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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  • 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. 
  • For lovers of sport and nature it is 100% recommended, you have to drive 14 kilometres from the town to where it begins the path and they are three and a half hours up to just normal step and back two hours, what you see above is really wonderful colors of the lagoon are beautiful the landscape is embrujador so much that you would like to stay there , you recommend that not you it lose. Note do not require a guide this well-signposted road
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  • Up to Iguaque is almost level 5. It starts to 2800msnm and ends at 3600msnm in a journey of 5, 8 km. Parks information is a little short, so it is better to be well prepared. Rains a lot so the road is very muddy and there is lot of stone. Wear good shoes, good coat, good waterproof and good knees because it touches upon almost climb at the end touch.
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