Despite the not-so-glowing recent history, Colombians are some of the friendliest people out there and are determined to show you that you are safe and make sure you have a great time in their country.
Will, Original Traveller
Fast recovering from a severe image problem, Colombia is once more one of South America's most vibrant holiday destinations. After falling head over heels in love with the country on a research trip, we at Original Travel predict this will be one of the stellar destinations of the next few years. Especially as Colombia is a shining example of a country that through sheer force of collective will has undergone a complete makeover. The country is well summed up by the local saying, "the only risk is wanting to stay."
Why we think you’ll love it
- Cartagena is without doubt one of the coolest cities in Latin America - the old town has been beautifully restored and is now buzzing with fantastic restaurants, bars and boutique hotels
- Tayrona National Park, where the jungle meets the Caribbean Sea, boasts one of the most impressive landscapes of anywhere in the world
- There is still so much to discover in Colombia, so if you like to get somewhere ahead of the crowd, this is your place - it's not oversaturated with tourists
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Luxury Travel to Colombia: The Detail
Our Latin America team can arrange completely personalised trips to Colombia, to take in the country's scenic highlights including its Caribbean coastline, historic towns, coffee plantations and soaring Andean ranges. In the space of a week or two, a varied trip could take in one of several attractive boutique hotels in colonial Cartagena, Caribbean island life and the pristine Tayrona National Park.
Did you know
- The country's name derived from the name Christopher Columbus
- Colombia has the world's most colourful river
- Colombia has the world's highest seaside mountain range, the Santa Marta
- The country has 84 different indigenous tribes spread across the country
- The national sport is called 'Tejo'