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Conquistadors dreamed of a golden city called El Dorado, and modern-day archaeologists find traces of that myth in historic practices at Colombia’s Lake Guatavita. Here, the Indigenous Muisca people are believed to have made offerings to the gods by casting gold figures into the crater lake—a scenic and popular day trip from Bogotá.

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Km 15, Via Guatavita-Sesquile, Guatavita, Cundinamarca
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Rent a local friend in Bogota

Rent a local friend in Bogota

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Looking for a personalized experience in Bogota? Rent a local friend and enjoy our city in your own pace. Discover the city with a local friend who knows Bogota like the back of his/her hand and will take you to the best places while sharing her love and passion for it. This option has been designed to meet your needs and desires. So, tell us about yourself, your preferences and what you would like to do or see, so we can choose the ideal person to go with you. Thinking of changing plan on the run? No problem, this tour is extremely flexible, we can do it! ​ *This option includes the time of your local friend and tour insurance. During this experience, you are in charge of all the expenses for you and your local friend. If you want private transport, we can include it for an additional fee.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD54.00
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USD54.00
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Village and Lake Guatavita Day Tour + Optional Lunch

Village and Lake Guatavita Day Tour + Optional Lunch

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Without a guided tour of Lake Guatavita, you might miss out on some of the history and folklore that make the area so much more than a beautiful destination. Private transit from Bogotá solves transportation logistics, making it easier for you to get out of the city to enjoy a guided hike, beautiful vistas, and traditional lunch, included, if the option is selected. Plus, value pricing makes this an ideal Bogotá day trip.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD93.00
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour)

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour)

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Escape the city and experience two of Colombia’s top attractions on a private tour of the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota. Descend to the otherworldly Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral; enjoy a Colombian lunch in Zipaquirá, known as the City of Salt; and discover the legend of El Dorado during a visit to Lake Guatavita, a crater lake famed for its vivid green color. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD107.00
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USD107.00
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Full-Day Guatavita and Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

Full-Day Guatavita and Salt Cathedral - Daily and group tour

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This is undoubtedly one of the best combinations of tourist attractions near Bogotá; the day begins with a visit to the Guatavita Lake, famous for being the place where the Muiscas performed the ritual that gave rise to the legend of El Dorado; this place possesses an overwhelming beauty that can only be understood when visiting it. Then, cross the savannah to reach the municipality of Zipaquirá; you will know the First Wonder of Colombia, the Salt Cathedral, one of those places that you will not want to miss when coming to Colombia. Our Travel agency is certified with Covid Protocols and has Check In and Safe Travels Stamp. Drivers, guides and attractions visited are also checked before and during the tour. ** At the moment (2021+) Guatavita doesn't have guides in English, you can take the tour in Spanish.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.00
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Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Daytrip from Bogota

Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon Daytrip from Bogota

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Experience the natural wonders of Colombia on this combined day trip to the subterranean Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita (Laguna de Guatavita). This fun-filled day of outdoor activity offers an opportunity to discover an amazing cathedral built into the walls of a former mine before checking out a lake considered by many to be the source of the famous “El Dorado” legend. Your tour includes round-trip transportation from your Bogotá hotel plus a guide, lunch, and all entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
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USD199.00
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Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá & Village & Lake Guatavita Tour + Optional Lunch

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Visit the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and Lake Guatavita on this two-in-one day trip from Bogotá. First, explore the halls of the Salt Cathedral, the only underground Catholic church in the world. Then, venture into Guatavita’s natural park to learn about the cultural significance of the lake, as well as the legend of El Dorado. Complete your tour with a traditional lunch, if option is selected.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD155.00
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3 Amazing Destinations in Bogota !!

3 Amazing Destinations in Bogota !!

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it is a personalized tour, our travelers have the possibility to choose how many stops they prefer to admire the landscapes and take photos. We picking up the travelers in their place of stay in comfortable premium category vehicles, and we will begin our journey through one of the most iconic roads in the city.
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  • 12 hours
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USD138.67
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Private Tour of Lake Guatavitá from Bogotá

Private Tour of Lake Guatavitá from Bogotá

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Explore Guatavitá Lake on this guided walking tour from Bogotá. Learn about the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the area. Then, visit the town of Guatavita, taking in its architecture and buildings, including the city’s bullring. Since it’s a private tour, you’ll be able to stop for photos where desired.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD94.00
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Guatavita Lake - Salt Cathedral

Guatavita Lake - Salt Cathedral

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Indigenous economy activities, religious, art, and other determined the settlement of the Spanish and the foundation of Bogotá. In this tour you will understand the relation between the nature, the salt, the Dorado Legend, the Salt Cathedral, Gold Museum, the gold, the cooper and the Bogota population. Since we met, I began to explain some general details about Bogotá, then when we leave the city I will speak about the valley around the city, I will provide information about the original indigenous habitants called “ Muiscas” , their customs, some of their words and how all this heritage is included now in our society and in our food. We will meet a guide of the lake that speaks about the native culture and will explain why is so popular the Dorado Legend?, we will discuss the meaning of this ceremony. We will feel the mystic of the place, its energy and the relationship between nature and this space. In Guatavita town we will enjoy architecture, food, deserts and also handicrafts shopping. In Zipaquira I will speak some details of the Salt Cathedral and I will conduct the traveler to the underground Cathedral, this construction is unique because of its magnificence, the content of every sculpture, the representation of the way to the cross and the cross.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD95.00
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Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

