However, we totally recommend you to go back to Bogota and add Villa de Leyva and a visit to the impressive Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira to your trip. Both places are located relatively close to Colombia’s capital and offer something completely different from the coffee zone and the Caribbean coast.
The salt cathedral is an active salt mine and has the biggest cathedral that can be found underground, 120 meters deep, and everything is, obviously, made out of salt.
Zipaquira is on the way from Bogota to Villa de Leyva so it can easily be combined. Colonial Villa de Leyva is a white village where time seems to have stood still. The whole village is built in the same style and has cobblestone streets.
One of the principal attractions is the main square, which is the biggest colonial square in South America. However, Villa de Leyva is not only interesting for its colonial history.
It is also very famous for the many fossils that have been found in the region because Villa de Leyva used to be a sea. There is a well-made archeological museum that shows the most interesting and biggest fossils that were discovered in the area.
Besides, Villa de Leyva is also home to a couple of tourist attractions where you can learn more about the Muiscas, the indigenous people who used to live in this area before the Spanish occupation.
Unfortunately, all good things come to an end and this will be the end of one of our Colombia Tour Packages. You will be brought back to Bogota from where you can take your flight back home.
We hope the explanation and description of this tour package will serve as a starting point to help you plan your ideal and personalized trip to Colombia. You can find out more about possible tour packages on our sample itineraries page.