Guatavita Golden Lake

  • Wander through the cobbled streets of the village of white houses and listen to its peculiar history

  • Walk along ecological trails and appreciate the special mist forest vegetation.

  • After walking the cobbled streets of the “white-houses village”, which holds a particular history, we will drive between potato crops and farmers houses

  • Visit the place that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step inside a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes coloured with a dozen shades of green given by our paramount

  • On this tour, we will travel to the north of Bogotá, to the village of Guatavita, which was named after the treasure hidden behind its mountains. The Guatavita Lagoon.

  • Learn about the muisca's worldview and their rituals with gold that awoke the interest of bounty hunters worldwide.

In a Nutshell

  • Explore the place that gave birth to the legend of 'El Dorado': The Guatavita Lagoon.
  • Learn about the Muisca's worldview and their rituals with gold that awoke the interest of treasure seekers worldwide.
  • Walk along ecological trails and appreciate the unique forest vegetation generally covered in mist.
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of the village of white houses and listen to its peculiar history.  
  • Taste yellow corn and cheese “arepas” at La Calera.  The best ones in town and a snack you can’t miss. 

Price includes

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German).
  • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.
  • Snack.
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

Important Information

The tour might take longer than usual. Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday). It is possible to bundle this tour with the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral or Bogotá City Tour. 

Please read our cancellation policy.


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Departure time:
8:30am / 2:00pm

Duration:
6 Hours

* Travelers:
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Price Per Person $171.32
Total Price $171.32


Visit the site that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step inside a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes colored with a dozen shades of green. On this tour, we will travel to the north of Bogotá, the village of Guatavita, which was named after the treasure hidden behind its mountains; The Guatavita Lagoon.

After walking the cobblestone streets of the “white-house village”, which holds a unique history, we will drive between potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden amongst mountains and mist. Inside this natural reservoir dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, you can feel the spiritual energy that made this lagoon a sacred place for the Muiscas.  Learn about the connection with nature of this ancient people and the way gold was used as a symbol of gratitude. At the same time, get to know how this particular ritual awoke the passions of Spanish treasure hunters and other unfortunate adventurers.

On the way back, we will have a spectacular view over the Tominé Damp’s valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, we will make a stop at La Calera, a small town, where by the side of the road we will taste the splendid “arepas” of yellow corn and cheese from vendors that lure every single car to stop and purchase.


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