to visit this amazing place.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have more than a couple of days in Bogotá, a day trip that combines the lagoon visit with the Salt Cathedral is worthwhile. There are helpful nature/history guides, and it's a nice walk for the ambulatory. Avoid if you have limited mobility. The weird part of the lagoon destination is the incredibly poor condition of the roads leading... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a nice drive of one and a half hour we reach El Club Nautico El Muña were we turn right on a dusty road up the mountain to this little green lake were the indians throw gold to the water to please their Gods. We walk around the lake and enjoy taking beautiful pictures of the lake. Is a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Excellent tour with wonderful guides who provided a great history on the Laguna. Our guide was exceptionally accommodating offer full english translation of the tour. The trek itself is somewhat steep but short and slow paced with plenty of stops for explanation. The cost is 15,000COP. Walking back to your car is a bit of a trek if you choose... More 

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