Colombia Holidays

Colombia is emerging to be one of the hottest destinations in South & Central America, with so much to offer; from rare wildlife and diverse cuisine to wild dancing and thriving nightlife. If you're a history buff, you'll love Bogotá. Filled with museums and interesting architecture, this capital city houses the world's largest collection of gold. If your love for history is more Indiana Jones-esque, trek through the jungle to find Ciudad Perdida – coined as the ‘Lost City’. It was only rediscovered in the 1970s, after its disappearance during the Spanish conquest. The perfectly-preserved heritage town of Villa de Leyva is a must-see for historians too, with its cobblestone streets and luscious courtyard transporting you back to the colonial era.

If you have a heart for adventure, explore Pereira. This scenic location is excellent for mountain biking, hiking and horse riding, as well as ice and rock climbing. The surrounding Coffee Region also offers plenty of opportunities for relaxation, thanks to a host of coffee plantation tours and colonial towns, where you can enjoy a leisurely break.

You may not regard Columbia as a beach holiday destination, but once you step foot on Tayrona's golden sands, you'll soon reconsider. Spend your days snorkelling amongst the colourful marine life and feast on fresh seafood. Off the northern coast lies the quaint and mountainous Caribbean island – Providencia – offering a slice of paradise for the chance to unwind.

Highlights

  • Discover fascinating and varied history in the museums of Bogotá, or visit the colonial town of Villa de Leyva

  • Relax, snorkel and sunbathe on the pristine beaches on the Caribbean coastline

Key Info

  • Capital city: Bogotá

  • Language: Spanish

  • Currency: Colombian peso

  • Time difference: GMT - 5 hrs

  • Flight time: 11.5 hours to Bogotá

Colombia Trip Ideas

Here are some trip ideas to Colombia. All of our trip ideas shown below are examples, and we’ll amend, adapt or start from scratch, until we’ve created the perfect trip for you. See one you like, or have a trip in mind? Call us now to book: 01483 319 333

Places to go in Colombia

Here are some of the top places to visit in Colombia. Need some help deciding where to go? Call us now on: 01483 319 333

Map of Colombia

When to go to Colombia

Colombia is close to the equator, meaning temperatures are pretty stable throughout the year. Colombia does get some rain though, so the best time to go overall is between December and March when the rainfall is at its lowest. However as with most tropical countries, the rain is followed by bursts of sunshine – so if you don't mind getting wet, you can enjoy Colombia all year round.

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Medellín
Cartagena & Caribbean Coast
Bogotá
The Coffee Triangle

Medellín

Cartagena & Caribbean Coast

Bogotá

The Coffee Triangle

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