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Discover the beautiful colonial city of Villa de Leyva in this 3 day tour. This old town has not changed a lot since it has been founded in the 16th century.  Since 1954 it has been declared a National Monument. Many buildings originate from the foundation almost 500 years ago, because of this Villa de Leyva is one of Colombia’s principal tourist attractions. It is a peaceful and lovely place, and a hotspot for day-trippers from all over the country on weekends. During the weekdays it is one of the most relaxing and soothing places you can find in Colombia, because of its comfortable mild climate and its impressive architecture.

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Salt Figures, Zipaguirá

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Guatavita Lagoon

In this 3 day program you will experience the highlights of Villa de Leyva such as the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, the amazing nature of the Guatavita Lagoon, the handmade Casa Terracotta, Museum el Fósil and Ráquira Village.

DAY 1: 
ZIPAQUIRÁ SALT CATHEDRAL & GUATAVITA LAGOON
Upon arrival at Bogotá airport or at your hotel in Bogotá you will be picked up and brought to Villa de Leyva. Before arriving there will first be a stop at the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral. This beautiful underground Roman Catholic church is built within the tunnels of a salt mine. It is known as on of the most impressive pieces of architecture in Colombia. Then you will be brought to the Guatavita Lagoon. A stunning lake with a gorgeous view and great place to breathe fresh air and enjoy the nature. You stay at hotel Posada San Antonio.

DAY 2 (B):
CASA TERRACOTTA & MUSEUM EL FÓSIL
On this day you go on a horseback riding adventure in the surroundings of Villa de Leyva. First you will visit Casa Terracotta. This artistic house is complete made out of baked clay. Its made by hand using clay and baked dry in the sun. It is known to locals as the Flinstone House. While the 64-year-old architect Octavio Mendoza who build the house lives in another house in the city he spends most of his time at Casa Terracotta, working on clay furniture. Directly after the tour will continue to a small but impressive museum called el Fósil. As Villa de Leyva used to be covered by the sea in the past, you can admire the fossils of different sea creatures, up to a 7  meter long kronosaurus. The afternoon you will return to your hotel in Villa de Leyva, and you are free to enjoy the city by your self. You stay at hotel Posada San Antonio.

DAY 3 (B):
RÁQUIRA VILLAGE
Today you will be picked up from your hotel to be brought to Bogotá airport or city centre. On your way you will stop at Ráquira Village. This colorful town close to Villa de Leyva. It is known for its colony of artisans who produce traditional northern Andean pottery and hand-woven goods. The people are very friendly and the town has a lot of shops. So this is a great place to buy your souvenirs.

Casa Terracotta

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Artesanal Shop, Raquirá

INCLUDED
Accommodation 3 days / 2 nights in a double room.
Meals as described in the itinerary (2x breakfasts)
Activities and transportation as described in the itinerary
English speaking guides during the tours
Private transport necessary for the program
Entrances to Zipaquirá and Guatavita
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

NOT INCLUDED
Flight to and from Bogotá
Optional activities during the free time
Food and drinks not mentioned as included
Optional tips for guides and drivers
Other personal expenses

PRICE
$ 492 p.p. based on 4 people
$ 702 p.p. based on 2 people

IMPORTANT THINGS TO BRING
Clothes in layers and a sweater/jacket, as nights can be cold.
Water
Sun block
Sunglasses
Passport

ADVANTAGES OF BOOKING WITH REBECCA ADVENTURE TRAVEL

  • Personal attention: the team would like to get to know the customers so they can create the perfect holiday;
  • The staff: the staff use their passion and own travel experiences to create tours of high quality;
  • Authenticity: the tours are personally selected by Rebecca and are a unique and authentic experience;
  • Tailor made: tell the team your preferences and they will create an unforgettable experience;
  • 24/7 assistance: our team can be contacted 24/7 by phone in case of emergencies or unexpected situations (they speak English, Spanish and Dutch!);
  • Insurances: customers will be traveling safely with Rebecca Adventure Travel because they are insured by Dutch guarantee funds (GGTO & VvKR).

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions: https://www.rebeccaadventuretravel.com/conditions/

* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.

 

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