Villa De Leyva Day Trip From Bogota

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Return Details :
    • Please email the local tour operator at info@impulsetravel.co to confirm your booking and your pick up and drop off location details. The price you paid for the service does not include 19% V.A.T.. read more
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the charming colonial architecture and cobblestone streets of Villa De Leyva, one of Colombias magical villages, on an 11-hour day trip departing from Bogot. Explore i fascinating history, how its been beautifully preserved and the variety of sights including Boyac Bridge, El Infiernito (Litte hell), the blue ponds and Rquira.

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You will hardly find in Colombia a place that takes architectural preservation work as seriously as Villa De Leyva. This population was built by Spanish colonizers in 1572, and it gives the feeling that it remained frozen in time thanks to the way in which it has been preserved as a heritage town. The tour starts by picking you up at your hotel at 7:00 am. After a 3 hour drive, you will arrive at Villa de Leyva and tour its main highlights such as the enormous Plaza Mayor and Villa de Leyva's Cathedral with our knowledgeable guide. After visiting the village you will go to El Infiernito (little hell), an ancient Muisca observatory used to calculate the optimal time for harvesting. You will then have time to have lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the Blue Ponds, some vivid blue water reservoirs in the middle of the desert that contrast beautifully with the arid soil and vegetation around it. Optionally, you can visit the 7M long fossil of a Kronosaurus; a predatory dinosaur that lived 120 million years ago when this area was submerged under the ancient Atlantic Ocean.With so many things to do in this village, we highly recommend arranging at least a one-night stay here, as you can also arrange activities that can vary from hiking to natural parks, buggy races, horseback riding, bird watching, or visiting archaeological sites and museums.You will return to Bogot via Rquira. A picturesque and colorful village that has become famous for its long tradition of pottery work. This is a perfect place to make a stop on the way back and get some really beautiful handicraft souvenirs. You will be taken to your hotel in Bogot arriving at approximately 7:00 pm.
The tour starts by picking you up at your hotel at 7:00 am. After a 3 hour drive, you will arrive at Villa de Leyva and tour its main highlights such as the enormous Plaza Mayor and Villa de Leyva's Cathedral with our knowledgeable guide.
After visiting the village you will go to El Infiernito (little hell), an ancient Muisca observatory used to calculate the optimal time for harvesting.
You will then have time to have lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the Blue Ponds, some vivid blue water reservoirs in the middle of the desert that contrast beautifully with the arid soil and vegetation around it. Optionally, you can visit the 7M long fossil of a Kronosaurus; a predatory dinosaur that lived 120 million years ago when this area was submerged under the ancient Atlantic Ocean.

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You will hardly find in Colombia a place that takes architectural preservation work as seriously as Villa De Leyva. This population was built by Spanish colonizers in 1572, and it gives the feeling that it remained frozen in time thanks to the way in which it has been preserved as a heritage town. The tour starts by picking you up at your hotel at 7:00 am. After a 3 hour drive, you will arrive at Villa de Leyva and tour its main highlights such as the enormous Plaza Mayor and Villa de Leyva's Cathedral with our knowledgeable guide. After visiting the village you will go to El Infiernito (little hell), an ancient Muisca observatory used to calculate the optimal time for harvesting. You will then have time to have lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the Blue Ponds, some vivid blue water reservoirs in the middle of the desert that contrast beautifully with the arid soil and vegetation around it. Optionally, you can visit the 7M long fossil of a Kronosaurus; a predatory dinosaur that lived 120 million years ago when this area was submerged under the ancient Atlantic Ocean. With so many things to do in this village, we highly recommend arranging at least a one-night stay here, as you can also arrange activities that can vary from hiking to natural parks, buggy races, horseback riding, bird watching, or visiting archaeological sites and museums. You will return to Bogotá via Ráquira. A picturesque and colorful village that has become famous for its long tradition of pottery work. This is a perfect place to make a stop on the way back and get some really beautiful handicraft souvenirs. You will be taken to your hotel in Bogotá arriving at approximately 7:00 pm.
The tour starts by picking you up at your hotel at 7:00 am. After a 3 hour drive, you will arrive at Villa de Leyva and tour its main highlights such as the enormous Plaza Mayor and Villa de Leyva's Cathedral with our knowledgeable guide.
After visiting the village you will go to El Infiernito (little hell), an ancient Muisca observatory used to calculate the optimal time for harvesting.
You will then have time to have lunch (at your own expense) before heading to the Blue Ponds, some vivid blue water reservoirs in the middle of the desert that contrast beautifully with the arid soil and vegetation around it. Optionally, you can visit the 7M long fossil of a Kronosaurus; a predatory dinosaur that lived 120 million years ago when this area was submerged under the ancient Atlantic Ocean.

