Day trip

Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

4.8 / 5

46 reviews

Bogota: Villa de Leyva Tour & Raquira Town Tour

From US$ 78.63 per person

Take the day to visit Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful villages in Colombia, known for its whitewashed colonial buildings, cobbled lanes, and the vast Plaza Mayor. Discover the most important sights of the area.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Get to know a beautiful village in Colombia and feel as if you were traveling back to the colonial period
  • Visit places such as the Terracota House, Sol Muisca and the Paleontological Research Center
  • Cross the Boyacá Bridge
  • Experience a small-group tour with round-trip transportation
Full description
After meeting with your guide in Bogota, commence your trip of approximately 3 hours through beautiful landscapes to Villa de Leyva. Cross the Bogota Savana and make a stop at the Boyacá Bridge before arriving in the town center, where you will challenge time and transport yourself to the colonial past. Discover a lovely space rich in colonial architecture, where the Plaza Mayor stands out, famous for its size and paved floor.  From there you will explore the surroundings of Villa de Leyva and visit places such as the paleontological investigation center, the Sol Muisca, where you will learn about the cultural heritage of the Muisca people and the Terracota house, which is considered to be the largest piece of pottery in the world and called the Flintstones' house by many. Heading back to Bogotá, you will pass through the town of Ráquira. This town offers a picturesque and charming place famous worldwide for its long tradition of work in ceramics. Join your guide and discover the local colonial legacy!
Includes
  • English/Spanish-speaking driver and guide
  • Small-group tour (maximum of 10 participants)
  • Insurance
  • Boyacá Bridge
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be ready at the specified time for your pickup
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 46 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Good trip the way. The Boyaca bridge was visited and when we arrived in Villa de Leyva they gave us an hour to visit since there were 3 more visits left and the return was eternal. Of the 12 hours, you spend 6 in the car. My recommendation is to only visit the Boyaca bridge and spend the rest of the day in Villa.leyva and from there return to La. Iaas cuts towards Bogota.

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August 23, 2021

This is a long (12 hrs) excursion, but the time was flying fast driving through beautiful, breathtaking scenery of Colombia, visiting small colonial towns and other attractions and historical sites. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable and presented the excursion at well planned pace. We were very happy to have Alex as our tour guide for second time - after Bogota City tour. His knowledge of Colombian geography, history and culture are really impressive.

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January 1, 2020

It was a 12 hours trip worth every minute. The landscape you see while travelling from Bogota is beautiful. Villa de Leyva is touristic, but still cosy. Nice restaurants and shops. We also visited the „Terracotta House“, Fossil exhibition , Muisca Exhibition, Raquira nearby in the area. I had a fantastic day. Our driver Alex was the most dedicated person you can imagine

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July 29, 2019

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