Laguna de Iguaque, Villa de Leyva

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Hidden in the middle of a national park lies the sacred and scenic little lake, Laguna de Iguaque--your reward after a challenging, three-hour hike from the visitor center. The surrounding wildlife sanctuary includes a mountainscape with a páramo ecosystem, complete with frailejon plants, ferns, lichen, and puyas that thrive in the alpine tundra. The lake also has cultural significance: an indigenous legend tells how a goddess rose out of the lake and bore a baby boy, the originator of the human race. The area lends itself to a moderate hike, led by a local guide. Do wear shoes with a good grip, and dress in many layers in order to adjust to the changing temperatures. Using our world travel planner, Villa de Leyva attractions like Laguna de Iguaque can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I did this hike up to the Laguna de Iguaque with 3 other people from my hostel. You don't need a tour guide to do this hike. If you like a challenging hike then this hike is for you. You need to pay a...  more »
  • A great hike for a day. Beautiful views. In between steep and rocky. Good Footwear required. Tampo path. We had a guide of what great was the spiritual background for the explanation, but for pure hiking, you could go without a guide.
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  • To reach the lagoon of Iguaque in public transport, it is necessary to take a bus close to the terminal of Villa de Leyva, which let us stone 2.7 kilometers away from the checkpoint of the Sanctuary (45 min walk). You have to leave early since the ascent to the Lake is 8 to 10 am. At the checkpoint you register and you receive important information about the place and start the walk of approximately 3 hours most of the time going up, paths are marked. The ride while it is not so high perished me durito, more than all the way down through the complicated terrain. The view towards the Lake is spectacular and the same nor to say Laguna... Recommended wear good Footwear, good waterproof and lower with time to reach the return shipment.
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