Day trips from Bogota

Posted on 02/06/2013

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So, you’re in Bogota and you’re ready to escape the confines of this modern metropolis…Where should you go? Let me tell you about three pretty awesome places to visit close to Bogota.

Villa de Levya

I’ve mentioned this incredibly charming colonial town in a previous post. However, it’s always worth mentioning again and it’s most definitely close enough to Bogota for a day trip. In car, it’s about 4 hours drive, a little more in bus.

In a day, you can walk the colonial cobblestoned streets, take a horseback tour, embark on a guided tour of the Museo de Antonio Nariño (a museum highlighting the life and death of famous independence fighter, Antonio Nariño), visit the local market, and shop for neat artisan products in the unique stores spread throughout Villa de Leyva.

If you have extra time before heading back to Bogota, look into a…

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