Zipaquira & Guatavita lagoon from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

In this Private Tour, we will get to see one of the most powerful places for our indigenous, the Muiscas: The Lagoon of the king of Guatavita. Know this spot where the Colombian legend of “El Dorado” was born. We will be going a bit south to meet the Cundiboyacense plateau that connects us with one of the most important towns in Colombia: Zipaquira. We will have a great Typical “of the day” Colombian lunch, very typical from this very Colombian town. Know the first Colombian wander: an impressive engineering piece where the Muisca culture, the catholic tradition and the modern advances will allow us to get in the deep mountain, going 180 meters inside. After coming out of the mine we will visit Zipaquira´s down town to get to know its colonial architecture and its squares that are surrounded by some of the national monuments.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD178.14
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Guatavita and salt cathedral - Group tour and daily departure

Guatavita and salt cathedral - Group tour and daily departure

It is an excellent combination when you want to have the spiritual experience from different worlds: in the morning, you will have a visit to the Guatavita lagoon , source of inspiration for the Legend of El Dorado and the movie with the same name. The beauty of this place will overwhelm you and confirm you minute by minute that you made the best choice. You will cross the Savannah and arrive in the afternoon at the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, the First Wonder of Colombia with an imposing architecture. In a single day you will enjoy the indigenous spiritual cosmogony, Christian spirituality, the beauty of nature and the grandeur of architecture. Is not it a perfect plan? ** It may take longer than usual for road arrangements. ** At the moment Guatavita doesn't have guides in English, you can take the tour in Spanish.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.00
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SHARED Tour to the Laguna de Guatavita and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

SHARED Tour to the Laguna de Guatavita and Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

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In our shared tour you will meet 2 fabulous places, one symbol of the legend of El Dorado and the other the first wonder of Colombia. From the agreed point in Bogotá you will be transferred to the magical Laguna de Guatavita located in Sesquilé. Where accompanied by the native guide, you will walk learning about its history and importance to reach the viewpoint where you will contemplate the lagoon and exotic landscapes. Then, we will arrive at Zipaquirá, a municipality declared historical and cultural heritage for its architecture and for keeping the history of our ancestors, where we will stop at a typical restaurant in the region and you can have lunch and then contemplate the colonial beauty of the municipality through its historic center . Finally, in the Salt Cathedral you will live a unique experience, descending 180 meters underground through tunnels with stops representing stations of the Viacrucis you will reach the only underground temple in the world and second most impressive place of worship on the planet.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD114.14
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Guatavita Lagoon - Private Tour

Guatavita Lagoon - Private Tour

Relive the fascinating history about how the Spanish conquerors, obsessed with gold and inspired by the histories told by the indigenous people, would bring to America a multitude of mercenaries and adventurous people seeking for infinite wealth.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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USD119.00
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Guatavita and indigenous community from Bogota Private Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

Guatavita and indigenous community from Bogota Private Tour FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

In this Private Tour with no time limit a few kilometers away from Bogota, after going through the beautiful views from the savanna, we will go to Sesquile. Take your time to make a journey to the past and meet a very important territory for the Muiscas indigenous. Don’t hurry up, we want you to come and visit the sacred lagoon of Guatavita and know about the Dorado legend, an amazing journey for all who decide to live a different experience. We will have our typical Colombian snack. With our flexible schedule tour we want to give you the surprise of your life by knowing a community of Muisca people with hundreds of years of cultural richness, all with no worries of time! By doing it, they can make their legacy last longer teach the world a little bit about their amazing tradition. Then we will have our “A la carte” Colombian lunch in The New Guatavita and you will learn about this amazing place created from scratch by our ancestors what makes it a jewel of Colombian architecture.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
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USD215.90
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Guatavita and indigenous community from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

Guatavita and indigenous community from Bogota Private Tour ALL INCLUDED

Stray from the beaten path and see a side of Colombia that most first-time visitors miss on a private day trip Guatavita Lake and Sesquile, home to an indiginous village. Letting someone else drive allows you to soak up the scenery, while taking a private tour gives you the flexibility to tweak your itinerary.
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  • 9 hours
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USD166.62
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Guatavita Lake half day trip from Bogota

Guatavita Lake half day trip from Bogota

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Explore the mysteries of the scenic Laguna de Guatavita, a sacred lake used by the indigenous peoples of Colombia for ritual purposes, on this half-day excursion from Bogotá. Discover the intriguing history of this unique body of water, once believed by explorers to be the origins for the legendary story of ‘El Dorado,’ as your meander its picturesque shoreline. Your tour also includes round-trip transportation from your Bogotá hotel, a guide, and all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD115.00
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Private Tour to the Guatavita Lagoon

