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. Plan to see Laguna de Guatavita and other attractions that appeal to you using our Tierra Negra trip itinerary maker.
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  • The hike to guatavita gives you a beautiful view of the surrounding hills. The lagoon itself has a mesmerising color and our guide told us about the indigenous people and their rituals.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »