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
Saskia and Will are here to help give you the inside track.
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
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
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
Colombia has the world's most colourful river
Colombia has the world's highest seaside mountain range, the
The country has 84 different indigenous tribes spread across
The national sport is called 'Tejo'
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.
A note on price
Colombia is very much about the experience over luxury, and as internal flights are often necessary, you should budget for around £4000 per person for a two week trip, including international flights. Learn more about our pricing
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