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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 5 days ago

Let's get one thing straight, English tours are very spotty if even available. Luckily our driver from Bogota Car Service translated for us. The history of the El Dorado legend and reality is centered around this lake. It's a one way trip, so you have...More

Thank naisarg73
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my favourite part of my recent trip to Colombia. We took a day trip to visit Laguna de Guatavita, and the drive itself was beautiful. Once we got to the site, we went on a tour that gave information. The tour...More

Thank CanAdventure
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is now well protected and has partially recovered from the damage done in the past. Only guided walks are possible. These are informative (in Spanish) and - at least this is my experience - entertaining. The walk is very easy and can be...More

Thank MaP67FFM
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Must visit if you are in Bogota, stunning views of the lake and mountain side. Nowhere else like it, there is a guide that takes you up and gives you a brief history of the lake and area but it’s in Spanish, I would strongly...More

Thank alanroytbak
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

came here for a hike to the lake only to find out that you cabt go on your own. instead we had to be in a big group and with a guide. the hike to the lake take probably obly 15 minuted but with the...More

Thank Denis S
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Unforgettable, 3100 m high this lake is something incredible. It is a proof that God exists and create unbelievable things! If you are in Bogota you must see. The roads to get there are terrible, but once you see the lake, you will forget about...More

Thank 423Wagner423
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
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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