Inclusions

  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference
  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in the Bogota area.
  • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks
  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses.

Additional Info

Suitable for all physical fitness levels

We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 09-Feb-2023

    Wir hatten einen deutschsprachigen Fremdenführer gebucht der ein Tag vorher abgesagt wurde und anstatt dem sollte ein englischsprachiger Fremdenführer einspringen. Dieser war allerdings der englischen Sprache nicht wirklich mächtig und als Tourguide absolut teilnahmslos und unwissend. Die Tour hat unsere Erwartungen nicht im geringsten erfüllt! Nicht professionell und unseriös.

  • 21-Nov-2022

    In Villa de Leyva, you can go to Aventura park that is 32 minutes of the principal park, is a good and funny place in where you can do a lot of activities; I advice you that go with extreme people for more enjoy. Also, you can go to different museums for meet the history of the place. Villa de Leyva is a cold place, I recommend go with hoodies, jackets and trousers.

  • 27-Apr-2021

    We had an amazing time on this trip. The village is so beautiful and full of history. The surroundings are worth the visit as well, especially the Casa de Barro. The way there was 3 hours but it was a fun and entertaining conversation with our guide Juan who gave us a very insightful perspective on Colombia's current matters and history. I'd really recommend taking this trip with Impulse.

  • 23-Apr-2021

    During the pandemic my family and I wanted to take a trip near Bogota to clear our heads and came across this tour. What a blessing! The organization and communication for the pick up was perfect. Our driver David was very funny and cordial, he showed us local music, however the best part of our trip was our guide Raul, we thought that doing this whole trip in 1 day would be too much, however he made everything so flexible and enjoyable that we didn't realize at what point we did so much. Great memories as a family.

  • 23-Apr-2021

    I’m so glad to have booked this experience. From the very first moment the communication with the provider was very fast, they told us every single trip detail. Our guide Andrés had all time a very good mood, he took us to magical and hidden places and gave us this remarkable experience. we really loved this town. I highly recommend this tour to any one.

  • 03-Mar-2021

    Es war einfach perfekt!!! Das Team war sehr sehr nett, es war super geplant und wirklich interessant und witzig :) wir kommen gerne wieder!!

  • 07-Feb-2020

    My tour to Villa De Leyva was a one with a detour that took us on a path we had not planned for giving us a day of memories I won’t soon forget. In the morning we lost our car on our way to Villa De Layva. Instead of waiting for a replacement car, our tour guide Daniel Pedraza Archila was able to quickly get us on a local bus to the nearest of Tunja. From Tunja, we boarded another bus to our final destination of Villa De Layva. The local bus experience was awesome. Once we arrived in Villa De Layva, we explored the old street that have not changed much since 1620 when the city was founded. By the time we finished lunch, the Impulse tour company had a new car waiting for us to continue with our stops outside of Villa De Layva. What I liked the most about this trip was exploring the streets of Villa De Layva, seeing the unique architecture of Casa Terracotta and the morning local bus rides seeing a different side of Colombia. Thank you Daniel for being a professional guide making a situation that could have been a disaster into a memorable experience. Thank you Impulse Tour Company for getting the replacement car and driver so quickly. I am a very satisfied customer.

  • 06-Feb-2020

    My tour to Villa De Leyva was a one with a detour that took us on a path we had not planned for giving us a day of memories I won’t soon forget. In the morning we lost our car on our way to Villa De Layva. Instead of waiting for a replacement car, our tour guide Daniel Pedraza Archila was able to quickly get us on a local bus to the nearest of Tunja. From Tunja, we boarded another bus to our final destination of Villa De Layva. The local bus experience was awesome. Once we arrived in Villa De Layva, we explored the old street that have not changed much since 1620 when the city was founded. By the time we finished lunch, the Impulse tour company had a new car waiting for us to continue with our stops outside of Villa De Layva. What I liked the most about this trip was exploring the streets of Villa De Layva, seeing the unique architecture of Casa Terracotta and the morning local bus rides seeing a different side of Colombia. Thank you Daniel for being a professional guide making a situation that could have been a disaster into a memorable experience. Thank you Impulse Tour Company for getting the replacement car and driver so quickly. I am a very satisfied customer.

  • 25-Dec-2019

    This was a fantastic day with guide Juan and our driver Leonardo. it was a long day but was made so enjoyable with the great chats we had. Juan was an amazing guide and made a solo female traveler very comfortable and I had a great time. highly recommend this trip!

  • 24-Dec-2019

    This was a fantastic day with guide Juan and our driver Leonardo. it was a long day but was made so enjoyable with the great chats we had. Juan was an amazing guide and made a solo female traveler very comfortable and I had a great time. highly recommend this trip!

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