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  1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Guatavita
  4. Lake Guatavita

Bogotá: Full-Day Indigenous Guatavita Private Tour

Product ID: 322958
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Discover the wonders of Bogotá’s surrounding landscapes and immerse yourself in local heritage. See the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita, hear about the legend of El Dorado, visit an indigenous reserve, and learn about Colombian culture and history.
About this activity
Duration 10 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Travel to the top of a mountain and find a sacred lagoon
  • Immerse yourself in ancestral culture at Sesquille
  • Visit the reservoir that flooded the old town of Guatavita
  • Taste the flavors of Colombian cuisine made from local produce
  • Enjoy the freedom to customize the tour to suit your preferences
Full description
The experience begins with pickup from your hotel and heads to the north of Bogotá. Pass through a savanna, which is home to Muisca settlements, then travel to the top of a mountain to reach the first stop of the day. Arrive at the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita and admire the scenic view while listening to the legend of El Dorado.

Continue the tour to Sesquille and visit an indigenous reserve where you will learn about Colombian culture from the locals. Next, discover the site of a catastrophic flood which destroyed an entire town, forcing the residents to relocate. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch made with fresh, regional ingredients.

After lunch, visit the new location of the town that was destroyed by the 1967 flood. Learn about how the resident’s rebuilt their lives and their homes as you marvel at the charming Colombian architecture of the buildings. After an unforgettable day of cultural exploration, head back to Bogotá to watch a spectacular sunset across the savanna.
Includes
  • Private and customizable tour with a bilingual guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pre-travel assistance to help plan your trip
  • Online support throughout your stay in Colombia
  • Online assistance for your tax return
  • A fun surprise activity to measure your 'Colombianity'
  • Tickets and admission fees
  • Typical Colombian snacks
  • A la carte Colombian lunch
  • Travel insurance
  • Internet service when network is available
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
Not allowed
  • Intoxication
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Guests who show any signs of intoxication will not be permitted on the tour and will not be issued a refund
• This tour is not recommended for guests with back problems, heart problems, or other serious medical conditions
• This tour is not wheelchair accessible
• Guests should have a moderate physical fitness level to participate
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• A vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
• Please also advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
• The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please wear comfortable walking shoes, a raincoat, and sunscreen

From £267.41 Per group up to 1

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