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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  • Very good plan for a day. I recommend going to the village, explore it, go to their sites of interest (plaza de toros, crafts, bridge lovers, museums, typical meals) and then take the bus that takes you towards the lagoon. The bus costs $13,000 round-trip. The entrance to the reserve is where the lagoon costs $11,000 for Colombians and $16,000 for foreigners. Becomes a contemplative walk where you go up little by little until you reach the 3,100 meters above sea level where you reach a subpáramo. Going with the guide that you is counting little by little the origin of the legend of the Golden and all it related with the myth. Very good experience. It's worth the time.
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  • This is really a magical place. Beautiful nature, the story is cute and guide legend cute and inspired to take care of the Park.
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  • As foreign tourists seemed a magical place, where at the top we have a water hole where the ceremony of the Golden, unfolded is interesting to know that story and then in Bogota know the gold Museum and the history of the raft as a complement of the history.
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