Around Colombia is a multicultural country, where diversity is appreciated throughout. You can find snow-capped mountains, untouched jungles, deserts, and an abundance of rivers. Additionally, the country is home to multiple modern cities with rich culture and history, molded over centuries by ancient civilizations. You can enjoy a peaceful afternoon in a hammock, surrounded by the blue sea or you can venture to the coffee plantations and enjoy the smoothest and best coffee in the world. There is as much to do as your imagination can conceive.
The packages we offer in order to see the country are a simple icebreaker, an introduction to what you could do during your vacation here in Colombia. The most popular destinations to visit are:
This is the principal city where the vast majority of people converge. With approximately 10 million inhabitants, Bogota is a center of business and development for the whole region.
Its main attractions are:
- Cerro de Monserrate
- La Candelaria and historic center
- Plaza de Bolivar, Nariño palace
- Parque 93 and Zona Rosa
- The Salt Cathedral
Medellin (City of Eternal Spring)
Located about 1600 meters above sea level, it is the capital of the department of Antioquia. This city that best represents the country’s transformation. There is seemingly nothing that remains from the violent and dark days of the past. It is a modern and vigorous city with the country’s only integrated transit system. Medellin is a city that charms, amazes and generates great admiration among visitors.
Its main attractions are:
- The Park of Master Botero’s sculptures
- Metro and Metrocables System
- Tutelary hills and Pueblito Paisa
- Library Parks and Units of Articulated Life (UVA)
- Peñol and Guatape are unmissable tours
Simply to speak of Cartagena is to evoke the whole colonial history of the country. Considered the main port of the Indies, it was the most besieged and tormented by pirates, who wanted to claim the city as their own. Hence King Philip IV decided to build an impenetrable fortress around the port. The British crown also looked to stake claim on the Spanish colonies; just as they had done with the island of Jamaica they had now come for Cartagena. However, they underestimated the might and courage of Admiral Blaz de Lezo, who with only 600 men, few guns and much bravery defended the city against General Vermont; despite all the weapons and force of the English Empire, Vermont was unable to tear down the castle and finally lost the war. This resulted in the strengthening of Spain as a superpower in Europe and Felipe IV as the king of the world. Thus the history of Cartagena is also the history of Europe and the geopolitical leadership of the day.
The colonial history isn’t the only aspect of Cartagena. As a slave port to the Americas, its culture is founded in strong African influence, which is still seen even today.
You should know that the country is in the heart of the tropics, for this reason the weather can be a challenge. There are only two seasons: rainy or dry weather. For this reason it is ideal to visit at any time of year, as temperatures are not too extreme. In Bogota and the Andean highlands such as Boyacá, temperatures average around 14 ° C (57 ° F) the other regions are between 22 ° (71.6 ° F) to 36 ° (97 ° F).