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Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

1. Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

Travel with a friendly and knowledge driver on an excursion from Bogotá to the colonial village of Villa de Leyva. Before you arrive at the village, you'll have the option of visiting two nearby sights – choosing from Lagunas Azules, Casa de Barro, El Fossil, and El Infiernito. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to the Plaza Mayor in Villa de Leyva, and the driver will wait while you enjoy lunch and spend some time exploring the village on your own. Then you’re free to decide which additional sights you would like to visit. Late in the afternoon you’ll head back to Bogotá, where you’ll be dropped off.

From Bogota: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral & Villa de Leyva Tour

2. From Bogota: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral & Villa de Leyva Tour

Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and a scenic drive out to Villa de Leyva. On the way, enjoy the delicious staple of arepas, corn cakes that are often grilled or fried. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva, step out and walk through the ancient streets lined with colonial-style houses that have remained mostly untouched since their construction. Founded in 1572, Villa de Leyva is famous for its cobblestone square Plaza Mayor, which at 150,695 square feet is the largest in Colombia. Learn about the history of the charming town from your guide before moving on. Head next to Zipaquira, where you will wander below ground into an enormous salt mine. Your guide will teach you about the history of salt and salt mining as you explore the beautifully lit cavern, eventually reaching the salt cathedral. The church was originally built in 1932 as a place for miners to offer daily prayers and was inaugurated in 1954. Today it is a fully functional church with a weekly service held on Sundays. Spend time in the unique cathedral before returning to the surface and heading back to Bogota.

Visita la espectacular Villa de Leyva

3. Visita la espectacular Villa de Leyva

Descubra la impresionante arquitectura colonial en el corazón de la campiña colombiana con un recorrido de día completo a Villa de Leyva desde Bogotá. Vea fósiles antiguos y admire la ciudad colonial con estructuras religiosas que incluyen la iglesia del Carmen, el Museo Antonio Nariño y el Museo Antonio Ricaurte. Capture imágenes inolvidables de los edificios encalados y los tejados rojos contra un telón de fondo de las bajas colinas y conozca de primera mano las tradiciones gastronómicas. Disfrute de la flexibilidad de un recorrido de un día, con tiempo para disfrutar de las cosas que más le interesen.

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based on 9 reviews

Andrés our driver for the day was absolutely amazing. Extremely clear communication, great support. We are very satisfied with this activity and highly recommend it. Andrés really ensured we had an amazing day in these beautiful places.

Great trip. Splendid place to visit. Driver was excellent. Very polite and helpful!