Journey to the shores of the sacred Colombian lake Laguna de Guatavita as you learn the fascinating history and intriguing mysteries that lie beneath its waters on this half-day visit from Bogotá.
Start your trip with a pickup from your Bogotá hotel at 8am, continuing on for a one-hour drive to the lake, just outside the city center. Upon your arrival, follow your guide on an exploration of the lake’s key features and hear stories about its rich history. Colombia’s indigenous Muisca tribe was believed to use the lake for religious rituals, many of which involved throwing gold jewelry and gold objects into its waters. For the Spanish conquistadors and those who followed after, these stories inspired the myth of ‘El Dorado,’ inspiring many years of searches to try and locate the lake’s hidden treasure.
Take time to admire the natural beauty of this picturesque lake before proceeding on to the nearby Tominé Reservoir, source for Bogotá’s water supply, and to a local craft market, where you’ll have the chance to shop for wool, clay and gold products, before returning to your Bogotá hotel.