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  • Cartagena is always a popular destination while on your Colombia vacation
  • Bogota is typically the starting point of all Colombia vacations
  • Colombian coffee
  • Street festival in Bogota
  • Baby Emperor Tamarin

Colombia is situated in the North West corner of South America, the 4th largest country in area on the continent of South America and is the only country to border the Caribbean and the Pacific. The name Colombia is derived from Christopher Columbus. There have been times when the country was subject to drug and guerrilla warfare. However, it is now an emerging, increasingly popular tourist destination and to be discovered on Colombia vacations.

It is a geographically diverse land with terrain ranging from the Andes Mountains to attractive coastlines, rainforests and grasslands.

The capital, Bogota, is a large city situated at 2640 metres/8600 feet, a contrast of towering skyscrapers and centuries-old plazas. Candelaria is in the centre of Bogota and is a colourful and picturesque colonial district teeming with history amid its cobblestone streets and old houses. Some of the highlights here are La Catedral Primada, the Plaza de Bolivar (the city’s main square) and the interesting Gold Museum. Another highlight is to take the cable car to the top of the Cerro Montserrate, a mountain adjacent to the city with amazing views of Bogota while on Colombia vacations.

Cartagena is a city and resort on the Caribbean Sea and the most visited destination in Colombia. It has an ethnic mix of Spanish, Indigenous and African peoples which adds to its heritage and culture. It is also an old colonial walled city within which the area dates back 500 years with its cobbled alleys, plazas and courtyards. The best beach here is Playa Blanca with its coral reefs and powdery sand. An interesting side trip from Cartagena is to the Rosario Islands National Park where one can enjoy nature.

San Agustin has, as its main attraction, pre-Colombian ceremonial sites of which there are over 500 statues of bizarre stone figures of animals and fictitious creatures.

Tayrona National Park on the Caribbean coast offers some of South America’s loveliest coastline as well as an interesting selection of wildlife and tropical birds.

Not far from Bogota is Villa de Leyva, a colonial-era town with typical cobblestone streets and colourful old houses with red tile roofs. Many artisans have made their home here.

An interesting place to visit on a Colombia vacation package is again on the Caribbean coast. Known as the “Lost City” or “Cuidad Perdida”, it is an 800 year old UNESCO protected archaeological site discovered only in 1972. It consists of terraces built into the mountainside and is one of the largest pre-Colombian sites in South America.

Book a Colombia vacation today and see what you have been missing! 

 

 "Globetrotting with Goway" blog articles

For some additional reading, the following articles are from our blog “Globetrotting with Goway”….. a great source of information for those people who are, or who want to be, world travellers!

 Consider a Colombia Vacation – South America’s Emerging Hotspot

Ecotourism Destinations: Central and South America (Part 1)

Colombia: An Undiscovered Jewel

Treks of South America – Part 3: Colombia, Ecuador, and Antarctica

 


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 tours.

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.

 

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  • Bogota Stopover

    Nestled high in the Andes, Bogota is a city of contrasts with high-rise buildings standing next to colonial churches and a cultural agenda that is reflected in its museums and art galleries.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 426
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Café Colombia

    A trip to Colombia is not complete without visiting the “Coffee Triangle”. Experience the aroma of the plantations, explore the picturesque scenery, golf courses and walking trails.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 857
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Cartagena Jewel in the Stone

    Cartagena’s past mixes colonial history with modern amenities, native culture and European elements. Enjoy cultural festivals, lush scenery, magnificent beaches and excellent cuisine.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 340
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Cities of South America

    The ultimate South America tour for culture vultures, this itinerary focuses on the continent’s most exciting cities, from pulsing Rio, to rapidly emerging Bogota, via Iguassu Falls and Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,659
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Classic Itineraries, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Coast Coffee Culture Colombia

    Colombia is famous for its coffee as well as its magnificent beaches on the Caribbean coast. What is often overlooked is the rich history present in Cartagena and the rest of the country.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,672
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Essential Colombia

    Journey into the heart of what makes Colombia such a spectacular choice for a trip to Latin America.
    Duration:
    8 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,586
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Latin Long Weekend: Cartagena & the Rosario Islands

    Goway can offer you a awesome, memorable and affordable Latin Long Weekend away.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,463
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
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  • Long Weekend Away: Coffee Colombia

    Follow your nose to one of the world’s greatest coffee regions in the hills of Colombia.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 756
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
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  • Medellin Stopover

    Colombia’s City of Eternal Spring is a place where magic realism comes to life.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 555
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas
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  • Trek to the Lost City

    The tiny fishing village of Taganga is the ideal base for trips to Tayrona National Park and trekking to the Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city believed to have been built before Machu Picchu.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 238
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Villa de Leyva Tour

    Enjoy a popular overnight from Bogota to a beautiful, colonial era town with cobble-stoned streets, red-tiled roofs and private courtyards. It is home to many artisans, painters and poets.
    Duration:
    2 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 576
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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