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Guatavita Golden Lake

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    What to Expect
    Journey to the shores of the sacred Colombian lake Laguna de Guatavita as you learn the fascinating history and intriguing mysteries that lie beneath its waters on this half-day visit from Bogotá.

    Start your trip with morning pickup from your Bogotá hotel, continuing on for a scenic drive to the lake, just outside the city center. Upon your arrival, follow your guide on an exploration of the lake’s key features and hear stories about its rich history. Colombia’s indigenous Muisca tribe was believed to use the lake for religious rituals, many of which involved throwing gold jewelry and gold objects into its waters. For the Spanish conquistadors and those who followed after, these stories inspired the myth of ‘El Dorado,’ inspiring many years of searches to try and locate the lake’s hidden treasure.

    Take time to admire the natural beauty of this picturesque lake before proceeding on to the nearby Tominé Reservoir, source for Bogotá’s water supply.

    The final stop before returning to your Bogota hotel is the small town of La Calera, to sample the cheese and yellow corn “arepas,"
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

    * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
    • A medium-high amount of walking is involved; you must be of average fitness and able to keep up with the rest of the group
    • Hiking shoes are necessary for this activity
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday
    • Maximum altitude of this hike is 3000 MASL.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I had a great experience on our day trip to Guatavita. Our guide, Nicolás, was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English. It was a pleasure to talk to him throughout the day, and learn more not just about Guatavita, but also about
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    Response from María José C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Guatavita Golden Lake
    Responded 3 Apr 2018
    Hi Camil, Thank you very much for taking a time to write us your comments. We are glad to know you enjoyed your Day Trip to Guatavita, that you enjoyed our country and its sights and that our team helped to make your experience even better. Nicolás is an excellent guide and always willing to deliver meaningful experiences. It was a pleasure being your hosts in Colombia. Best wishes, and hope to have you back. María José Carrero
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 6h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
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