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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.
The town of Guatavita
The Laguna de Guatavita Park
The Sacred Lagoon
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.
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.
Park Laguna de Guatavita fee
Lunch in a typical restaurant
Exclusive transportation by private car
Professional tour guide English / Spanish
** Free: Colombian Music Album **
Other expenses not specified
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