Best of Bogotá

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Bogotá
One of South America’s most vibrant destinations, Bogotá is the epicenter of Colombian art, culture, and gastronomy. Among the highlights are iconic museums like the Museo del Oro, which is home to artifacts from pre-Colombian peoples. La Candelaria, Bogotá’s colonial-era center, is packed with attractions, some of which are tucked inside of the district’s 300-year-old buildings. The restaurant scene is another reason not to bypass Bogotá. You’ll find sprawling food markets as well as some of Latin America’s top chefs. 

City tours take you to Bogota’s standout attractions, including the Botero Museum, where you can see works by Colombia’s most famous living artist. Above the bustling streets, Monserrate offers sweeping views over Bogotá and the valleys and mountains beyond. For something different, you can explore street art, go on a tropical fruit tasting tour at an old market or take a biking excursion through downtown. Day trips include hiking amid the glacial lakes of Chingaza National Park and visits to the surreal Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá.
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Bogotá Essentials

How Many Days Should You Spend in Bogotá?
How Many Days to Spend in Bogotá

As an international hub, Bogotá remains the first point of contact for many travelers to Colombia, and it's worth spending two or three days exploring the country's dynamic capital city. If you're coming here only as a stop on the way to another Colombian locale, you may only have 24 hours to fill. But if you have the time and interest, this city and its surroundings reward leisurely visits of up to five days with exciting day trips outside the city.

Bogota sprawl
Ultimate Guide to Bogotá: Colombia's Beating Heart

Bogotá has two faces. It is both a bewildering urban sprawl across a South American massif, and a hodgepodge of quaint, colonial-era villages merged together over the centuries. The Colombian capital has an enormous variety of activities and historic sites but requires good insight to navigate the intertwining fabric – use these expert tips to get the most out of your visit.

9 Best Cocktail Bars in Bogotá
9 Best Cocktail Bars in Bogotá

Colombia's capital offers a wide range of watering holes, from low-key neighborhood bars to clubs serving up Latin rhythms. Many of the best are concentrated in a few key zones: student-friendly Chapinero, the upscale Zona T, and uber-chic Parque de los 93. Here are nine options for your night out in Bogotá.

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 difficulty and some culture beyond Bogotá, here are a few ideas for day trips around the Colombian capital.

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 which children come first. Here’s are some favorite activities and venues that families with kids of all ages will love.

Charming Old La Candelaria
The 7 Best Boutique Hotels in Bogotá

Bogotá is home to dozens of locally-owned hotels, many with boutique quality and personal service, making them great choices compared to some of the larger chain hotels. The following list includes stylish places emphasizing high-end design, theme hotels, and backpackers' favorites that have hosted travelers for decades.

City of Bogota
Best Things to Do in Bogotá

Bogotá is a pulsating South American metropolis where well-preserved colonial-era neighborhoods mix with 21st-century glass and steel. While its impressive museums and architecture rank high on the list of things to see, the best experiences will be your own exploration of historic neighborhoods on bike or foot. Let this guide direct you toward the best Bogotá has to offer.

Sample the local flavors of Bogota
Where to Eat With Kids in Bogotá

In Bogotá, a new generation of talented chefs have blessed the city with an array of dining options. Here you'll find both simple local fare and sophisticated restaurants melding global influences with traditional Colombian ingredients. Here are eight top choices that reflect the city's offerings and are great choices for families.

5 Great Day Trips from Bogotá
5 Great Day Trips from Bogotá

Bogotá, Colombia's grand capital city, has no shortage of things to do. But travelers eager to escape the hustle and bustle of this sprawling metropolis will find as many attractions right outside of town. Here are our picks for the best.

Bogotá Itineraries

Guatiquia River in Chingaza National Park
Map of Bogotá's Active Adventure: Bike, Hike, and Climb - 6 Days
Bogotá's Active Adventure: Bike, Hike, and Climb - 6 Days

If you're interested in the kind of vacation that revitalizes body and mind while pushing the limits of your endurance, consider this active six-day Colombian itinerary. It's centered in and around the capital of Bogotá and packs enough high-intensity exercise to really get those endorphins pumping. Even better, all these activities occur outdoors, on city streets, and in all that surrounding nature for which Colombia is deservedly famous.

Green coffee beans ripening on the vine
Map of Colombian Coffee & Colonial Towns: Bogotá & Zona Cafetera - 6 Days
Colombian Coffee & Colonial Towns: Bogotá & Zona Cafetera - 6 Days

This trip starts in the capital, where you'll discover colorful neighborhoods and museums on a walking tour, along with famous restaurants and nightlife. Then, fly into the heart of the Zona Cafetera and spend the night at a working coffee farm. Visit nearby Salento, a colonial town that wears its exuberance on its sleeve. While here, hike the unspoiled green mountains of the Cocora Valley, dotted with towering wax palms.

