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guided hike

Hike to Sacred Iguaque Lagoon

guided hike

Hike to Sacred Iguaque Lagoon

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
10 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English, Spanish
guided hike

Hike to Sacred Iguaque Lagoon

guided hike

Hike to Sacred Iguaque Lagoon

Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
10 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets, Transport
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will hike to the sacred Iguaque lagoon located at 11,800 feet above see lavel (3,600 m.s.n.m). Here is the place where Humanity originated, based on the Muisca indigenous who lived in this region. According to mythology, a beautiful thin long hair woman named Bachué emerged from the Iguaque lagoon with a child in her arms and together populated the earth. After that they returned to the lagoon and became a snake leaving as a message that they will always accompany them. Observation of birds, Andean Páramo ecosystem and Frailejón which is a characteristic plant of the Páramo.

Your host

Learn more about Jaime

Jaime

Hi everyone, I'm Jaime, I love outdoor activities and direct contact with the mountains and nature. I got certified in tourism in rural areas and nature tours. I volunteered as a park ranger in the national natural park of Chingaza. I am also a trail runner and I enjoy it a lot due to the freedom and energy that nature produces. Come with me to experience amazing landscapes. True peace is found in nature.

What's included

Food
Peanuts, cereal bar, bocadillo (typical Colombian candy made of Guava pulp
Drinks
Juice or water
Tickets
Entrance fee to the Sanctuary FFI/ Accident and Rescue Insurance
Transport
Transportation from/to Villa de Leyva/Guidance

Where you'll be

At the main offices of the Iguaque Sanctuary we will get a short info session about the area. Then we'll start our adventure into this wonderful place full of great energy. As we go up, we will notice the changing in temperature and flora. Once we arrive to the sacred lagoon, we"ll have time to enjoy the landscape, take a deep breath, recharge our bodies, and have our lunch or snack.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. The activity is not recommended for people with heart problems due to the high altitude.

What to bring

Clothes for cold weather

More tips

The activity has a medium-high level of intensity due to climbing and high altitude. You have to be in good physical conditions to have an enjoyable hiking day.

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Jaime
Hike to Sacred Iguaque Lagoon
New experience
£42/person
New experience
£42/person