Have you heard about El Dorado? Without a guided tour of Lake Guatavita, you might miss out on some of the history and legends that make the area so much more than a beautiful destination. So, leave the city for a while and join us and our expert guide on this day trip to explore New Guatavita town and learn why the old town was flooded and rebuilt in this beautiful hike to Guatavita lagoon. Enjoy fresh, natural, and stunning landscapes.
We believe there is nothing more fascinating than diving into ancient stories, myths, and legends that tell the origin of a place. If you agree with us, come to one of the richest sites in terms of ancestral history near Bogotá: Guatavita lagoon.
In this tour to Lake Guatavita, the day begins when the guide picks you up in the hotel. He and the driver will take you across the city heading north to New Guatavita town and then to the lagoon. After a two-hour drive from busy Bogotá, you will get to the first stop in the town. Here, with the views of Tominé reservoir, you will hear the story of how come there is a town submerged beneath and why it was flooded.
Venture afterward to the mystic Lake Guatavita. To discover what this unique ecosystem has to offer there is a short hike to the lake you will have to accomplish. On the shores of the lake, you will hear the old indigenous traditions that gave this lagoon its renown and the possible reasons behind the wonderous legend. You’ll find a place rich with colonial history and indigenous mythologies.
Once the guided tour at Lake Guatavita finishes, you will be able to choose to enjoy a traditional lunch with a wonderful view of the neighboring water reservoir before visiting the town’s artisanal market. Finally, take in one last look and we’ll be on our way back to Bogotá.
You will call it day when the driver and the guide drop you off in your hotel again.
In this journey, you will not find the city of legend, but a place rich with colonial history and indigenous mythologies. We are unsure it ever existed. But stories are meant to be told and we want to share this one with you!
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