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Villa de Leyva Day Trip from Bogotá

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    What to Expect
    Get a closer look at the colonial history of Colombia and the fascinating towns just outside Bogotá on this 11-hour day trip to Villa de Leyva. This placid area’s exceptional architecture, great shopping and wealth of historic attractions offer the perfect overview of the greater Bogotá region.

    Start the day with a 7am pickup from your Bogotá hotel, proceeding north towards Villa de Leyva. While en route, stop at the Boyacá Bridge, site of the famous Battle of Boyacá, which helped secure Colombian independence from the Spanish.

    Soon you arrive in Villa de Leyva proper. Take your time to investigate the striking architecture of the area, and listen as your guide shares an overview of the municipality’s history. You’ll stop to check out the town’s main square, the Plaza de Mayor, and then have an opportunity to visit the area’s local shops and restaurants. 

    Stop at El Infiernito (Little Hell), where you can marvel at an ancient Muisca observatory. Learn how they used to calculate the optimal time for harvest and then visit water reservoir created by farmers called the blue pond, filled with vivid cerulean water. Continue to an an authentic Colombian lunch and (at your own expense).

    Finish your day in Raquirá, where you’ll have the opportunity to browse a wealth of craft stores offering everything from pottery to wood carvings to jewelry and baskets, to pick up the perfect memento of your day.  Then return to your transportation for the trip back to your Bogotá hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Bogotá Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

    * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Chía, Cota, Funza, Mosquera, La Calera). Please contact us to arrange it.
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Private transportation from and to your hotel.
    • Expert guide in the language of tour preference
    • Entrance tickets to attractions mentioned
    • Entry/Admission - Plaza Mayor
    • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Site El Infiernito
    • Entry/Admission - Pozos Azules
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is a beautiful quaint town that is worth a visit if you are going to Colombia. We were here around Christmas and the town was quite beautifully decorated. As far as Impulse travel services are concerned I would give them 3.5 stars. They are responsive to your queries
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    I booked my trip in a rush, and booked the wrong day. I emailed Destino and requested a date change and got a very fast response that it was no problem. No change fees or hassle of any kind. Walter was my guide. He picked me up in a very nice car, was candid about the things to
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    Response from Paula D, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Villa de Leyva Day Trip from Bogotá
    Responded 8 Nov 2017
    Hi Joe, Thank you so much for taking a time to write us your thoughts. We appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your Day trip to the beautiful town Villa de Leyva and that Walter made your experience even better. Our staff is highly committed to delivering meaningful experiences and we are happy to see this time we made it. We hope to have you back in Colombia soon :) Kind regards, Paula Duarte
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 12h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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