I would like to know how to get there by public transport during the week from Bogotá and the cost aswell and if it worth doing a tour compared to doing it solo
I suggest signing up for a tour because it is easier and you get more information. However, you can take the Transmilleno to "Terminal del Norte" (1700 pesos), then take a bus to Guatavita (8000 pesos). Go to the town of Guatavita and get off in the center square. From there you can take a taxi service to the lake. The taxi takes up to 6 people. If you go alone, it will be 50,000 pesos for the ride up. You can ask them to wait and pick you up at the other parking lot and you can negotiate that price.
FYI- there is no public transport from the road up to the lake. The sign says it is a 7 kilometre walk but it is twice as far. Also, bring an umbrella and jacket as it rains a lot and the weather is unpredictable.
All that being said, it is a great trip.
Well, that deppends if you have ever been in bogota before..i recommend to do it in a tour or with a friend, the costs depends of the transportation (bus,cabs,uber,train) all tour could costs 100 milpesos..(35 Us) more and less.. let me know when you are here..i´ll help you..
I'm pretty sure you can use public transportation but unfortunately I'm not familiar with the prices or the details. I strongly recommend the guided tour. The price is the same and you will get very valuable information. Actually I think the only option available is the guided tour. You are not allowed to walk on the reservation by yourself. They have English guides available.
I would recommend to take a white cab, which would take to Guatavita and some other places as well. It is more expensive but definitely safer.
My trip was very long as we went to Salt Cathedral then to an estancia for the night and then to the laguna. If you don't know the area or go with someone who does I would suggest a tour. I have no idea of the price because my son paid. It is beautiful and worth the climb. Slow and steady up with breaks to allow for breathing regroup, going down is much easier.
I was with my son who lives in Bogota. We took the train to the Salt Cathedral then Uber to where we stayed overnight. Then had a taxi/uber from there to the Laguna. Getting back to Bogota was a real trip. I would say unless you know your way around go with a tour. Plus remember it is quite a hike up to the laguna at the altitude I went slow and steady and still need to stop and regain regular breathing.. It is a beautiful sight to see when you get up, coming down is much easier. Not sure of the cost of a tour or how much entry fee was (son paid).
Hi Grolhy! The most safe way to go there by public transport is taking a bus from "terminal del norte" how much it cost? about 10 dollars per person. I rather go the first time doing a tour, less stress, more secure. Maybe the tour is a little more expensive than doing it solo but it worth it if you don't know the place yet. I hope my answere were helpfull
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