As the second-most biodiverse country in the world after Brazil, Colombia has a lot to offer. Home to soaring Andean summits, rolling green valleys and wild- sandy beaches, it’s a land of magnificent beauty. Paired with colonial rich towns and archaeological treasures, it’s a country that has it all. After extensively researching each and every corner of Colombia, we have created a number of fantastic itineraries to inspire your Colombian adventure and allow you to get under the skin of this beauty of a country.
A holiday to Colombia has it all: white-powdered beaches, snow-capped mountains, charming colonial cities, Amazonian rainforest, seven UNESCO World Heritage sites, around 1,800 bird species, and quite possibly the best coffee in the world…so what are you waiting for? Colombia is full of surprises! So much so have a look at these 10 interesting facts we bet you didn’t know until now.
Colombia is a patchwork of picturesque coastlines, bustling cities, diverse landscapes and colonial charm. With much to see and do, our specialists have shortlisted their top five things to see and do in Colombia.
Thanks to its equatorial location, Colombia’s landscapes are as diverse as they are beautiful. From palm fringed beaches and snow capped mountains, lush jungle and rolling coffee plantations, Colombia’s amazing topography is amazingly varied allowing visitors to enjoy a countless array of adventure activities.
For those drawn to the road less travelled, Latin America has its fair share of hidden pockets and intriguing destinations to discover.
Carpeted with dense, wildlife-rich jungles and lined with a dazzling coast, combine the jungle and beach in Latin America for a memorable holiday.
Bogota, Coffee Triangle, Cartagena, Palomino & Tayrona
Best for: Hideaway, Honeymoon, Beach
With its winning combination of pretty colonial towns, lively nightlife, cute boutique hotels, remote hideaways and secluded coastal spots, we think Colombia makes for the perfect place for those looking for something a little different on their honeymoon.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Created with honeymooners in mind but ideal for all romantics, this 14 night itinerary mixes up buzzing cities and secluded jungle retreats, lush countryside and palm-fringed beaches. Begin your trip in lively Bogota, taking in the main sights on a fun bike tour. From here, escape the city and head to the peaceful Coffee Triangle. Explore the beautiful botanical gardens, relax among rolling hills and try a cup (or several!) of the strong stuff. Next it's on to Cartagena, the jewel in the Caribbean's crown. You'll enjoy a private cooking class together and then we recommend a night out on the town, perhaps heading to a local salsa bar. From here, it's off to Palomino and a two-night stay in a unique jungle hideaway where you set the pace before finishing your trip on the doorstep of Colombia's wildly beautiful Tayrona National Park.
Days 1 - 3 : Bogota, Colombia
Stay at The Artisan D.C. Hotel for 2 nights
On arrival in Bogota, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located close to all the great restaurants and bars that have popped up in Colombia's buzzing capital. On a Sunday, many of Bogota's streets are closed to traffic so we've included a privately guided bike tour - hands down, it's the best and most fun way to see the city, its diverse districts and the vibrant graffiti art that's cropping up everywhere.
Days 3 - 6 : Armenia, Coffee Region
Stay at Hacienda Bambusa for 3 nights
Escape the city today and board a short flight to Colombia's famous coffee region. Visit working fincas (coffee farms) and learn about the coffee-growing process whilst sipping a piping hot cup of Arabica (an absolute must!). We've also included a morning in the pretty botanical gardens and tour to the beautiful Cocora Valley and Filandia: marvel at the towering wax palms before exploring the cute colonial town.
Days 6 - 9 : Cartagena, Colombia
Stay at Ananda Hotel Boutique for 3 nights
Fly to the charming Cartagena, one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America. Enjoy a morning at the local markets followed by a cooking lesson with an expert chef, who'll show you how to engage with flavours and whip up your own lunch! Your remaining time is at leisure to stroll the well preserved colonial old town and soak up the history and charm the city exudes.
Days 9 - 11 : Palomino, Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean Coast, Colombia
Stay at Reserva One Love for 2 nights
Wave goodbye to Cartagena and transfer along the coast by private transfer to the tiny coastal town of Palomino. From here, you'll head inland to a hidden jungle retreat offering barefoot luxury and total relaxation. Opt to gently float down the Palomino River on a tubing excursion, hike through the forest to visit an indigenous community or simply wile away the hours in your hammock, absorbing the sounds of the jungle, and end the day with a relaxing massage.
Days 11 - 14 : Near Tayrona, Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean Coast, Colombia
Stay at Villa Playa Tayrona for 3 nights
Your final stop is Tayrona, famous for the palm-fringed beaches of its national park. Gripping over 85km of the Caribbean coastline, the national park is packed with wild-sugary beaches, lush mountainous jungle and is scattered with archaeological sites. During your time here you have at leisure to relax and enjoy the beauty of the park.
Day 14 - 15 : Flight home via Bogota
Private transfer to Santa Marta airport for your flight home via Bogota.
When to go
Whilst Colombia is generally considered a year-round destination, the Caribbean coast has a hot and humid climate, typical of the tropics and rains can be experienced here at any time of year. The ‘drier’ season is from December to March, while the most rainfall comes in October and November. The best time to visit is the dry season although visitors to Tayrona should note that the national park is closed in February.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
Things to do
Bazurto Market & Cooking Class
Cartagena’s culture, people and history can be discovered through its food and spending a morning or afternoon exploring the markets and taking a cooking class in the home of a local family is an ideal way to get under the skin of the city.
Bogota Graffiti Tour by Bike
Vibrant works of art adorn many of Bogota’s walls, its colonial heart given a new lease of life by graffiti artists who have found an outlet for their political and social opinions. Explore this work as you cycle through the streets with your guide.
From $5158 per person
Based on two people travelling together
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.