Bogotá, Caño Cristales, & Highlands Tour - 8 Days
Map of Bogotá, Caño Cristales, & Highlands Tour - 8 Days
Bogotá, Caño Cristales, & Highlands Tour - 8 Days

This itinerary highlights one of Colombia's beloved ecological gems: the Caño Cristales. During certain months, the Guayabero River turns shades of rainbow colors in a vibrant natural display. Enjoy swimming holes and waterfalls before flying back to Bogotá, checking out a salt mine cathedral, and visiting Villa de Leyva, one of Colombia's most charming Spanish colonial villages.

Bogota and Cartagena - 6 Days
Map of Bogota and Cartagena - 6 Days
Bogota and Cartagena - 6 Days

Six days is just long enough to experience the energy and culture of Colombia's most exciting destinations—with a bit of beach time thrown in for good measure. You'll start off in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá where you can indulge in the thriving food and art scene, then jet off to Cartagena to explore Old Town—the inner-walled city that abounds with colonial architecture and history. Throw in a day trip to the Caribbean Rosario Islands and you have a vacation worth its weight in gold.

An artistic clay house in Villa De Leyva
Map of Bogotá and the Colombian Highlands - 7 Days
Bogotá and the Colombian Highlands - 7 Days

On this culturally rich 7-day tour, you'll explore the historic and cosmopolitan side of Bogotá before heading north through the scenic Colombian highlands towards two of the country's most photogenic cobblestoned towns. Here, you’ll visit the underground salt mines, bike the Suarez Canyon, and finally explore the Spanish Colonial wonder that is Barichara — oozing with charm — before heading back to the capital's exciting restaurants and nightlife.

Enjoy a walking adventure in Colombia
Map of Colombia's Urban Walking Tour: Bogotá & Medellín - 7 Days
Colombia's Urban Walking Tour: Bogotá & Medellín - 7 Days

City slickers who like to hoof it will love this weeklong itinerary in Colombia spotlighting two of Latin America’s most exciting (and mountainous) hubs. The trip starts in the sophisticated capital of Bogotá where you'll have time to soak in the culture, restaurants and nightlife. From here, take a day-trip to the highlands to visit the region's salt mines. Next, it's a flight to Medellín, the scenic metropolis in the midst of a transformation after a turbulent past. With year-round spring temps and a free metrocable, there's plenty to see and do. Take a hike in lakeside Guatapé to round out this fun adventure.

View of the Amazon
Map of Bogotá & the Amazon Adventure - 5 Days
Bogotá & the Amazon Adventure - 5 Days

This outdoorsy adventure highlights some of Colombia's most fascinating and unique landscapes in the Amazon region. Start off by exploring Bogotá's arts and culture scene before flying south to Leticia; from here, you'll head out on two unforgettable days via foot, canoe and other small boats in Colombia, and across the border in Peru and Brazil. At night, you'll sleep in hammocks with mosquito nets in order to fully experience the rainforest. 

Cartagena's walled city
Map of Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Cartagena - 9 Days
Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Cartagena - 9 Days

Sandwiched between Colombia’s mountainous capital and its romantic inner-walled city on the northern coast, this scenic 9-day journey highlights one of South America's most beloved ecological gems: Caño Cristales. After completing this two-day river adventure, you’ll fly back to Bogotá to visit the salt mines before heading north to Cartagena. Here, you'll have two days to explore the sites, culminating with a speedboat ride to the Rosario Islands.

Square in Villa de Leyva
4 Day Colombia Highlands Tour

The images you see in many publications advertising Colombia typically feature virgin rainforest and windswept Caribbean beaches. But in the center of the country, you'll find an entire highland region abounding with colonial villages, ancient archeological sites, and other unique landmarks. The best part is that these highlights are invariably located within day-tripping distance of the nation's capital, Bogotá. So pack your cold-weather clothing and prepare for a quick jaunt to Colombia's highlands region.

Start your trip in Bogotá, Colombia's largest city and capital
Map of Bogotá & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas

Eight to 10 days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting both Bogotá and Cartagena, especially when also including Medellín and the Zona Cafetera. If you're not interested in adding more stops, six to eight days is enough for your Bogotá and Cartagena trip. Even travelers with limited time can see the highlights in as few as five days. For the best itineraries, including Bogotá and Cartagena, keep reading below.

