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From Bogota: Villa de Leyva Day Magic Town Tour

From Bogota: Villa de Leyva Day Magic Town Tour

Declared a National Monument in 1954, this magical town located 3 hours from Bogotá is a jewel of colonial Spanish architecture built in 1572. This Tour is a journey through time, an encounter with history, science, ceramics, archeology, art, and culture. We will pick you up at your Hotel / Hostel and make a stop on the way to have breakfast near the "Puente de Boyacá" (Bridge of Boyacá) where the final battle of Colombian independence took place. Once we arrive at Villa de Leyva, we will go down to the Plaza Mayor) where you will have time to have lunch before we keep going with the group towards Ráquira. This town also known as "the artisanal capital of Colombia", a very picturesque village with decorations on its houses.

Bogotá: Villa de Leyva Full-Day Tour with Meals

Bogotá: Villa de Leyva Full-Day Tour with Meals

Discover Villa de Leyva on a full-day guided tour. See some of the most well-preserved colonial structures in Colombia, and admire the town's vibrant culture, historical sights, and striking natural beauty. Start your adventure at the breathtaking Sisga Dam. Then, head north to Raquira, a small town known for its traditional pottery. Next, take a short drive to Villa de Leyva’s Square: the largest entirely cobbled square in South America. Visit the Paleontological Museum and marvel at the fossils taken from the valley where Villa de Leyva is located. Learn their fascinating history dating back to the Cretaceous era. Stop for a quick break at a traditional restaurant and enjoy a local breakfast. Once ready, continue towards the hills to the Pozos Azules. Admire the blue-green reflection of the sky in these mineral-rich pools. Next stop: the Terracotta House. See the house made entirely out of clay and famously called "the largest piece of pottery in the world." Take some time to explore the quaint streets at your own pace before stopping once more for a delicious lunch.

From Bogotá: Full day tour to Villa de Leyva and Raquira

From Bogotá: Full day tour to Villa de Leyva and Raquira

Your adventure kicks off with a pick-up from your Bogotá accommodation and a scenic drive to Villa de Leyva, a picturesque colonial town approximately 4 hours away. Upon arrival, you'll be enchanted by the cobblestone streets, adorned with historic buildings that tell tales of Colombia's past. Your first stop is the iconic Plaza Mayor, the heart of Villa de Leyva and the largest cobblestone square in South America. Here, you'll soak in the colonial charm while admiring the surrounding architecture and lively atmosphere. Next, indulge your senses at the Chocolate Museum, where you'll learn about the history of chocolate in Colombia and sample some mouthwatering treats. It's a sweet experience you won't soon forget! Then, get ready for outdoor adventure as you choose between exploring the vibrant Pozos de Colores, embarking on a scenic hike around Villa de Leyva, or tackling the thrilling 12 Desafíos adventure course. From hanging bridges to canopy tours, there's plenty of adrenaline-pumping fun to be had. After working up an appetite, enjoy a delicious lunch in Ráquira, a nearby artisan village known for its colorful pottery and crafts. Take in the sights and sounds of this charming town as you savor traditional Colombian cuisine. Before heading back to Bogotá, don't miss the chance to visit the Mano del Artesano viewpoint in Ráquira. From here, you'll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, providing the perfect backdrop for some memorable photos. As the day comes to a close, reflect on the unforgettable experiences and new memories made during your adventure in Villa de Leyva and Ráquira. With its blend of history, culture, and outdoor excitement, this day trip promises to be a highlight of your Colombian journey.

From Bogotá: Private Tour to Villa de Leyva

From Bogotá: Private Tour to Villa de Leyva

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Bogotá and drive to the historic town of Villa de Leyva, approximately 4 hours from the city center. Explore the colonial buildings on foot on arrival. Go to the main square (Plaza Mayor), thought to be the largest cobbled square in South America. we will visit the emblematic and traditional chocolate museum where you can taste a delicious chocolate. You will have a tour of a wonderful vineyard called ain karim ending with a wine tasting. Then we will go to have lunch in a nearby artisan village called raquira where you can see all kinds of typical handicrafts of the region.

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