Now is the time to book Colombia holidays. Having been overshadowed in the past by South America’s more well known destinations its popularity is growing thanks to improved safety and infrastructure over recent years. Our tailor-made Colombia holidays deliver a fascinating mixture of Caribbean culture, colonial history and modern day living. Add in the stunning scenery of the Andes mountains, jungle and pristine beaches and it’s easy to appreciate the Colombian Tourist Board’s slogan “the only risk is wanting to stay”. Our advice is to travel to Colombia now before everyone else hears about how wonderful it is.
The Caribbean coast with colourful Cartagena and Tayrona National Park. the undulating hills of the Coffee region and quirky little towns and villages of the highlands.
Although the land borders are not always easy to cross, Bogota’s international airport is very well connected to the rest of South America. In particular Peru and Ecuador for the mainland and Galapagos islands work very well. Avianca have recently announced a new direct flight between Bogota and Cuzco so now you don’t need to go via Lima to combine with Machu Picchu.
You can visit the Carribean year round. The lowlands are tropical and during April to June and October and November are slightly wetter. The dry season in the highlands is December to March when nights can get chilly but skies are clearer.
Peso. ATMs are widely available and most large shops accept credit cards although there may be a charge. Travellers cheques can be difficult and expensive to change.
You should visit your family doctor and check that you are up to date with your immunisations for typhoid, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A.
Vaccination requirements are subject to change, check with your family Doctor or local travel clinic
Visa and entry requirements are subject to change and you should check with your consulate for the latest rules before you travel.
Make sure you have 6 months validity left on your passport before traveling to Colombia.
GMT – 5 hours.
Average flight time to Bogotá is 14 hrs. There is a new direct flight with Avianca from London Heathrow – Bogota. Or other routes take you via Europe or the USA.
Browse our ideas for tailor-made Colombia holidays including multi-country itineraries. Pick a standard itinerary or tell us about your likes, dislikes and must-dos and we will create your perfect trip. We don’t do set group departure dates, all of our trips can start on whichever date suits you best.
Beaches, colonial towns and coffee. A classic introduction to lesser visited Colombia.
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This really was the holiday of a lifetime and thanks to expedition leader Hannah and her fantastic team was it was a magical experience. The scenery and wildlife were breathtaking and the history of polar exportation, and my hero Sir Ernest Shackleton in particular was vividly, brought to life. To be able to follow his journey and pay my respects to him at his graveside in South Georgia was very emotional and something I will never forget.
Lorraine traveled on Hebridean Sky. Find out more here.