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Colombia travel guide

Colombia is a glorious mix of contrasting Latin American and Caribbean cultures, stuffed full of diverse jungle, magnificent mountains and sun soaked coastal utopias. You’ll be struck by the bright ever-changing colors, the constantly smiling faces and the relaxed vibe that pervades every iota of the country.

Travel to Colombia

You may have heard it all before when it comes to exotic destinations: sun, sea, sand. Colombia has all this and more! Famous for its picturesque coffee region, colorful festivals and tantalizing cuisine, you're guaranteed an adventure like no other. Head to a country where you can absorb the joyful local culture, where the jungle meets the ocean and where music comes to life.

Colombia Top Places to Visit

Colorful buildings in old town cartagena

Cartagena

Traveling to Cartagena means you get to experience cool Caribbean vibes with a slice of old world charm. Take a trip to the old city to witness colonial architecture that dates back as far as the 16th century or jump on a boat to the nearby Rosario Islands for a taste of paradise. 
Pastel colored two story buildings on a Bogota street

Bogotá

Bogotá is bursting with plenty to see and do. There's everything from museums to colonial streets, traditional Colombian homes and local neighborhood bars. 
A woman shopping for fruit at a local market in Colombia

Medellín

Take your ultimate Colombian adventure to a whole new level and make the journey to Medellín in the summer to experience the famous festival of the flowers for colorful week long festivities.
A female looking at palm tree dotted valley in Salento

The Coffee Triangle

Every coffee lover should definitelty pay a visit to Colombia's coffee triangle, which is famous for its stunning natural countryside and includes the little town of Salento filled with colorful buildings selling souvenirs and of course, serving the best tasting coffee! Trek through the nearby Cocora Valley passing hundreds of wax palm trees and epic mountain top views.
A sandy beach with clear waters

Santa Marta

Visit sunny Santa Marta and trek to the lost city of Tayrona passing rural communities and towering mountains.

Colombia Tours

A vibrant yellow building with a balcony in old town Cartegena

Adventure Tours in Colombia

Our small group adventure tours embrace authentic accommodation and local transportation to bring you face to face with fascinating cultures, customs and awe-inspiring wildlife. Hit Colombia's coffee regions, soak up the Caribbean vibes of colorful Cartagena, tube down the river in Taganga, trek through the steaming jungle to reach the Lost City and relax on the pristine white sand beaches!
Shops with typical colonial facades of old town Cartegena

Cartagena Explorer

Get to grips with Cartagena, the 'Pearl of the Caribbean' on this 4-day package. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, take a city tour where you will visit the San Felipe de Barajas fortress and church of La Candelaria, take a soak in the mud volcano of Totumo and then take a dip in the azure waters of the Caribbean.
A lake with rocky shores and trees

Lost City Trek

Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City of Ciudad Perdida on this intrepid trek. Hike through indigenous villages, traverse the Buritaca river, sleep in hammocks under the stars and climb 1,200 mossy steps to reach the Lost City. Enjoy amazing views of this magical site and be amazed at the intricate staircases, terraces and gorgeous scenery and landscapes.
A female traveler looking down at a green valley

Manizales Coffee Experience

Explore Manizales, the heart of the Colombian coffee region on this amazing package. Arrive into the small mountain city and check into your hostel accommodation. Travel to the UNESCO site of Hacienda Venecia, a working coffee farm with over 100 years of history. Learn all about the coffee-making process and walk through plantations.
A woman with raised arms on a hill above Bogota

Bogota Explorer

Delve deep into the charming Colombian capital of Bogota on this four-day tour. Explore the city via bike, ride through the historic La Candaleria, discover the famous graffiti scene, take the cable car to Monserrate for epic views and indulge in local Colombian cuisine.

Colombia Travel Information

Weather
The weather in Colombia is mostly dependent on how high up you are. The lowlands are generally hot and sticky all year round, while the Andean Highlands are quite a bit cooler - especially at night. Summer temperatures can get very hot, particularly around the Caribbean coastline. Bear in mind that all the above could well be made redundant by the wild behavior of El Niño and La Niña.

Local Grub
A fritanga is a heaped plate of meat - chorizo sausage, ribs, chops, steaks, organs such as heart or kidneys and more in any combination. Served with potatoes and/or fried bananas and fried in a deep saucepan.

Reading Material
For an insight into the colorful landscapes and passionate people of Colombia, the novels of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. '100 years of Solitude' and 'Love in the time of Cholera' are two of our favorites.

Useful Info
Colombia is the world's largest producer of emeralds, and you'll have many opportunities to buy them. Just make sure you only buy from a reputable dealer.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions apply. If booking online, full Terms and Conditions will be displayed as part of the booking process as well as on the corresponding final booking confirmation. If booking by phone or email, please ask your Travel Expert at the time of booking or enquiry.