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2-Day Villa de Leyva Self-Guided Tour
Product Code: 3757-170887
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Go to Villa de Leyva and enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the capital.
  • • Stop at the Boyacá Bridge and learn a bit about an important battle that was fought for our independence.
  • • 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 trip by going to Ráquira, a small town nearby and enjoy some artisan craft shopping.
Tour Code
3757-170887
Duration
2 days
Departure City
Bogota
End City
Bogota
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English, Spanish
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Historical

Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides

Style: Independent

No guide will be available except during included excursions/activities/transfers

Group Type: Private group

Travel with a private group; no strangers

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Budget

The most affordable tour service and/or accommodation with fast-paced itineraries

Itinerary
Day 01
Villa De Leyva

Bogota - Villa de Leyva

Hotel: Casa de las Ventanas del Tierra or similar

Get started with a 7 am pickup at the hotel, proceeding north towards Villa de Leyva. Enjoy of a historical stop at the Boyacá Bridge, where the battle of Boyacá took place in the 19th century which helped secure Colombia’s independence from the Spaniards.

Right before arriving to Villa de Leyva, go 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.

You’ll reach the colonial village around 2:30 pm and check into the cozy traditional guest house that’ll be booked for your group. Casa de las Ventanas del Fierro is a guest house in the historical part of Villa de Leyva two blocks away from the square. The house was built in 1623 and the actual owners bought it and finished its reconstruction in 1976, at first it was a family house but it’s became a guest house over the years. The house has a gorgeous interior garden and a balcony over the small stream that passes through San Agustin’s convent.

Feel free to explore the town the rest of the afternoon. The village was established around the enormous Plaza Mayor, a cobblestone main square that has a surface of 14.000m² and its delimited by the church and the colonial houses which are know shops, restaurants, hotels. Wander through narrow cobblestone streets and be swept of your feet by their charm, white washed facades and rustic wooden doors.

Tips:
Hotel pick-up is at about 7:00am.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Bogota

Villa de Leyva - Bogota

Explore the village and its surroundings by yourself or we can help by arranging any other activity of your preference (not included in the price). Even though Villa de Leyva is a small it has a wide range of activities to offer from hiking in natural parks to buggy races, horseback riding, bird watching, archaeological sites to museums and historical buildings.

At 11:00 am you will be picked up at your hotel and you’ll be taken to Ráquira, 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 Bogotá where you’ll be taken back to your hotel.

Casa de Terracota

It is also optional to 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 is 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:
We will leave Villa de Leyva at 11:00am and go back to your hotel in Bogota at about 3:00pm.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Knowledgeable and friendly driver (Spanish speaking)
  • 1-Night accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in Bogotá area
  • Private tour

Package Excludes

  • All personal expenses
  • Tour guide
  • Optional tips
Special Notes
  • The driver takes the passengers to the main sights and waits parked outside or at a meeting point. The driver does not make guided visits inside the sights and museums.
  • 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.

* The display price is per person for group size of 2-4 guests. Please select your group size accordingly at the check-out page.
* Single occupancy is not available.
* Children under 3 are not permitted to join the tour.

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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