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Guatavita Lake tour

El Dorado legend

The Legend of El Dorado recounts a precolonial time when the indigenous Muisca priests submerged themselves in the sacred lake of Guatavita. Covered in gold dust, they conducted sacred ceremonies to pay tribute to the spirit of the water with gold artifacts forged and hammered by their most skilled artisans. The gold, however, was coveted by the Spanish conquistadors and subsequent gold seekers who attempted to steal the valuable pieces by different means.

During this Day Tour, you escape the urban landscape and experience a breathtaking hike to this famous lake while being escorted by our expert guides. You will travel to Guatavita in a private vehicle and will have the unique chance to also look at the fascinating natural landscapes of Bogota’s savannah. Following your visit to the lake, you will arrive in the village of New Guatavita.

The hamlet, characterized by captivating architecture and situated beside the picturesque Tomine reservoir, is notable for having some of Colombia’s most beautiful artisanry.

¡Day Tour Guatavita, a unique experience planned for you!

From 6 to 10 hours
2 hrs Walking

*Price per person in US dollars for a tour of 2 travelers. Discounts apply for more people.


What restrictions and recommendations are in place to handle Covid 19 in Colombia?

  • As of September 6 2021 you don't need to have a negative covid test nor be vaccinated to enter the country.
  • You should wear a facemask in public places and specially inside most museums.
  • As much as it is possible you should distance yourself at least 2 meters from other people.
  • All our guides and private transportation have the necessary biosecurity measures.

Available tour durations

  • 6 hours
  • 8 hours
  • 10 hours

Itinerary and route map of the Guatavita Lake tour

  • 6 hours Tours:
    • Pick Up: Hotel/Your address.
    • Visit to Guatavita Lake.
    • Visit to Guatavita town.
    • Return: Hotel/Your address.
  • 8 hours Tours:
    • Pick Up: Hotel/Your address.
    • Visit to Guatavita Lake.
    • Visit to Guatavita town.
    • Lunch in a typical restaurant.
    • Return: Hotel/Your address.
  • 10 hours Tours:
    • Pick Up: Hotel/Your address.
    • Visit to Guatavita Lake.
    • Visit to Guatavita town.
    • Lunch in a typical restaurant.
    • Visit to Mina de Sal de Nemocón or Catedral de Sal de Zipaquirá and its town.
    • Return: Hotel/Your address.

Dates and times

  • Guatavita Lake: Close the first working day of each week.
  • Suggested departure time: 8:00 a.m.

What is included in the Guatavita Lake tour?

  • 6 hours Tours:
    • Private bilingual guide
    • Tickets to all the places
    • Private transportation
    • Water bottles
    • Snack
  • 8 and 10 hours Tours:
    • Typical lunch with non-alcoholic drink
    • *It does not include alcoholic beverages or tips.

Important information

  • Use sunscreen.
  • Report any type of allergy or food restriction.
  • Do not forget to bring a copy of identification documents or passport.
  • Cap, Water and comfortable shoes.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Be prepared for a 2 hour long walk inside the reservation.
  • Not recommended for people with walking difficulties or heart problems.
  • Not available for people with disabilities.
  • Level of physical requirement - Rating from 1 to 5 (1 super easy - 5 very demanding): 4
  • Available Languages - Guide:
    • Spanish
    • English
    • French
    • Mandarin
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • German
    • Russian, japanese, chinese and korean available for additional cost.
  • Recommended for children older than 2 years.

Frequently asked questions

  • Is the tour to Guatavita Lake, private or is the tour with more people?
    - Private.
  • Can you modify the tour itinerary and the duration time at each stop?
    - The tour can be totally modified according to the client's preference.
  • How long in advance can a tour be booked?
    - Minimum three hours in advance.

How to book our Guatavita Lake tour?

You can book this experience, using our secure booking engine.

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Guatavita Lake tour price list

*Tour prices per person in USD.

Pax.6 hrs8 hrs10 hrs
6 or more$69$89$129

Payment method and cancellation policy

  • Payment method: you can pay in cash (COP or USD) or by credit card.
  • All foreign customers must show a copy of their passport to be exempted from the VAT tax.
  • The service must be canceled at least 48 hours before the client's pick-up time. If you do not notify in advance, 30% of the total value of the service is charged.

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