Private Tour to the Guatavita Lagoon

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Our amazing ALL INCLUSIVE tour starts from your hotel or lodging place in Bogota, the capital of Colombia and you will be transferred to the beautiful municipality of Sesquilé, located approximately 75 km northeast of Bogotá, where Laguna de Guatavita is located. Upon arrival, you will get to know this place full of magic, symbol of the legend of El Dorado and in the company of a native guide of the area you will walk for approximately 45 minutes learning about its history and importance and then arrive at a viewpoint where you can contemplate not only the lagoon but also the beautiful and exotic Colombian landscapes. Later, you will be transferred to the Town of Guatavita, a place full of the history of our indigenous ancestors, where you will make a small tour and before returning to Bogota, you will enjoy a typical lunch of the region. Note: The lagoon does not open on the first working day of the week (Monday or Tuesday if Monday is a public holiday).
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD124.67
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Zipaquirá and Guatavita Lagoon

Zipaquirá and Guatavita Lagoon

This is an experience full of history, nature, mysticism and legends, first of all we will leave by the northern highway of Bogotá to go to Zipaquirá, a town full of courage and recognition in the conquest and colonization struggles of the capital of the country, after Take a small tour of its main square, we will go to the Salt Park to enter the Cathedral, the tour inside is approximately two hours where we can know its inner beauty. Then we will go to Guatavita, one of the most cultural and historical places in the country, where the very famous legend of El Dorado takes place, in the Laguna de Guatavita our indigenous ancestors worshiped and performed their most important succession ceremonies and change of leadership. We will visit the new town and have an incredible view of the tomine dam, after time to get to know its crafts we will begin our return to Bogotá.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD78.00
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Salt Cathedral Tour along with the Legendary Lake Guatavita

Salt Cathedral Tour along with the Legendary Lake Guatavita

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During this day trip you can visit the amazing and gorgeous Salt Cathedral and also you have a chance to hike around the Legendary Lake Guatavita (El Dorado Legend comes from here!). If you are in Bogotá, it is absolutely worth to visit the countryside!
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD175.92
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Tour DAY LAGUANA GUATAVITA AND ZIPAQUIRA CATEDRAL DE SAL

Tour DAY LAGUANA GUATAVITA AND ZIPAQUIRA CATEDRAL DE SAL

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Citytour Bogotá La Original Agency. Private tour customized driver Guide tickets and lunch additional payment Start and finish at your Hotel or address in Bogota. We are willing to give you a cozy experience. more than a guide is a friend in bogota
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  • 9 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD128.00
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USD128.00
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Gold Museum and Historic Center La Candelaria - Group tour and daily departure

Gold Museum and Historic Center La Candelaria - Group tour and daily departure

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Admire the colourfully painted houses and colonial architecture of La Candelaria on this 3 hour walking tour of Bogotá’s historic center. Stand in awe before the imposing monuments of Plaza de Bolívar; stroll down the grand boulevards of Jimenez Avenue and Carrera 7; and see landmarks like the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center and Rosario University plaza. Also, let yourself go while learning about Prehispanic culture in the Gold Museum (closed on Mondays) the museum has the biggest archaeologic collection in Southamerica Note: The Gold Museum is closed on mondays, we'll change it by another one.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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Half-day trip to the Guatavita Lake

Half-day trip to the Guatavita Lake

What matters most to us is that you take advantage of the time you spend with us. On this tour you will be the one who manages time, without limits, without hurry. You will have the full availability of the driver and an English speaking guide who will go with you throughout the tour.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD130.34
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Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavita • Premium Private Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

Salt Cathedral & Lake Guatavita • Premium Private Tour • Keep Safe from Covid

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This one day tour to the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira comes with round-trip transport, entrance tickets, and a guided tour of Zipaquira. Skip the lines at the Salt Cathedral with pre-paid admission, and enjoy a tour of this impressive sight led by a professional mine worker. Discover the colonial beauty of Zipaquira Town and have a meal in a traditional Colombian restaurant (at your expense) before returning to your hotel in Bogota.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD187.00
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3 Amazing destinations in a single day!

3 Amazing destinations in a single day!

We optimize our tour to offer our tourists a luxury service in which we will not have time restrictions, we have small and private groups and we visit 3 destinations that require long journeys and are frequently offered separately. This makes the relationship between price and quality, optimal for our customers. We have luxury vehicles, equipped with all the comfort to make very comfortable and pleasant tours for our tourists.
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  • 10 to 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Should I book Lake Guatavita tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lake Guatavita can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 60 Lake Guatavita tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Lake Guatavita 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lake Guatavita costs USD 30.00. Guided Lake Guatavita tours start around USD 30.00 per person. See all 60 Lake Guatavita tickets and tours on Viator.
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