Packing for your trip to Colombia will be interesting...
The country has both a Caribbean and Pacific coast, Amazonian jungles, salty deserts, snowy mountain peaks, savannas, wetlands, archeological sites, bustling urban centers and islands
in the sun.
Begin your visit in Bogotá, the capital. A 10-million inhabitant urban gem, located in the mountains, 2600 meters closer to the stars. You will take in impressive views and grasp the size of the city from atop the Monserrate mountain and its adjacent church and shrine. On your way down, visit the Gold Museum, walk the colonial streets of downtown and check out the presidential square called Plaza de Bolívar. Drive north to experience a contrasting part of Bogotá, including modern architecture, fine dining and cultural happenings.
Outside of Bogotá you will enjoy the salt cathedral of Zipaquirá and get a glimpse of one of the most characteristic topographies in the country: The East Andes, which run all the way to the north and end in the Guajira Peninsula. Colombia also boasts the Central and West Andes mountain chains.
A 45-minute flight will get you to Cartagena, the walled colonial city and port on the Atlantic Ocean. Artists, designers and literature figures have given this Unesco World Heritage site a special flair. Spend a day or two on the adjacent Islas del Rosario and Barú to work on your tan, snorkel and eat fresh seafood.
If it's Colombia's famous coffee that you are after, focus on the coffee region, a tri-state area between Caldas, Risaralda and Quindío. We can arrange for you to wake up on a coffee farm, overlooking the fields were your aromatic breakfast beverage was grown.
In the North West of Colombia, lies the fashion capital of Medellín, also known as "the city of eternal spring". Enjoy the ideal walking weather, the vibrant shopping and its many cultural offerings.
For those interested in connecting with nature, the Amazonas rainforest awaits. Travel deep into the jungle, navigate the Amazonas River and spot pink sweet water dolphins in this protected natural habitat.
Colombia is famous for its hospitality, bright colors, fruits and music. Let the local atmosphere guide you through this unforgettable country.