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Villa De Leyva Day Trip
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Product Code: 3757-159067
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Travel to Villa de Leyva and enjoy a wonderful historical trip accompanied by a professional guide
  • • Stop at the Boyacá Bridge and learn a bit about our independence from the Spaniards
  • • Be delighted by a visit to the blue ponds and their marvelous blue water
  • • Visit El Infiernito and learn how the Muiscas used to plan their harvests
  • • End the day at Ráquira a small town nearby and enjoy some handcraft shopping
Tour Code
3757-159067
Duration
11 hours
Departure City
Bogota
End City
Bogota
Tour Type:
Sightseeing Tours
Language:
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Private group

Travel with a private group; no strangers

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Itinerary
Day 01
Villa De Leyva

Bogota - Villa De Leyva - Bogota

Discover the charming colonial architecture and cobblestone streets of Villa De Leyva, one of Colombia’s magical villages, on an 11-hour day trip departing from Bogota. Explore its fascinating history, how it’s been beautifully preserved and the variety of sights including Boyaca Bridge, El Infiernito (Little hell), the blue ponds and Raquira.

You will hardly find a place in Colombia that takes architectonic preservation as serious as Villa de Leyva. This small village located in the department of Boyaca and it’s a 3-hour drive from Bogota. Spanish colonizers founded the village in 1572, visiting it gives the sensation of going back in time and in 1954 it was declared a national monument.

Get a closer look at the colonial history of Colombia’s and the fascinating towns outside of Bogota on an 11-hour daytrip to Villa de Leyva. This mellow area’s exceptional architecture, great artisan craft shopping and historical richness offer the perfect combination.

Get started with a 7 am pickup at the hotel, proceeding north towards Villa de Leyva. Enjoy of a historical stop at the Boyaca Bridge, where the battle of Boyacá took place in the 19th century which helped secure Colombia’s independence from the Spaniards. Afterwards you’ll arrive to Villa de Leyva where you can take your time to admire the striking architecture of this area and learn the history around it thanks to a professional guide.

Next we'll head to El Infiernito (Little Hell) and marvel in an ancient Muisca observatory and how they used to calculate the optimal time for harvest and then visit the blue pond, a water reservoir created by farmers. The water’s color has turned into a surprisingly vivid blue that contrasts beautifully with the arid vegetation.

Finish your visit to Villa de Leyva with an authentic Colombian lunch and (at your own expense) before proceeding to Raquira, a small village nearby, famous for its amazing craftsmanship of woodworking, pottery, basketry and more. Have the opportunity to do some souvenir shopping and the then proceed to go back to Bogota where you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Casa de Terracota

You may also change any of the activities above for the Casa de Terracota, which is a house made of clay measuring 500 m² in Villa de Leyva and considered the largest piece of pottery in the world. This is the Terracotta House, bricked colored structure that architect Octavio Mendoza baked in the same manner as pottery makers when they produce vases, dishes and other decorative objects. It is a construction which according to its creator, transforms it into habitable architecture.

Tips:
Pick-up begins at 7:00am and we'll drop you off at 6:00pm back at your accommodation.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in Bogotá area
  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, French)
  • Entrance tickets

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • Please include your hotel name and address in the "Meeting Point" box during booking.
  • The order of the tour can be modified due to weather conditions.
  • Dress code: Smart Casual
  • Please bring a copy of your passport.
  • In order to protect your own property, please bring any valuable items with you at any time. Please do not leave any valuable items on the bus/hotel/attraction/restaurant etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides will not take any responsibility for any theft or loss at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Booking Group size: 1-10 guests
* The display price is per person for group size of 2-4 guests. Please select your group size accordingly at the check-out page.
* Participation is free for children younger than 3.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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  • Marc F

    Marc F

    05/19/2016
    Villa de Leyva day trip

    We booked this day trip from Destino Bogota due to the attractive price after several searches. The driver Alberto was at our hotel on time. Alejandro, our guide was very knowledgeable in local and general Colombian history and answered all... of our questions. On our way back we even stopped for a short visit at Puente de Boyaca, the place where the independence was won. We did not feel hurried and had lots of time to visit all the places. We definitely recommend this trip and Destino Bogota and plan on booking again with them in the future. Read full review

  • Greg K

    Greg K

    04/10/2016
    Excellent tours (Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, Day tour to Villa de Leyva, Bogota Grand City Tour & Gastronomic Wonder)

    "We traveled from Hong Kong to Bogota in end March 2016. We booked airport transfer in & out, Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, Day tour to Villa de Leyva, Bogota Grand City Tour & Bogota Gastronomic Wonder from Destino Bogota. Our private guid...de Alejandro was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable, and our driver was very punctual and helpful. For example, it was a public holiday on our last day in Bogota, and we found that the post offices were closed. At that moment, we worried that we could not send the postcards back to Hong Kong. Luckily, our driver had got some stamps in his bag; and our guide helped us to find the mailbox. All of the tours were well-organised. We were very happy that we had chosen this company during our time in Bogota. I would highly recommend this company!" Read full review

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I am not staying in a hotel, and I would like to take my two nephews on a tour of the waterfalls on sat. can we take a tour and not be registered at a hotel. Also I can hike but cannot do the strenuous hike but can do a good walk 08/08/2017 21:45:30
Tours4Fun 08/09/2017 00:57:30

Dear Kate,

Thank you for your inquiry.

We would only be able to offer pick up at hotels for this tour.

Please enter the address of the place where you will be residing so we may offer the closest pick up to you.

The hike will not be strenuous and you will be able to move at your own pace.

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