13 August 2018
Colombia offers something for all travellers, with its mix of history, culture, beauty and adventure. Tropical coastlines with white sand and palm trees, lush colourful jungles, dramatic snow-peaked mountains and deserts with incredible rock formations; Colombia has it all.
Best time to visit Colombia
Colombia is located on the Equator, therefore any time of year is ideal when visiting; however during April-May and November-January it may rain more than usual.
Recommended length of stay: Ensure you spend a minimum of two nights in each of Colombia’s top destinations
Local currency: Colombian Peso (COP)
Top three experiences
Experience a fairy-tale city, Cartagena
Lying within 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls, Cartagena is truly enthralling. Explore the city on foot or by bike and learn about the city’s tumultuous history of Spanish conquistadors, pirates, and how Cartagena gained its independence.
Explore Tayrona National Park, Magdalena
Stretching along the coast from the Bahia de Taganga to the mouth of the Rio Piedras, Tayrona National Park covers 12,000 hectares of land and 3000 hectares of coral-rich sea. Rising behind stunning stretches of golden sandy beach are the steep hillsides of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest coastal mountain range.
Visit the Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira
Zipaquira’s stunning Catedral de Sal is one of the country’s most unique attractions, carved by removing 250,000 tonnes of salt. Take a journey that will take you 590 feet below ground into this former salt mine.
Where would you like to visit on your next adventure? Contact your local Travel Counsellor for a tailor-made holiday, or read our Authentic Encounters brochure for more inspiration.