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About Colombia Travel


Colombia is one of our favourite travel destinations to date. Surprisingly tasty cuisine, friendly local people, stunning white sand beaches, lush jungle and fascinating historical sites, this is one place where you'll want to give yourself a long time to travel in.

We spent over a month in Colombia and when all was said and done, we really didn't want to leave. We met some great friends there and explored the interior and the coast, as well as some of the major cities like Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena, the latter of which remains today as one of our favourite cities in the world.

The name Colombia still conjures up images of drug trafficking and danger for many people who have never been. But once you travel Colombia, you'll realize - while there are still some places you that aren't safe - for the most part Colombia is a very easy and rewarding place to travel.

Things To Do In Colombia


Hiking, climbing, chilling on beaches and exploring colonial towns are just a few of the things on offer in Colombia. There truly is something for everyone. Whether you want to zip through the jungle on a line dangling over the canopy, or you simply want to relax on the beach with a mojito, you can keep your entire holiday as busy or relaxed as you want when you're travelling here.

Colombia travel is simple enough that you can easily plan different tours and experiences in the country and these days, with Airbnb Experiences and GetYourGuide you can meet up with locals and have them show you around their city, their cuisine or their country.

Hiking The Valle de Cocora in Colombia: A How-To Guide

Most people travel to Salento for the purpose of hiking the Valle de Cocora – a stunning trek with cartoon-like trees dotting the landscape. Colombia’s national tree is the Wax Palm, which at 60 meters high is the tallest palm in the world. The ...

12 Best Things To Do in Medellín, Colombia

In this article, you’ll learn the top 12 things to do in Medellín, including the best places to visit and the top attractions.  Watch a football match, go hiking in a nearby park, visit the local communities, party all night, or even put down ...

21 Awesome Things To Do in Bogotá, Colombia

High up in the Andes Mountains, you’ll find Bogotá. The sprawling capital city of Colombia is home to over 8 million people, making it the 5th largest city in the Americas. For many years, travellers avoided Bogotá (and Colombia at large) like the plague. ...

50 Awesome Things To Do in Colombia

Colombia is an exciting and diverse destination. If you’re a traveller who loves adventure, welcoming people, beautiful scenery and affordability, then Colombia is for you. We fell in love with this South American country after 6 weeks of travelling here. There are so many things ...

The Lost City Trek – Hiking to Ciudad Perdida in Colombia

Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits. – Jerry Dunn   “What do you mean we can’t use the bridge? The river is too dangerous to cross and we’re freezing!” There we were, 15 trekkers and our 2 guides arguing with a troll who was ...

Why You Shouldn’t Miss The Medellín Walking Tour

We’ve done our share of free walking tours in our day. From the visceral experience of strolling around the war-torn town of Sarajevo in Bosnia & Herzegovina, to learning about life in the former communist capital of Tirana in Albania, these tours are always ...

Places To Visit in Colombia


Colombia has plenty of cities, villages, National Parks and colonial gems to explore. If you're planning a trip to the country, consider trying to tick a few of these places off of your Colombia travel bucket list. Also keep in mind that while buses are affordable, there are also some great value domestic flights, so if you're travelling to many of the places to visit in Colombia, then you may find it more cost and time-effective to fly rather than taking the long bus rides.

Ciudad Perdida, Colombia: The Ultimate Trekking Guide

The Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks we’ve ever been on. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll have a lot of questions when it comes to planning your jungle trekking adventure. There are many things to think about in terms ...

Captivating Cartagena – Too Touristy or Justifiably Popular?

“Cartagena is nice, but way too touristy.” This is what we kept hearing for the 5 weeks of travelling around Colombia before finally making our way to the seaside colonial town of Cartagena. Because we typically love off-track destinations, this not-so-flattering description had our hopes low ...

Our Trip to San Gil, Colombia: An Adventurer’s Dream Destination

San Gil wasn’t always on our Colombian itinerary. In fact, it wasn’t until we were in Salento that we heard about the city and all of the adventure sports on offer there. We’re big on adventure, but not extreme sports like whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, skydiving, ...

The Big City of Bogotá – Our Visit to The Colombian Capital

“No dar papaya!” This was a term that we heard many times during our two-day stay in Bogotá. “No dar papaya” is a common saying in all of Colombia, and it directly translates to: “Don’t give papaya”. You’re probably wondering why you can’t share a delicious ...