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Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

1. Villa de Leyva Trip by Private Transportation

Travel with a friendly and knowledge driver on an excursion from Bogotá to the colonial village of Villa de Leyva. Before you arrive at the village, you'll have the option of visiting two nearby sights – choosing from Lagunas Azules, Casa de Barro, El Fossil, and El Infiernito. Afterwards, you’ll be driven to the Plaza Mayor in Villa de Leyva, and the driver will wait while you enjoy lunch and spend some time exploring the village on your own. Then you’re free to decide which additional sights you would like to visit. Late in the afternoon you’ll head back to Bogotá, where you’ll be dropped off.

Barranquilla: 6-Hour Downtown Tour & River Avenue Boardwalk

2. Barranquilla: 6-Hour Downtown Tour & River Avenue Boardwalk

If you are looking for a quick but fun and quite complete tour around Barranquilla: you are in the right place! Let our guide shows you a part of our Colombian history and diversity and spend 6 hours getting to know its most important spots, its joyful traditions and broaden your ideas of the country. Some of the places you will be visiting are Paseo Bolivar Avenue, the most important highway in the city. San Nicolás Square and its church, which are one of the main spots in the historical center as well as The Customs House Square which is now a cultural center with art exhibitions. Besides, around its historic downtown you will get to the Caribbean Cultural Park and Carnaval museum where you will know more about the cultural roots of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Walk through the River Avenue boardwalk on the island of La Loma which was built and open to public recently to welcome more visitors to the city, and last but not least visit the Carnival House, the museum that exhibits samples of the famous Carnival of Barranquilla, one of the most visited in the world. You will find photographs, costumes, masks and more. Keep strolling through historical streets and then be our guest at tasting our Caribbean Colombian cuisine with some of the most traditional snacks: Butifarra, a seasoned pork sausage. Kibbes, the famous meat dish from Lebanon with its Colombian stamp. Fritos: all kind of deep-fried snacks made with yucca, corn flour, green plantain, and lots of cheese. All of them tasting experiences with native people so you end up having as many sides as possible of the great city of Barranquilla. With this tour, you will never forget Barranquilla as a city synonymous with culture, tradition, and diversity.

From Bogota: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral & Villa de Leyva Tour

3. From Bogota: Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral & Villa de Leyva Tour

Begin your tour with hotel pick-up in the morning and a scenic drive out to Villa de Leyva. On the way, enjoy the delicious staple of arepas, corn cakes that are often grilled or fried. Upon arrival in Villa de Leyva, step out and walk through the ancient streets lined with colonial-style houses that have remained mostly untouched since their construction. Founded in 1572, Villa de Leyva is famous for its cobblestone square Plaza Mayor, which at 150,695 square feet is the largest in Colombia. Learn about the history of the charming town from your guide before moving on. Head next to Zipaquira, where you will wander below ground into an enormous salt mine. Your guide will teach you about the history of salt and salt mining as you explore the beautifully lit cavern, eventually reaching the salt cathedral. The church was originally built in 1932 as a place for miners to offer daily prayers and was inaugurated in 1954. Today it is a fully functional church with a weekly service held on Sundays. Spend time in the unique cathedral before returning to the surface and heading back to Bogota.

Bogotá: Villa de Leyva Full-Day Tour with Meals

4. Bogotá: Villa de Leyva Full-Day Tour with Meals

Discover Villa de Leyva on a full-day guided tour. See some of the most well-preserved colonial structures in Colombia, and admire the town's vibrant culture, historical sights, and striking natural beauty. Start your adventure at the breathtaking Sisga Dam. Then, head north to Raquira, a small town known for its traditional pottery. Next, take a short drive to Villa de Leyva’s Square: the largest entirely cobbled square in South America. Visit the Paleontological Museum and marvel at the fossils taken from the valley where Villa de Leyva is located. Learn their fascinating history dating back to the Cretaceous era. Stop for a quick break at a traditional restaurant and enjoy a local breakfast. Once ready, continue towards the hills to the Pozos Azules. Admire the blue-green reflection of the sky in these mineral-rich pools. Next stop: the Terracotta House. See the house made entirely out of clay and famously called "the largest piece of pottery in the world." Take some time to explore the quaint streets at your own pace before stopping once more for a delicious lunch.

From Bogotá: Private Tour to Villa de Leyva

5. From Bogotá: Private Tour to Villa de Leyva

Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Bogotá and drive to the historic town of Villa de Leyva, approximately 4 hours from the city center. Explore the colonial buildings on foot on arrival. Go to the main square (Plaza Mayor), thought to be the largest cobbled square in South America. we will visit the emblematic and traditional chocolate museum where you can taste a delicious chocolate. You will have a tour of a wonderful vineyard called ain karim ending with a wine tasting. Then we will go to have lunch in a nearby artisan village called raquira where you can see all kinds of typical handicrafts of the region.

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What people are saying about Atlantico

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 70 reviews

VERY GOOD ACTIVITY, VERY PUNCTUAL. THE DRIVER AND THE VEHICLE FOR 6 PEOPLE WERE EXCELLENT. I RECOMMEND IT. CARRY OUT THE ACTIVITY OF LAGUNAS AZULES IN ATV AND BRING SPARE CLOTHES, BECAUSE ONE IS LEFT SOMETHING DIRTY AND AFTER SAID ACTIVITY, VISIT THE PLAZA MAYOR OF VILLA DE LEYVA, WHERE THEY WILL LOOK FOR RESTAURANTS TO HAVE LUNCH. MY CHILDREN, MY WIFE AND I ENJOYED A LOT IN ONE DAY. IT LASTS ABOUT 12 HOURS AND THEY PICK YOU UP AND LEAVE YOU AT YOUR HOTEL OR PLACE OF RESIDENCE.

Maravillosa experiencia, nos recogieron en punto en nuestro hotel, nuestra guía Jules es una chica muy cordial pero sobretodo muy preparada y conocedora de la historia de Colombia. Nos mantuvo muy entretenidos todo el camino, contandonos muchos detalles y curiosidades de cada lugar que visitamos. El conductor John también fue muy amable. Recomiendo mucho este tour.

Driver was fine on time at the hotel. Jorge (because that is his name) was very sympathetic and brought us safely and well to the agreed places. Everything perfectly arranged so we are very satisfied with our first experience with tyoueguide.

Andrés our driver for the day was absolutely amazing. Extremely clear communication, great support. We are very satisfied with this activity and highly recommend it. Andrés really ensured we had an amazing day in these beautiful places.

Great trip. Splendid place to visit. Driver was excellent. Very polite and helpful!