Guatavita Lake Tour - El Dorado Legend

On the same way from Bogota to the Zipaquira Salt Cathedral, lies one of the most famous legends of South America. Similar to Macchu Picchu, the Dorado Leyend was a myth to spaniards, one that promised a city made of gold. This legend had a huge impact in the spanish colonization and today, the Guatavita Lake, where this legend took place, is one of the most visited attractions in the area around Bogota. Get to know this wonderful place with a native guide from this region.

From 5 to 9 hrs.
Difficulty: (1-5)
2 hrs Walking
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Available Times for Guatavita Lake Tour

  • 5 hours
  • 7 hours
  • 9 hours

Itinerary and Tour Map

  • 5 hours Tours:
    • Pick Up: Hotel/Your address.
    • Visit to Guatavita Lake.
    • Visit to Guatavita town.
    • Return: Hotel/Your address.
  • 7 hours Tours:
    • Pick Up: Hotel/Your address.
    • Visit to Guatavita Lake.
    • Visit to Guatavita town.
    • Lunch in a typical restaurant.
    • Return: Hotel/Your address.
  • 9 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

  • Every day
  • Guatavita Lake: Close the first working day of each week.
  • Suggested departure time: 9:00am

What is included in the Guatavita Lake tour?

  • 5 hours Tours:
    • Bilingual Guide
    • Tickets to all the places
    • Private transportation
    • Water bottles
  • 7 and 9 hours Tours:
    • Typical lunch with non-alcoholic drink

Important Information

  • Cap, Water and comfortable shoes.
  • Medications needed.
  • 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.


  • 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 - El Dorado Legend?

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Guatavita Lake Tour Price List

*Tour prices per person in USD
Pax.5 hours7 hours9 hours
7 or more69USD119USD149USD

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 IVA tax. The customer who is Colombian must pay additional IVA value.

  • The service must be canceled at least 24 hours before the client's pick-up time. If you do not notify in advance, 50% of the total value of the service is charged.

  • Children between 0 and 1 do not pay, children between 2 to 12 must pay 50% of the rate.
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