Villa de Leyva — Andean Region

A program that will allow you to learn from the hand of a craftsman the ancestral techniques for manufacturing that matured cheeses and other dairy products.

3 days / starting at 543 USD* / $2'063.000 COP*
*Minimum value per person for a group of 5 people
**We work with dynamic rates, this means that the cost will depend on the number of people and the dates of your trip

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Craft Techniques and Community


You will experience a few days of the life of the Colombian countryside, integrating you to a farm located in the rural region of the colonial town of Villa de Leyva.

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Villa de Leyva is a colonial town in the department of Boyacá. It has a mild climate with an average temperature of 18 ° C and is located at a height of 2,140 meters above sea level. It was founded in 1,572, at the time of the colony by the Spaniards and became the resting place of the viceroys; This small but wonderful place retains its original architecture since its foundation, in a framework of imposing 3,600 m high mountains, with moors, Andean forests, canyons and deserts full of magic and diversity.

What will you live?

Colombia is a deeply agricultural country and we want to share with you a few days of the life of the Colombian countryside, integrating you to a farm located in the rural region of the colonial town of Villa de Leyva. Here traditional milking by hand, wool work, and artisanal production of milk derivatives. This experience gives us the opportunity to understand the simplicity of life in this region.

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In all our journeys you will be accompanied by an Insider Shift. Travel inspirers and explorers, who are part of Shift for their love of nature and their adventurous spirit, their deep knowledge of the flora, fauna, geology and culture of the places we visit. Meet our Insiders, able to reveal the most intimate secrets of the place you visit.

Felipe Mallea

Chilean outdoor educator and mountaineer who fell in love with Colombia and ventured to stay. His passion for what this country offers hasn't stopped growing ever since. He has developed his expertise in rock climbing and mountain biking, and is particularly fond of vegetation and its edible products; he is vegan and delights himself exploring typical foods from various regions of Colombia.

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You will stay in a Boutique hotel on the outskirts of Villa de Leyva with a beautiful view of the mountains. You will sleep in a double room with private bathroom.

Socio-economic Impact

Villa de Leyva

When you travel with us, you make a difference, as you encourage those who welcome you into their homes and communities to become more passionate each day about their role as hosts of Colombia's unfolding to the world.
Below you will find percentages detailing how your money will be invested:

CategoryDistribution
Food and lodging17%
Insiders3%
Local labor28%
Operation and administration19%
Sales and marketing14%
Contribution to a local cause2%
Fees and taxes17%

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