Get an early start on the day with 6am pickup from your Bogotá hotel, then begin the 4-hour trip to Villa de Leyva in a comfortable vehicle with a private driver/guide. Upon arrival in the historic city, stretch your legs by taking in the compact colonial center on foot, including Plaza Mayor, a cobblestone square that’s the largest in Colombia.
Visit one of Villa de Leyva’s restaurants for lunch — this is the perfect place to try Colombia's hearty country-style cuisine — then spend the afternoon exploring the sights surrounding Villa de Leyva. This part of the tour is fully customizable: head to the Convento Santo Ecce Homo, or try a glass of locally-produced wine at the Viñedo Ain Karim (wine tasting own expense).
Tour a house made entirely of terra cotta pottery that’s said to be the largest piece of pottery in the world, and peer into the bright-colored mineral pools at Pozos Azules. Visit the long-necked residents at a nearby ostrich farm, see prehistoric artifacts in the city museum, then head out of town to the Muisca Observatory, an archeological site where indigenous people once tracked the movements of the sun and moon. After visiting the sites that interest you most, begin the return trip to Bogotá, where this tour concludes with 6pm drop-off at your hotel.