20. GUATAVITA INDIAN SACRED LAKE, PRIVATE TOUR, 7 HOURS, LUNCH, ALL INCLUDED

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THE ATTRACTIVE

The lagoon of the chief Guatavita was the sacred ritual center of the Muisca Indians, who inhabited the region before the arrival of the Spaniards. In that place the ritual was celebrated that gave beginning to the legend of Eldorado, according to which, the shaman, covered with dust of gold, deposited precious offerings of gold and emeralds in the depths of the lake from a ceremonial raft, soon to submerge in the sacred waters and thus obtain the favors of the gods.
 

TOUR CONTENT

  • The Journey

  • The town of Guatavita

  • The Laguna de Guatavita Park

  • The Ascent

  • The Sacred Lagoon

  • Lunch included

  • Return

CONTENT DESCRIPTION

  • The Journey. The Guatavita lagoon is located 68 kilometers north of Bogotá. The road is a mountain, very picturesque. The journey takes approximately one and a half hours.

  • The town of Guatavita was founded in 1593 by the Spanish Miguel de Ibarra, although it is worth mentioning that there was an indigenous population on this site for centuries. At the end of the 1960s, the initial village was flooded to build the Tominé reservoir. The government of the time built a new town for its inhabitants, Guatavita la Nueva, in a higher area. The town is a very interesting mix due to the combination of styles between colonial and modern and is very visited by tourism.

  • The Laguna de Guatavita Park is reached by a narrow road, about 15 kilometers from the lagoon. From there, the journey is covered by walking.

  • The Ascent. To reach the sacred lake of the Indians, it is necessary to walk on foot on a mountain path that is mostly cobbled, about 5 km of strong ascent in some sections, reaching up to 3000 meters above sea level. Spectacular view!

  • The Sacred Lagoon is a magical place that emanates powerful energy from its emerald green waters, the product of the rituals that were held there for thousands of years when the shamans deposited gold figures to their gods, as an offering. Many stories, legends, and traditions!

  • Lunch Included in a typical local restaurant.

  • Return


 

TO KEEP IN MIND 

  • Closed on Mondays

  • Taking into account the protection of the health of our visitors due to the height (10,000 feet above sea level), all our visitors must join the group led by the guide of the CAR  (the entity that manages the park).  From Tuesday to Friday the guide of the CAR makes the tour in English at 10.30 and 12.30. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is no guide in English, so we must follow the guide in Spanish and translate behind the group. This situation may cause delays in the service, especially on Saturdays and Sundays.


HOURS TO START:

  • 07.30, 09.00


 

IT INCLUDES:

  • Coffee break

  • Park Laguna de Guatavita fee

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant

  • Water bottle

  • Exclusive transportation by private car

  • Professional tour  guide English / Spanish

  • ** Free: Colombian Music Album **


 

IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Other expenses not specified


 

PRICES: 

 
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TOTAL PAYMENT US $ 234 320 426 519 Ask

 

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • The total return of the value paid if you cancel the service before 24 hours of the start.

  • 50% refund of the amount paid if you cancel the service within 24 hours of the start.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

  • You will receive a confirmation at the time of booking.
  • Informal dress
  • It is advisable to wear a warm jacket.
  • A moderate amount of walking is required
  • Due to irregular surfaces, this route is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or who use wheelchairs.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. The schedule of the visit could be adjusted.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult


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Route

  1. Bogotá
  2. La Calera
  3. Guatavita la Nueva
  4. Laguna Sagrada de Guatavita
  5. Sesquilé
  6. Bogotá
  7. Bogotá
  8. La Calera
  9. Guatavita la Nueva
  10. Laguna Sagrada de Guatavita
  11. Sesquilé
  12. Bogotá
  13. Bogotá
  14. La Calera
  15. Guatavita la Nueva
  16. Laguna Sagrada de Guatavita
  17. Sesquilé
  18. Bogotá
  19. Bogotá
  20. La Calera
  21. Guatavita la Nueva
  22. Laguna Sagrada de Guatavita
  23. Sesquilé
  24. Bogotá