Kids will love Colombia's colorful cities
Map of Family-Friendly Colombia Taster: Bogotá & Cartagena - 7 Days
Family-Friendly Colombia Taster: Bogotá & Cartagena - 7 Days

Your family can experience Colombia's best on an exciting week-long tour that's based in two very different cities: Bogotá and Cartagena. Kids and parents alike will enjoy exploring Colombian cuisine, history, and culture in the capital, Bogotá, and taking a day trip out to some impressive underground salt mines. Then, take the pace down a few notches in Caribbean Cartagena, a colorful city where you can cycle, go fishing with the locals, and express your creativity in drumming or crafting workshops.

 Bogotá cityscape
Map of Bogotá & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting both Bogotá and Zona Cafetera, especially when also including Medellín and Cartagena. If you're not interested in Medellín and Cartagena, five to seven days is enough for your Bogotá and Zona Cafetera trip. Check out the below favorite Bogotá and Zona Cafetera trips.

 Take a scenic hike to the top Monserrate in Bogotà
Map of Bogotá & Medellín: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá & Medellín: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most people visiting both Bogotá and Medellín spend about eight to 10 days in Colombia, which usually includes some time in another stop like Cartagena, Zona Cafetera, or Tayrona National Park. For travelers wanting to visit Bogotá and Medellín exclusively, plan six to eight days for a well-paced trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as four or five days. Check out our favorite Bogotá and Medellín trips below.

Get back to nature with a multi-day adventure in Colombia's Amazon region
Map of Bogotá & the Amazon: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá & the Amazon: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that five to seven days is perfect for a well-paced Colombia trip with stops in both Bogotá and the Amazon. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Cartagena and the Zona Cafetera. Get inspired with our Bogotá and Amazon trip ideas below.

Exploring in Colombia
Map of Bogotá & the Colombian Highlands	- 8 Days
Bogotá & the Colombian Highlands - 8 Days

With this outdoorsy, yet culturally rich 8-day tour, you'll explore the historic and cosmopolitan side of Bogotá before heading north through the scenic Colombian highlands towards two of the country's most photogenic cobblestoned towns. Here, you’ll visit the underground salt mines, hike the Iguaque Lagoon, bike the Suarez Canyon, and finally explore the Spanish Colonial wonder that is Barichara — oozing with charm — before flying back to the capital's buzzing restaurants and nightlife.

Cityscape of Medellín at dusk
Map of Discover Bogotá & Medellín - 6 Days
Discover Bogotá & Medellín - 6 Days

For travelers who love urban energy and metropolitan culture, this six-day jaunt is for you. It highlights two of Latin America’s most exciting cities—Bogotá and Medellín. You'll kick things off in the capital, Bogotá, where you can explore cobbled colonial streets, visit Pre-Columbian museums, and enjoy a thriving nightlife scene. Then, fly to Medellín, a revitalized metropolis best viewed from above—by scenic gondola car. Due to its mid-range altitude, the city enjoys a perpetual spring-like climate, so count on some delicious weather. Then there's all those hip bars and restaurants in the trendy El Poblado district that are begging to be enjoyed. Yes, six days is enough to live it all.

Street Market in Cartagena
Explore Colombia's Cities & Nature - 11 Days

This tour combines Colombia's vibrant cities of  Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena with trips to colorful villages like Guatapé, a hike to La Pierda Rock, and a beach day on Barú Island. Visit unique sites such as the Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá, the views atop Monserrate Hill, and the port city of Santa Marta, which is known as the first Spanish settlement in the country. Relax at a 5-star wellness hotel for a day at the spa, and spend an afternoon exploring Cartagena's food scene inspired by the literary works of Gabriel García Márquez.

Stop in colorful Raquira to pick up a souvenir or two or three
Map of Colombia's Cultural Interior - 14 Days
Colombia's Cultural Interior - 14 Days

This two-week cultural adventure is perfect for travelers who don’t mind skipping the Amazon, Pacific, or the Caribbean and want to get to the heart of Colombia's interior. Start the trip with plenty of time to explore the vibrant capital of Bogotá, and then travel north to the famous salt mines and one of the most well-preserved cobblestoned towns in the country, Villa de Leyva. You’ll then swing over to the striking metropolis of Medellín, throwing in day-trips to lakeside Guatapé and a working coffee farm before heading to Cali, the salsa capital of the world, and ending your journey in the “white city’ of Popayán.

Beautiful Cartagena
Map of Best of Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 9 Days
Best of Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 9 Days

Explore three of Colombia's most exciting cities on this nine-day adventure. Start in Bogotá, the sprawling cosmopolitan capital. Tour the colonial streets of the historic center, taste local cuisine, and visit museums. Then, transfer to Medellín to see street art and communal projects and learn about Colombian coffee culture. The adventure ends in tropical Cartagena, where you'll appreciate Spanish forts and architecture, enjoy fresh seafood, and swim in the Caribbean.

