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Bogotà: Guatavita Lake and Nemocón Salt Mines Tour

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Explore the legendary Guatavita Lake and take a guided tour with a park guide. Explore the village of Guatavite before heading to Nemocón to experience life like a real miner at the Nemocón salt mines.

Highlights

  • Discover the architectural profile of the Nemocón salt mine
  • Escape the bustle of Bogotà for the peace and quiet of nature
  • Admire the almost perfectly-round Lake Guatavita

Description

Combine nature with industry on this 7-hour guided excursion from Bogotà to visit Lake Guatavita and the salt mine of Nemocón. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city with this relaxing small-group tour of up to 11 people. After pickup at around 8:00 AM at your hotel, start the 2-hour drive through the savanna towards Lake Guatavita, a lagoon that is part of a protected natural area. Likely formed by the impact of a crater, the lake is almost perfectly circular. A native park guide will join the group for a 75-minute tour, during which he’ll explain the culture of the Muisca Indians, the legend of El Dorado, and the biological importance of the lagoon. During the tour, you’ll also take a half hour walk along a path at the edge of the crater to admire different views of the lagoon.   Next, visit the town of Guatavita to explore its architecture and environment. Enjoy a lunch typical of the region before heading out for Nemocón. On the way there, see the beautiful Tominé reservoir, a 9-kilometer-long body of water. When you arrive at Nemocón, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a salt miner: walk 60 meters below the surface of the Earth into an authentic salt mine and discover the history of the Colombian salt industry.

Includes

Transportation Bilingual guide Entrance fees Lunch Bottled water
Tips (optional) Drinks

Important Information

  • You will climb up to 3,100 meters above sea level.

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