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Introducing Colombia

Visiting Colombia
Explore one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, not only in terms of wildlife and flora, but also in terms of landscape, culture and gastronomy. Visit both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, then head off into the Andes and Amazon. Read more

Things to do

Whether you’re seeking adventure, local culture, or simply looking to relax by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia offers a wonderful experience, and the warmth of its people will make you feel at home.

When is the best time to visit?
Located near the equator, weather conditions in Colombia vary only slightly throughout the year, making Colombia a great year-round destination. Read more

How many days do you need to visit Colombia?

To get a good taste for Colombia you will need at least a week, and ideally a bit more. Learn more

Getting Around Colombia
There are a number of ways to travel between Colombia's cities and regions, navigating the country's diverse topography as you go. Domestic flights, car transfers, and boat transfers are all common ways to get around, depending on your route. Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the most common arrival point for international travelers, while Cartagena and Medelliín also have airports with plenty of flight options. Learn more

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Colombia Tours & Itineraries

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Beach at Tayrona Park
Map of The Real Colombia - 9-Day Adventure
The Real Colombia - 9-Day Adventure

In nine days, explore the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada to the white sand beaches of the tropical Caribbean coast to discover a range of indigenous and contemporary cultures, as well as astounding biodiversity. Drive across city centres and take scenic mountain roads through the famous coffee region. Experience Colombia’s warm climate and culture by river and sea on rafting and sailing expeditions. 


The lush coffee region of the Cocora Valley
Map of Bogotá, Cocora Valley, Medellín, and Cartagena - 9 days
Bogotá, Cocora Valley, Medellín, and Cartagena - 9 days

On this 9-day tour, you'll get to explore the historical and cultural side of Bogotá before heading to the wax palm forests of the Cocora Valley. After spending some time on a local coffee plantation, head over to the beautiful city of Medellín, the home town of the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Finally, head north to the Pearl of the Caribbean, the colorful town of Cartagena.

One of Tayrona's stunning beaches on the Caribbean Sea
Map of Colombia's Caribbean Coast  - 7 Days
Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

This 7-day land and sea adventure covers all the highlights along Colombia's northern coast. You'll experience the culture and fairy-tale romance of Cartagena's Old Town, explore the beautiful Tayrona National Park, hike through mountainous jungles, go birdwatching, visit a coffee farm, and finish your trip with a relaxing trip to the Rosario Islands by private speedboat.

Cartagena
Map of Best of Cartagena - 5-Day Itinerary
Best of Cartagena - 5-Day Itinerary

Explore Cartagena’s colonial architecture by foot, partake in its rich culinary scene, and meet the local characters for an authentic glimpse into Colombia’s Caribbean culture. Cartagena’s old town is like an outdoor museum, whose stories will be told by an experienced local guide.

Sky and trees reflected in the Amazon River
Map of Colombia Andes, Amazon & Caribbean - 14-Day Itinerary
Colombia Andes, Amazon & Caribbean - 14-Day Itinerary

This tour takes you off the beaten path and truly epitomizes the diversity that runs through Colombia and its people. Colombia's mountains, jungles, Caribbean beaches, Spanish colonial architecture, rural and indigenous cultures combine to offer a quite unforgettable tour in one of the world's great (and yet uncharted) destinations.

Discover Colombia's Tayrona Park
Map of Cartagena & Tayrona Park - 5 Days
Cartagena & Tayrona Park - 5 Days

This fun 5-day adventure hits two major highlights along Colombia's northern coast. First, you'll experience the culture and fairy-tale romance of Cartagena's Old Town, an inner-walled city oozing with colonial architecture and history, not to mention hip hotels and rooftop bars. Then drive east towards Santa Marta to spend a few days at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (Tayrona Park) for a slice of South America's prettiest coastline. Explore on your own or take a guided tour of the park's hiking trails and exotic beaches.

Make The Most of Your Time in Colombia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Hike through the Valle de Cocora in Colombia's Coffee Triangle.
Map of 10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries

If you have 10 days in Colombia you can visit two or three areas of the country, thanks to low cost airfares that can jet you quickly between different regions. Enjoy the...

Boat on Palomino Beach
Map of 2 Weeks in Colombia - 4 Unique Itineraries
2 Weeks in Colombia - 4 Unique Itineraries

Planning to spend two weeks in Colombia? This amount of time opens up a wide range of possibilities to explore multiple areas of Colombia at a leisurely pace. You can visit a...

