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Laguna de Guatavita

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Address: Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile | Sesquile, Cundinamarca, Bogota, Colombia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.

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Guatavita lagoon and surroundings

A very nice ride. The route from Bogota by La Calera worth for its beautiful scenery, through the Tomine reservoir and the village of Guatavita. The lagoon is a very special place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Caracas, Venezuela
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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very nice ride. The route from Bogota by La Calera worth for its beautiful scenery, through the Tomine reservoir and the village of Guatavita. The lagoon is a very special place surrounded by agricultural land and a portion of forest that has been preserved. For the visit should go by a trail in a group with the assistance of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Better wear hiking shoes, it is a nice walk and some parts steep. Nice flowers. Not really spectaculair, it is like other crater lakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

To escape the city stress and breathe pure fresh air, this place is absolutely perfect. You can see the 'lake' after a short 20 min hike through the park. A guide explains some interesting things about the plants and flowers and about the laguna. Stay there for about an hour or two is enough, but don't forget it's a 1.5... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour to Guatavita is a must do when travelling around Bogota. It is a beautiful protected place and the history of the natives very interesting. The guide was very good and you were able to feel how dedicated he was on the theme he talked about.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique place takes you back to the time of the Muisca people that used to live in the sabana de Bogotá. This lagoon was a sacred place for them in which they offered gold and different goods to their gods in head of the "cacique" who was taken to the center of the lagoon in a small boat with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when you visit Colombia. They only have guided visits, you are not longer able to visit the park on your own. The guides are very knowledgeable and well trained. They have guided tours available in English.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike up to Laguna de Guatavita is a bit steep in places and has some slippery spots but it's worth the trouble to get there. The Laguna is lovely and the history fascinating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reaching the top I could feel as if I was watching what our guide was narrating, the 147 steps towards the summit were tiring but completely worth the while, connecting all I had learned in the Gold Museum in Bogota and seeing the scenario where these historical events took place transported me right there, as historians re-tell wearing white cotton... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A natural wonder to enjoy. I made some amazing there and then had dinner together. Great history the place has...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a mistake place, with breathtaking views. You have to climb a mountain to see the lake. It's a small mountain. The only way to get there is with a guide, and it takes 1 hour to get to the top, because the tour includes explanations at different places. it's a nice tour, at a very slow pace...just to... More 

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