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Guatavita Golden Lake

"Enjoy a private tour with a bilingual guide from Bogotá to the birthplace of the Legend of El Dorado Laguna de Guatavita and to the charming town of Guatavita."


  • Visit the place that gave birth to the legend of 'El Dorado': Guatavita Lake
  • Learn about Muiscas and the gold offering rituals that awoke the interest of bounty hunters worldwide.
  • Walk along ecological trails and appreciate a highland ecosystem of mist and vegetation.
  • Wander through the cobblestone streets of Guatavita Village and listen to its peculiar history.

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Following the trails of El Dorado: How and why to visit Guatavita Lake

Visit the place that gave birth to the famous legend of “El Dorado”, and step into a journey full of fantasy, history, mysticism, and landscapes. On this tour, you will travel North to the village of Guatavita, and to the impressive emerald lake of Guatavita. 

After being picked up at your place of stay, you will be taken to walk the cobblestone streets of the white-housed village of  Guatavita. You will learn about the unusual history of this town and wander through its alleys and handicraft stores. Afterward, you will be driven along potato crop fields and farmers' houses up to the highest point in which the sacred lake lies hidden among mountains.

Inside this natural reserve dotted by lush and humid forest vegetation, you can feel the mystical energy that made this lake a sacred place for the Muiscas. Inside this natural reserve, you will learn about the connection that the ancient Muiscas had with nature. Moreover, you will understand the symbolism behind the gold offerings that awoke the gold rush of Spanish treasure hunters. 

On your way back, you will have a spectacular view of the Tominé Dam valley, and “Cerro de las Tres Viejas”. Finally, you will have a stop at the small town of La Calera, where you will taste the splendid cheese and yellow corn “arepas” that attract many visitors. 


  • Transportation from and to your hotel.
  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference: (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German).
  • Guatavita Natural Reserve ticket.
  • Impulse Insurance
  • Optional: This experience is valid for our IMPULSE Welcome Package Promotion


  • Lunch


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The tour might take longer than usual. Guatavita lake is closed on Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a bank holiday). It is possible to bundle this tour with the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral or Bogotá City Tour.

Maximum altitude of this hike is 3000 MASL. 

Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

Our tours with transport include the time of the journeys within the duration.

$145 USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:30 AM
2:00 PM


$ USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:30 AM
2:00 PM



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