Colombia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
Tayrona Parque, Colombia
Best Time of Year to Visit Colombia

Colombia has tropical weather and a stable equatorial climate throughout the year. High seasons for tourism are December-February and June-August, coinciding the driest...

Cartagena
Best Places To Visit In Colombia

Colombia’s diverse culture and geography attract visitors from across the globe. You’ll discover an incredible range of places and people. Everywhere you go, you’ll enjoy the...

Colombia Travel Advice

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Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Colombia
Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Colombia

Beyond the untamed landscapes and Spanish Colonial heritage of Colombia's mainland, coral islands beckon. For visitors looking beyond the country's highlights, these gems offer...

Colombia Honeymoon
Great Honeymoon Ideas for Colombia

The romantic city of Cartagena, white-sand Caribbean beaches, beautiful Coffee Country and sizzling salsa dancing combine to make Colombia a wonderful honeymoon destination....

Colombia Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Colombia Coffee Country
Ultimate Guide to Colombia's Coffee Region

Colombia's coffee region set amidst the rugged hills between Medellin, Cali and Ibague produces some of the finest coffee in the world. Besides learning how the coffee is made,...

Colombia Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Relax in Cartagena
9 Incredible Hotel Pools in Cartagena

As if Cartagena’s colonial charm wasn't enough, the city also boasts some of the finest hotels in Colombia. Even better, many feature incredible swimming pools—here are nine of...

Charming Old La Candelaria
Best Boutique Hotels in Bogotá

Bogotá is home to dozens of locally-owned hotels, many with a boutique quality and personal service that makes them great choices compared to some of the larger chain hotels....

Best Things to do in Colombia

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Piedra El Peñol, a huge granite monolith resembling Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain.
Map of Best Things to Do Around Medellín
Best Things to Do Around Medellín

The mountains and valleys outside Medellín, in the department of Antioquia, offer a variety of excellent attractions and great day trips. These include the well-preserved...

Guards outside the Presidential Palace
Top 10 Things To Do with Kids in Bogotá

Colombia’s cosmopolitan capital is jam-packed with fun, educational, and richly rewarding things to see and do for the whole family. Plus, this nation boasts a warm culture in...

Rafting the whitewater near San Gil is one of many great adventures you can have in Colombia.
Best Adventure Activities in Colombia

Repelling down waterfalls, rafting turbulent rivers, paragliding over cities and navigating steep trails on a mountain bike are just a few of the epic adventures you can have in...

Our Latest Colombia Content

A Colombian coffee farm
Gourmet Tour of Colombia: Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena & Isla Barú - 12 Days

Hike around a coffee farm, take a cooking class in Cartagena, dine in the finest restaurants of Bogotá and Medellín — these are just a few of the gourmet experiences you can look forward to on this 12-day tour around Colombia. Featuring stops in the country's most popular destinations, plus off-the-beaten-path places like the idyllic island of Isla Barú, this trip offers an appealing mix of cultural sightseeing, outdoor activities, and culinary adventures. Whether you're admiring colonial architecture or sipping rum paired with artisanal chocolates, you'll find this itinerary a treat for the senses.

Kids explore the colorful streets of Cartagena
Family Holiday in Colombia: Bogotá, Zona Cafetera & Cartegena - 9 Days

Create lifelong memories on this 9-day family-friendly tour around Colombia. Starting in Bogotá, discover the city by bike and ride the cable car to Monserrate, then, fly to the Zona Cafetera to hike the Cocora Valley and discover the region's quaint villages. End on the Caribbean coast, where you'll tour the colorful streets of Cartagena, learn to fish with the locals, and relax on the white sand beaches of Barú Island. 

Views across Providencia and the Caribbean Sea
Discover Colombia's Caribbean Islands: San Andrés & Providencia - 7 Days

White sands and turquoise seas beckon on this 7-day island getaway. Located just off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the Colombian isles of San Andrés and Providencia offer a hidden paradise of unspoiled beaches, world-class diving sites, and vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. With a relaxed itinerary and lots of free time, you can spend the week settling into the rhythms of island life.

Colombia Travel Videos

Tour of Tayorna Parque, Palomino and Bogota
Tour of Cartagena, Baru and La Boquilla
Family Trip in Colombia

Colombia Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Colombia map: 5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip
5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip
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Colombia map: 7 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Colombia map: 10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Colombia
Travel specialist Margoth Rico
active 18 hours ago

Margoth Rico

I have seen how Colombia has evolved from a dangerous destination to a safe, welcoming, and upcoming destination, and I am therefore extremely passionate to be part of my country's tourism...

