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

What are the top cities to visit in Colombia?

Bogota 

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

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.

Villa de Leyva

Villa de Leyva, is a touristic colonial town located in a high altitude valley of semi-desert terrain and has undergone little development over the last 400 years. As a consequence, it is one of the few towns in Colombia to have preserved much of its original colonial style and architecture. Many artisans have made their home here. The streets and large central plaza are still paved with cobblestones and many buildings date from the 16th Century. This has resulted in Villa de Leyva becoming one of Colombia's principal tourist attractions and was declared a National Monument in 1954 to preserve its architecture. To the north-east of Villa de Leyva, the land rises to cloud-forest and includes the national park of Iguaque. 

Best places to visit in Colombia 

Tayrona National Park 

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.  Located in the country’s north, you will find palm trees, sandy beaches, and turquoise lagoons. The park is a great jumping off point to reach the islands of Providencia, Santa Catalina, and San Andres. While the islands are covered with coconut plantations and large beaches perfect for sunbathing, their surrounding reefs are the true attraction. The coral reef off Providencia is part of the third-largest reef system in the world and boasts all manner of underwater features, from colourful sea life to the sunken wrecks of privateering vessels and pirate ships. Tayrona is an immensely attractive place and one that is rewarding and exciting to explore.

Lost City

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 is one of the largest pre-Colombian sites in South America and  was discovered in 1972 when a group of local treasure seekers found a series of stone steps rising up the mountainside and followed them to an abandoned city.  When gold figurines and ceramic urns from this city began to appear on the local black market, archaeologists reached the site in 1976. Ciudad Perdida consists of a series of 169 terraces carved into the mountainside, a net of tiled roads and several small circular plazas. The entrance can only be accessed by a climb up some 1,200 stone steps through dense jungle. 

San Agustin

San Agustin Archaeological Park 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.It is near the town San Agustin in the Andes Mountains of western Colombia home to numerous pre-Columbian remains spread over several sites. Carved volcanic stone figures and tombs litter the Forest of Statues  amid native trees and flowers. Nearby, the Lavapatas Spring’s rock bed is scored with ceremonial water channels and reptilian shapes.

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Extend Your Trip to Central & South America

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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