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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  • 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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  • I went up to the lagoon and the full plan lasted 6 hours (up and down). I recommend carry much food especially to provide calories and water. I do not recommend it for people with knee or regular fitness problems. The beautiful landscapes. Perfect plan for families with teens who love adventure. My I stayed in the shelter next to the lagoon and it was a different plan. Even though there are no luxuries, it is clean.
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  • This place is a must not only for Villa de Leyva if not all Colombia. The walk is long, should be prepared and go with all the attitude because you can get to take something like six hours in up and down, but the truth, is worth all of the world. Sit down and contemplate the lagoon and beautiful mountains full of frailejones make this view only. When you're reaching the lagoon, watching as the water descends in a small gully that carries a quiet runway which DJ arrival. Before to start there is a cottage with a beautiful view and good food as for the arrival, I assure you that you will get tired but with the soul as new.
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