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October 7, 2015

More Local – Altiplano Experience

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Discover Rural Colombia!

Meet authentic artisans in Raquira and try a hands-on wool workshop in Villa de Leyva. Stride through rural Guasca, and visit an organic farm which produces fruits & veggies…

At More Local we design our itineraries based on the independent-style of travel we love to do ourselves, so although we travel as a group, you will not lose your independence. Our travel experiences in Colombia can also be tailor-made to ensure you get a very unique off-the-trail trip.

All of our trips and excursions in Colombia embrace

Discover Rural Colombia!

Meet authentic artisans in Raquira and try a hands-on wool workshop in Villa de Leyva. Stride through rural Guasca, and visit an organic farm which produces fruits & veggies…

At More Local we design our itineraries based on the independent-style of travel we love to do ourselves, so although we travel as a group, you will not lose your independence. Our travel experiences in Colombia can also be tailor-made to ensure you get a very unique off-the-trail trip.

All of our trips and excursions in Colombia embrace responsible travel and incorporate eco-friendly practices. You will have the opportunity to get involved in our meaningful travel project in the indigenous community of San Juan del Soco (Colombian Amazon) as well as to contribute towards a reforestation program in Antioquia & Nariño and give back to the destination first hand – just like it should be.

 

Travel to Villa de Leyva & discover its rural sorroundings…

Only a short trip from Bogota, the Altiplano Cundiboyacense provides the ideal setting for a rewarding weekend excursion.

This breath-taking region offers the perfect blend of history and passion. History because of its many colonial towns, each with their own heritage, memories and secrets. Passion because of its hard-working campesinos (farmers) who live for their land, preserving and respecting their lifestyles and the lush landscape.

Meet authentic artisans in Raquira and try a hands-on wool workshop in Villa de Leyva. Stride through rural Guasca, and visit an organic farm which produces fruits & veggies for a natural cancer treatment.

Visit magical Villa de Leyva and play Colombia’s unofficial national sport, tejo, an explosive combination of beer, gunpowder and flying lead pucks. Enjoy a nature hike to Chingaza National Park,  home to 3 sublime lagoons which date back to Pre-Columbian Muisca times.

Be seduced by the altiplano experience – a picture-perfect marvel!

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Itinerary

 Day 1 – Bogota / Villa de Leyva

We leave Bogota early morning and hit the road to Villa de Leyva. Out of the capital, our first stop is Raquira, a colorful town renowned for its handicrafts. Get involved in a pottery handicraft workshop.

We then head to Villa de Leyva, one of the prettiest towns in Colombia. La Villa, as locals call it, is without doubt Boyaca’s crown jewel. Approximately 3.5 hours from Bogota, this is the perfect little place to step back in time and feel what urban life used to be like.

Meet authentic artisans and get involved in a traditional wool-workshop. Then head back to Villa de Leyva and enjoy its charming cobbled streets and well-preserved buildings. Be impressed by the massive town square. Among other things, we will play the Criollo game of tejo, possibly your only opportunity to throw lumps of led at a gunpowder target.

 

 Day 2 – Villa de Leyva / Guasca

The following morning, we head to Guasca and visit an organic farm which produces fruits & veggies for a natural cancer treatment. You will have the opportunity to get involved in different agro-tourism activities. In the evening you can choose whether to stay at the local farm or camp.

 

 Day 3 – Guasca / Bogota

This morning we start off with farm work such as cow milking, animal feeding, harvesting etc. We then go for a nature hike to Chingaza National Park, home to 3 sublime lagoons which date back to Pre-Columbian Muisca times. We then head back to Bogota.

 

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