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. 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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  • makes for a very good day out and the flora is very interesting. very easy to find the path as there is only one. be aware of the altitude tough!  more »
  • Beautiful sights. you're not supposed to begin ascending after 10am so take that into account. The entrance and parking fee are a bit high.  more »
  • Iguaque National Park, sacred home of the ancient Muisca people and today a wildlife sanctuary in a large forest that protects many species of plants and birds. This is a challenging yet rewarding hik...  more »
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  • A fascinating place full of a unique beauty; where one breathes an atmosphere of peace and unparalleled tranquility. Special thanks to Jacky and Nohora Esperanza for his big heart, help and service during our short but beautiful visit.
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  • Spectacular natural environment! The trail is well signposted and the Lake is beautiful. The ascent and the descent have a steep stretch so it is recommended to have good physical condition and carry enough hydration. It is an excellent day for travelers who are staying in Villa de Leyva.
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