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Colombia Tours & Holidays

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Overview

Having languished in the tourist wilderness for almost two decades, Colombia has come back with a vengeance, rapidly earning a reputation as one of the most exciting new travel destinations in South America. Discover the countries palm-fringed Caribbean beaches, snow-capped Andean peaks, national parks and rainforests that beggars belief, with one of our Colombia tours. From the cosmopolitan streets of Bogotá, to the cobbled alleys of its colonial outposts, you can indulge in everything ...

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Viva Colombia

Experience the diversity of Colombia, from the towns of Honda, Santa Marta and Cartagena to the coffee zone and the jungles of Tayrona National Chiloé
14 days from C$5,766

TAILOR-MADE HOLIDAYS

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

TAILOR-MADE

Classic Colombia

A classic tour of Colombia's highlight destinations with unique experiences. The itinerary pairs must-see destinations of Tayrona, Cartagena, the Coffee Zone and Villa de Leyva and tours with a twist for a special touch
13 days from C$6,125
TAILOR-MADE

Colombia Active Culture

Enjoy a short whirlwind introduction to the best of Colombia with this wonderfully balanced itinerary combining historic cities; rural towns; Andean nature; cultural workshops; active tours; and charming, boutique hotels
8 days from C$5,565
TAILOR-MADE

Colombia In Style

A wonderful mixture of experiences exploring Colombia’s Andean cities, colonial towns, Caribbean beaches, cowboy culture and culinary delights via a range of exclusive, handpicked tours and stylish accommodation
15 days from C$9,669
TAILOR-MADE

Peru and Colombia: From the Inca Highlands to the Caribbean Coast

Enjoy ancient South American history in Peru, with an exploration of its Incan ruins, followed by some relaxation and immersion into current Latin culture at a coffee ranch and on Colombia’s Caribbean coast
14 days from C$6,230

HIGHLIGHTS OF COLOMBIA

BEST EXPERIENCES

TOP PLACES TO VISIT

Bogota

Founded on 6 August 1538, the capital city is situated on fertile highland plains in the central region of the country. Bogotá preserves its historical and institutional centres (La Candelaria) ...

Cartagena de Indias

A fairy-tale walled city of romance and beauty (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Cartagena is studded with spectacular architecture, cobbled streets and leafy plazas, making it ...

Tayrona National Park

Forming part of the Caribbean coast, where the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (at 5,770m the highest coastal tropical mountain in the world) sinks into the sea and forms bays of indescribable beauty,...

Villa De Leyva

Declared a national monument in 1945, this magical town has been preserved in its entirety and virtually no modern architecture exists, making it one of the finest examples of a traditional colonial ...

Coffee Region

Colombian coffee is one of the finest in the world and is grown on the fertile lands of the Central Cordillera where the coffee bushes are interspersed with a wide variety of native species creating ...

OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO STAY

Anandá Hotel, Cartagena de Indias

This beautifully restored, five-star boutique hotel is located in the historic centre of Cartagena de Indias, just a few blocks from Santo Domingo Square. Newly renovated, Anandá is an intimate…

Casa San Agustin, Cartagena de Indias

Casa San Agustin is a beautiful boutique hotel restored from three colonial buildings in Cartagena’s colonial quarter. Consistently being featured as one of the city’s top hotels, its 30 wood-beamed…

Casa Terra, Villa De Leyva

This boutique property houses just nine rooms, allowing for spacious living quarters and an attentive service. The décor mixes colonial features such as tiled flooring, whitewashed walls and terracotta…

Cayena Beach Villa, Tayrona National Park

The Cayena Beach Villa is a newer hotel in the town of Magdalena, around a 15-minute drive from the entrance to the national park. The hotel maintains local character with a touch of luxury overlooking…

Four Seasons Casa Medina, Bogota

Located in vibrant Chapinero area, known for its restaurants and bars, the Four Seasons Casa Medina hotel offers luxury accommodation within a protected, brick mansion building. Refined rooms feature…

Hacienda Bambusa, Armenia

The working coffee farm and plantation sits in the countryside around Armenia in Colombia’s coffee zone, surrounded by the Central Andes Mountain Range. The hacienda, built from bamboo and clay, is…

Hotel & Spa Getsemani, Villa De Leyva

The three-star Getsemaní hotel lies just a few blocks away from Villa de Leyva's main square allowing for easy independent exploration of this cobbled colonial town whilst being away from the noise of…

Hotel De La Opera, Bogota

Located in the historic centre, La Candelaria, most of the city’s major sites, museums and architectural highlights are within walking distance. Housed in a colonial building, the hotel and surrounding…

Villa Playa Tayrona, Tayrona National Park

With a lack of luxury accommodation options in the protected national park, Villa Playa Tayrona offers one of the most high-end ways to experience the surrounding natural beauty. The boutique property…

INSPIRATION

TRAVEL GUIDE TO COLOMBIA

Find out a little more about Latin America's most exciting travel destination in this short guide to Colombia. Pretty colonial towns, white sandy beaches, the best coffee you'll ever taste, world cla…

Meet the expert, Richard

Richard is our Latin America expert, who has travelled extensively in the region.

Speak to Richard by calling
1(833) 200-4640

Colombians are experts in the aesthetic. Even the humblest country home has a unique style, sublime touches, that give it character and true grace. Colombia is all about beauty, both natural and manmade.

USEFUL INFORMATION

Health and Vaccinations 

There are no mandatory immunisations for travellers to Colombia though you should be up to date with Typhoid, Tetanus, Polio and Hepatitis A. For some regions you require a Yellow Fever Certificate. There are mosquito borne diseases presently in Colombia such as Malaria and Zika is present in some parts of Colombia so we recommend you seek advice from your local GP or travel centre as to the correct immunisations and/or preventative treatments.  

Officially visitors to the Tayrona National park only need to show a Yellow Fever certificate if they have visited Brazil or certain West African countries in the previous 6 months. However, on occasions overzealous park wardens can request this documentation from all visitors. As a precaution we suggest that guests are up to date with their YF vaccination and must present their certificate if requested. Although unlikely to happen, there is a small risk that failure to have your certificate may hold up the entrance process to the National park or entry could be denied.  

Currency

In Colombia the official unit of currency is the Colombian Peso (COP).  

To check out the latest exchange rate for the places that you are visiting you can go to www.oanda.com

Cultural Sensitivity 

On our tours you will frequently interact with local people, each with their own distinct customs and traditions. We therefore ask you to be considerate and to treat them with respect. Your tour-leaders and guides will always be able to advise you accordingly.  

In the churches and cathedrals women should cover their heads with a scarf or hat, while men should take their hats off.   

Language & Religion 

Colombia’s official language is Spanish although those dialects and languages spoken by other ethnic groups are also considered official in their territories. The dominant faith in the country is Catholicism and although the country has a very colourful history they are often very devout in their beliefs.  

Time 

Colombia is 5 hours behind GMT.  

A useful website to check the time zone differences is www.worldtimezone.com.  

Food and drink 

Food and drink play a big part in Colombian culture – please do not expect to lose any weight on this trip! But do just be prepared as breakfast can be a bit repetitive usually eggs, bread and coffee. The diet is also quite meat orientated, so vegetarians may struggle. In Colombia, hot chocolate is still a staple in almost every Colombian home, accompanied by Colombian pastries, bread, cheese and even eggs.  

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