Laguna de Iguaque, Villa de Leyva
(4.7/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web)
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. To visit Laguna de Iguaque on your holiday in Villa de Leyva, and find out what else Villa de Leyva has to offer, use our Villa de Leyva travel itinerary maker.
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  • Iguaque Lagoon is without doubt a must to know if you're going to Villa de Leyva, and if you like hiking. It is one of the Park natural care by natural parks of Colombia, which was a sacred place for the Muiscas. The trails are very nice, and landscapes ranging from Andean forest, to moor. Upload to the lagoon can be made in a day, and if you wish to you can camp or stay in the cabin, where it rests very well and at a very good price. 100% recommended for those wishing to see a beautiful landscape and place mandatory for people who love hiking.
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  • The climb up the hotel is relatively easy. Henceforth, it is a difficult road, with difficult slopes and muddy roads. Then, when you come to the Moor, is even more steep and difficult. After three hours of walking, you reach a lagoon that disappoints a little by size. However, the fact of reach is only enough ride.
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  • Incredible for the nature lovers, a trek of level means having his reward by being surrounded by beautiful landscapes constantly. The entrance is from 8 to 10 am, then you can not climb. Costs 16,000 for nationals. The tour is 4 to 6 hours between ascent and descent. Recommended wear good shoes, a jacket for when is above, water and some calories for the road as sandwich or chocolate bars. You can book lunch before you get when you get off, costing 19,000.
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