Villa de Leyva Day Tour

Private, 12+ hour tour

Interact with nature & cultural traditions like Boyaca bridge

Explore the Colonial town of Villa de leyva

The perfect day trip from Bogotá: a quaint colonial town

If you want to get deep into the colonial era in Colombia, visiting Villa de Leyva is the best way. Just three hours away from Bogotá, this village is home to the Boyaca Bridge, where the Colombian army fought the war against the Spanish and won the country’s independence. After a warm welcome from the town’s main square, you’ll enjoy a stroll around the town and maybe even sample a pastry from the local bakery. Then, it’s on to Infiernito, an old Muisca observatory and terracota house.

If you want to know more this trip, take a look to this article.

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What you’ll see

Main square at Villa de Leyva

Boyaca Bridge

Pozos Azules (Blue Ponds)

Casa Terracotta

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Tour details
Price:

All prices are per passenger and in USD
2 passengers $197
3 passengers $182
4 passengers $149

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5 passengers $125
6 passengers $109
7 passengers $97
8 passengers $89
9 passengers $72
10 passengers $72


Departure time:

7AM


Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Bogotá


Availability:

Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)


Duration:

12+ hours


Group size:

2 – 10


Included:
  • Private transportation and driver
  • Bilingual guide
  • Entrances to main attractions
  • Water
  • Medical insurance

Not included:

Lunch, personal expenses, tips


What to bring:

Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat if rain is in the forecast.

Overview of your tour

Once you leave Bogotá, your guide will recount the exact events of the war of independence. The Boyaca Bridge is one of our first stops. Once in Villa de Leyva, you’ll quickly see that this village is frozen in time, like a hidden treasure, due to the preserved Spanish-style architecture.

Upon arriving at Plaza Mayor, you’ll find yourself before the cathedral, where your guide will introduce you to Colombian history. Learn about it and ask him anything. We’ll then head to Infiernito, an ancient Muisca observatory, where you’ll learn how these people predicted the best time to harvest.

We’ll then give you some free time to enjoy lunch (ask your guide for recommendations if you’re lost!). After lunch, it’s off to the Pozos Azules — a gorgeous, blue water reservoir in the middle of the desert. After photographing and enjoying this natural beauty as much as you like, we’ll finish the tour with Casa Terracotta, one of the biggest pieces of pottery in the world.

It is quite a long trip, so we recommend you stay one night in the town. There are several great options, so if you’d like recommendations, please just let us know. We’d also be happy to arrange a 2-day package if you’d prefer — just get in touch with us.

Good to know

This tour explores the history of Colombia and the colonial era.

This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around outside the city.

The proposed route is more of a recommendation — just let us know what sort of things you want to see and we can take you there!

Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to know their way around the area quite well.

Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.

Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?

All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.

Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?

We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).

This tour is a bit lengthy for me. Is there any way to shorten it?

The travel time to and from Villa de Leyva is about 3 hours each way. If you’d like to modify the itinerary of the tour (even split it into 2 days!), just get in touch with us and we’ll help adjust the schedule to your needs.

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