Places to visit in Colombia

Discover our guide to the most exciting, memorable and inspiring places to visit.

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Bogota

Thanks to its location in the heart of the Andean mountains, Colombia’s vibrant capital stands at a considerable altitude - 2,600 metres closer to the stars.

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Tayrona National Park

Caribbean coast and islands

Discover lively seaside cities, wildlife-rich lagoons and the untamed beauty of Tayrona National Park. Offshore you’ll find palm-shaded islands with sugary beaches and coral atolls.

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Cartagena

Explore one of Latin America’s most captivating and romantic cities, with cobbled streets soaked in sunshine and fascinating cultural events.

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Coffee Region (Zona Cafetera)

The temperate coffee region is famous for its verdant sloping landscapes peppered with rustic traditional towns.

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Villa de Leyva

Colombia’s heartland

Dotted across the River Magdalena and its surrounding mountain ranges are the sleepy colonial towns of Villa de Leyva, Honda, Barichara and Mompós.

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Medellin

Medellin

Known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’ for its reliable sunshine, Medellín is a vibrant city with plenty of leafy plazas and cultural events.

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San Agustin

San Agustin, Popayan and Cali

This region of volcanoes, luscious green valleys, sugar plantations vibrant towns and traditional villages is not to be missed.

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Sunset in the Amazon

The Colombian Amazon

While much of the Colombian Amazon is inaccessible, you can visit the jumbled river port of Leticia and the charming eco-village of Puerto Nariño at any time of year.

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LLanos

The Colombian llanos

This off-the-beaten track destination is Colombia’s answer to the Wild West, with cattle ranches, wide open plains and a traditional farming way of life.

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    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.

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