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From Bogotá: 3-Day 2-Night Villa de Leyva Tour

Product ID: 152134
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Take private transport from Bogota and spend two nights in Villa de Leyva. Visit El Infiernito, enjoy the scenic landscape created by the Blue Ponds and make a stop for lunch on the third day in Ráquira, the pottery capital of Colombia.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese

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You will be picked up from your hotel in Bogota.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Escape Bogota’s accelerated rhythm and travel to Villa de Leyva, a village frozen in time
  • Spend two nights in this amazing location at a cozy boutique hotel located steps away from Plaza Mayor
  • Walk around the stone-paved Plaza Mayor, and have a coffee at one of the many bars and restaurants located in the colonial buildings
  • Take in the ambiance of stone streets bordered by whitewashed colonial buildings with rustic wooden doors and windows
  • Learn the history of the Muisca observatory known as little hell and learn why the Spanish named it that way
  • Have a free day to explore the village and surroundings by yourself or organize one of the several other activities available
Full description
For those who like to spend more time getting to know a place and discovering its secrets and treasures, join this 2-night Villa de Leyva tour. The small village is located in the department of Boyacá, roughly a 3-hour drive from Bogotá. Spanish colonizers founded it in 1572 and visiting it gives the sensation that you are going back in time, since many houses have been preserved as national monuments.  

The colonial village was established around the enormous Plaza Mayor. The cobblestone main square has a surface of 14,000 square meters and is surrounded by old houses transformed into shops, restaurants, hotels and of course, a church. Breathe the omnipresent fresh air of the quaint village lost between the mountains. After visiting the village, head to El Infiernito, also known as little hell, an ancient Muisca observatory used to calculate the optimal time for harvest. Then, head to the Blue Ponds, a water reservoir made by farmers. The reservoir surprisingly turned the color of the water into a vivid blue, resulting in a beautiful contrast with the arid vegetation around it.

Once you finish the guided tour on arrival day, you will be dropped off at a beautiful cozy hotel, located a few minutes away from Plaza Mayor. On the second day, you will be free to explore the village and surroundings by yourself or can be helped to arrange any activity of your preference. Activities can vary from hiking to natural parks such as Iguaque to buggy races, horseback riding, birdwatching, archaeological sites, museums and historical buildings. On the third day, your driver will pick you up from the hotel at 11:00 AM. You will return to Bogotá via Ráquira, which is a picturesque village that has become famous due to its long tradition of pottery work. Make a stop for lunch there and have enough time to walk through town. 
Includes
  • Private transportation from and to your hotel
  • Expert guide (for the first day)
  • Entrance tickets
  • Two nights with breakfast included at a boutique hotel in the village center
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional activity costs

When you get there

Know before you go
• Bring a change of clothes
• Please let the tour guides know in advance if any participant has a medical condition