The lagoons are called: Fausto, America and Siecha (which is the biggest of the three). This area was populated by Muiscas before the Colonial times and Siecha means Man of Water in their language. According to several historians there are indications that in these lagoons was where the real offering ceremony of the Legend of El Dorado was actually performed. Although it is also presumed that it was not a unique ceremony, but instead every major chiefdom held their own ceremony in a lagoon in their own territory.
On this tour you will start your day at 6:30am with a hotel pick-up and will be taken to the meeting point where youll meet your professional bilingual guide who will help you out with this activity and will accompany you throughout the day.
At around 7:00 7:30am you will start your trip to Guasca where the lagoons are located and will arrive there approximately at 9:30 am. As soon as you arrive enjoy a delicious morning snack before you start a mountain hike.
At 10:15am you will start the mountain hike to get to the lagoons that will take around 2-hour. During this hike its possible that you see some of the wonderful variety of flora and fauna of this magnificent place. This variety of fauna includes pumas, spectacled bears, deer, the Andes Condor (Colombias National bird), toucan, oncilla, jaguar, etc. For flora you will see mostly frailejones which is the endemic plant of the paramo, only 383 plant species have been registered even though its estimated that there is around 2.000 species.
As soon as you finish the mountain hike, have a wonderful lunch and get the chance to rest for a while before you start fishing.
At 2:15pm you will start to do sport fishing until 6:00pm. You may keep your catch of the day which has a cost of 8,500 Colombian Pesos per pound (at your own expense).
The type of fish you will find in these lagoons is the Rainbow Trout. After finishing the activity have a nice afternoon snack before driving back to Bogot. Youll arrive to the city around 8:00pm and youll be picked up at the same meeting point to take you back to your hotel.