Jun 25, 2017
TOURS / Villa de Leyva day trip
Villa de Leyva day trip

VILLA DE LEYVA - City Center

Dress Code: Informal
Payment: Major Credit Cards Accepted
Visit one of Colombia’s most beautiful colonial villages on this day trip from Bogotá. Explore Villa de Leyva with your expert guide and learn the history of this preserved colonial town. Admire the village’s authentic architecture as you walk through cobblestone streets. Visit the Convento Santo Ecce Homo (Saint Ecce Homo Convent) and the nearby town of Raquirá, one of Colombia’s craftwork towns. This day trip is one you won't want to miss while in Bogotá!

Explore the surrounding area of Bogotá on this day trip to Villa de Leyva! Known for its colonial architecture and cobblestone walkways, Villa de Leyva is a unique village you won’t want to miss visiting while in Colombia.

After pickup from your Bogotá hotel, head north towards Villa de Leyva. On the way to the village, stop at Boyacá Bridge, where the Battle of Boyacá took place in the 1800s, securing Colombia’s independence from the Spaniards.

Once you reach the village, admire the picturesque colonial architecture as you follow your knowledgeable guide around the village. See Plaza Mayor (Main Square), which is in the center of the village. See many local shops and restaurants in the square as your guide teaches you about the rich history of this small village.

Then, visit the Convento Santo Ecce Homo, which is now a historic site. Once a monastery, this beautiful building holds a mysterious charm. Stroll through the outdoor garden area while observing the exquisite architecture of the building. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included) for an authentic Colombian meal before heading to Raquirá.

Visit the nearby town of Raquirá where you’ll find craftwork from dozens of local merchants. The brightly painted buildings and craft shops are welcoming, and you’ll have the chance to see pottery making and browse various crafts in the main town square, including wood carvings, jewelry and baskets.
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  • 100 and up
  • 1 Day duration
  • Mood
  • Outdoor activity
  • Family / Children