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De-escalating Tensions above Medellin

Medellín's most notorious and dangerous area, Comuna 13, has been transformed with the help of...escalators?

The Art of Colombia’s Botero

Painter and sculptor Fernando Botero is a world-renowned Colombian artist. His style is unmistakably his own, it is impossible to mistake a Botero work.

Old School Threads – Keeping Tradition Alive in Colombia

Aware of the importance of rural traditions to their culture, these Colombian women are willing to work hard, long hours to make sure they stay alive.

Just back from...Colombia

Richard recetly returned from a trip to Colombia and filled us in on all the highlights.

Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast

After a lovely couple of days in Tayrona National Park, where we explored the thick rainforest and wandered on endless deserted beaches, we headed along the coast to one of the county's most special tourist highlights.

Visiting Colombia’s Coffee Region

Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world, sitting just behind Brazil and Vietnam. However, if you are talking quality rather than quantity, most people here will tell you Colombia is number one.

In Bogota: First Impressions of Colombia

Arriving into a country for the first time is always exciting, carrying as it does an air of expectation, and entering Colombia was no different.

Tour in Focus: Viva Colombia

Our tour in focus blogs take an in-depth look at what makes our signature trips special, and answers the most common questions our clients have. This time we take a look at our two week Viva Colombia tour. Colombia is a real highlight of Latin America, and is a destination that is rapidly becoming more popular, with something to appeal to every traveller. Here’s everything you need to know…

Five Reasons to Visit Colombia

One of the most diverse countries in Latin America, with landscapes ranging from sun-soaked Caribbean beaches to arid deserts and the lush green hills of the Zona Cafetera, and a culture encompassing ancient civilisations, colonial charm and sultry salsa, Colombia has a wealth of experiences to offer travellers. Here we take a look at our five favourite reasons to visit.

The Cultural Significance of Chocolate in Colombia

Colombia is home to some of the finest chocolate found anywhere on the planet. Here we take a look at why Cacao is such an important product in the country.

Travel Trends: Colombia

If you’re looking for the hottest new travel destination, look no further than Colombia, South America’s rising star. Here at Wild Frontiers, we've seen a big increase in travellers to South America, and Colombia is our most popular destination on the continent by far.

An Insider's Guide to Bogota, Colombia

Quick Facts: Population: 8 million Language: Spanish Time: GMT -5 Flight: 11.5 hours When to visit: All year round Visa: Not required for British nationals Why go to Bogota? Bogota has an amazing urban graffiti street scene, a buzzing nightlife for all tastes, and is a great …

Becoming a Coffee Connoisseur in Colombia

Explore the scenic coffee region on our Viva Colombia or Colombia Explorer tours, or arrange a visit to Café San Alberto itself on a tailor-made holiday to Colombia. I did not drink a single cup of tea in Colombia. The concept was almost unheard of. Instead, I was in the third biggest coffee prod…

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Still heavy with a layer of fatigue and jetlag after an overnight flight and early arrival had turned straight into a day of hotel inspections, I didn’t know quite what to expect from an ‘underground salt cathedral’, under than my colleague’s words to “bring a cardy along”. The cathedral is close…

Just Back From: Colombia

Office Assistant Davina was recently in Colombia, where despite having a wonderful time with turtle conservation by day and dancing between dinner courses at night, it was still us she was thinking of us while down at la playa... Best view? The view from my window on a chartered flight bet…

The Hunters of El Valle

Office Assistant Davina has recently been in Colombia where she encountered a stand-out local guide. Holidays to this Caribbean paradise at the northern tip of South America can be found on our group tours or tailor-made holidays pages. As the group assembled for the morning brief, I noticed a lo…

Exploring Cartagena and Tayrona National Park

Tour leader Max Wood is currently leading our recce Colombia & Venezuela: Cartagena to Caracas group tour. Below he talks about the first few days of the trip. We started our trip in the stunning colonial city of Cartagena, which is beautifully preserved and presented. There were a lot of tourist…

Castles, Crocodiles and Mud Baths in Colombia

We've had a great couple of days in Cartagena, one of the most colourful and photogenic cities in the world. The group arrived on Sunday morning and some spent the afternoon exploring the Getsemani area of the city with its murals and cool bars. Later we dined in Patagonia, an Argentine restaurant w…

Discovering Colombia

Tour leader Richard Dunwoody and James Henderson are currently in Colombia on a recce for a new group tour. They wrote this blog whilst listening to a distant blast of Latin trumpet music, near midnight, in the small riverside town of Lorica on the Sinu River in north-western Colombia. Colombia i…

What is Colombia Famous For?

If you've every wondered, what is Colombia famous for, we've put together an A to Z guide of what you can expect from this beautiful country in South America.

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