Full-Day Tour Villa de Leyva

Tours & Sightseeing in Santander

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Streets paved in stone and white walls greet travellers arriving in Villa de Leyva a town in Boyacá which is part of the Colombian National Network Of Heritage Towns. it is located 4 hours by land north of Bogotá. Founded on June 12 1572 and recognise what colonial architecture, Villa de Leyva lives the 21st century with intensity, sharing its history with all who visit it.Here you will take a walk along the town to see the old colonial houses that have been transformed into museums and the convent of the Holy Ecce Homo, which since 1620 has attracted pilgrims from around the globe. At the end of this experience we will return to Bogota.
One of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel to begin a journey through the beautiful landscapes of Boyaca, Tunja and Villa de Leyva. The first stop will be at “el Puente de Boyaca”, where the battle in which the Country acquired its definite independence took place. Here you will see the obelisk and the triumphal arch. The tour will continue towards Tunja (which means 'mighty man' in Chibcha), a town that in times of the Muiscas was already of great relevance and continued to be so in the colonial times. There you will take a walk to visit the Founder's House, the home of the notary public Juan de Vargas and the Santo Domingo church, among other places. Then, you will head to Villa de Leyva (lunch included), where you will take a walk along the town to see the old colonial houses that have been transformed into museums and the convent of the "Santo Ecce Homo", which since 1620 has attracted pilgrims from around the globe. At the end of this experience we will return to Bogota.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Typical Lunch

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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