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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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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.

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.

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. 


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.

A mountainous plantation in Colombia's Coffee Triangle
Map of Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days
Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

Colombia is a nation of vibrant cities, sleepy pueblos, and extraordinary landscapes: this action-packed 7-day tour gives you a taste of the true diversity of this country. Within the span of a week you'll visit the superb museums of Bogotá, savor freshly roasted coffee near Salento and gaze at the sea from Cartagena's glorious ramparts. 

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...

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

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
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...

Farmland located near Bogotá
Best Things to Do Around Bogotá

Superb natural and historic destinations surround Bogotá, enough to keep visitors busy for several days. For travelers keen on the outdoors, high altitude air, hikes of varying...

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The Tatacoa Desert
Map of Colombia's Cities & Archaeological Wonders - 11 Days
Colombia's Cities & Archaeological Wonders - 11 Days

This exciting tour combines Colombia's two largest cities, a desert known for astronomy, and a region laden with archaeology. Kick-off in Bogotá where you'll explore the capital's pre-Columbian artifacts at the Gold Museum. Continue to the Tatacoa Desert to stargaze and take in the arid landscapes before traveling south to see archaeological sites via horseback and Jeep. Finish in Medellín, where you'll learn about the city's street art and climb a rock dating back 70 million years.

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. 

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 19 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 20 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 1 day 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 Cami Sarmiento
active 1 day ago

Cami Sarmiento

I'm the vice president of Uncharted Earth, an adventure travel company that specializes in lesser known and relatively undeveloped travel destinations. We seek out unspoiled nature destinations and...

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Trip Reviews for Colombia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

We had a great time on our family trip to Col...
Colombia | Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2022

Kerry
Kerry P.
La Cañada Flintridge, CA | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

We had a great time on our family trip to Colombia. KimKim made everything so easy, from the minute we started looking til the time we boarded our flight back home. Andrea was so helpful and communicative, and very quick to respond both before and during the trip. Highly recommend their services! read more

We had a great time on our family trip to Colombia. KimKim made everything so easy, from the minute we started looking til the time we boarded our flight back home. Andrea was so helpful and communicative, and very quick to respond both before and during the trip. Highly recommend their services!

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Hotel Park 10
Medellin
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Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena
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Activity Reviews
Street Food Tour
Cartagena

Our guide Liz was simply awesome.She took us to many places that we would never have thought to try for ourselves. The selection of food was great. She accounted for the vegetarian in our group. It was delightful and a great way to kick off our time in Cartagena!

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Drum Safari - Sounds of Cartagena
Cartagena

Visiting the drum school was amazing. The whole group, including teen boys (hard to please) had a great time.

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Discover the Magical City of Cartagena & Getsemaní
Cartagena

We loved our guide Javier! Had a perfect day, and he balanced the right amount of scenery and history, adjusted for a pace that we enjoyed.

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Enjoy the Beaches and Coral Reefs of the Rosario Islands by Private Boat
Colombia

Such a great day! The boat ride was very enjoyable. Having a private boat made it feel luxurious. The crew kept the boat completely immaculate and had cold drinks for us. The beach club we visited was super relaxing, had a gorgeous beach. Snorkeling was super fun. Overall a great day.

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Colorful Colombia: Guatapé & El Peñol
Colombia

Two must-visit towns on your trip to Medellin. This trip really gets you out into the countryside, so you can see the beautiful country. We enjoyed our day!

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Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Dec 01, 2022

Dear Kerry,
Thank you so much for your lovely and kind feedback. Your words mean the world to us, and they help us to improve all of our services.
Thank you so much for visiting our country and enjoying each experience we prepared for you. It was a pleasure for me to work with you.
Everybody says hi and sends you all the best wishes.
Colombia always waits for all of you with open arms,
Andrea

Seamless Colombia experience!
Colombia | Nov 16 - Nov 25, 2022

Celeste
Celeste H.
Tustin, CA | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Our trip to Colombia was incredible!!! Our itinerary included Medellin, Pereira and Cartagena. Right from the get go Margarita was attentive, available to answer my questions quickly and listened carefully to the needs I communicated for our trip. She crafted an amazing itinerary for my son (6 years old) and I , which ended up including all of the highlights I asked for plus some extra kid-friendly activities she took initiative to recommend (Explora Park in Medellin and Coconut Beard... read more

Our trip to Colombia was incredible!!! Our itinerary included Medellin, Pereira and Cartagena. Right from the get go Margarita was attentive, available to answer my questions quickly and listened carefully to the needs I communicated for our trip. She crafted an amazing itinerary for my son (6 years old) and I , which ended up including all of the highlights I asked for plus some extra kid-friendly activities she took initiative to recommend (Explora Park in Medellin and Coconut Beard Pirate Game in Cartagena). My son has Autism and this was our first adventure abroad together so I wanted to ensure we had a solid plan and support while traveling. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience or supportive team! Not only was the planning seamless (KimKim software is incredibly user friendly and centralizes every detail you need), but while we were traveling we could communicate directly with Margarita and our local guides via WhatsApp with any questions and concerns. This was a nice bonus for me traveling solo with my son, knowing I had others to depend on. I requested smaller boutique style hotels with more of a local feel for accommodation. Loved each one (Hotel Quinta Ladera, Hotel Sazagua, Hotel Casa Don Luis by Faranda). The pace of our trip was perfect, with a good balance of excursions and downtime, flights that were at reasonable hours (with seats in the front of the plane!), safe drivers, and dependable flexible guides. We had Manuela in Medellin, Guillermo in Pereira and Carlos in Cartagena, all of whom were incredible with my son always playful, attentive and patient. The level of attentiveness of this tour company is above and beyond. They check in with you, they are available when you need something and take the time to add personal touches. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced traveling in the past. Definitely amazing value and service for the price point. Will definitely use Kim Kim in the future and highly recommend it - so grateful!

