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Colombia: Colombia's heartland

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Dissected by voluminous rivers carving valleys through rugged Andean ranges to marshy outlets to the Caribbean Sea, Colombia’s interior has always presented challenges to the traveller. River craft routes have now in many places been superseded by road and air networks, but both along the banks of the River Magdalena and along the mountain roads towards the Venezuelan border are a string of long forgotten colonial towns of great architectural beauty and a lazy lifestyle. Some of these, such as Villa de Leyva, Honda, Barichara and the river port of Mompós have become popular weekend spots. By contrast Medellín, one of Colombia’s principal cities, is now a pleasant place with parks, plazas and works of art.

Our holidays to Colombia's heartland

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Cartagena

Signature Colombia: Culture and coffee

Private journey

11 days from £2,183pp

Weaverbird

Weaverbird: Spirit of Colombia

Group tour

16 days from £2,338pp

Car

Self-drive Colombia: Exploring the coffee region and beyond

Private journey

12 days from £2,217pp

Things to do in Colombia's heartland

Trail

Country walk on the Camino Real

Iguaque mountain

Visit Iguaque National Sanctuary


Mompos houses

Explore Colombia's colonial towns

What our experts say

The Andean interior of Colombia, cut through by massive rivers, will appeal to you if like me, you enjoy peaceful rural landscapes and out-of-the-way cultural history. If you appreciate dramatic scenery and don't mind travelling over rough, mountainous roads spiked by numerous hairpin bends. Here, you feel you are discovering a region little discovered by international tourists.  Colombians here are very friendly and keen to help but few speak English.

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