A view of the mountains from Bogota's La Candelaria district.
Map of Colombian Highlands & the Los Nevados Trek - 9 Days
Colombian Highlands & the Los Nevados Trek - 9 Days

This active South American adventure spotlights trekking in the high, snowy mountains of Los Nevados National Park. A good portion of this 9-day journey will take place in the rugged outdoors before you head towards the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva in the Colombian Highlands. Start and finish the trip with time to explore the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá for colorful street art, museums, dining, and nightlife.

Colorful Houses in Raquirá
Discover Colombia: Bogotá, Boyacá, Cartagena, Rosario Islands - 9 Days

Explore the highlights of Colombia on this tour that includes the vibrant cities of Bogotá and Cartagena, where you'll enjoy guided walking tours, a ride up the cable car to the top of Monserrate Hill, and a visit the unique Salt Cathedral in Zipaquirá. Head into the Colombian countryside to discover the heritage villages of Boyacá, including the open-air museum featuring traditional architecture, food, art, and dances. Find time to relax by soaking in the hot springs and enjoying mud massages in Paipa, and then spend a day on the white-sand beaches of the Rosario Islands.

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 seven-day tour gives you a taste of the true diversity of this country. Within the span of a week, you'll visit the museums of Bogotá, savor freshly roasted coffee near Salento, and gaze at the sea from Cartagena's ramparts. 

Enjoy family-friendly natural activities, like bird-watching
Map of Colombia's Coffee Zone with Kids: Bogotá & Pereira - 7 Days
Colombia's Coffee Zone with Kids: Bogotá & Pereira - 7 Days

Despite its name, Colombia's "Coffee Zone" is a fantastic destination for families—a natural paradise with outdoor activities for all ages. This week-long tour starts in the capital of Bogotá before heading west to Pereira, a city in the mountainous Zona Cafetera. Here you can soak in the Santa Rosa hot springs, watch hummingbirds in the Río Blanco Reserve, go horseback riding at a Colombian ranch, and, of course, learn more about local coffee (with some cacao thrown in for the kids!)

Learn about the history of Palenqueras in Cartagena
Map of Luxury Colombia Highlights Tour - 7 Days
Luxury Colombia Highlights Tour - 7 Days

Only have a week to craft the trip of a lifetime? Not to worry—you can hit the famous highlights of Colombia in style with this perfectly paced luxury itinerary. Go on the hunt for glimmering emeralds in Bogotá, enjoy world-class dining in trendy Medellín, soar over the verdant Antioquia countryside in a helicopter, explore the cobbled streets of Spanish colonial Cartagena, go island-hopping in a private catamaran, and much more.

 A colorful street corner in Cartagena, Colombia
Map of Bogotá, Cartagena & the Rosario Islands: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Cartagena & the Rosario Islands: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten days to two weeks is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting Bogotá, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands, especially when also including Medellín. If you're not interested in Medellín, a week to nine days is enough for your Bogotá, Cartagena, and Rosario Islands trip. Read on for the best itineraries, including Bogotá, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands and beyond.

Explore the colorful streets of Cartagena from your 5-star base within the Walled Town (photo courtesy of Casa San Agustín)
Map of Luxury Tour of Colombia's Cities: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 10 Days
Luxury Tour of Colombia's Cities: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 10 Days

See Colombia in luxurious style as you enjoy adventures in the big three cities: Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. Experience culture in the capital with museum visits followed by foodie tours and wild nights out at legendary Andrés Carne de Res. Then, fly to Medellín for day trips to coffee farms before ending in the colonial fortress city of Cartagena, where you'll mix island hopping and salsa dancing with cooking classes.

Take a walking tour of Bogotá, which includes Plaza Bolivar, the city's main square
Map of Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find that eight to 10 days is perfect for a well-paced Colombia trip with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in six or seven days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Or, extend your trip and explore more of the country—some of the best-loved trip extensions include Zona Cafetera and Tayrona National Park. See more ideas for Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena itineraries below.

Go behind the scenes in the Zona Cafetera with a private coffee farm experience
Map of Luxury Tour of Colombia's Mountains, Valleys & Zona Cafetera - 7 Days
Luxury Tour of Colombia's Mountains, Valleys & Zona Cafetera - 7 Days

No mountains on earth are like the mighty Andes that pass through Colombia. Venture deep into this range on a weeklong luxury tour to visit colorful colonial villages, coffee-country farms, and the famous Valle de Cocora, a wonderland of hilly cloud forests dotted with towering palms. You'll also enjoy highlights of Bogotá and Medellín and even play Colombia's national sport—a game that involves beer and gunpowder.

