• Location: Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
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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 6-hour 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.


  • Half-day tour of Laguna de Guatavita from Bogotá
  • Explore the lake with your expert guide
  • Hear about the Colombian legend of El Dorado
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Laguna de Guatavita Half-Day Tour from Bogotá

Laguna de Guatavita Half-Day Tour from Bogota

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.

Customer Reviews

Riya P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The lagoon of Guatavita is a must see attraction if you're in or around Bogota! If you decide to go, try to go with Viator Tours. The guide we had, David, was very knowledgable of not only that a e rich history behind the lake, but also familiar with a few tid bits on forraging. Don't miss this one!!!

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