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With the country’s political situation and image improving greatly in recent years, Colombia is fast becoming known as one of the most exciting destinations in Latin America.
The cities and landscapes are wonderful, but it is perhaps the warmth and friendliness of Colombia’s people that will remain longest in the memory; they are proud of their country and excited to share it with you. Colombia also has a rich and interesting history. The region was home to many pre-Hispanic cultures, including the Incas, prior to the arrival of the Spanish Conquistadors, all of whom have left their mark on the country.
In two decades, Medellín went from being called “the most dangerous city on earth” to “the most innovative city in the world”, thanks to an astonishing transformation that turned the city into one of South America’s biggest success stories. Colombia continues to grow in popularity amongst tourists, as they put the country’s past behind them and realise how much it has to offer in terms of scenery, culture, history, food and people. Colombia is often overshadowed by South America’s more famous attractions: Machu Picchu, Patagonia and the Galapagos to name a few, making a visit here even more special and authentic, with fewer people to share it with.
Places to visit in Colombia
Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, boasts many galleries, restaurants and bars as well as a beautiful colonial centre. Find out more here.
One of South America’s biggest success stories, the edgy city of Medellín boasts an idyllic spot in an Andean valley, with cable cars, colourful street art, fascinating museums and innovative spaces. Click here to find out more.
Picturesque Cartagena is a charming and historical fortified city, known for its heavy association with pirates in the Caribbean. Click here for more information.
Tayrona National Park
The Caribbean beaches combined with the lush jungle trails where monkeys and birds can be spotted make Tayrona National Park one of Colombia’s most relaxing and popular attractions. Find out more.
Colombia’s landscapes are incredible and varied, from the exotic coastline and high Andes to the abundant greenery and rolling hills of the coffee region, where Colombia’s famous Arabica blend is produced. Cocora Valley is an outstanding area of natural beauty, home to the world’s tallest palm trees. Find out more.
Colombia has amazing scenery, fabulous beaches, rich culture, beautiful cities and some of the friendliest people in the world. Request a quote from us when you’re ready to start planning your Colombia trip.
- When to Travel: Great to visit all year round, however October and November are the wettest months in the highlands
- Population: 48 million
- Area: 1,141,748 km2 (almost 5 times the area of the UK)
- Capital City: Bogota (population 8 million)
- Languages Spoken: Spanish. Indigenous languages spoken in some communities
- Time Difference: GMT - 5 hours
- Flying time from UK: Approximately 11.5 hours for a direct flight. Approximately 14-15 hours including a change of plane
- Bordering Countries: Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela
- Key Destinations: Bogota, Cartagena, Medellín, Coffee Region, Tayrona National Park, Villa de Leyva
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