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Laguna de Guatavita, Bogota

Categories: Bodies of Water, Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.4/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Follow the trail of mythical El Dorado and you'll end up at Laguna de Guatavita. Legend has it that a Muisca tribal chief known as El Dorado--the Golden One--covered himself in golden dust and disappeared into the mysterious crater lake to fulfill an initiation rite. Over the centuries, the myth evolved until El Dorado came to represent a lost city allegedly hiding an abundance of treasures. While you're unlikely to find material riches on a visit to the site, you can enjoy splendid views of the circular lake and its surrounding area. Plan to see Laguna de Guatavita and other attractions that appeal to you using our Bogota trip itinerary maker.
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  • I had a guide climb with me, the 250 steps which she said would take 1 hour 40 minutes round trip up to 3600m. Well it only took 40' if you're in good shape and not with a group. She pointed out inter...  read more »
  • A place dreamed of the typical climate of the sabana de Bogotá, which can reach 5 degrees in the nights and up to 20 at noon. Perfect for integration with nature and explore not only is Lagoon which is the main attraction in history and mythology, but visit surrounding towns on the shores of large lakes as taken from a Swiss landscape
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  • A very quiet place, with all the comforts of the city to the best country style, ecological walks 100% recommended
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