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Laguna de Guatavita

Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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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” (33 reviews)
“gold museum” (12 reviews)
“tour guide” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

My husband and I booked this trip last minute. We did a private tour (for 2-4 people) and it only ended up being my husband, myself, the tour guide driver and the tour guide Andrea. Andrea spoke English and it was easy to communicate with...More

1  Thank 625desireem
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Warning to everyone. If you intend to acces to the lagoon you must be concient that you are running a high risk to be involved in an accident. The road conditions of the last kilometers are really dangerous. Mudd in the road and a lot...More

2  Thank hansherrmann2017
Reviewed 12 September 2017

The walk is great, very straight forward. Photos does not do the colour of the lake justice. Go to the gold museum and learn about Muisca and the legend first for added comprehension. Without a guide this walk would only take about 45 minutes. It...More

Thank Bonta_in_london
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a fantastic trip to Laguna de Guatavita. The views were spectacular and the tour was educational and inspiring. Our guide was Clara, and she was the best... friendly, full of information, and clearly dedicated to her community and the resources she is protecting....More

Thank Darin S
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We were here on a rainy, gray day, but the trip was beautiful. Almost the entire trip is guided, where the main highlights of the native people's culture, the nature and the el dorado legend were told. The sights along the short walk (approximately 30...More

2  Thank Thomas J
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I loved the landscape, wherever you look is just stunning, colors, magic and culture. All the history behind deserved to be known. The most important don't let the nature feel your footprint, so always leave as it is now "beautiful and clean". My favorite place...More

Thank María Ximena W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this site. While we thought the lagoon would be beautiful, we were surprised by the history behind the place - and not just the El Dorado legend, but the history of the Muisca people. There were signs every once in...More

1  Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

A bit over an hour from Bogota you go up to a lovely parking and redting place where you can contract a guide to take you on a 2-hour guided hike up to the Lagoon in the jungle following walks . it is over 3,000...More

Thank Manuel P
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

The hike to guatavita gives you a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. The lagoon itself has a mesmerising color and our guide told us about the indigenous people and their rituals.

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Our guide, Jorge of Colombia Rico tours, brought our family here as part of a day outing from Bogota. There is admission (small children and adults 65 or over are free) and tours are with a guide. Our Laguna guide only spoke Spanish (native Muisca)...More

1  Thank RphilipIowa
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Jorge M
12 July 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
28 April 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.
Sarah L
11 April 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