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Unspoilt Colombia has arguably the most dramatic scenery, the greatest variety of flora and fauna, the most atmospheric towns, and among the friendliest people in Latin America. Jagged snow-spangled Andean peaks rake the skies above an apron of coffee plantations giving way to unsullied rainforests. Warm Caribbean waters stroke lazy blond beaches, while pre-Conquest ruins and exquisite colonial cities dot the landscape.

Colombia has a comprehensive air network – essential in such fractured landscape – and locally a good road system. The tourist infrastructure in these more stable times is expanding rapidly. With a bit of careful planning and judicious use of expert advice, the visitor can enjoy a most rewarding experience.

Our holidays to Colombia

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Rural Colombia

Undiscovered Colombia, Providencia and Panama City

18 days from £3235pp

Weaverbird

Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia 2016

17 days from £2268pp

Weaverbird

Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia 2017

16 days from £2268pp

Cartagena

Signature Colombia: Culture and coffee

11 days from £1679pp

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Essential information

Language

Spanish

Time difference

GMT - 5 hrs

Key events

Hay Festival
Carnival
Barranquilla
Easter
Flower Fair

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Our insider tips for Colombia

Strolling round Cartagena’s monumental fortress walls, evoking the history of gold, precious stones, pirates and battles at sea.

Hannah

Hannah Donaldson

Discovering the mysterious statues and sculptures in the sub-tropical Valley of the Statues at remote San Agustín.

Lina

Lina Fuller

Having a drink with local people in a street corner bar or café. Colombians are fun and welcoming, many speak a bit of English, and have stories to tell.

Isabelle

Isabelle Mazille

Gawping at the extraordinary exhibits in Bogotá’s world famous Gold Museum. Hewn into magnificent artefacts by pre-Columbian civilisations, there are over 35,000 pieces on display.

Ben Line

Ben Line

What our experts say

I first visited Colombia in the mid 80s, a time of turmoil offering an edgy adventure... Later, when things settled down, I got to know the coffee country, and my husband proposed on the top of Providencia island's lonely volcano.  Nowadays, the beautiful city of Cartagena has a Hay Festival, the breathtaking Caribbean beaches are becoming more accessible and you can once again trek the marvellous trail to the Ciudad Perdida, or Lost City.

Claire Milner

Claire Milner

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