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Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour BILINGUAL GUIDE

By Be Local Experience
About
In this Private Tour, we will get to see one of the most powerful places for our indigenous, the Muiscas: The Lagoon of the king of Guatavita. Know this spot where the Colombian legend of “El Dorado” was born. We will be going a bit south to meet the Cundiboyacense plateau that connects us with one of the most important towns in Colombia: Zipaquira. Know the first Colombian wander: an impressive engineering piece where the Muisca culture, the catholic tradition and the modern advances will allow us to get in the deep mountain, going 180 meters inside. After coming out of the mine we will visit Zipaquira´s down town to get to know its colonial architecture and its squares that are surrounded by some of the national monuments.

Ages 13-62
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Private tour with bilingual private guide
  • Pre Travel Assistance – Lean on us to prepare your trip
  • Permanent online support throughout your stay in Colombia
  • Local online assistance in your tax return
  • Customizable experience – We will focus on your interests
  • Fun surprise activity to measure your Colombianity
  • Private hotel pickup and drop off
  • Travel insurance
  • Internet service when network is available
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees to any attraction
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
  • Entry/Admission - Tocancipa
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral De Sal De Zipaquirá
  • Entry/Admission - Plaza de los Comuneros


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Departure Point: Your hotel
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75820P32

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
        • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
        • Wear comfortable walking shoes and raincoat
        • Use sunscreen
        • Transportation time between attractions should vary due to traffic conditions
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 75820P32

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Bogota
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 2
          Laguna de Guatavita
          Stop: 105 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 3
          Guatavita
          Stop: 30 minutes
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        • 4
          Gran Sabana Industrial Park
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 5
          Zipaquira
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • 6
          Catedral De Sal De Zipaquira
          Stop: 105 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 7
          Plaza de los Comuneros
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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        • 8
          Bogota
          Stop: 90 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • Be Local Experience
          8
          Bogota, Colombia
          Joined in January 2019
        • mccannr1
          0 contributions
          A Beautiful Hike With a Breathtaking View
          An excellent tour of an incredibly beautiful area. You get a couple opportunities to stop and take photos of some truly breathtaking views along the drive. Once you arrive at the falls area, you're given an overview of what to expect and away you go. The walk to the first (smaller) waterfall is short and the path winds behind the fall and you continue on from there. The path that turns a bit steeper as you start to climb toward La Chorrera. If you're in moderately good physical condition, you should be fine, though for those (like me) not accustomed to the altitudes (~4000m), you'll definitely be breathing heavily. The good thing about this private tour, however, is that you can do it at your own pace and my guide was more than accommodating of that. The hike is absolutely worth it as you get to La Chorrera waterfall. The views are incredible and the guide ensured it was a truly wonderful experience. Bonus for me was having a dog from the local village decide he was going to join us on the hike all the way up to the top (see photo).
          Written July 9, 2022
        • mccannr1
          0 contributions
          An excellent trip to Chingaza
          Andrea was an excellent guide for this trip. I was picked up at my hotel and we first stopped for breakfast in La Collara up in the hills outside Bogota as well as picking up our local guide there. After that, we made the rest of the trip out to Chingaza (it's a very bumpy road, so, it takes some time to get there). Once there, we hiked out to the lagoons in the park. It's not a particularly difficult walk, but if you aren't used to the altitudes, it can certainly feel tougher than you'd think. You get some really nice views out there and your guide will teach you a lot about the local area and its history. It's very much worth it to do this trip.
          Written July 7, 2022
        • SwaGGKinGG
          0 contributions
          Waterfall tours
          Tour was amazing, Carlos explain and described in detail my questions. Great knowledge of la chorrera and Páramo, suggested a great place to eat. The tour overall was great and Andrea made sure I had a great tour by working extra hard when there was a hiccup in the system thank you, I would highly recommend this tour to all great experience and perfect spots for pictures point out by Carlos.
          Written February 20, 2020
        • delightfuldana
          0 contributions
          Excellent day trip and tour of Chingaza
          We visited Chingaza National Park with a Be Local guide. She was excellent. She spoke perfect English, was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable, professional and attentive. This tour company is expanding, and does multiple types of trips and tours within Colombia. Based on my experience with them, I would highly recommend.
          Written May 7, 2019
        • SaraLynne80
          0 contributions
          A gorgeous experience
          Andrea was amazing- even though we had an early flight, she met us at the airport at 5a for our layover tour and gave us a unique experience touring the local flower and produce market as it was just opening, something few tourists get to see! She was wonderfully open and easy to talk to, and gave us such fabulous experience- I would HIGHLY recommend her for a true taste of Columbia. Be Local made us feel right at home!
          Written April 30, 2019
        • AZM888
          0 contributions
          Sisters Trip
          My sister and I went to Bogotá for our annual sisters trip, and we had such an amazing time hanging out with Andrea on our full-day tour of the city. I say “hanging out” because it felt exactly just like being with a good friend who just happens to know everything about the ins and outs of the city. She was punctual, attentive, flexible, intelligent, passionate, easy-going, and above all, she was a lot of fun! She was intuitive in such a way that she made recommendations that fit us perfectly. Oh, and she also left us with lasting physical memories by being such an incredible (and patient) photographer! By the end of the day, we were full from local foods and drinks and full of personal stories and inside jokes. We can’t wait to come back and hang out with Andrea again!
          Written March 12, 2019
        • DansRaig
          0 contributions
          An Excellent One Day Tour of Bogota
          Andrea is a very friendly and flexible guide with excellent knowledge of Bogota. The tour itinerary had to be changed due to maintenance activity at Monserrate, which Andrea handled well with consultation well ahead of time. I thoroughly enjoyed the day tour, and would recommend this tour to anyone in Bogota.
          Written February 12, 2019
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