A year-round destination that spans both Pacific and Caribbean coasts, Colombia is perhaps South America's best-kept secret. And, while it may not be as familiar as some of its neighbours, it offers a wealth of experiences in its pretty colonial towns and diverse natural habitats.
While you are in the capital, Bogota, visit the Salt Cathedral at the heart of Zipaquirá. Further west, Cartagena is one of the best-preserved examples of colonial architecture in South America, and you can explore the brightly coloured buildings and cobbled streets on a city tour. Elsewhere, take a coffee tour of the Cordillera in Colombia's coffee region, or look for macaw in Tayrona National Park, set in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada.
Ideas for experiencing Colombia
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Colombia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.