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
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