Villa de Leyva Private Day Tour

Villa de Leyva, Boyacá

12 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the big city and come with us to Villa de Leyva: this beautiful old town on the outskirts of Bogotá. Visit the Sisga dam and Ráquira town of pottery crafters on the way to Villa de Leyva and once there enjoy a full-day around its main spots: Pozos Azules (Blue Wells), the Fossil Museum and more. Discover its treasures by walking through its cobblestoned streets and live a day of contrasts.

What can I find on this Villa de Leyva tour?

Villa de Leyva has always been very popular among tourists. Not only it has some of the most well-preserved colonial architecture in the country, but the city is rich in history, archeology, and surrounded by striking natural beauty.

Go beyond the typical touristic destinations for foreigners and discover Colombia’s beauty with us! If you finish this tour in love with this country, we invite you to check the must-see places to visit near Bogotá.
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On this full-day tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and along with the driver will take you to eat breakfast. After that, they will take you to the first stop: the Sisga dam. From there you will head north to Ráquira, a small traditional town, known for its pottery handcrafts. A short drive afterward, we’ll be in Villa de Leyva’s Square: the largest entirely cobbled square in South America.

You will get to the Fossil Museum, as the valley where Villa de Leyva is located is rich in fossils from the Cretaceous era. The story goes that a kid digging in his backyard tumbled into the first fossils. In this museum you can also appreciate more than 500 pieces of the paleontological heritage of the region, including the only Pliosaurus.

1 hrs Rest your feet while enjoying lunch

Once ready, we’ll hike deeper into the hills to Pozos Azules. These mineral-rich pools reflect a blue-green sky on a clear day: a wonderful contrast to the surrounding semi-desert and pine-forests. These artificial water-reservoirs are too mineral-rich to bathe in or drink, but beautiful to contemplate.

We will call it a day after enjoying the rest of the day around its imposing old streets, before taking the car and heading back to Bogotá.


  • A full-day adventure outside Bogota city
  • Stopping in the road for breakfast
  • Stopping at the Sisga Dam and Ráquira town of crafts
  • Visiting the top landmarks: Fossil Museum and Pozos Azules
  • Enjoying lunch with the views of the cobblestoned streets
  • The amazing scenery of place frozen in time


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Entry to the Fossil Museum
  • Entry to Pozos Azules
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind most of this tour requires walking and operates in all weather conditions.

Frequently asked questions

The weather you will experience on Villa de Leyva is cloudy with occasional showers. The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately and bring a jacket. Bring comfortable shoes and water, don’t forget to use sunscreen.

This Villa de Leyva tour operates every day of the week.

This is a town frozen in time that offers you several places with incredible views. Among the points you will visit are Sisga dam, Raquira town and Villa de Leyva Square. On top that, you will visit the Fossil Museum, Pozos Azules and walk around the town’s old streets.

Tour's Location

Villa de Leyva, Boyacá



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