Village and Lake Guatavita Day Tour + Optional Lunch

Guatavita, Bogotá D.C.


7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




Have you heard about El Dorado? Without a guided tour of Lake Guatavita, you might miss out on some of the history. The local legends and traditions make the area so much more than just a beautiful destination. So, leave the city for a while and join us on this Village and Lake Guatavita Day tour.

Come with our expert guide on this day trip to explore the New Guatavita town. You’ll learn why the old town was flooded and rebuilt in this beautiful hike to Lake Guatavita. Enjoy fresh, natural and stunning landscapes.


  • A full day trip away from the city rush
  • Guided tour of the Lake Guatavita
  • Retelling of local legends and ancestral myths such as El Dorado
  • Visit the town of New Guatavita
  • A traditional lunch in town (you can choose it to be included)

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We believe there is nothing more fascinating than diving into ancient stories, myths and legends that tell the origin of a place. If you agree with us, come to one of the richest sites in terms of ancestral history near Bogotá: Guatavita.

In this trip, the day begins when the guide picks you up in the hotel. He and the driver will take you across the city heading north to New Guatavita town. After a two-hour drive from busy Bogotá you will get to the first stop in the town. Here, with the views of Tominé reservoir you will hear the story of how come there is a town submerged beneath and why it was flooded.

Venture afterwards to the mystic Guatavita lagoon. To discover what this unique ecosystem has to offer there is short hike to the lake you will have to accomplish. On the shores of the lake, you will hear the old indigenous traditions that gave this lake its renown and the possible reasons behind the wonderous legend. You’ll find a place rich with colonial history and indigenous mythologies.

Once the guided tour at the lake finishes, you will be able to choose enjoying a traditional lunch with a wonderful view of the neighboring water reservoir before visiting the town’s artisanal market. Finally take in one last look and we’ll be on our way back to Bogotá.

You will call it day when the driver and the guide drop you of in your hotel again.

In this journey you will not find the city of legend, but a place rich with colonial history and indigenous mythologies. We are unsure it ever existed. But stories are meant to be told and we want to share this one with you!


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guided visit at the Lake Guatavita
  • Lunch (optional)- Menu of the day available at the restaurant
  • All risk insurance
  • Breakfast
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Lake Guatavita closed on Mondays

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Bogotá, please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 This tour requires a moderate physical fitness level

🟡 The activity requires climbing 150 steps up. Please mind telling the guide or noting on the booking if there is any health condition our team should know of

🟡 Weather might be cool so, bring a jacket.

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

🟡 Remember safety indications from the tour guide in order to avoid problems

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