3-Day Trip To Villa De Leyva From Bogotá - Bogota

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Overview

Spend 3 relaxing days and savor a taste of a traditional Colombian village on this 3-day exploration of Villa de Leyva, that’s a 3-hour car ride away from Bogotá. Discover the charming colonial architecture and cobblestone streets of Villa De Leyva, one of Colombia’s magical villages, on an 11-hour day trip departing from Bogotá. Explore it’s fascinating history, how it’s been beautifully preserved and the variety of cites including Boyacá Bridge, El Infiernito (Litte hell), the blue pond and Ráquira. This trip also includes a 2-night accommodation in a traditional guest house, Casa de las Ventanas de Fierro, 2 breakfasts, a guide who will be with you only the first day, entrance fees and a roundtrip transportation.

Highlights

  • Breakfast included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

You will hardly find a place in Colombia that takes architectonic preservation as serious as Villa de Leyva. This small village located in the department of Boyacá and it’s a 3-hout drive from Bogotá. Spanish colonizers founded the village in 1572, visiting it gives the sensation of going back in time and in 1954 it was declared a national monument. 

Get a closer look at the colonial history of Colombia’s and the fascinating towns outside of Bogotá on an 11-hour daytrip to Villa de Leyva. This mellow area’s exceptional architecture, great artisan craft shopping and historical richness offer the perfect combination.

Inclusions for 3-Day Trip To Villa De Leyva From Bogotá

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entrance fees
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Local English- and Spanish-speaking guide the first day

Exclusions for 3-Day Trip To Villa De Leyva From Bogotá

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Lunch

Itinerary:

Day 1:

Get started with a 7 am pickup at the hotel, proceeding north towards Villa de Leyva. Enjoy of a historical stop at the Boyacá Bridge, where the battle of Boyacá took place in the 19th century which helped secure Colombia’s independence from the Spaniards.

Right before arriving to Villa de Leyva, go to El Infiernito (Little Hell) and marvel in an ancient Muisca observatory and how they used to calculate the optimal time for harvest and then visit the blue pond, a water reservoir created by farmers. The water’s color has turned into a surprisingly vivid blue that contrasts beautifully with the arid vegetation.

You’ll reach the colonial village around 2:30 pm (14:30) and check into the cozy hotel, that’ll be booked for your group, a few minutes away from Plaza Mayor.

Feel free to explore the town the rest of the afternoon. The village was established around the enormous Plaza Mayor, a cobblestone square that is surrounded by the church and the colonial houses which are now shops, restaurants, hotels. Wander through narrow cobblestone streets admiring white-washed facades and rustic wooden doors. 

Day 2:

Explore the village and its surroundings by yourself. We can help by arranging any other activity of your preference (not included in the price). Even though Villa de Leyva is a small it has a wide range of activities to offer from hiking in natural parks to buggy races, horseback riding, bird watching, archaeological sites to museums and historical buildings.

Day 3

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before beginning your journey back to Bogotá. At 11:00 am you will be picked up at your hotel and you’ll be taken to Raquirá, a small village nearby, famous for its amazing craftsmanship of woodworking, pottery, basketry and more. Do some souvenir shopping and the then proceed to go back to Bogotá where you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Optional: Change any of the activities above for the Casa de Terracota, a house made of clay in Villa de Leyva, considered the largest piece of pottery in the world. Architect Octavio Mendoza baked the house in the same manner as pottery makers when they produce vases, dishes and other decorative objects. 

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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2 reviews by the users

  • Alberto the driver and David the guide were great. The hotel staff were very nice but the hotel itself just OK. The town was a pleasure to see. More info on options of stops and hotels should be available BEFORE, to make better plans.

  • Our guide, David, was fun, spoke English well and took us to many interesting places on the way to the village . Our stay in the village was relaxing and a good respite from heavy traveling.

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