Guatavita: El dorado near Bogota tour will bring you to Guatavita. Guativata is the lake of the legend of El Dorado. Few people know that the famous  legend of El Dorado originated close to Bogota.

The Legend of El Dorado is one of the most fascinating history of the Muisca Culture, a pre hispanic culture that occupied most of the provinces of Cundinamarca and Boyaca. The Guatavita: El dorado near Bogota tour permits us to get to know the savanne of Bogota, we will pass through Sesquile municipality that formed part of the ” Gran Cacicazgo de Guatavita” . This is the way the Spaniards called the area in  which the sacred lake of Guativita also lies. After that we will visit “El Dorado” and the new town of Guativita that was rebuilt totally in 1967 after a hydroelectric dam was constructed in a river near Guatavita lake which resulted in the flooding of the old town. The old town can be found on the bottom of the reservoir. The village was rebuilt in a modern neo colonial style.

Additional information

LunchLunch in the town of Guatavita included
EntrancesEntrance fee to the Guatavita Lake, and the indigenous museum in the town of Guatavita are included.
Snack & drinkSnack and drink on the way to Sesquile included
CameraMake sure to bring your camera or mobile with a full battery so that you can take pics.
TransportTransport from Bogota (Hotel Pick Up) included.

7:30 Start Tour


Drive to Guatavita

By car or bus we will drive to Guatavita

10:30 short stop in Sesquile

We will stop at the central square to walk around and stretch our legs

Drive on to Guatavita

We will drive on to Guativita

11:30 Arrival at the Guatavita lake

Tour around the lake with tales of the history of this sacred lake

13:00 Drive to Town of Guatavita

By car or bus we will drive to Guatavita town

14:00 Lunch and Tour in the town of Guativata

We will walk around and to get the know the history of the town. We will visit the Indigineous museum of Guatavita (Museo Indígena Guatavita)

17:00 Drive back to Bogota

 We will drive back to Bogota

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