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“As a newcomer to Colombia, my impressions of the country had been confined to the city of Bogot� prior to… ”
Villa de Leyva
, Bogota
, Raquira
, Boyaca
, Chingaza
, Colombia
, Colombia

from $650* per person 3 Days August-November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges 10 people max
  • Colombia
  • Active & Adventure trips
Meet real campesinos and get involved in the process of making a �ruana�, stride through rural lands and discover the beautiful town of Villa de Leyva. Get your hands dirty in an organic farm in Guasca and try artisan workshops. Play Colombia�s unofficial national sport, tejo.

Locations visited/nearby

Villa de Leyva , Bogota , Raquira , Boyaca , Chingaza , Colombia , Colombia

1 testimonial about this trip

  1. Reviewer: located in Michigan, USA
    "As a newcomer to Colombia, my impressions of the country had been confined to the city of Bogot� prior to my weekend trip with More Local. Exploring the town of Guasca, Guatavita, and many sites along the way was therefore an incredibly eye-opening experience that added so many dimensions to my positive perception of Colombia.
    As a visitor in Colombia, I came hoping to learn about Colombian culture and experience it firsthand. My idea of cultural immersion is not paying for an overpriced trip on a jam-packed bus with other tourists, and so More Local absolutely exceeded my hopes for a truly local travel experience. Visiting an organic farm nearby Guasca was not only a fun adventure and beautiful escape from the city, but I also learned so much about local agriculture and life in general by talking directly with the family there. Moreover, the opportunity to share a meal in their home and help with some of the farming made me feel like I had really cultivated a unique relationship with these people without intruding into their lives as a tactless outsider. The local relationships that the guys at More Local have worked hard to develop made this possible, as I never would have (or could have) had such a rewarding and enlightening experience on my own.
    The entire trip was such a perfect mix of meeting local people, experiencing the beautiful Andean countryside, hands-on education and exploration, and of course the most amazing culinary delights. Our guides� intense dedication, local knowledge, and genuine passion and enthusiasm for local culture permeated our experience from the start of the trip to the very end. This adventure not only expanded my perception of all the wonderful things my host country has to offer, but has inspired me to continue to seek out opportunities in my daily life here that will enable me to really experience local Colombian culture".

    5

3 testimonials about the provider, Large Minority - Adventure Holidays & Tuk Tuk Challenges:

  • Reviewer: located in Bangkok, Thailand
    Who needs a tour guide when you can make your own way around Sri Lanka? Lanka Challenge was a fun-filling-10-day-trip with Amazing People from all over the world. LC is definitively one of the world's most adventurous activities. It's not only about winning the Challenge but also about helping the kind people of Sri Lanka. It offers you a chance to absorb the Lankan culture and eventually turn into one of them for a while.
    Believe me when I say that Large Minority's people will make you do things Lankan style. LM has done it this time and I am sure they will do it again... Two thumbs up for the good people at Large Minority and those who participated in the event in 2009.

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Dubai, UAE
    Who else can claim they have circumnavigated Sri Lanka and Cambodia driving a Rickshaw? Or bought fuel in a coke bottle whilst wearing pyjamas? I truly believe there is no better way to see a complete country and get down with the local culture. You just can't do this on a tour. Make no mistake, this is a mentally and physically challenging adventure that will test you in many ways.
    The social side plays the biggest part - we made a great group of friends and every night was a party. Large Minority gave us an expertly planned fully-inclusive holiday which would be nearly impossible to organise on your own, all for a great price and still supporting local charities. Bring on the next location!

    5
  • Reviewer: located in Tokyo, Japan
    People keep asking me about the Cambo Challenge and I think I've nailed what makes it so incomparable for me, it's all about the human interactions. The group were fun, switched on, non-competitive and from all over the map. The challenges got us past our barriers and into authentic Cambodian communities and interactions.
    The LM team were smart, creative, playful and good times. Traveling by tuk tuk was crazy, liberating and totally engaging with your surroundings, and Cambodia itself...half confronting, half embracing and incomparable throughout. We loved it.

    5

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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.
  • You need to form your own private group for this trip. It will be scheduled for a date you arrange with the provider. The itinerary here is just a sample.
  • Offers some solo-only/singles departures.

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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