Bogota to Villa de Leyva Full-Day Tour with Muisca Observatory

Day Trips & Excursions in Bogotá

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Experience the charming atmosphere and historic sights found in Colombia’s Villa de Leyva during this full-day private tour. Enjoy a private trip for yourself or a group of up to 15, exploring Villa de Leyva attractions such as the Convent Santo Ecce Homo, the House of Terracotta, Muisca Observatory, and the ‘Pozos Azules’ (mineral pools). Most site entrance fees, plus a private vehicle, are included.
Get picked up at 6am from your hotel and leave Bogotá in direction to Villa de Leyva. The drive takes approximately 4 hours. Upon arriving in this historic village, start by discovering the town’s colonial center by foot, including its large main square paved with cobblestones. After taking a break for lunch (own expense), visit attractions in the area surrounding Villa de Leyva. Depending on your interests and your time, you’ll enjoy the silence of the Convent Santo Ecce Homo, constructed in the early 17th century, and taste Colombian wine at "Viñedo Ain Karim" vineyard. You will also have the opportunity to visit the House of Terracotta, along with the "Pozos Azules", artificial pools that get their unique color from the minerals found in the local soil. You might even stop by an ostrich farm. Two more itinerary stops are the Muisca Observatory, located in the desert near Villa de Leyva, and the city museum, where you can learn about the prehistoric environment of the region and admire the center’s collection of fossils. At 6pm you'll return to Bogotá, where you will receive a drop-off at your hotel.

What’s included

  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Pozos Azules
  • Entry/Admission - Observatoire des indiens muiscas
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio Del Santo Eccehomo

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Entrance Fees to the Vineyard Karim and places not named in inclusions


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Family friendly
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver