Essential Pack: Bogotá and Villa de Leyva Tour - Private: Choose this fantastic Essential Pack and get to know the remarkable city of Bogotá and one of the finest colonial villages in the country, Villa de Leyva.
* Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the Colombian capital
* Join a Botero Exhibition
* Visit one of the finest colonial villages in Colombia
City tour of Bogotá.
Over 2,500m above sea level and home to 8 million people, Bogotá is a remarkable city with a fascinating history. This tour will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a tour of its most renowned landmarks in the company of an expert guide. Wander through its beautiful historic centre where you will learn about the legacy of the city’s colonization and tour some of the best preserved colonial houses in Latin America. Take in the San Carlos Palace, the Colón Theatre and the San Ignacio church before heading to Bolivar Square, the national monument of Colombia since 1995. Finish your trip with a visit to either the Gold Museum or the Botero Exhibition to appreciate the cultural identity of Colombia. Enjoy all these highlights and much more on this unforgettable tour of Bogotá.
Villa de Leyva.
Once we have departed from Bogota, we make a stop at an emblematic site in the history of Colombia located near Tunja: Boyaca Bridge, the scene of one of the greatest battles fought in the history of Colombian independence. Next, discover the city of Tunja on the eastern edge of the Andes before we arrive in Villa de Leyva. Its high altitude of 2,144 meters adds to its atmosphere and fame as one of the finest colonial villages in the country. Enjoy its typical architecture, above all the Plaza Mayor - one of the largest town squares in Latin America- and paving stones which take you back to colonial times.
Visit the Paleontological Museum, curated by the National University of Colombia, and to the Santo Ecce Homo convent founded in 1620. Its main characteristic is the church and cemetery, an example of the mudejar art style as well as the cloister. Last on the itinerary are the ancient ruins of the Muisca astronomical observatory, ‘El Infiernito’ (or ‘little hell’) before we make our way back to Bogota.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Bogotá tour 4 hours. Villa de Leyva tour 12 hours.
Start/opening time: Bogotá tour at 9am, 1pm, 2pm and 6pm. Villa de Leyva tour at 8am.
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Others: You can choose the day to enjoy your activities 1 and 2.
Monserrate visit NOT included.