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Address: Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Tierra Negra, Colombia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This lake is where the legend of El Dorado originated.

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Real Colombian history and landscape

Our guide, Jorge of Colombia Rico tours, brought our family here as part of a day outing from Bogota. There is admission (small children and adults 65 or over are free) and tours... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide, Jorge of Colombia Rico tours, brought our family here as part of a day outing from Bogota. There is admission (small children and adults 65 or over are free) and tours are with a guide. Our Laguna guide only spoke Spanish (native Muisca) but Jorge provided some excellent translation and indicated the guide was highly knowledgeable. The hike... More 

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently visited the Laguna on a guided day trip from Bogota and had a great time. The hike was fun and very moderate for any one to do. The views are spectacular and the history behind the lake is fascinating. A must as a day trip with the Salt Cathedral for any Bogota visitor.

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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Visiting this lagoon confirms the richness of Colombia in natural resources, we were able to see different kinds of plants and beautiful animals

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

If you want to have a little time with yourself and think about you, go to Guatavita in Colombia. The landscape will get you peaceful and you will know about how the El Dorado legend was created and know about Muisca culture.

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is a great place to visit if you like nature and myths.You get by car to the entrance of the park were you buy the tickets. And at this place you have all the services. There is a free tourist guide who explains the history around the Muisca rituals that took place in the region,more specifically the "Eldorado Legend",... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The El Dorada lake. where gold was thrown in to the lake. 2 hours from Bogota. Probably the best trip of our holiday. We had to join a group to walk on a very good path from the reception to the top of the rim of the crater ( not a volcano) Stiff Climb to 3100m of about 400m .... More 

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Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a very pleasant visit. Starts with a gentle walk and then up steps to get first of several views from four or five panoramic vantage points. Don't worry if it's your first time at this altitude, slowly, slowly and you'll be fine. Well worth it for the views....but don't forget to find out about the history behind ut.... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Guatavita Lagoon is where the "Cacique" (Chibcha indian Lord) covered himself in gold powder and afterwards dove in as an offering to the gods. You have to do a 10-15 min. nice walk --with and incredible view-- to get to a hill with an incredible view of the lagoon. Beforehand there is a small and very interesting talk about... More 

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Reviewed 12 January 2017

You will walk up for around 30 minutes with guide, to see this spectacular lake in the middle of nowhere! It is very nice to reach, as you will see some beautiful landscapes. Enjoy the view from three different angles. It is quite touristic, but not to much yet! Enjoy it now you can.

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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I went there with a guide the day after a public holiday and the guide even checked their webpage if they were open, which they should have been. But no it was closed and security wouldn't let us in. I must say if you have a web page and Facebook and if you dont advise people about closing its pure... More 

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