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Guatavita Lake—El Dorado Legend & Colonial Town

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8 Hours
Availability : Tuesday to Sunday
Tour Details

Have you ever heard about El Dorado Legend?

It is the most enduring legend in South America related to indigenous communities and their ceremonies, which involved a lot of gold and the exuberant Andean mountain range. By the way, the legend is for real, and it happened right here at the famous Guatavita Lake. Come and learn all about it!

✓ Enjoy the flexibility of choosing from 2 tour options thoroughly-designed to meet your interests and needs.

Departure & Return Location

Your Hotel/Hostel/AIRB&B  or the El Dorado International Airport (Google Map)

Departure Time

8:00 a.m.

Price Includes

  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-offAir Conditioned Vehicle
  • Professional Custom GuideMay Be Operated By A Multi-Lingual Guide (Premium Option)
  • Professional Guide at Guatavita ParkMay Be Operated By A Multi-Lingual Guide (Basic Option)
  • Entrance Fees
  • Medical Insurance
  • Bottled Water & Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Hooded Raincoat(If Needed)

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities(Optional)


  • Bring comfortable clothing & Walking shoes
  • Sunscreen use
  • Bring a jacketHigh altitude (10,170 ft)
What to Expect

Discover everything about El Dorado Legend at the Guatavita National Park with a savvy guide that lets you in on its fascinating history, while enjoying the distinct beauty of the Andean mountain range, and the breathtaking view of the lake. Hear comprehensive commentary on the ancient communities that used to live there. These people would throw gold into the water during their ceremonies. Yeah, no kidding!

Stroll through the cobbled streets of Guatavita town and enjoy its neocolonial architecture and typical gastronomy.

  • Roundtrip transport and entrance fees are included... so you don't need to plan a thing
  • Hear in-depth commentary about Indigenous culture
  • Take in the stunning scenery of the Andean countryside
  • Typical snacks included(Premium Option)
  • Located at 57 km from Bogota
Times are subject to local traffic conditions and hotel location

8:00Hotel Pickup, Meeting & Introduction

We’ll meet at 8:00 a.m. at your hotel. Listen as your guide allows you insights into the city (premium option), and the local culture while enjoying the urban landscape, and the scenery of the Andean Savannah outside Bogota.

Upon reaching Guativa Natural Park (basic option), your driver will provide you with the tickets, and some instructions so you can meet later. He/she will be waiting for about 2 hours.

10:00Typical Snacks

Enjoy some typical snacks before heading to Guatavita Park. (Premium Option)

Guatavita Lake Park

Start your hike at the Chuzua—Indigenous ceremonial house. Hike through the Andean woods up to the lake at the top of the mountain. Hear in-depth commentary on the biodiversity and the Indigenous culture as your guide lets you in on its enthralling history. Upon reaching the top, take in the views and scenery of the lake from there (10,170 ft high), while enjoying its magical colors—a result of sedimentation on ancient rocks, that seem to be alive.

Sightseeing in Guatavita Colonial Town & Lunch

Stroll through cobbled streets and gaze at the captivating colonial architecture of the town, whose construction is a memorial of the El Dorado legend.

By the way, the old town is underwater. Ask your guide about it while enjoying the typical gastronomy before heading back to Bogota.

14:00Return to Bogota

On the way back to Bogota, listen as your guide shares fun facts about Colombian history while enjoying the sunset and the Andean Savannah. (Premium option)

16:00Hotel Drop-off

Finally, we will leave you in the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon hours—or the El Dorado international airport.

Choose the Option that suits You Best!
Discounts four Groups

Private Basic Option

Price based on two people
$99/ USD
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Park's Guide
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

Basic Shared Option

Price based on two people
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Park's Guide
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

Premium Shared Option

Price based on two people
$131/ USD
  • Hotel Pick-up & Drop-off
  • Entrance Fees
  • Custom Tour Guide
  • Guided Walking tour in Guatavita
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Medical Insurance

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