Local specialist: Margarita Moreno
Margarita
Margarita Moreno
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Nov 26, 2022

Celeste, Thank you so much for these words and for highlighting our work.
We love creating moments and experiences that you can remember forever.
Thanks for recognizing the team and allowing us to be part of this memorable experience.
You and your son always will be more than welcome.

And now we know a part of Colombia will be in your hearts. 🇨🇴

Gracias,
Margarita

Colombia Round 2
Colombia | Nov 3 - Nov 17, 2022

Carly
Carly M.
Columbia, MD | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

This is my 4th time using KimKim and second time with the wonderful team in Colombia! Margoth, Felipe and their team, once again, made sure I had a remarkable time as a solo traveler in this beautiful country. I always say I shouldn’t have gone with Colombia for my first trip out of the country, because it’s going to be tough to live up to it!
This second time around was no different! I visited Cartagena, Medellin and Santa Marta this time. It was the best birthday of my life! I plan to... read more

This is my 4th time using KimKim and second time with the wonderful team in Colombia! Margoth, Felipe and their team, once again, made sure I had a remarkable time as a solo traveler in this beautiful country. I always say I shouldn’t have gone with Colombia for my first trip out of the country, because it’s going to be tough to live up to it!
This second time around was no different! I visited Cartagena, Medellin and Santa Marta this time. It was the best birthday of my life! I plan to keep visiting each year for my birthday, and I feel it’s only going to keep getting better!
If you haven’t made Colombia a stop on your list, you absolutely must!
Thanks again to Aracanto and the wonderful people of Colombia for welcoming me to your home with such warmth and gratitude.
Until we meet again, mi amor!

Hotel Reviews
The Click Clack Hotel Medellin
Medellin

Beautiful place, perfect loctation and a wonderful staff!

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Nacar Hotel Cartagena, Curio Collection by Hilton
Cartagena

Such a cool place! Gorgeous rooftop and the rooms are beautiful.

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Right in the heart of the walled city and close to everything
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AC Hotel by Marriott Santa Marta
Santa Marta, Magdalena
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Activity Reviews
Dancing Class
Cartagena

Ruben was awesome!

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Dinner Reservation at Alma
Cartagena
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Dinner Reservation at Alambique
Medellín

Wish they had an updated location on google maps, but otherwise, great food and beautiful ambiance

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City Tour of Medellín (with Local Market and Comuna 13)
Medellín

Incredible!!!! Juan Carlos was amazing

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Juan Carlos and Jorge! Great guys!
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Flower Experience in Santa Elena
Medellín

Beautiful people, so kind and welcoming

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Guatape and El Peñol Tour & Airport Transfer: {{start_location}} to {{end_location}}
Colombia

Unforgettable experience. A mudslide blocking the route to get there had almost ruined my chances of seeing this landmark! But the team was able to make quick adjustments to assure i get to experience it!

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Tayrona National Park Tour Full Day
Colombia

What can I even say… the most beautiful place ever

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My guide was amazing!
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Minca Tour and Coffee Farm
Colombia
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Dinner Reservation at Mar de Las Antillas
Cartagena

Freddy, the manager is unforgettable. Truly made me feel like Cartagena is home.

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They sang me happy birthday with the live band!!
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Day Pass at Tierra Bomba Island at Makani Beach Club
Colombia

Sooooooooo serene and beautiful.

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Staff was incredible
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Dinner Reservation at Marea
Cartagena
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Gorgeous location!
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Dinner Reservation at Andres Carne de Res
Cartagena

The pirate!! They sang me happy birthday once again!

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Suggested Dinner at Crepes & Waffles
Cartagena
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Local specialist: Margoth Rico
Margoth
Margoth Rico
Local specialist in Bogota | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

Hola Querida Carly, it has been a pleasure having you again in Colombia and thank you so much for visiting us again and promoting our country! On behalf of our team and everyone you met, Muchas Gracias for making us a part of your Colombian experience, and we look forward to having you in Colombia again, and helping you plan a trip with Bogota, The Amazon rainforest and colonial towns and anything else you want to see! It is always very nice for us to see how much you enjoy Colombia, and to... read more

Hola Querida Carly, it has been a pleasure having you again in Colombia and thank you so much for visiting us again and promoting our country! On behalf of our team and everyone you met, Muchas Gracias for making us a part of your Colombian experience, and we look forward to having you in Colombia again, and helping you plan a trip with Bogota, The Amazon rainforest and colonial towns and anything else you want to see! It is always very nice for us to see how much you enjoy Colombia, and to see how positive you are and what an amazing attitude you always have :) Hasta pronto amiga! Un abrazo, Margoth