Laguna de Guatavita, Tierra Negra

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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. To visit Laguna de Guatavita on your trip to Tierra Negra, use our Tierra Negra day trip website .
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  • This was one of my favourite part of my recent trip to Colombia. We took a day trip to visit Laguna de Guatavita, and the drive itself was beautiful. Once we got to the site, we went on a tour that ga...  more »
  • It is a place to admire and learn about its history. Connects you to the region's indigenous past and allows you to appreciate the Majesty of nature that surrounds you
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  • Well worth going up to the Laguna de Guatavita when you are going to visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá. The place is amazing! The tour with a guide of the Park is great, learned a lot about local history. The laguna is beautiful! A paradise! The walk is short, but it's not easy because of the altitude. 3100 m above the sea, every 10 steps you're already tired, but the guide will stopping for all retrieve the breath!
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