Discover Villa De Leyva, A Colonial And Historic Town And Enjoy The Vineyard. - Bogota

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Let us come for you to your hotel, hostel, Airbnb, or any accommodation of your choice in Bogota.
    Let us know the exact address and we will come for you.

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  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the municipality of Boyac, the most relevant in the history of Colombia, where the memorable event "The Battle of Boyac" took place, an event that gave freedom to our country. Visit the monastery which is a very beautiful place! where you will find a classic church and beautiful gardens, then visit the vineyard and taste delicious wine. Later we find the charming town of Villa de Leyva, enjoy its colonial architecture, the varied rural landscapes of the place, there enter the magical chocolate museum and taste a delicious cup of Colombian chocolate then visit the small and colorful town of Rquira and taste a typical regional or vegetarian lunch. Finally, we will drop you off at your hotel or accommodation.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

Get picked up at 6am from your hotel and leave Bogot in direction to Villa de Leyva. The drive takes approximately 4 hours. Upon arriving in this historic village, start by discovering the towns colonial center by foot, including its large main square paved with cobblestones.

After taking a break for lunch (own expense), visit attractions in the area surrounding Villa de Leyva. Depending on your interests and your time, youll enjoy the silence of the Convent Santo Ecce Homo, constructed in the early 17th century, and taste Colombian wine at "Viedo Ain Karim" vineyard.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the House of Terracotta, along with the "Pozos Azules", artificial pools that get their unique color from the minerals found in the local soil. You might even stop by an ostrich farm. Two more itinerary stops are the Muisca Observatory, located in the desert near Villa de Leyva, and the city museum, where you can learn about the prehistoric environment of the region and admire the centers collection of fossils. At 6pm you'll return to Bogot, where you will receive a drop-off at your hotel.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private tour

Tickets

hydration, water

Lunch

Entry/Admission - Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo

Entry/Admission - Vinedo Ain Karim

Exclusions

Does not include alcoholic beverages and/or additional food

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

The hike is over grassy, unpaved or uneven terrain. Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately with comfortable shoes.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Es apto para todo tipo de publico.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Se proporciona kit de bioseguridad con mscaras y gel antibacterial.Presentar certificado de vacunacion contra el covid 19.

Traveler Reviews

  • 24-Sep-2022

    Cows and countryside scenery and Villa de Leyva, oh my! This is a full day tour. Expect to be gone at least thirteen hours, especially with bogota traffic. Cindy and John were so sweet. There was a miscommunication about pick up time but they kindly waited for us to stumble downstairs. Cindy, our guide was very personable and chatted with us the whole three hours out. We stopped for coffee and cheese arepas, the start of a cheesy day. The countryside is beautiful and cows and sheep are everywhere. You eventually descend to the arid dessert that surrounds villa de leyva and get a very quick intro to the city. About fifteen minutes to forty five minutes. It is a cute town but many things weren’t yet open on a weekday morning. Which also means we weren’t pushing through hoards of people. Then it was onward to the 16th century monastery without resident cats who are just looking for love. Cool,old building and stories that remind me of Spanish missions in California. Almost everything is in Spanish but the guide will give you the gist and you can ask questions. After that whisked to one of three Colombian vineyards. You get a tour in Spanish that your guide translates and then tastings. Then you are whisked to the artisan town for a Colombian lunch…..ajiasco… and maybe some quick shopping. Then about a four hour or longer drive back to bogota when if you are like my husband, you can nap! It’s a lot in one day but for people wanting to check a lot off list and not stay overnight in villa de leyva, it is a good option.

  • 03-Mar-2022

    Wonderful and tiring all day trip to Raquila, Villa de Leyva and the Aim Karim winery. Our guide, Cindy, and driver, Pedro, were professional, courteous and enjoyable for the duration. The sights are gorgeous, the wine great and the food excellent. Be prepared for a lot of time in the car as it takes 3-4 hours to get to these places. But after a week in Bogota it is refreshing to see some country. Raquila itself is bright and cheerful with good prices on artesenial crafts. Villa de Leyva is a nice colonial town and the winery is very pleasant. Sit back and enjoy your day.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    Great tour, especially the Ceramic House (Musica), and the Dominican owned school (Convent)! Very good tour guide!