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Laguna de Guatavita

Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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El Dorado Legend Tour from Bogotà
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This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (32 reviews)
“gold museum” (12 reviews)
“tour guide” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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"day trip"
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"gold museum"
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"tour guide"
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"nice walk"
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"colombian history"
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"walk up"
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"high altitude"
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"take your time"
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"small town"
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"salt cathedral"
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"entrance fee"
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"breathtaking views"
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"great history"
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"lagoon"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit to the lake which was El Dorado. You get a guide who may or may not speak any English and you will be informed about the local tribal customs and how the El Dorado myth was born. A hard climb to the top of...More

Thank StephenWi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on our way through to Mongui. We joined the guided tour as there didn't seem to be any alternative we were told they didn't do them in English, so we didn't understand a word. It was only at the last stop that we found...More

Thank lI0ve2h0liday
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was amazing trip!!!! Laguna Guatavita is very interesting place!!!! We enjoyed each moment. We didn’t use any tours. Just ordered Uber from Bogotá, my husband speaks Spanish (which was very helpful). The driver right away offer to wait for us. Which was great as...More

Thank JenyaQ
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We were picked up promptly by our guide David. He spoke good English & introduced us to our driver. He explained our route as we went along & was happy to answer any questions. He did not rush us as we walked up to the...More

Thank SueMiller58
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Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

High altitude and heat made this otherwise gentle gradually uphill 2k hike alot harder but good guide with frequent foto stops and encouragement kept us going- well worth it at top ciews amazing ethereal magical. A must.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Let's get one thing straight, English tours are very spotty if even available. Luckily our driver from Bogota Car Service translated for us. The history of the El Dorado legend and reality is centered around this lake. It's a one way trip, so you have...More

Thank naisarg73
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

This was one of my favourite part of my recent trip to Colombia. We took a day trip to visit Laguna de Guatavita, and the drive itself was beautiful. Once we got to the site, we went on a tour that gave information. The tour...More

Thank CanAdventure
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

The place is now well protected and has partially recovered from the damage done in the past. Only guided walks are possible. These are informative (in Spanish) and - at least this is my experience - entertaining. The walk is very easy and can be...More

Thank MaP67FFM
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Reviewed December 9, 2017

Must visit if you are in Bogota, stunning views of the lake and mountain side. Nowhere else like it, there is a guide that takes you up and gives you a brief history of the lake and area but it’s in Spanish, I would strongly...More

Thank alanroytbak
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

came here for a hike to the lake only to find out that you cabt go on your own. instead we had to be in a big group and with a guide. the hike to the lake take probably obly 15 minuted but with the...More

Thank Denis S
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Jorge M
July 12, 2017|
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Response from Carito C | Reviewed this property |
Guatavita is a sanctuary so there is not possible to stay. I don't know which is the best hotel but, near to the zone there are cabins or houses rounded by nature. Trip Advisor shows many options, maybe Glamping Colombia is... More
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Raymond O
April 28, 2017|
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Response from MCG16102013 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the path is inclined and an be very slippery if it has rained, if he wants to go he must do it very carefully and slowly.
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Sarah L
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Jocaloda | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is possible. We did it with a taxi from Bogota who waited for us all over. True that Guatavita closed at 4. We got there about 3:40 but had a guide for just me at no cost. She said that the hike up and down to see... More
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