Guatavita Lake - the Legend of “El Dorado”

Guatavita Lake - the Legend of “El Dorado”

Since we met, I began to explain some general details about Bogotá, then when we leave the city I will speak about the valley around the city, I will provide information about the originally indigenous habitant called “ Muiscas” , their customs, some of their words and how all this heritage is included now in our society and in our food.
We will meet a guide of the lake that speaks about the native culture and will explain why is so popular the Dorado Legend?, we will discuss the meaning of this ceremony. We will feel the mystic of the place, its energy and the relationship between nature and this space.
In Guatavita town we will enjoy architecture, food, deserts and also handicrafts shopping.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Laguna de Guatavita, Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra Colombia

we begin to walk into Guatavita natural reservation. We will know a guide that is a directly descendent of the “muiscas culture” (originally people of Bogotá Valley), the guide will speak to all the lake visitors about his native culture, I do the translation and add some information, then we enter into a relax time and after that we begin to climb steps, it is aprox 130 meters (426 feet). But do not worry we stop several times. As soon as we finish the stairs, we arrive to the first lake viewpoint, we can appreciate the lake, the water and her colors, also we can listen and see some birds. We continue walking and the vegetation begin to change from Andean cold weather (same weather than Bogotá) to Paramo (Andean moor) with its special plants like the frailejon (plants with their thick, soft leaves like the ears of a rabbit), you can find that plants only in Ecuador, Perú and Venezuela. After walking for 90 minutes we exit the lake and we can eat some muisca food like the corn cob

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Tominé Reservoir, Cundinamarca, Colombia

We can enjoy the views o the Tominé reservoir, that is an important hydric source of the area, we stop and watch the Andean mountains and the reservoir

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Guatavita, Guatavita, Cundinamarca Department

Guatavita town was founded in 1967, when I will show you places to buy Colombian handicrafts, at a later time we have lunch and will taste special dessert of the area

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Not for children under 5 years and seniors of 65 years and more"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 3 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 7 To 9 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
I will pick up the travelers at their accommodation.

Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks - Colombian typical products
  • Entrance to the Guatavita Lake
  • Entrance to the Salt Cathedral and audioguide only for this attraction
  • I provide waterproof ponchos during the tour
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Soda/Pop


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