Day tour to Villa de Leyva

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A picturesque view of the town square in Villa de Leyva
A picturesque view of the town square in Villa de Leyva
Visit one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns, Villa de Leyva
Visit one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns, Villa de Leyva
Rough Cobblestone Streets at Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Rough Cobblestone Streets at Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Church on the main plaza in Villa de Leyva
Church on the main plaza in Villa de Leyva
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Visit one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns, Villa de Leyva
Visit one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns, Villa de Leyva
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What To Expect

Explore one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns - Villa de Leyva. Have a coffee at one of the many bars and restaurants located in the colonial buildings that surround the square of Plaza Mayor. Walk along the typical streets and discover the history of the Muisca observatory, known as El infiernito. Finally, enjoy the magnificent landscape appearing by the Blue Ponds.

Highlights

  • Escape Bogota's hustle and bustle and travel to a place frozen in time

  • Discover the Plaza Mayor square and learn about the colonial's history and heritage through the architecture

  • Discover the history of the Muisca observatory known as El infiernito

  • Take in the scenic landscape made possible by the Blue Ponds, making a beautiful contrast with the arid vegetation

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Bogota
Departs From:
Bogota
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
daily at 7:00 AM
Product Code:
3557
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Description

On this tour you will visit one of Colombia's prettiest colonial towns - Villa de Leyva, a small preserved village located at just 3 hours drive from Bogotá.

On the way to Villa de Leyva, we will stop at Boyaca's Bridge, where the battle that led to the formation of the Republic of Colombia was fought. From the road you will be able to see the towns of Tocancipá, Gachancipá, Chocontá, Villapinzón and Ventaquemada

Villa de Leyva was founded in 1572 around Plaza Mayor, which is the largest cobbledstoned square is in the country, and it is surrounded by antique colonial buildings. Explore the village by strolling alond the narrowed streets and see the white-washed façades with rustic wooden doors before grabbing a cute souvenir in one of the many handicraft shops.

Then, visit El infiernito ("Little Hell") - an ancient Muisca shrine used to calculate the correct time for harvest, as well as Pozos Azules("Blue Ponds") - a magical place where the water is vivid blue.

Finally, you will stop at Raquira, a nearby town which is considered to be Colombia's craft work capital and one of its prettiest towns. From there, you will return to Bogotá, and at the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel or at a convenient place within the urban area.

Includes

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel

  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference: (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German)

  • Entrance tickets

Excludes

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • In case of rain or unforeseen circumstances, we will proceed for a visit to the kronosaurius fossil, a marine reptile, one of the only two that have been found in the world.

  • Children below 5 years old are free of charge.

  • Tour is available in several languages. Other language requests must be made at least 5 days before departure date and is subject to availability.

  • The visit to Ráquira depends on the state of the road and time at our disposal.

  • Tour order may be modified by weather factors.

  • We suggest considering taking a 1 or 2 night trip given the destination's far away location.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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