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Tour on Horse Back, Colombia

After walking to the centre of town you are escorted to the horses to have an afternoon out to see the archaeological ruins at the Muisca observatory (Muiscas were an indigenous Indian tribe that the Spanish wiped-out). It was partially destroyed by the Spanish but enough remains intact for your visit. The Spanish also referred to it as "Little Hell' (El Enfiernito), due to it's large penile-like structures that stood for fertility.

The Spanish thought this was obscene and tried to destroy them. You then head to El Fosil - a museum housing a pre-historic kronosaurus marine reptile 3 metres long. You then return to Villa de Leyva by a different route taking in some more of the stunning countryside.

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Other experiences in Villa de Leyva

These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.