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Guatavita Lake - the Legend of El Dorado

nature walk

Guatavita Lake - the Legend of El Dorado

4 reviews
Duration
7.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish
nature walk

Guatavita Lake - the Legend of El Dorado

nature walk

Guatavita Lake - the Legend of El Dorado

4 reviews
Duration
7.5 hours
Group size
Up to 3 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, Portuguese, Spanish

What you'll do

We go from the accommodation in Bogotá directly to the Guatavita Lake in private vehicle, the trip duration is 1 hour 40 minutes. During the travel we can see the “Bogotá Valley” with green landscapes with flower growing, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, etc. Then we continue to Guatavita town and 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. After that we continue to the lake, we begin to walk into Guatavita natural reservation. We know a guide of the lake that speaks about the native culture, I do the translation and add some information, then we begin to climb steps, it is aprox 130 meters (426 feet). But do not worry we will 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. Then we goin the car to Guatavita town, it was founded in 1967, when I will show you places to buy Colombian handicrafts, at a later time we have lunch and taste special dessert of the area. Finally, we return to Bogotá to your accommodation.

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Learn more about Javier

Javier

I am Javier from Bogotá; I am an economist. I love to walk and to know where I am walking, I like to recognize the history, the culture and how these aspects affect the religion, the politics, the economy, and how is determined the daily life of a society. The culture of the people that inhabited the area of the Guatavita Lake (Muiscas) and the Dorado rite is an important relation between those aspects. When I was a child it was the first time I went to Guatavita Lake, then I went with the boy scoutsl, after that I visited with friends and tourists. Every time that I go to this place, I can feel the nature energy, the mysticism that allows me to liberate my resentments and bad energies. I love that the people who are with me will feel the same experience

What's included

Food
Different Colombian candies
Drinks
Bottle of Water
Tickets
Guatavita Lake entrance ticket
Transport
Private car, air conditioned, leather seats and comfort.
Equipment
I will lend for the experience: Binoculars, photo camera, tripod, waterproof ponchos

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Where you'll be

-Visit to the Tominé reservoir, High Andean mountains ecosystem. This place was flooded, before that, it was located originally Guatavita town. - Visit to the Guatavita Lake, we will walk to reach the lake and will appreciate her beautiful green-blue color and mysticism. We are going to speak about El Dorado legend. - After that we will return to Bogotá, but first we will stop at Guatavita town to have lunch, buy handicrafts, taste great desserts, visit the church and the main “plaza” square.

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 5 and up can attend.

More tips

I will pick up the travelers at their accommodation. The car is a mazda 3, dark blue.
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From ₹4,840/person