If you’re the type of traveller who walks the opposite way to the crowd, you should experience the sophisticated cities, the marvellous beaches and equatorial rainforest on a tailor-made holiday to Colombia.
Sometimes, when experienced travellers are gathered around a dinner table, the ‘where’ve-you-been-what-did-you-see’ chat can be quite competitive. Quietly dropping ‘Colombia’ into the conversation tends to stop everyone in their tracks.
Especially when you start talking about the sizzling modern cities with their chic restaurants, the vivacious clubs and bars and the thriving arts and cultural scene. Mixed in with an unspoiled region of Amazonian rainforest and a tantalising Caribbean coast.
Tell them about the colonial streets and squares of Cartagena, or the fading gentility of Mompox on the Magdelena River, or the beautiful artistry in gold on display in Bogota’s Gold Museum. Or you could try describing the Vallenato music that originates from the tropical north.
Then show them the photographs. The astounding desert landscapes, the rugged but beautiful mountains, Tayrona National Park, the fantastic Easter parades in Bogota and the carnival in Barranquila.
You could read the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to gain a taste of the country. Or you could ask Jane Chisholm – our Colombia expert and true enthusiast – for a tailor-made itinerary that will take you on a luxury holiday to Colombia.
Blog posts about Colombia
Experience the salt cathedral at Zipaquira, the sacred lagoon of Guatavita, coffee plantations, the Tayrona National Park, private sandy beaches…on a Classic Colombia itinerary.Read more
Explore Bogota City, visit to legendary lagoon of Guatavita and the village of Filandia, experience the coffee plantations and tour Colonial Cartagena…choose a Colonial Colombia itinerary.Read more