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Colombia: a unique travel experience

Check out Latin nightlife, Caribbean beaches, archaeological ruins and much more on an adventure-crammed tour.

Explore Colombia’s Caribbean coast—land of lost cities, virgin rainforest, deserted islands and colonial grandeur—and discover why this slice of Latin American paradise is becoming one of the continent’s most frequented tourism destinations.

Discover Colombia

Hit the Road from Cartagena
Considered one of the best treks in South America, the five-day hike from Santa Marta or Taganga to Ciudad Perdida to see the ruins of a once vibrant ancient city is a must if you’re in any way an intrepid traveller or want to feel like Indiana Jones. If it’s a serious road trip you seek, head down to Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia’s second-tallest volcano (5,300 metres above sea level). It’s a ways from Cartagena, but it’ll take your breath away whether you’re looking in it or from it.
Getting Away to San Andrés Island
Other than Cartagena, you can also travel to this slice of paradise 750 km north of Colombia. It’s a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and a diver’s dream. While you’re there, you should definitely check out La Loma, a town almost entirely populated by native islanders. It’s a fabulous place to appreciate a unique culture, and try some of the delicious local food. La Piscinita is another area of the island you should see, especially if you happen to be there when the area’s powerful geyser is active. And no matter what time of year you’re on the island, there’s horse racing every Saturday. Throw a couple of dollars down and see where lady luck takes you.

Colombia Your Way

Couples
 
Take a stroll through one of Latin America’s most seductive destinations, the Old Town in Cartagena. Wander past shady patios and under bougainvillea-laden balconies, as you take in the city’s rich history of faded colonial splendour, slavery, piracy and rebellion. It was also home to the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of the world’s most celebrated writers. Keep an eye open for his ghost at local coffee shops. If strolls aren’t really your cup of aguapanela, the Parque Nacional Tayrona offers hikes through its virgin rainforest to stretches of spectacular and often-deserted beaches.
Family playgrounds
 
Creep through the Palacio de la Inquisicion’s torture chambers in Cartagena and regale your children with gruesome stories of the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition. The Spanish tickler, the witches’ scale, the guillotine and the rack are grisly favourites. One of the oldest buildings in Colombia, the San Felipe de Barajas Castle is the strongest fortress ever built by the Spaniards in any of their colonies. Kids love exploring the maze of underground tunnels and hearing about its history of soldiers, pirates and treasure.
Travelling with friends
 
The strenuous three-day hike through the jungle to Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City) has become a rite of passage for many travellers to Colombia. Book a tour guide for your group and make your way back in time to the more than 1000-year-old ruins. With traditions dating back to the 19th century, the Carnaval de Barranquilla is the biggest carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro’s. Get lost with your friends amid street dances and masquerade parades, and discover why the festival’s slogan is “Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza”—he who lives it, enjoys it.

One trip, two destinations

It's great to be able to swim in the ocean and soak up the sun on a beautiful beach, but imagine also getting able to explore the cultural and historic attractions of an intriguing city! With our duos, you get to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Duo packages in Colombia

Colombia
  • Royal Decameron Baru Beach Resort & Spa

    Cartagena & Baru

    3 nights Decameron Cartagena • 4 nights Royal Decameron Baru Beach Resort & Spa

    Get the most of your holiday in Colombia, starting with a stay in the country’s most popular city – Cartagena. Walk down cobblestone streets and admire the historic old town with its beautiful colonial architecture. Next, head to heavenly Baru Island, where the turquoise waters lap lazily on the shore, and all you can do is sit back, relax and enjoy!

    8 days 7 nights 21 meals       More details >

Colombia Destinations

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Colombia the Transat Way

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  • Travelling to Colombia: Explore Cartagena and Tayrona National Park

    By SEATTLE DREDGE / 08 May 2015
    Cartagena, Colombia is one of the most interesting, beautiful and culturally diverse up-and-coming travel destinations of 2015. Once regarded as dangerous and unpredictable, travelling to Colombia is finally starting to appeal to curious travellers of all types including families, female travellers and solo backpackers looking for something a little outside of the norm.

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