Take a boat trip down one of the world’s longest rivers and discover an immense jungle with the richest biodiversity on Earth. Let the pure air and simple way of life of the local ethnic tribes inspire you to appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature.
Grand adventures await in the lush coffee region. Explore a coffee farm, breathe in crisp mountain air and hike through the spectacular Cocora Valley. When you’re tired, amble through colonial streets, people-watching in quaint plazas, while drinking locally produced coffee.
This 4/5/6-day trek will take you into a jungle that possesses the ruins and legends of the famous Tayrona Indigenous tribe. Experience nature in its purest form as you traverse ancient footpaths to climb deeper and higher into the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Preserved for over 400 years, this historical town flawlessly conjures up images of men with top hats helping long-skirted ladies down from horse and carriages that wait patiently on cobbled streets.
Famous for its Kite Festival that takes place every August, don’t miss the phallic-shaped statues in El Infiernito archaeological site too.
Losing the rhythm, stepping on toes, and awkward movements are all part of the salsa-learning process.
But don’t despair! Be patient and practice; you’ll not be at a loss for a partner as Colombians appreciate dancing as if their life depended on it.
Energetic, expressive, and fun, salsa is one of the best ways to experience the spirit of Colombia.
Revel in a natural park where tropical forests race to embrace the Caribbean Sea, creating a serene paradise that’s only interrupted by the shrieking of moneys and birds.
For the fit and adventurous, enter via Calabazo and climb to the ancient ruins of Pueblito – a once-thriving community of the Tayrona tribe.
Preserved colonial architecture and traditional gastronomy forged the fundamental character of this 16th-century town.
The often-called Ciudad Blanca, “White City” due to the prominent whitewashed walls, is famous for its elaborate Easter processions and remains a unique window into Colombia’s rich cultural heritage.
Perfectly sandwiched between two oceans, with islands and reefs easily accessible, diving in Colombia grants close encounters with an abundance of marine life. within a wide range of diving conditions.
Thanks to the wide range of diving conditions and dive sites, there are plenty to satisfy divers of all levels and abilities.
With perfect year-round weather conditions, the department of Santander is Colombia’s paragliding capital.
Float liesurely over Bucaramanga, or for the maximum adrenaline rush, organize a flight from San Gil for a panoramic view of the stunning Chicamocha Canyon. Paragliding close to Medellín is also a great option.
Surfing in Colombia suits all levels of expertise. The Northern Caribbean coast, with its mild currents, is great for beginners, as well as those wanting easy access to surf beaches and amenities. For a much wilder adventure, the Pacific coast offers the best surfing in the country. Getting there is half the fun.
Our insider Chris knows where to go in Colombia’s undiscovered Amazon basin.
With immaculately preserved architecture, fascinating history, and evocative places to stay and dine, our local insider gives you a run down of Colombia’s most alluring colonial gems.