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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  • Ascent towards the Lake is difficult but it is worth climbing to see the lagoon of iguaque.
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  • De Leyva from, you must take the first bus from Villa at 07:00. Then at 7:45 h, I was off the bus out. After approx. 2, 5km to reach the park entrance and admission is charged approx. €13. Partly very steep uphill leads the way, and you must make right up klettern-some stones walking shoes sense! Except, only five people were on the road on the day. The nature changes with the height and there are beautiful views. I was up at the Lake, and two hours later again at the park entrance at 11:15 h. Ride the buses back in 13 and 16: 00. I let call me a taxi and paid 40,000 pesos back to Villa de Leyva. Would been smarter, to reserve a lunch in the Park in the morning and to bridge the gap to the bus at 4: 00. Never in rain hiking! Also, if it rained the day before, then it is not so slippery that it's no fun. Conclusion: Great migration, necessarily make, when you fit? is enough
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  • The ascent to the Lake takes about 2-3 hours on a steep road. Is it parked in the cabins which offer a good breakfast. You can climb to the top of the Iguaque remaining at 3,850 meters.
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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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