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Overview

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. Snow-capped 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. Discover it all with a holiday to Colombia with Journey Latin America.

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, a holiday to Colombia is within easy reach.

At Journey Latin America we offer an impressive selection of trips to Colombia to suit all types of traveller. Whether you’re looking for a solo holiday, searching for a family-friendly trip, or are keen to join a group tour, you’ll find a number of exciting choices.

Discover the highlights of Colombia on our Signature Colombia: Culture and Coffee holiday. Explore Bogotá during a city tour, enjoy excursions in the coffee region and take in the sights in colonial Cartagena.

If getting off-the-beaten track is more your kind of holiday, our Off the beaten track Colombia: San Agustin and the Amazon is for you. Explore San Agustín and Tierradentro pre-Columbian archaeological sites, visit Guambiano communities and stay in the Colombian Amazon.

If you wish to travel together with like-minded travellers, our Chachalaca: Colombia’s colonial and coffee culture escorted group tour might be the perfect option for you. On this 14-day holiday, you will be covering many of the highlights, including Bogotá, the coffee region, Medellín and Cartagena.

Feeling inspired? Contact our Travel Experts to book an unforgettable trip. At Journey Latin America we have almost 40 years of experience in planning trips to Central and South America, so you can trust us to help you book the Colombia holiday you’re looking for.

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We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.

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The weather in Colombia is wide and varied

From snow-capped Andean mountains to dense, unspoilt rainforests, Colombia boasts some of Latin America’s most diverse and dramatic scenery. This is a year-round destination with a relatively stable climate; while some months are rainier than others, you won’t find many dramatic weather fluctuations. That being said, the climate can vary greatly between regions. Expect pleasant springtime weather in Andean cities, steamy tropical downpours in the Amazon rainforest and beaming, hot sunshine on the glorious Caribbean coastlines.

As December - March offer the driest and hottest weather conditions in many regions, this is often the high season for visitors - popular destinations will be bustling with a lively atmosphere. You may also wish to plan your trip to include one of Colombia’s many cultural events - why not celebrate Baranquilla’s larger-than-life Carnival in February, or marvel at the intricate floral displays of Medellín’s Flower Festival in August. Wildlife enthusiasts would do well to visit the Amazon during the drier season July - November when the animals are easier to spot, or head to the grassy Llanos from September - March when thousands of birds flock to the watering holes.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Lina Fuller
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

  • Kathryn Rhodes
    Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert

    Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

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