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Colombia

  • Bags for sale, Colombia

    Bags for sale, Colombia

  • Salt Cathedral,  Zipaquira, Colombia

    Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira, Colombia

  • The Montserrate, Bogota, Colombia

    The Montserrate, Bogota, Colombia

  • Islas Rosarios, Cartagena

    Islas Rosarios, Cartagena

  • Typical landscape, Coffee Region, Colombia

    Typical landscape, Coffee Region, Colombia

  • Colonial style window grills, Colombia

    Colonial style window grills, Colombia

  • Mask, Gold Museum, Bogota, Colombia

    Mask, Gold Museum, Bogota, Colombia

Charming colonial towns, unspoiled beaches, beautiful landscape and diverse wildlife

Having been off-limits for many travellers in the past due to security concerns, Colombia is now safe to visit and rapidly becoming one of the brightest stars in South America. Famed for its excellent coffee and friendly people, the country offers a rich cultural history, a host of charming colonial towns and buzzing modern cities. Add in stunning mountain landscapes, pristine beaches, cloud forests, rain forests and a host of UNESCO World Heritage sites and it is not hard to see why it is becoming such a popular place to visit.

Tourism here is still a relatively new industry, though the beautiful historic city of Cartagena has been firmly established on the Caribbean cruise ship circuit for many years. However, international visitor numbers are rising rapidly and there are some very good hotels in the larger cities. Accommodation options in rural areas are usually more ’charming’ than luxurious but several exclusive smaller hotels are now beginning to spring up in smaller towns and villages.

Long-haul international flights arrive at the spanking new El Dorado International Airport in Bogota. The capital city has much to offer visitors and is a natural starting point for your exploration of the country.

Coffee Experience

Colombia is famed for its coffee and it would be a crime not to visit the beautiful Coffee Region, which many feel is the heart and soul of the country. Discover quaint colonial towns, delightful coffee haciendas, and the curious wax palm – Colombia’s national tree.

A few hours’ drive north of the Coffee Region is Colombia’s second city, Medellin. Known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ due to its pleasant climate, art and architecture lovers will be particularly interested to see the Plaza de las Esculturas (otherwise known as Botero Park) and the striking modern architecture in this thriving city.

For some beach time, a visit to either Tayrona National Park near Santa Marta or the Islas Rosarios off the coast of Cartagena are stongly recommended. Or for a real get-away-from-it-all experience head to the remote island of Providencia – which also offers excellent diving.

Heading south, the city of Cali is the Salsa centre of the country, where hips move like nowhere else, and the charming ‘White City’ of Popayan is a gateway to the World Heritage archaeological sites at Tierradentro and San Agustin.

The Amazon beckons for nature lovers: Take a flight to Leticia where the Colombian border meets Peru and Brazil for an amazing rainforest experience. Meanwhile avid birdwatchers will have a field day in Colombia with the largest number of bird species (almost 2,000) of any country in the world.

To discover more about Colombia and the broad variety of experiences it offers, give us a call or send us a message.

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