1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá
  4. Lake Guatavita

Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

Product ID: 272367
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Explore the legendary Guatavita Lake and take a guided tour with a park guide. Explore the village of Guatavite before heading to Nemocón to experience life like a real miner at the Nemocón salt mines.
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Duration: 7 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel in Bogotà.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the architectural profile of the Nemocón salt mine
  • Escape the bustle of Bogotà for the peace and quiet of nature
  • Admire the almost perfectly-round Lake Guatavita
Full description
Combine nature with industry on this 7-hour guided excursion from Bogotà to visit Lake Guatavita and the salt mine of Nemocón. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this relaxing small-group tour of up to 11 people.

After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your hotel, start the 2-hour drive through the savanna towards Lake Guatavita, a lagoon that is part of a protected natural area. Likely formed by the impact of a crater, the lake is almost perfectly circular. A native park guide will join the group for a 75-minute tour, during which he’ll explain the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the lagoon. During the tour, you’ll also take a half hour walk along a path at the edge of the crater to admire different views of the lagoon.  

Next, visit the town of Guatavita to explore its architecture and environment. Enjoy a lunch typical of the region before heading out for Nemocón. On the way there, see the beautiful Tominé reservoir, a 9-kilometer-long body of water. When you arrive at Nemocón, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a salt miner: walk 60 meters below the surface of the Earth into an authentic salt mine and discover the history of the Colombian salt industry.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
What’s Not Included
  • Tips (optional)
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
You will climb up to 3,100 meters above sea level.
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Product ID: 272367