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Colombia Country Quickfacts

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Area:  1,141,748 km2
Capital: Bogota
Country Code: 57
Country Population: 48,014,026
Credit Cards: All major credit cards accepted in tourist areas: American Express, Visa, Master Card and Diners Club
Currency: Peso
Departure Tax: $19USD - Usually buried within airline fares.
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 110 V
Ethnic Groups: 

49.0% Mestizo; 37.0% White; 10.6% Afro Colombian (includes Mulatto); 3.4% Amerindian

Location:  North Western, South America
Official Language(s): Spanish, with 68 ethnic languages and dialects
Religion: Roman Catholic
Time Zone: COT (UTC -5)
Tipping: Tipping is at your discretion. Restaurants may charge 15% extra as service.



Colombia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Colombia.

Learn about the history and culture of Colombia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Colombia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Colombia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Colombia tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Colombia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.



Book your Colombia tour with Goway! 

LATIN AMERICA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Colombia tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, enjoy a small group tour, an independent travel module and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Colombia.

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