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
What to Expect
Travel north of Bogotá to the village of Guatavita, which was named after the treasure hidden behind its mountains: The Guatavita Lagoon.
Walk the cobblestone streets of the “white-house village”, which holds a unique history, before driving between potato crop fields and farmers' houses to where the sacred lake lies – hidden amongst mountains and mist. Inside this natural reservoir dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, feel the mystic energy that made this lagoon a sacred place for the Muiscas. Learn about the connection they had with nature and the way gold was used as a symbol of gratitude. Get to know how this particular ritual awoke the passions of Spanish treasure hunters and other unfortunate adventurers.
On the way back, enjoy spectacular view over the Tominé Damp’s valley and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, stop at the small town of La Calera and taste the splendid “arepas” of yellow corn and cheese from vendors that lure every single car to stop and purchase.
- Private transportation from and to your hotel
- Expert guide in the language of tour preference
- Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket
What's Not Included
- Meals and drinks
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
Know Before You Go
The Guatavita Lagoon is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday).
It is possible to bundle this tour with the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral or Bogotá City Tour.