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Hike to the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita and Visit to a Muisca Indigenous Reservation

4.69(11 reviews)Bogotá, D.C. - Sesquilé - Bogotá, D.C.

Tour the Legend of Dorado, enjoy the Guatavita Lagoon, walk through an indigenous town hall and learn about the Muisca cosmogony

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Community, Cultural, Ecotourismroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Bajo departuresFrom Bogotá, D.C. 10 roadtrip:info.hours

If you are in Bogotá and are looking to disconnect from the routine and live an enriching ecotourism experience, this plan is for you. We will have a wonderful walk through the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita located at 3100 meters above sea level, with a local guide, who will teach us about the Legend of El Dorado, emblematic of our pre-Columbian culture, the legendary rite that consisted of the entry of a new chief into the interior of the lagoon naked. on the golden raft and its offerings to immerse yourself in the waters of this charming lagoon called by the indigenous people as the navel of the world.

We will also have the opportunity to visit an Indigenous reservation in Muysc Cubun (Muisca language), it means "ie canuca mysua" (path that crosses dreams), we will have the opportunity to reach the Cusmui (Muisca sacred house), to learn about the Muisca cosmogony and his interpretation of the world.


We will travel to Guatavita, we will have a wonderful walk through the Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita located at 3100 meters above sea level, with a local guide, who will teach us about the Legend of Dorado, this charming lagoon called by the indigenous people as the navel of the world.

We will also have the opportunity to enjoy the town and we will have a delicious lunch, we will gain energy and we will continue to visit the Muisca Indigenous Cabildo, we will learn about its cosmogony and teachings.

Time: approximately 8 hours

Cold weather

Altimetry 3100 meters above sea level


Guatavita Lagoon

At 3100 meters above sea level, we can contemplate the beautiful Sacred Lagoon of Guatavita, where the natural charm and its history will surprise you. Payments and ceremonies were held there, where the new leaders were adorned and bathed in gold and then immersed in the crystalline and magical waters of the lagoon, a legend that is part of our beliefs and ancient cultural roots


Sesquilé in Muysc Cubun (Muisca language), means Boquerón de la arroyada or Hot Water. This beautiful municipality is known as the cradle of dorado, a space that exalts and preserves the living history of the Muisca culture.

Muisca Indigenous Council

This Cabildo in Muysc Cubun (Muisca language), means "ie canuca mysua" (path that crosses dreams), we will be able to visit the Cusmui (Muisca sacred house), an emblematic place where the history and great work of the leader Carlos Mamanche is recognized.


Private transportation round trip from Bogotá
Entrance to the Guatavita Lagoon
Local Guidance
Contribution to the Indigenous Council
Snack-type lunch (sandwich, nutritional bar, natural juice)
Medical assistance insurance


Follow the recommendations of the trip coordinators and guides.
The minimum age for this trip is 6 years old
This hike does not require experience. The difficulty level of the trail is 2 (Low level).
Pets are not allowed on this journey. Because it is a natural reserve area.
The entire trip must be paid through the website 2 days before departure


😷 Bring your EPP Personal Protection Elements Kit (Masks, antibacterial gel or alcohol in a spray bottle, disposable tissues, bag for personal waste disposal).

💦 We will be at 3100 meters above sea level. Wear comfortable, easy-drying clothing, a waterproof and windproof jacket, as rain or breezes may occur.

🥾 We will go on a trail walk. Wearing comfortable shoes, boots or footwear with a good grip sole that protects the ankle is ideal.

🧢 Wear a hat or cap, sunscreen.

💊 Bring your medications and personal documents (medical insurance card and ID).

🎒 Use an ergonomic two-strap backpack to carry on your back.


How do you know if this plan is for you?

This trail is level 2 (low). Ideal for people who are starting to hike or want to go out and enjoy nature with easy walking trails. A distance of 7 km will be walked in 3 hours. Maximum height 3,100 m.a.s.l.

Relevant information:

Keep in mind that you are responsible for your belongings. Protect your electronic devices and personal documents from rain and humidity.

Carry your cell phone charged, this will allow you to take photographs and use it in case of emergency.

Your safety is very important, please be cautious, always keep the group in sight and follow the guide's instructions.

Do not bring cigarettes or alcoholic beverages. Do not attend a walk late at night, while intoxicated, pregnant, or with medical disabilities.

Strictly follow your doctor's instructions regarding injuries and, if necessary, carry your personal medications.


4.69(11 reviews)

Avatar Sergio

Gran lugar para desconectarse y disfrutar del lugar y su historia...

Avatar Juan

Considero que el monto de la salida no fue acorde a la experiencia...

Avatar Marybel

Empecé con esta caminata una actividad de regalo para mi y quedé muy contenta coon la atención, la puntualidad y el servicio en general, claramente el...

Avatar Paola

Todo super bien organizado. Una muy buena experiencia para conocer más de nuestra historia y cultura....

Avatar Caroline

Fue una experiencia bastante agradable, no sólo ir a conocer por conocer, sino también vivir los lugares visitados. Siempre es un placer salir con Roa...

Avatar Maria

Una experiencia única de mucho aprendizaje y confrontación...


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