Let’s live the Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva

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Let’s live the Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva

From your accommodation, it’s just one-hour drive from Zipaquirá, home to the legendary Salt Cathedral.

When we reach Zipaquirá, your underground adventure it’s about to start.

Discover the achievements of the Bogotá architect Roswell Garavito Pearl and learn about the history of salt exploitation in Colombia in the guided tour in English or Spanish with an expert guide inside the cathedral. You will discover Plaza de la Independencia and the main square of Zipaquirá with its beautiful colonial houses and its old church.

After tasting a delicious typical lunch, we will make our way to the beautiful town to our next destination, just enjoy the scenery on the way to Villa de Leyva. On the way, try some delicious arepas, grilled or fried corn cakes.

When we reach Villa de Leyva, go out and walk through the old streets lined with colonial style houses that have remained almost intact since its construction. Founded in 1572, Villa de Leyva is famous for its cobbled square: The Plaza Mayor, which with 150,695 square feet (14,000 square meters) is the largest in Colombia. Learn about the history of the charming city and its main attractions by the hand of a private guide.

Itinerary:

Day 1

  • Pick up at the hotel at 8:00 a.m.
  • Visit to The Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá
  • Typical lunch
  • Dessert in the town of Ubaté, Ciudad de la leche
  • Visit to the Basilica of Chiquinquirá
  • Night in Villa de Leyva

Day 2

  • Start of activities at 9:00 a.m.
  • Main square walk and streets of Villa de Leyva
  • Visit to the convent of Saint Ecce Homo
  • Visit to the terracotta house
  • Visit to blue wells
  • Visit to the Muisca Observatory, also called “el infiernito”
  • Night in Villa de Leyva

Day 3

  • Start of activities at 9:00 a.m.
  • visit to the town of Ráquira, a town of crafts
  • Return to Bogotá

Includes:

  • Private transport
  • Tickets
  • Snacks
  • Bilingual guide (optional)
  • Medical assistance insurance
  • Typical lunch on day 1

Excludes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals and drinks not included in the plan
  • Tip (optional)

Additional options that you could choose to complement this plan:

  • Schedule another day in Villa de Leyva
  • Other attractions to visit: Karim Vineyard, Gondava Park, Fossil Museum, Paleontological Museum, Ostrich Farm, Guatavita Lagoon, Boyacá Bridge.
  • Horse or ATV tour within Villa de Leyva
  • The accommodation depends on the client; you can ask for advice about it.

Remember that we designed the route according to your time and taste

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