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Travel specialist Michael Gold
active 22 hours ago

Michael Gold

Since I was little, I have been fascinated by getting to know the great wide world. The exchange with other cultures has always been my focus. Therefore, I have made my interest my profession. In...

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Travel specialist Andrea Morita
active 20 hours ago

Andrea Morita

Let enchanting Colombia steal your heart and touch your soul—we’ll plan it all for you on a custom itinerary.

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Travel specialist Felipe Rico
active 17 hours ago

Felipe Rico

I have seen how Colombia has evolved from a dangerous destination to a safe, welcoming, and upcoming destination, and I am therefore extremely passionate to be part of my country's tourism...

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Trip Reviews for Colombia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everyth...
Colombia | Jul 29 - Aug 8, 2022

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Mike O.
Tucson, AZ | Aug 11, 2022

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything! read more

Wendy did an amazing job coordinating everything on our trip to Colombia. There were lots of moving pieces and we visited multiple cities. Great trip thanks to Wendy and her team! We will definitely use Kim Kim again. Thanks for everything!

Hotel Reviews

El Cielo Hotel

Medellin

Wonderful hotel. Very personal service and great location. Restaurant and service were excellent.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice boutique hotel.
Location
Very centrally located.
Staff
Service was impeccable.
Cleanliness & Comfort

Casa Origen

Santa Marta

Loved this hotel. Was a bit of a transition given what we are used too. But really enjoyed the stay. The ladies in the kitchen were wonderful. Very nice quiet place that has great access to the park and just a quick walk to the beach.

Authenticity & Character
Very nice setting.
Location
Isolated - but that is what made it charming.
Staff
Excellent service.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Remember fit is an Eco Lodge (not a 4 seasons). So, when visiting, keep that in mind. We had a blast.

Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton

Cartagena

Excellent hotel. We stayed in the 2nd building (which I would recommend - quieter and nicer rooms). Food was very good and the hotel is close to everything. Service was impeccable.

Authenticity & Character
Excellent.
Location
Great location - central to everything.
Staff
Staff is very attentive.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very good.
Activity Reviews

Discover Santa Marta

Colombia

Jovan did a wonderful job.

Quality of Experience
Excellent.
Food
Very good.
Guides, drivers and staff
Jovan and our driver were excellent.
Transport
Very good.

Taironaka & River tubing at Don Diego River

Colombia

Nice relaxing float trip. Gave us a break after a lot of walking tours. Guides were great.

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Free availability of transportation service

Colombia

Jimmy and our guide did a great job.

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Discover the iconic Comuna 13 & Medellín

Medellín

Mario and Jimmy (driver) did an excellent job. Lunch could have been a bit better - but overall wonderful time.

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Guides, drivers and staff
Mario and Jimmy did a stellar job!
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Jimmy was excellent!

El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨

Medellín

Nice trip

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Discover the Magical City of Cartagena & Getsemaní

Cartagena

Driver was excellent - guide was a bit average. This was the only part of a trip that was “average.”.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Driver was excellent - guide was average.
Transport
Driver did an excellent job.
Local specialist: Wendy Romero

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided ...
Colombia | Jul 24 - Aug 1, 2022

Amy
Amy F.
Torrance, CA | Aug 10, 2022

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major... read more

Trip of a lifetime! My husband and I decided to go to Colombia for our 15 yr anniversary. We didn’t know much about the country and decided to try KimKim. This was a huge game changer!! Margoth was absolutely amazing in the planning. She knew we wanted to see the coffee region and suggested we try Hacienda Bambusa. With only 8 rooms it can fill quickly. From there the rest of the trip was planned.
We started in Bogotá and had the most knowledgeable tour guide Byron. Being a history major he knew the city well. Even showed me the best spots for picture taking. If you are into hiking I highly recommend taking one of the hikes in Chingaza. The local guide was able to give us such a deep understanding of the indigenous Colombian people.
In Armenia we had the best hospitality. Cocoa tour, horseback riding. So many surprises along the way. Our guide and driver here were top notch talking us to some amazing coffee shops and restaurants off the main tourist streets.
One of the best parts about Kim Kim was having amazing guides and drivers in each city. We were able to cover so much ground and have a deeper cultural experience. It completely changed my outlook of foreign travel. Thank you Margoth!!!

