Colombians are amongst South America’s warmest and most charismatic people. Colombia is topping the hotlists following a dramatic image overhaul. Out with the leftist guerrillas, in with the comfortable coffee haciendas, tropical colonial cities, Caribbean islands and progressive art and gastronomy scene. Colombia still possesses a rare sense of the undiscovered. While Cartagena and the coffee region are both unmissable, some of the greatest rewards are a little further afield. Those with an appetite for adventure should look to Mompox, the Amazon, El Choco, Barichara and Los Llanos.
Best time to travel
November – April
from London / New York: 11 / 5.5 hours
Combines Well With
Ecuador & The Galapagos or Panama
Juan Gabriel Vásquez – The Sound of Things Falling
Eat & Drink
Bandeja Paisa & Aguardiente
What people say
- “What a magnificent country this is and how well you seem to know it - every property, guide, restaurant, driver has been terrific. We can't wait to discover what you have in store for us next...
- “I cannot tell you what an amazing time we are having...how did you manage it?!
- “We were delighted with the trip we have just completed to Brazil and Argentina. We walked down Copacabana beach, watched a tapir swim past our canoe in the Pantanal, were submerged in the Iguazu falls, conquered desert and vineyards in northwest Argentina, experienced a snowstorm in the Andes, fed Cayman off horseback and enjoyed a tango show in probably the finest city in South America. A truly memorable experience: we have no hesitation in recommending Plan South America.
The Inside Track
Take a look at some of our recent articles about Colombia
Our Kind of Place | Casa del Presidente, Barichara, Colombia
August 12, 2019
Our Kind of Place | Monasterio del Viento
March 8, 2019
The Witness | Journey of a Colombian War Photographer
October 25, 2018
Broaden Your Horizons
September 27, 2018
Honeymoon Inspiration For Hopeless Romantics
May 23, 2018
Eat like a local in Cali, Colombia
May 5, 2017