2-Day Tour to Villa de Leyva Town & Surroundings from Bogota

Enjoy a thoroughly designed 2-Day Tour that takes you 440+ years to the past. Villa de Leyva is one of the most beautiful and antique towns in Colombia that endures the centuries passing by and remains almost the same since its foundation around 1572.

Discover some off-the-beaten tourist attractions around the town, such as the biggest piece of pottery in the world, an internationally multi-awarded vineyard, historical museums, and much more! By the way, would you like to see a +90 million-year-old Kronosaurus? There are only three in the world ever discovered! There’s also a 2000+ years old Indigenous observatory called “The Little Hell.”

✓ Come and find out why!

per adult from

$689

NZD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Traditional Snacks
    • Professional Guide
    • Medical insurance
    • Souvenirs
    • Hooded raincoat (if needed)
    • Entry/Admission - Villa de Leyva
    • Entry/Admission - Pozos Azules
    • Entry/Admission - Casa Terracota
    • Entry/Admission - Museo El Fosil
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site El Infiernito
    • Entry/Admission - Vinedo Ain Karim
    • Entry/Admission - Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo
    What's excluded :
    • Any private expenses
    • Lunch

  • Day 1: Villa de Leyva

    Stop At: Villa de Leyva, Boyaca, Colombia
    During the ride to Villa de Leyva, stop at Choconta town to enjoy some typical snacks as your guide shares insights into the landscape.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Casa Museo Antonio Narino, Carrera 9 No. 10-25, Villa de Leyva 154007 Colombia
    Stroll through this charming colonial house from the 17th century and discover why it is known as the Seed of Liberty.

    It’s been named after the famous Antonio Nariño who has been considered The Colombian of all time due to his achievements, such as translating the Human Rights Declaration from French into Spanish, his important role during the Independence and much more! (Closed on Wednesdays)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pozos Azules, Carretera Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    Notice the beauty of the remarkable fluorescent blue color given by the interaction between natural salts and minerals in the soil and the water.

    Located at about 3 km from Villa de Leyva; 6 mins ride. Pozos Azules is a captivating place and its 5 artificial wellsprings—2 of them somewhat big lakes—offer an outstanding scenery surrounded by a Pine forest and a semi-desertic landscape. It looks like a giant emerald from afar. Then, head back to the town to enjoy the local gastronomy.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Casa Terracota, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    This tourist attraction is essentially a 500 m² house made entirely of clay, known as the largest piece of pottery in the world. It turns out to be a completely liveable house, which is super interesting and enthralling too.

    Wander around its corridors, bedrooms, kitchen, terraces and the lake. Enjoy the beautiful landscape surrounding it and the other pieces of pottery scattered around the garden. By the way, it looks like a sort of huge honeycomb from afar.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Museo El Fosil, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    Get to know one of the only three Kronosaurus ever discovered in the world. This 120+ million years old fossil is known as the Jewel of Colombian Paleontology.

    Besides, there is a wide collection of ichthyosaurs remains, ammonites, bivalves, and gastropods that show how life should have been in this place millions of years ago.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Archaeological Site El Infiernito, Carrera 8 Parque Arqueológico de Monquirá, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    It is currently considered an archeological park located in the rolling hills outside Villa de Leyva. However, it’s actually a 2000+ years old sacred place for the ancient communities. It turns out to be a sort of unusual indigenous solar observatory.

    Come and find out how the ancient indigenous communities used this place as a way to calculate solstices and equinoxes. Besides, there is a super interesting connection with their spiritual traditions and it’s not what you probably think!
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a Villa de Leyva Hotel or Hostel.

    (Please check the tour options)

    Day 2: Villa de Leyva

    Stop At: Plaza Mayor, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    Stroll through the cobbled streets of Villa de Leyva—a delightful colonial town from 1572—and the largest plaza in Colombia (14.000 m2). It's a National Monument and considered one of the most beautiful towns in the country.

    Gaze at the white façades, clay roof tiles, wood balconies and stroll through the cobbled streets while listening to fascinating stories about the Colony and Colombia’s origins.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Vinedo Ain Karim, Km 10 Via Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    Enjoy the beautiful scenery at the internationally multi-awarded Ain Karim Vineyard, located just about 10 km from Villa de Leyva. It is a somewhat unique vineyard at 2100 MASL in the Andean mountain range. Its ideal location allows the production of exquisite wines. And yes, you can purchase some.

    Walk through the place and hear in-depth commentary on all of the aspects of wine production, while enjoying the enchanting landscape.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo, 8 km From Villa de Leyva, Villa de Leyva Colombia
    Stroll through the old corridors of a colonial Dominican monastery located at about 15 km from Villa de Leyva. It was founded by friars as a convent in 1620 and was declared museum in 1958.

    It was declared a national heritage in 1996 and as one of the 7 wonders of Colombia in 2007. Gaze at the 200 historical objects here. And find out why it’s known as the Universal Monument of Silence. Later on, you'll head back to Bogota.

    Finally, we will leave you in the comfort of your hotel in the afternoon hours—or the El Dorado international airport.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from most hotels in Bogota, please provide your hotel details upon booking. In case if youwish to be picked up from the airport, please let us know.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    • For Parche Cachaco Tours, it is crucial to have an excellent relationship with its travelers. Therefore, we are doing everything we can to provide a fun yet safe experience for you.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Parche Cachaco Tours

Activity ID: V-75563P17

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