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Private Tour to the Guatavita Lagoon provided by Colombia Tours and Travel

Private Tour to the Guatavita Lagoon

Private Tour to the Guatavita Lagoon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8–9 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8–9 hours
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Our amazing ALL INCLUSIVE tour starts from your hotel or lodging place in Bogota, the capital of Colombia and you will be transferred to the beautiful municipality of Sesquilé, located approximately 75 km northeast of Bogotá, where Laguna de Guatavita is located. Upon arrival, you will get to know this place full of magic, symbol of the legend of El Dorado and in the company of a native guide of the area you will walk for approximately 45 minutes learning about its history and importance and then arrive at a viewpoint where you can contemplate not only the lagoon but also the beautiful and exotic Colombian landscapes. Later, you will be transferred to the Town of Guatavita, a place full of the history of our indigenous ancestors, where you will make a small tour and before returning to Bogota, you will enjoy a typical lunch of the region. Note: The lagoon does not open on the first working day of the week (Monday or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 138328P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Typical Colombian lunch
  • Private transportation service to and from your place of lodging in Bogotá
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance to the Laguna de Guatavita
  • Bilingual guide throughout the tour (Spanish - English)
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • El Dorado Airport in Bogotá. All hotels, airbnb, houses and apartments located in Bogotá.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Typical Colombian lunch
  • Private transportation service to and from your place of lodging in Bogotá
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entrance to the Laguna de Guatavita
  • Bilingual guide throughout the tour (Spanish - English)
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • El Dorado Airport in Bogotá. All hotels, airbnb, houses and apartments located in Bogotá.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Laguna de Guatavita
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Plaza Sesquile
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Musings of a New Yorker
New York City, NY15 contributions
Juan Carlos met my mother and me at The Grace Hotel in Chapinero on time at 8:30am. He was very patient with us despite our tardiness. We then met our designated driver Jiménez (uncertain of her name but she was great too). We departed Bogotá at 8:45am.

He told us that the drive to Lake Guatavita would be ~2 hours. As planned, we made a stop at the town Sesquile around 10:00am for a quick picture with the town’s sign and bathroom break. He was very kind to pay for my coffee at the bodega to allow us to use the bathroom.

Then, onwards to the Lake Guatavita! There was a road closure for the main road to the lake, so we were forced to take a detour route which was mostly an unpaved road with no signs or cell/data service. This detour took us through an unexpected scenic route that resembled the Swiss Alps with endless rolling green hills, delicate wildflowers abound, mountain goats and cows freely grazing, and not a person in sight. We, including Jiménez and Juan Carlos, were pleasantly surprised and saw the positive side of the slight delay.

We arrived at Lake Guatavita around 11am and the entry to the park reserve was included in the tour. We joined the group tour led by a park ranger. Since the tour was in Spanish, Juan Carlos gave us synopses in English. He was very knowledgeable of the legend and history of the area. The hike up to the lake from the entrance isn’t challenging (mostly stairs). There were plenty of spots to take pictures. We made a brief stop at the town Guatavita.

After our pleasant experience at Guatavita, we decided to extend our tour with Juan Carlos by adding a trip to the Salt Cathedral. He and the driver were very flexible. The driver asked for an additional $120.000 COP. Juan Carlos arranged for our tickets to be pre-purchased so we paid $59.000 COP for each ticket that included an audio tour. They recommended having lunch at a restaurant near the salt cathedral. Truthfully, it was not a great experience. The waiter was very suspicious when handling the bill and payment.

The salt cathedral was an interesting and unique experience, but we were rushed on time as we had only 1 hour and 45 minutes for the attraction. We departed around 6pm and were dropped off at our hotel.

The highlight of this private tour was Juan Carlos and the lake. Although Juan Carlos was not completely fluent, his English was more proficient than most local people we’ve encountered in Bogotá which was extremely refreshing and helpful. It made this part of our trip to Colombia the least stressful, since my Spanish is only conversational. Thank you!

Written 4 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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mandefro
mandefro
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From the start to the end I have excellent experience with this tour . The tour company delivered what they promise
Matthewbailowitz
Matthewbailowitz
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Juan Carlos was a very good tour guide. He made my family and I feel at home. He was very knowledgeable about Bogot
LigaLas2019
LigaLas2019
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Bogota City Tour
I had the most amazing day in Bogotá. The day trip was perfectly planned, the guide Juan Carlos was very profession
Ronl20192020
Ronl20192020
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2 day trips
Very professional team, both drivers and guides. I'm happy I joined 2 of their trips. Highly recommended!
Daniel L
Daniel L
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Salt Cathedral
This was a great experience. The driver was prompt and picked me up at my hotel on time. We arrived at the Cathed
EDUARDOACOSTA78NJUS
EDUARDOACOSTA78NJUS
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Amazing trip!!!
My wife and I were in Colombia 2 weeks ago and we did the 8 hours city tour in Bogota.The beautiful views in the Mo
andrescl9
andrescl9
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I love going to Bogota, the Cathedral is amazing and the service they provide me was excellent..
Love this place, Colombia, the only risk is you want to stay, because the people who own this company make you feel
Tvb1969
Tvb1969
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Great guide but badly organised tour operator
We had booked this tour on line with two main objectives in mind, The finicular to monteserat and The museum of gol
Duggahlee
Duggahlee
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Tour to Villa de Leyva y Raquira
My husband (Colombiano) and I went on this tour in May. We took the tour for one day, but I regret not taking one f
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