We will go from the accommodation in Bogotá directly to Guatavita Lake in a private vehicle, the trip duration is 1 hour 40 minutes. During the travel, we can see the “Bogotá Valley” with green landscapes with a flower growing, lettuce, potatoes, tomatoes, etc.
Then we will continue to Guatavita town and will enjoy the views of the Tominé reservoir, which is an important hydric source of the area. We stop and watch the Andean mountains and the reservoir.
Then we will go in the car to Guatavita town, it was founded in 1967, it is a colonial town. I will show you places to buy Colombian handicrafts, and taste special desserts in the area.
After that we will continue to the lake, we will begin to walk into Guatavita natural reservation. We will meet a guide of the lake that speaks about the native culture, I will do the translation and add some information. Then we will begin to climb steps, it is approx 130 meters (426 feet). But do not worry, we will stop several times.
As soon as we finish the stairs, we will arrive at the first lake viewpoint. We will appreciate the lake, the water, and its colors, also we will listen and see some birds. We continue walking and the vegetation begins to change from Andean cold weather (same weather than Bogotá) to Paramo (Andean moor) with its special plants like the frailejon (plants with their thick, soft leaves like the ears of a rabbit). You can find that plants only in Ecuador, Perú, and Venezuela. After walking for 90 minutes we exit the lake.
Then we will go in the car to Guatavita town, it was founded in 1967, it is a colonial town, I will show you places to buy Colombian handicrafts, and taste special desserts of the area.
- Private transportation
- During the tour, I lend binoculars and raincoats
- Entrance to Guatavita Lake
- Colombian candies
- Bottled water
Length: 9 hours
Price: USD 69
Meeting point: I will pick up the travelers at their accommodation.
Departure time: Available all days, except Mondays and the first day of the week after Monday holidays because Guatavita lake is closed.
- Wheelchair not accessible
- Guatavita lake does not have access for wheelchairs and infant strollers
- Near public transportation
- No back problems
- It is not allowed for pregnant women.
- No with heart diseases or other serious medical conditions
- For kids older than 5 years old
Most travelers can participate