Colonial buildings and balconies in the historic center of Cartagena, Colombia


Colourful hilltop haciendas and lush forests cover the coffee capital of the world

Tours in Colombia

One of South America's most beautiful and interesting countries, Colombia is still largely undiscovered despite its amazing variety of landscapes, sights and cultures. On Colombia holidays you can experience the contrast between the lively and cosmopolitan capital, Bogotá, and the atmospheric streets and well-preserved colonial buildings of Cartagena; the wild Pacific Coast and effortless laid-back cool of the Caribbean Coast; the lush undulating plantations deep in the Cocora Valley and the towering snow-capped peaks of Los Nevados National Park.

Revered by coffee lovers the world over, 'Eje Cafetero’ – the coffee region of Colombia – sprawls over the western slopes of the Central Andes. It makes for great trekking and cycling, and those with a real thirst for adventure can wild camp under the stars in the Cordillera Central. Add to this a chilled vibe and warm welcome, and it's easy to see why Colombia trips are achieving legendary status among adventure travellers.

Colombia Adventure Holidays

Cartagena Extension

Why not extend your trip? Explore the magical Cartagena on the northern coast of Colombia in the Caribbean.

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Expert opinion: Colombia trips

Colombia took the number-two spot in Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel list for 2017, with several old-time Exodus favourites also in the top 10, including Nepal and Finland:

“Decades of civil war and violent crime meant Colombian passport stamps were once for hardcore travellers only. Fast-forward to the present day, and the lost years seem but a dust speck in Colombia’s rear-view mirror. There are no world wonders, but the country’s mix of vibrant culture, nature and hospitality is a rich tapestry woven by welcoming arms. Over a decade into its dramatic about-face, this South American jewel is even expecting a visit from the world’s number-one Catholic. When Pope Francis kisses Colombian soil in 2017, it will mark the Andean nation’s first papal visit in 30 years.”

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