Hotel Reviews

Hotel Casa Medina Four Seasons

Bogotá, Cundinamarca

So comfortable and charming. This hotel was absolutely stunning. We loved the breakfast each morning in the lovely atrium style restaurant. At night we chatted it up with the bartender who taught us more about the local area and drinks. His English was great and we were able to practice our Spanish. Spa services were great too!! Liked that it was in a safe neighborhood.

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Hacienda Bambusa

El Caimo

This place makes you feel like royalty. They greet you by name from the moment you arrive. Even staff members I had not met were able to greet me by my first name, so impressive. The rooms were beautiful with hammocks and hummingbirds. The flora and bird watching made me want to stay forever.

Authenticity & Character
Loved everything!
Location
Close to airport but they need to work on the roads.
Staff
Greeting us by name. Waiting with fresh cool towels when we arrived back from excursions. Surprise picnic table and drinks in the bamboo forest.
Cleanliness & Comfort

El Cielo Hotel

Medellin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Loved the turn down service with the yummy treats.
Activity Reviews

Lunch Reservation at Abasto (Usaquén area)

Bogotá

This was one of my husbands favorite meals in Colombia and he is a foodie. Cute patio. Seafood soup and Sangria are recommended.

Chingaza Natural National Park Tour

Bogotá

Hands down the most informative hike I have ever done. Our local guide Gabrielle was from Muisca descent. His love for the culture and environment was inspiring. We hiked to the infamous lagoons, touched the sacred rocks. Loved it despite the rain and mud. We stopped for lunch in Guasca. Felt good to discover the smaller cities with so much culture.

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Cocora Valley,  Salento, and Coffee Farm Visit

Colombia

This was a bit of a drive from our hotel but well worth it. We were lucky to see the Colombian condor close up. The walk was easy and breathtaking. Fun picture spots. Salento was colorful and had great shopping.

Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in | Aug 09, 2022

Hi Amy,
Thank you SO much for your review and it was amazing to meet you and Zach, and to have you in Colombia! And thank you for celebrating your anniversary in Colombia! Your feedback is extremely valuable and thank you for taking the time to write your comments and review. We hope you stay in touch and it will be a pleasure to have you again in Colombia in the future. All our Best Wishes to you and your beautiful family and stay in touch,
Margoth

Our trip to Colombia was amazing!
Colombia | Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2022

Jen
Jen D.
Arcadia, CA | Aug 08, 2022

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide... read more

Our trip to Colombia was amazing. I whole heartedly recommend this trip to anyone seeking an interesting, inspiring and fun vacation. Wendy was a fabulous specialist - very responsive, helpful and kind. We enjoyed so many activities! In Bogota we loved visiting the Traditional Farmers Market with Maria Jose. She was so passionate about Colombia and her work. We learned so much and enjoyed the fruit and market. We had a blast dancing during a LBGT night in Bogotá! Our guide throughout, Andrea, was absolutely lovely. We learned so much about the city, Colombia and a bit about what it is like to live there. We loved our experience in Medellín. What a beautiful city. Our guide Andres was awesome. We were in awe of how this city and the community has transformed after so much suffering. The vibrancy and passion we felt in the Comuna 13 was amazing. I think I will most remember the moving stories, hopefulness and how much incredible work performed by the community has transformed this city. We also had a fun evening out to a gay bar with Andres. Great conversations! The visit to the “silletera” farm was lovely as well. Our last days were spent in Cartagena. Really had some great meals! Also had a blast with the rum and chocolate tasting! As I write this review, I feel a longing to go back! It truly was amazing. My impression is mostly of the people we met, our guides and others we spoke with. I feel so grateful for how much I learned and got to experience in this beautiful country with such amazing people.

Activity Reviews

Traditional Farmers Market

Bogotá
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The City of Eternal Spring and Its Story of Transformation

Medellín
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LBGT Night in Bogotá

Bogotá
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El Peñol and Guatapé ¨The most colorful town in Colombia¨

Medellín
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Enjoy Medellín Nightlife

Medellín
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Rum & Chocolate Tasting

Cartagena
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Local specialist: Wendy Romero
Wendy
Wendy Romero
Local specialist in Santa Marta | Aug 08, 2022

Hi Dear Jen and Laura!
It was amazing knowing you and I do really appreciate your feedback!
I am happy that you had an incredible experience in our country. I will send your comments to our local guides who send you as well regards and hope you come back soon!
Colombia waits for you on your next trip with open arms!
Have a wonderful day!
Best,
Wendy