28. SALT CATHEDRAL, VILLA DE LEYVA, PRIVATE TOUR, 3 DAYS, HOTEL, LUNCHES ALL INCLUDED

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The Charm of Andes!!!

On this tour, you combine two major attractions in the center of the country: The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, the most visited tourist space Colombia and Villa de Leyva, world heritage by UNESCO.
 

DAY 1.

  • The Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral is an amazing space of tunnels dug into the bowels of the mountain of salt, which have been built an impressive cathedral!! In the vast tunnels have been carved spaces of extraordinary dimensions that house the areas that make up the Cathedral: The Way of the Cross, with its 14 stations that artistically represent the steps of Jesus on his way to crucifixion. The dome, which is the connection point, with an extraordinary message. Choir, overlooking the central nave of the Cathedral, 18 meters high. Narthex mazes, a space of purification. The Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary of Guasá, the three stages of the cathedral in their inconceivable spaces and a shopping area where you can buy handicrafts and souvenirs. It is a visit you can not miss!! 

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant

  • Departure to Villa de Leyva, arriving at sunset.

 

DAY 2.

  • Villa de Leyva, with its colonial architecture. It highlights the main square, the cobbled streets, and flowered balconies, with extraordinary charm. Especially recommended is to assist the traditional market, held on Saturdays. Many typical craft shops and excellent restaurants complete the picture of this fascinating corner of Colombia.

  • Ráquira, craft center: The road between Villa de Leyva and Ráquira is very interesting as it runs through a desert area of incomparable beauty, natural environment, which allows us to appreciate the everyday life of the peasants in their daily grazing and agriculture work in small rural communities. Small towns like Sáchica, Sutamarchán, and Tinjacá, typical examples of Colombian Andean peoples. The visit to Ráquira is especially enjoyable. Gray town, known throughout Colombia for its handicrafts in ceramics, which retain the primitive techniques and design since pre-Columbian times. On Sunday the traditional local market, one of the most authentic events in Colombia, where you can feel the real atmosphere of the South American Andes. Ráquira has been awarded as "The most beautiful village in Boyacá" due to the original colorful houses and decorating their main park with handmade ceramics. Later, we visit the Monastery of the Candelaria located 15 kilometers from Ráquira.

  • Candelaria Monastery, Built in the 16th century, 15 kilometers from Ráquira.

  • Tour of the wines, to appreciate the cultivation of the grape and the production of the local wine, which includes a tasting.

  • The Fossil of a Chrono-saurium of 120 million years, found in the region.

  • The Little Hell, a series of megaliths, columns and enigmatic structures of the pre-Columbian era.


 

Day 3.


In the morning, we can choose between the attractions offered around the Villa:

  • Blue Wells, a set of small lakes in the desert.

  • La Periquera, an ecological path that runs along the river and a set of waterfalls of great beauty (Optional).

  • Lunch

  • Return


 

SPECIAL DAYS: 

  • Saturday, Market in Villa De Leyva
  • Sunday, Market in Ráquira.


 

HOURS TO START: 

  • 08.00 (Suggested) 

 

IT INCLUDES:

  • Hotel 2 nights with breakfast

  • Daily lunch in a typical restaurant

  • Daily coffee break,

  • Salt Cathedral Tickets

  • Entrances to the Candelaria monastery,

  • Blue Wells,

  • The Fossil,

  • Tour of the wines,

  • The Little Hell,

  • Door to door transportation by private car

  • Professional English-Spanish guide.

  • ** Free: Colombian Music Album **


IT DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Other expenses not specified.

 

PRICES:

 
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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

  • You will receive a confirmation at the time of booking.

  • Informal dress                                     

  • It is advisable to wear a warm jacket.

  • A moderate amount of walking is required

  • Due to irregular surfaces, this route is not recommended for people with walking disabilities or who use wheelchairs.

  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. The schedule of the visit could be adjusted.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
     

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Route

  1. Bogotá
  2. Catedral de sal
  3. Chiquinquirá
  4. Villa de Leyva
  5. Ráquira
  6. Monasterio
  7. Puente de Boyacá
  8. Bogotá
  9. Bogotá
  10. Catedral de sal
  11. Chiquinquirá
  12. Villa de Leyva
  13. Ráquira
  14. Monasterio
  15. Puente de Boyacá
  16. Bogotá
  17. Bogotá
  18. Catedral de sal
  19. Chiquinquirá
  20. Villa de Leyva
  21. Ráquira
  22. Monasterio
  23. Puente de Boyacá
  24. Bogotá
  25. Bogotá
  26. Catedral de sal
  27. Chiquinquirá
  28. Villa de Leyva
  29. Ráquira
  30. Monasterio
  31. Puente de Boyacá
  32. Bogotá