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Guatavita Lake half day trip from Bogota

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    Laguna de Guatavita
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Visit the place that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes. On this tour, you will travel North to the village of Guatavita, and to the impressive emerald lake of Guatavita. After being picked up at your place of stay, you will be taken to walk the cobblestone streets of the white-housed village of Guatavita. You will learn about the unusual history of this town and wander through its alleys and handicraft stores. Afterward, you will be driven along potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden among mountains. Inside this natural reserve dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, you can feel the mystical energy that made this lake a sacred place for the Muiscas. Inside this natural reserve, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. Moreover, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that awoke the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters. On your way back, you will have a spectacular view of the Tominé Dam valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, you will have a stop at the small town of La Calera, where you will taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn “arepas” that attract many visitors.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

    * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional English- and Spanish-speaking guide
    • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.
    • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatavita
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
    • A medium-high amount of walking is involved; you must be of average fitness and able to keep up with the rest of the group
    • Hiking shoes are necessary for this activity
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday
    • Maximum altitude of this hike is 3000 MASL.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My wife and I had a great experience on our day trip to Guatavita. Our guide, Nicolás, was very friendly, professional, and knowledgeable, and spoke perfect English. It was a pleasure to talk to him throughout the day, and learn more not just about Guatavita, but also about
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    Response from María José C, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Guatavita Lake half day trip from Bogota
    Responded 3 Apr 2018
    Hi Camil, Thank you very much for taking a time to write us your comments. We are glad to know you enjoyed your Day Trip to Guatavita, that you enjoyed our country and its sights and that our team helped to make your experience even better. Nicolás is an excellent guide and always willing to deliver meaningful experiences. It was a pleasure being your hosts in Colombia. Best wishes, and hope to have you back. María José Carrero
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    By: Impulse Travel
    675 reviews
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    vibhaa
    Novi, Michigan
    159
    Great personalized private tour
    We did a private day tour from 1pm to 8pm for 16 of us. They picked us up from the airport and took us to lunch at
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    Rob B
    Los Angeles, California
    2710
    Super reliable and responsive; great day trips
    We used Impulse Travel for transfers in Salento and Cartagena and day trips to Fenix Beach and the Corcora Valley.
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    deydiarauz
    Panama City, Panama
    389
    5 hour Bogota City Tour including Monserrate 100% Recommended
    If you are travelling as a family (no children) I will highly recommend this tour. Our tour guide Alejandro went
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    442colleens
    Cookeville, United States
    32
    Don’t book it!
    Caledl the company and asked them where we were to meet our guide. They told us. We waited 10 minutes and called
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    Alessandro C
    51
    Beautiful tour but overpriced
    The nature is beautiful and Viviana was a great guide throughout the trip. The price is a little too high from
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    brandesash
    Silver Spring, Maryland
    10
    EXCELLENT tour of Bogotá w/ Felipe!
    My husband and I truly enjoyed our tour of Bogotá! Our guide, Felipe, was extremely personable and knew so much
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    Sarah H
    Northern Virginia, Virginia
    30
    A safe, reliable ride to Chicaque National Park
    We (me, my husband, and our 13 year old son) were very happy with this transport service. Our driver, Ramiro, was
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    ola1554s
    181
    Pleasant trip
    La Chorrera hike was a pleasant half day trip from Bogota. We enjoyed the beautiful Andean forest with all shades
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    patriciaray0n
    Miami Springs, Florida
    30
    Coffee plantation, cathedral de sal Guavita, ciudad de leyv
    Raul was our tour guide for the three day tours. He was very knowledgeable about the towns we visited as well as
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    387RebeccaS
    Montclair, New Jersey
    71
    Great hike, food & conversation with Andres
    We thoroughly enjoyed hiking with Andres. Location was beautiful, food terrific & Andres great company. Best way
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    tzaman09
    Boston, Massachusetts
    50
    Bogota City Tour and Salt Cathedral
    Highly recommend this tour if want to see the local sites of Bogota and highly recommend seeing the Zipaquira Salt
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    Mountionlion6
    New York City, New York
    20
    Bogota Private Tour
    I had a great private tour with my guide Felipe in Bogota, Colombia. I got to see the highlights of Bogota and
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    750cristinau
    Miami, Florida
    22
    Zipaquirá and Guatavita
    Our tour Guide Raul Posse was very knowledgable and friendly we had a great day and looking forward for the next
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    karinamU6877BC
    10
    Amazing, Authentic, Immersive!
    I can't say enough good things about the week-long Sounds of Colombia trip based out of Cartagena. You have to
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    marcush872
    Uppsala, Sweden
    155
    Nice daytour with beutiful walk and tasty food!
    Amazing guide with great knowledge and passion. We did not eat lunch at the tour guides home as told in the
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