Cartagena, Tayrona Park, Lost City, San Agustin, Amazon Region, Coffee Region, Santander
Enjoy fascinating tours in Colombia, South America, a beautiful country offering new holiday destinations in an environment that has seen strong security improvements, a country with one of the most diverse landscapes on the planet ranging from freezing mountain tops to tropical landscapes. Discover the fantastic bio diversity of this new destination in South America visiting places like Nuqui in Choco, or Leticia on the border with Peru and Brazil. This country has the richest bio diversity in the world. Many tropical natural parks are of unrivalled beauty such as the Tayrona Park near Santa Marta, the Utria Park in Choco and the Tatacoa dessert near to San Agustin.
You can enjoy many colorful festivals reflecting the cheerful spirit of its people. Enjoy the Cartagena International Music Festival, the Manizales Festival and the National Coffee Festival in the Coffee Triangle, the Joropo music Festival in the Llanos, The International Film Festival in Bogota and many more all over the country throughout the year.
Discover great beach-, adventure-, and leisure destinations for your trip to Colombia. Enjoy seeing many pictures and videos of this beautiful country all over our site. This tropical country is increasingly being discovered as a new great holiday destination in South America as security has improved strongly throughout the country with some exceptions in remote areas. People coming for a holiday trip to Colombia find a very different country than the one they occasionally hear about in the international press and keep coming back.
Find below an overview of pictures and locations of the country. Find as well detailed information on the regions in each of the sub-sections.
Cartagena: World Heritage City
Enjoy the unique atmosphere inside the ancient city walls full of restored colonial mansions, boutique hotels, restaurants and shops. Take a salsa tour at night along plenty of salsa bars and discos, or go for a sailing trip by sunset with exquisite seafood and a chilled bottle of white wine. A romantic trip at night on a horse-drawn carriage through colonial streets surrounded by typical wood balconies will transport you back in time to former centuries. Cartagena has become an international vacation and business destination with over one million tourists a year.
International Music Festival Jan 5 - 14 Hay Festival Jan 24 – 26 International Film Festival Jan / Feb Independence Festivities Nov 11
In neighbor city Barranquilla: Barranquilla Carnival pre carnival preparations: Jan 20 – Feb 16 Carnival: Feb 18 - 20
The Coffee Region
Get to know the beautiful Coffee Region and the growing process of the famous coffee. The Coffee Triangle is one of the most popular destinations for vacations in this country with fantastic weather in a tropical environment. Take one of the tours in the famous Willys jeeps getting to know the famous coffee area in Colombia!
Bogota and Surroundings
Enjoy great tours to the famous Gold Museum and the Botero Museum. Take the cable car going from 2.600 meters to 3.152 above sea level to the impressive Monserrate Chapel overviewing the entire city. Stroll along the antique shops or enjoy shopping at a large number of bustling shopping malls. Bogota is the 5th most visited city in Latin America by tourists from all over the world according to Master Card.
Iberoamerican Theater Festival Mar – April Rock in the Park June Kite Festival in Villa de Leyva August International Film Festival October National Tourism Beauty Contest in Girardot, Cundinamarca in October National Festival of Traditional Dances in Tabio, Cundinamarca in November Festival of Christmas Lights in Villa de Leyva Dec 7 and 8
Chocó, undiscovered tropical beauty
Watch many exotic species during different seasons throughout the year: Birth of turtles in their natural habitat from the end of September until mid January – Dolphin watching from February until mid June – Whale watching from July until mid October. This is a new holiday destination in Colombia with an increasing number of guided tours.
Dream vacation at San Andrés
Under the cool shade of a palm tree you will enjoy the white coral sand bathed by the warm waters of the Caribbean. Enjoy listening to the sounds of nature lying in one of the hammocks, or practice different kinds of water sports in an atmosphere of total privacy and security. This is an ideal place for: swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing, kayaking, and jet skiing.
Festivities: Celebrations in San Andres in November
Extreme sports in Santander
Enjoy the view of mountains and valleys by cable car up and down into the valley, practice golf, or visit the Chicamocha Park with its many attractions amongst which you can find an ostrich park, a children’s canopy, a goat park, the Guane museum, a 360 degrees viewpoint, a buggy track, souvenirs and handicraft and a botanical garden. Taste typical gastronomy with strong indigenous influence. Accommodation facilities are excellent in this region.
Bucaramanga Festival in September National Festival of Guabina- and Tiple Music in August
Amazing San Agustin: World Heritage for Humanity
This is a magic place where you will feel transported to a different world back in time. Visit the Park of San Agustin parting from the city of Neiva. After visiting Neiva and the thermal baths nearby, walk through the fantastic Tatacoa dessert composed of a huge, amazingly folded, red dessert landscape, guided by our expert local guide.
National Bambuco Music Festival in Neiva in June
The Llanos, the cowboy plains near Bogota
Relatively near to Bogota, descending from the mountains, this region offers you both adventure and leisure options in a tropical climate.
International Joropo Music Contest in Villavicencio Jun – Jul International Llano Folklore Festivities in San Martin in November
The lost City at the Sierra Nevada near Santa Marta
Keen on a fascinating couple of days of hiking or a tour on horseback to the lost city, discovering the way of life of this ancient civilization? Starting the tour from Santa Marta enjoy one of the hiking tours in the region through dense tropical vegetation. Get in contact with the local population and see a different way of life, less modern, but more in balance with their natural surroundings.
Festival of the Sea in Santa Marta in July
The Amazon Region: The Lungs of the World
Be it leisure activities such as enjoying the sun on the river banks during the dry season or embarking on one of the night tours to watch the crocodiles during the rainy season, there is a vast variety of activities possible for everybody’s taste.
International Music Festival of the Amazon Region in Leticia between Nov- Dec
Cali, Valle del Cauca, the land of Salsa!
This region offers you the option to visit beautiful vineyards under the shiny sun, a great zoo, and trips on horseback through the region, relaxing at the swimming pool or at the fireplace. Or go for a party ride on the local party bus, the local ‘chiva’ with lots of music, dancing and drinks. Take a great salsa course and enjoy dancing to the favorite rhythms of the locals taking a salsa tour at night visiting the best places in town.
Festival in December
Region Music Festival Petronio Alvarez in
Cali in August
Medellin: The City of eternal Spring
Discover this city the same way you could visit Paris or London for the first time: with a city tour by bus with excellent spring climate all year around. This modern city offers you plenty of options to visit: museums, a great botanical garden full of orchids, birds and flowers and many parks. Once a dangerous destination now many visitors enjoy a trip to Medellin.
The Flower Festival Jul - Aug
The Guajira, the dessert region
Visit the top northern part of the country, the Cabo de La Vela, and view unrivaled sunset landscapes. This is an ideal place for windsurf, kite surf, snorkel, camper cross, motocross, and walking along ecological paths or take a sailing trip on a local fisherman’s boat.