Modern cities with skyscrapers and nightclubs, 300 beaches on two oceans, archaeological ruins, high-mountain trekking, coffee plantations and 50 golf courses in exotic surroundings make Colombia a 'must see'.
Perched alongside the sparkling Caribbean, the UNESCO World Heritage colonial town of Cartagena is a fairytale city of romance, legends and beauty and really
could be considered to be the prettiest and best-preserved colonial city in South America. In the capital city of Bogota visit the Gold Museum's
immense wealth of pre-Columbian artefacts and take the cable car to the top of Monserrate for breathtaking vistas. Medellin, known as the 'City
of Eternal Spring', boasts modernist architecture, excellent museums and a lively cultural scene - a far cry from its former days as the headquarters
for Colombia's cocaine cartels.
Away from the cities explore the jungle-covered Caribbean coast. At the foot of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Mart the Parque Tayrona is one of
the most popular national parks to explore. Take a hike to view the ruins of the pre-Hispanic town of Pueblito. Challenge yourself on a jungle course
or trek wild mountain terrain to spot some of the 1,850 species of native birds. And once you are done exploring enjoy afternoon siestas in a
hammock, shaded by coconut palms, on a white-sand beach - there are literally hundreds to choose from!
Why we like it
- Jungle covered Carribean coast
- Picturesque colonial Cartagena
- Gold Museum in colourful Bogota
- Salsa infused Medellin
- Coffee rich cloud forests