Welcome to Villavieja


On weekends and holidays it's often visited by bogotanos looking to warm up, but on other occasions you'll have the place to yourself.


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Villavieja activities

$350 Kid Friendly

3 Day Desert of the Tatacoa, an unforgettable experience closer to the stars

ItineraryDay 1: Bogotá -Neiva: at the agreed time we will take the ground transportation from your hotel in Bogota, to the city of NeivaStop At: Catedral de Neiva, Neiva, Huila DepartmentCity tour, visiting the most representative places in the cityDuration: 2 hoursStop At: Desierto de la Tatacoa, Villavieja, Huila DepartmentThe Tatacoa desert presents several tourist options, the best known are:The astronomical observatoryThe slabsCuzcoThe CardónThe DocheSt nicolasThe HoyosThe saleDuration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: typical lunch of the region • Breakfast: American breakfast; eggs to taste, bread, coffee or tea, orange juice, butter and jamAccommodation included: Accommodation in tourist type hotel, double or tripleDay 2: Neiva - Rivera: morning and afternoon free to rest, in the afternoon thermal Rivera Stop At: Playa Juncal, Neiva, Huila Departmentwater park located in the municipality of JuncalDuration: 6 hoursStop At: Las Termales Rivera, Rivera, Huila Departmentpiscina natural de aguas termalesDuration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: American breakfast; eggs to taste, bread, coffee or tea, orange juice, butter and jam • Lunch: typical lunch of the regionAccommodation included: Accommodation in tourist type hotel, double or tripleDay 3: Neiva - Bogotá Free morning to rest, at the indicated time we will take the return transportPass By: Catedral de Neiva, Neiva, Huila DepartmentBreakfast at the hotel, at the indicated time, we will take our transport to the city of Bogotá.Meals included: • Breakfast: American breakfast; eggs to taste, bread, coffee or tea, orange juice, butter and jamNo accommodation included on this day.

$210 Kid Friendly

Bogota to the Tatacoa Desert Full-Day Tour with Private Guide

Start your trip at 6am with a pickup from your accommodation. Leave Bogota traveling in the direction of Neiva and the Tatacoa Desert on a drive of approximately 5 hours. On the way you’ll pass through the department of Tolima and its scenic paddy fields. You’ll also get to try some suckling pig or local Tolimese "Tamales.” Then continue to Villavieja, where you'll visit the city's paleontology museum before spending time exploring the Tatacoa desert with a guide. This dry region is the second largest arid zone of Colombia after the Guajira peninsula, and is characterized by two type of rocks with distinct colors: red rocks in the sector near Cuzco, and grey in the area near "Los Hoyos." While discovering the desert, take a look for local wildlife including birds, snakes, spiders and ocelots. Even if you don’t spot any creatures, you’re sure to enjoy the spectacular landscape of the desert. Finish the trip with a unique chance to swim in a natural swimming pool in the middle of the desert. Visit of the astronomical observatory and discover the beautiful starry sky far away from any light pollution. Pass a night in Villavieja before going back to Bogotá the next day.

$2163.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8-Day City Trips South Colombia

B = BreakfastDay 1 (B):FUSAGASUGA, MAGDALENA RIVER, VILLAVIEJA, TATACOAOn your fist day, you will have a transfer from Botogá, to Hacienda Coloma in Fusagasuga. You will learn about the process of growing and producing Colombian coffee. Then you will have an exciting boat trip to cross the Magdalena River to the town of Villavieja. Here you will have free time to explore this town, and then you will continue to the desert of Tatacoa. If the sky is clear enough, you have the possibility to go to an observatory to see the stars.Accommodation: hotel Bethel Bio LuxuryDay 2 (B):TATACOA, TIERRADENTROOn this day, you will visit the desert of Tatacoa with a guide, who will show you around. This place, surrounded by mountains everywhere, is the result of an ecosystem like no where else in Colombia. There are scorpions, weasels, fruit-bearing cacti and a lot of bird species. Then you will have a transport toTierradentro.Accommodation: hotel El RefugioDay 3 (B):TIERRADENTROThis whole day you will have a tour in Tierradentro. You will hike to different archeological places to watch the underground burial sites of the historical local indigenous culture. Also the area has beautiful sceneries, which you can see and you can visit the local museum.Accommodation: hotel El RefugioDay 4 (B):TRANSPORTATION TO SAN AUGUSTÍNOn this day, you will have a private transport to San Augustín. This will take about 6 hours.Accommodation: hotel AkawankaDay 5 (B):SAN AUGUSTÍN ARCHEOLOGICAL PARKIn the morning, you will have a guided tour through San Augustín Archeological Park to see the mythological stone statues. During the rest of the day, you are free to relax or do additional activities in the area.Accommodation: hotel AkawankaDay 6 (B):POPAYAN, PÁRAMOIn the morning, you will leave by private transport to Popayan (about 5 hour drive), passing by a pure páramo ecosystem. In the afternoon you will have a guided tour in the city of Popayan, the white city. Discover the colonial jewels of this city.Accommodation: Dann MonasterioDay 7 (B):CALIYou will start the day with a transfer to Cali (about 3-4 hours). Here you will have a guided tour. In the evening, you have an optional visit to a salsa show, the city is well known for its salsa, or you have some free time.Accommodation: Movich Casa AlferezDay 8 (B):OPTIONAL VISIT SUGARCANE FARMToday you have a transfer to the airport. On the way, you can have an optional visit to the sugarcane farm, if there is enough time.