Villa de Leyva (Overnight from Bogota)

  • Breath the omnipresent rural life’s fresh air of this quaint village lost between mountains, and find the perfect souvenir in one of the multiple handicraft shops.

  • Scape Bogota’s accelerated rhythm and travel to a place stopped in time: Villa de Leyva.

  • One night with breakfast included at a boutique hotel in the village center

  • House of mud

  • On the second day you are free to explore the village and surroundings by yourself or we can help arranging any activity of your preference.

  • One night with breakfast included at a boutique hotel in the village center

  • Make a stop for stretching your legs on the way to Ráquira, the pottery capital of Colombia.

In a Nutshell

  • Escaping the capitals hustles and bustle Bogota’s and go back in time by going to Villa de Leyva.
  • Making a stop at the picturesque village of Ráquira, which is pottery famous for its long tradition of pottery work.
  • Spending one night at and incredible boutique hotel located steps away from Plaza mayor.
  • Walking around the cobblestone Plaza Mayor, explore the many restaurants, bars and shops around the square.
  • Taking in the ambiance of the colonial narrow streets with white washed façades with rustic wooden doors and windows.
  • Visiting the Muisca observatory, El Infiernito (little hell), to understand why the Spaniards named it this way.
  • Enjoying the scenic landscape manmade water reservoir with turquoise water, the Blue Pond.
  • Having a free day to explore the village and surroundings by yourself or organize one of the several activities available.

Price includes

  • Expert guide in the language of tour preference (Spanish, English, Portuguese, Italian, French, German).
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Friendly and experienced driver.
  • Entrance tickets.
  • One night with breakfast included at boutique hotel in the village center.
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

 

Important Information

It is possible to make a stop at the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral on your way to Villa de Leyva, or at Andrés Carne de Res on your way back to Bogota. Surcharge depends on the group's size. Please contact us in advance if you want us to help you arrange any additional activities on the second day. 

Please read our cancellation policy.


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Departure time:
7:00am

* Duration:
2 days

* Travelers:
Is your group bigger than 9?

Price Per Person $778.49
Total Price $778.49


This overnight trip is ideal for those who have time on their schedule to escape to one of the most beautiful villages in Colombia.

Villa de Leyva is a small town nearby Bogotá that take architectonic preservation very seriously. Spanish colonizer found it in 1972, and many of the houses that were built in that time are still beautifully preserve as national monuments. This is why going to this enchanting village gives you the sensation of going back in time.

The day starts with a hotel pick-up at your hotel at 7:00 am, you will be on a 2.5-hour drive where you will have your first stop at Ráquira. A colorful village which is famous for its long tradition of pottery work. While here you may stretch your legs, have and snack and walk around the village.

Then you’ll stop at El Infiernito before arriving Villa de Leyva. This place was an ancient Muisca Observatory to determine which was the best time to harvest crops. Next, we will go to the blue pond, which is a water reservoir created by farmers, which surprisingly turned the water’s color into a lively blue that contrasts with the arid vegetation.

Finally, you will arrive at Villa de Leyva at around 2:30 pm. As soon as you check in the beautiful cozy hotel that will be booked for you, feel free to go and walk around this charming and colonial village. We recommend that you start by the enormous Plaza Mayor, well the village was built around it. The colonial houses that are around it are now shops, restaurants, and hotels. You will find a big colonial church in one of the sides of this spectacular 14.000m2 cobblestone square. Stroll through the enchanting narrow stone streets where you will see the iconic whitewashed façades with rustic wooden doors of the village. As you walk around you will find many artisan shops where you might find the perfect souvenir.

On the second day, you may keep exploring the town, or we may help you to arrange any activity you may want to partake (at you own expense). Even though this is a small village, it has a wide range of activities to offer, the vary from hiking in natural parks, buggy races, horseback riding, bird watching, archeological sites, museums and historical buildings.

You will be picked up by our driver at 5 pm who will take you back to Bogotá.


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