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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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Based on the reviews, I was concerned about altitude and access to bathrooms on the way to the Lagoon. However, there is a bathroom right inside the ticket area, where you wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Based on the reviews, I was concerned about altitude and access to bathrooms on the way to the Lagoon. However, there is a bathroom right inside the ticket area, where you wait for each tour group to take off on the hike. Also, there is a small snack stand. However, we stopped for food at Rancho Santo Parrillada right before... More 

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Garching bei Munchen, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

very boring and only a tourist trap. you have to pay 13,000 COP just to see a little boring lake. don't go there!

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Mexico City
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248 reviews 248 reviews
25 attraction reviews
509 helpful votes 509 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Disorganized mess at the parking if you managed to make it that far. The more mess to buy a ticket, then a guide who talks on and on. 25% of our group of 60 were gone by the 3rd chat as he insisted the history was too important and we were sick of waiting in the rain. Then up this... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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131 helpful votes 131 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
62 helpful votes 62 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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