Trip Planner: South America / Colombia / Cundinamarca Department / Tierra Negra / Laguna de Guatavita
Follow the trail of mythical El Dorado and you'll end up at Laguna de Guatavita. Legend has it that a Muisca tribal chief known as El Dorado--the Golden One--covered himself in golden dust and disappeared into the mysterious crater lake to fulfill an initiation rite. Over the centuries, the myth evolved until El Dorado came to represent a lost city allegedly hiding an abundance of treasures. While you're unlikely to find material riches on a visit to the site, you can enjoy splendid views of the circular lake and its surrounding area. To visit Laguna de Guatavita on your trip to Tierra Negra, use our Tierra Negra day trip website .
Tours to Laguna de Guatavita
Zipaquira Salt Cathedral and Lake Guatavita from Bogota (Private Tour) BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $107
Duration: 9 hours
Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral and Guatavita Lagoon BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $114
Duration: 8 hours
Laguna de Guatavita Reviews
que belleza de laguna. fue un paseo inolvidable... recomendada.. los paisajes son espectaculares..... more »what a lagoon beauty. It was an unforgettable walk... Recommended.. the landscapes are spectacular.....
We went there with a group of friends. The place is breath-taking. Clara, our guide, was truly connected with her history and walked us through rituals, history and amazing views. If you have any mobi... more »
Overrated. It is pretty but why an entrance fee for that? We have seen plenty of more beautiful lake and lagunas in other countries and it was free (why would it not be??). Hard to reach without car. But it was interesting though.
Beautiful place but the park forces you to take a guide on an incredibly easy path to follow.
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