Lake Guatavita Day Trip
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Product Code: 3757-155998
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Explore the place that gave birth to the legend of 'El Dorado': The Guatavita Lagoon.
  • • Learn about the Muisca's worldview and their rituals with gold that awoke the interest of treasure seekers worldwide.
  • • Walk along ecological trails and appreciate the unique forest vegetation generally covered in mist.
  • • Wander through the cobblestone streets of the village of white houses and listen to its peculiar history.
  • • Taste yellow corn and cheese “arepas” at La Calera. The best ones in town and a snack you can’t miss.
Tour Code
3757-155998
Duration
6 hours
Departure City
Bogota
End City
Bogota
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Nature

Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Private group

Travel with a private group; no strangers

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Itinerary

Bogota - Guatavita - Bogota

Visit the site that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado,” and step inside a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism and landscapes colored with a dozen shades of green. On this tour, we will travel to the north of Bogota, the village of Guatavita, which was named after the treasure hidden behind its mountains; The Guatavita Lagoon.

After walking the cobblestone streets of the “white-house village”, which holds a unique history, we will drive between potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden amongst mountains and mist. Inside this natural reservoir dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation you can feel the mystic energy that made this lagoon a sacred place for the Muiscas. Learn about the connection with nature of this ancient people and the way gold was used as a symbol of gratitude. At the same time, get to know how this particular ritual awoke the passions of Spanish treasure hunters and other unfortunate adventurers.

On the way back, we will have a spectacular view over the Tominé Damp’s valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, we will make a stop at La Calera, a small town, where by the side of the road we will taste the splendid “arepas” of yellow corn and cheese from vendors that lure every single car to stop and purchase.

Tips:
This tour is available in the morning and afternoon.
The morning pick-up time is at 8:30am and drop-off is at 2:00pm
The afternoon pick-up time is at 2:00pm and drop-off is at 8:00pm
Guatavita closed on Mondays

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in Bogotá area
  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French)
  • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket
  • Snacks

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Please input your hotel name and address in the "Meeting Point" box during booking.
  • The order of the tour can be modified due to weather conditions.
  • The tour might take longer than usual. Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday).
  • Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Please bring a copy of your passport.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft or loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Booking Group size: 1-10 guests
* The display price is per person for group size of 2-4 guests 3 years and older. Please select your group size accordingly at the check-out page.
* Children's rate for under 3 years is 50% of adult rate. If there are children under 3 joining the tour, please state the child's birth date in the "Reservation Request" box during booking

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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    Wonderful and informative!

    Our guidebook recommended Destino Bogota Tours. We were a little skeptical about committing to a full day trip – but it ended up being the highlight of our time in Colombia. Our guide and driver were great and the trip from Bogotá to Gu...atavita was beautiful. Tour guide Fabián was informative and fun, he explained the region’s history, culture, food, music, and politics – tailoring the information to what we were most interested in and answering all of our questions. I can’t recommend Destino Bogota enough! Read full review

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