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  • Location:Bogotá, Colombia
  • Duration:11 hours (approx.)

Villa de Leyva Day Trip from Bogotá

Visit one of Colombia’s most beautiful colonial villages on this day trip from Bogotá. Explore Villa de Leyva with your expert guide and learn the history of this preserved colonial town. Admire the village’s authentic architecture as you walk through cobblestone streets. Visit the Convento Santo Ecce Homo (Saint Ecce Homo Convent) and the nearby town of Raquirá, one of Colombia’s craftwork towns. This day trip is one you won't want to miss while in Bogotá!


  • Day trip to Villa de Leyva from Bogotá
  • Learn the history of this colonial village from your knowledgeable guide
  • Visit Convento Santo Ecce Homo and the craft town of Raquira
  • Stop at the Boyacá Bridge, where the Battle of Boyacá took place in the 19th century
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Villa de Leyva Day Trip from Bogotá

Convento Santo Ecce Homo

Explore the surrounding area of Bogotá on this day trip to Villa de Leyva! Known for its colonial architecture and cobblestone walkways, Villa de Leyva is a unique village you won’t want to miss visiting while in Colombia.

After pickup from your Bogotá hotel, head north towards Villa de Leyva. On the way to the village, stop at Boyacá Bridge, where the Battle of Boyacá took place in the 1800s, securing Colombia’s independence from the Spaniards.

Once you reach the village, admire the picturesque colonial architecture as you follow your knowledgeable guide around the village. See Plaza Mayor (Main Square), which is in the center of the village. See many local shops and restaurants in the square as your guide teaches you about the rich history of this small village.

Then, visit the Convento Santo Ecce Homo, which is now a historic site. Once a monastery, this beautiful building holds a mysterious charm. Stroll through the outdoor garden area while observing the exquisite architecture of the building. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant (not included) for an authentic Colombian meal before heading to Raquirá.

Visit the nearby town of Raquirá where you’ll find craftwork from dozens of local merchants. The brightly painted buildings and craft shops are welcoming, and you’ll have the chance to see pottery making and browse various crafts in the main town square, including wood carvings, jewelry and baskets.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

This is a beautiful town and the landscapes you watch while getting there are breathtaking. I gave it 4 stars because the driver was like a "maniac on wheels". At some point when I saw him passing 4 cars in a curved two lanes highway I started to think "That's it". I am glad we came back alive.

Antonino P
Costa Rica

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2014

Too far away from Bogota for a day trip

3 star rating: Worth doing May 2014

Villa de Leyva is definitely an enchanting village with an amazingly big plaza, it is worth seeing. However my tour guide, even if a very nice young man, was not prepared at all. He barely said few words about this place and if you pay for a private tour as I did you surely except much more information.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better February 2013

We cannot rate this your highly. Although our guide (Haiti) spoke English, she did not have a strong command of the language. It was very difficult to understand many of her words. She often didn't understand what we were asking (with repeated attempts, rephrased differently). See e-mail sent.

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