1. Colombia
  2. Cundinamarca
  3. Bogotá

Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour

Product ID: 237667
Take the day to visit Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful villages in Colombia, known for its whitewashed colonial buildings, cobbled lanes, and the vast Plaza Mayor. Discover the most important sights of the area.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup optional

You will receive an e-mail with an approximate pick up time. Please be on time as there is a maximum waiting period of 10 minutes.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get to know a beautiful village in Colombia and feel as if you were traveling back to the colonial period
  • Visit places such as the Terracota House, Sol Muisca and the Paleontological Research Center
  • Cross the Boyacá Bridge
  • Experience a small-group tour with round-trip transportation
Full description
After meeting with your guide in Bogota, commence your trip of approximately 3 hours through beautiful landscapes to Villa de Leyva. Cross the Bogota Savana and make a stop at the Boyacá Bridge before arriving in the town center, where you will challenge time and transport yourself to the colonial past. Discover a lovely space rich in colonial architecture, where the Plaza Mayor stands out, famous for its size and paved floor. 

From there you will explore the surroundings of Villa de Leyva and visit places such as the paleontological investigation center, the Sol Muisca, where you will learn about the cultural heritage of the Muisca people and the Terracota house, which is considered to be the largest piece of pottery in the world and called the Flintstones' house by many.

Heading back to Bogotá, you will pass through the town of Ráquira. This town offers a picturesque and charming place famous worldwide for its long tradition of work in ceramics. Join your guide and discover the local colonial legacy!
  • English/Spanish-speaking driver and guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 10 participants)
  • Insurance
  • Boyacá Bridge
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia

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Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
Know before you go
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
• This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
• Please be ready at the specified time for your pickup
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From US$ 81.06 US$ 56.74 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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This is a long (12 hrs) excursion, but the time was flying fast driving through beautiful, breathtaking scenery of Colombia, visiting small colonial towns and other attractions and historical sites. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and presented the excursion at well planned pace. We were very happy to have Alex as our tour guide for second time - after Bogota City tour. His knowledge of Colombian geography, history and culture are really impressive.

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January 1, 2020

It was a 12 hours trip worth every minute. The landscape you see while travelling from Bogota is beautiful. Villa de Leyva is touristic, but still cosy. Nice restaurants and shops. We also visited the „Terracotta House“, Fossil exhibition , Muisca Exhibition, Raquira nearby in the area. I had a fantastic day. Our driver Alex was the most dedicated person you can imagine

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July 29, 2019

Guide très sympathique et minibus confortable Mais le trajet est de 4 h avec les embouteillages de Bogota et non 3, ce qui fait beaucoup de route aller-retour Mais villa de Leyva est magnifique et déjeuner sur la grande place est un moment fort des vacances . La visite de la maison en terre cuite est étonnante et intéressante , un bon moment aussi de 30 mn environ .

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February 27, 2020

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Bogota City Bus

Product ID: 237667