Villa de Leyva's historic central square is one of the largest in the Americas
Map of Authentic Luxury in Colombia's Interior: Bogotá, Villa de Leyva & Cali - 7 Days
Authentic Luxury in Colombia's Interior: Bogotá, Villa de Leyva & Cali - 7 Days

Enjoy first-class treatment as you venture into Colombia's interior for a look at three beguiling destinations, each boasting its own distinct culture and cuisine. In Bogotá, learn how to make the cold-weather comfort dish ajiaco, followed by a cheesemaking workshop in the colonial center of Villa de Leyva. Then you're off to sultry Cali, the capital of salsa, to see live dancing and get a bird's-eye view of the beautiful Cauca Valley on a helicopter tour.

See Caño Cristales, one of Colombia's greatest natural wonders, on this weeklong luxury trip
Map of Luxury Adventure on Colombia's Rainbow River: Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Medellín - 7 Days
Luxury Adventure on Colombia's Rainbow River: Bogotá, Caño Cristales & Medellín - 7 Days

If you're an adventurer who likes rugged outdoor excursions mixed with luxurious creature comforts, this weeklong Colombia trip is for you. It begins in Bogotá with sightseeing in the historic center and a trip on the Caño Cristales, a river that shines in a bright rainbow of colors. Enjoy stays in 5-star boutique hotels and a luxury ecolodge before finishing in Medellín with organic cooking classes and visits to storybook countryside towns.

 Photograph the charming doorways in Colombia's Old Town
Map of Bogotá, Cartagena & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Cartagena & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting Bogotá, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera, especially when also including Medellín and Tayrona National Park. For travelers wanting to visit Bogotá, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera exclusively, plan seven to nine days for a well-paced trip. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in five or six days for travelers with limited time. Check out our favorite Bogotá, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera trips below.

Dawn breaks over the Colombian Andes in Zona Cafetera, a region where coffee and cocoa grow in abundance
Map of Bogotá, Medellín & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas

Ten to 11 days is the most popular trip length for Colombia travelers interested in visiting Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera, especially when also including Cartagena. If you're not interested in Cartagena, seven to nine days is enough for your Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera trip. Read on for the best itineraries, including Bogotá, Medellín, and Zona Cafetera, and beyond.

Explore the Amazon jungle while staying in a romantic bungalow (photo courtesy of Calonoa Lodge)
Map of Luxury Active Colombia: Bogotá, the Amazon & Caribbean Coast - 14 Days
Luxury Active Colombia: Bogotá, the Amazon & Caribbean Coast - 14 Days

Dive deep into Colombia's beauty, culture, and history without sacrificing any creature comforts. This luxury two-week tour begins in Bogotá, where, in between visiting famous landmarks, you'll dine at some of the best restaurants on the continent. Then, travel to the Amazon to meet tribespeople and spot exotic wildlife before finishing the adventure on the Caribbean coast and the wonderland of Tayrona National Park.

In between stays in Bogotá and Cartagena, you'll relax amid the lush coffee estates of the Zona Cafetera
Map of Best of Colombia in Luxury: Bogotá, the Coffee Triangle & Cartagena - 14 Days
Best of Colombia in Luxury: Bogotá, the Coffee Triangle & Cartagena - 14 Days

Because of its wealth of natural beauty, any highlight tour of Colombia will be jam-packed with activities. Luckily, you have two weeks to experience the best, starting with museum and architecture tours in Bogotá, plus gourmet dining in the city's best restaurants. Continue to the famous Coffee Triangle for hikes and horseback riding in green valleys, then finish on the cobbled streets of coastal Cartagena to participate in dance and cooking classes, rum tastings, music workshops, and more.

Check out restaurants, cafés, and markets in Colombia's three biggest cities
Map of Ultimate Colombia Foodie Tour  - 11 Days
Ultimate Colombia Foodie Tour - 11 Days

Food and drink lovers will adore this culinary tour across Colombia's three biggest cities, starting in the exciting capital, Bogotá. You'll sample exotic fruits and meet chefs in one of the best neighborhoods for dining. Then head to Medellín and Cartegena to enjoy a range of food-themed excursions and tastings with local guides. It's not all about food; there will be time for bike rides and mild hikes—and even a two-day island adventure for some rest and relaxation on the Caribbean Sea.

Colorful Cartagena
Map of Colombia's Vibrant Cities: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 11 Days
Colombia's Vibrant Cities: Bogotá, Medellín & Cartagena - 11 Days

Spend eleven glorious days traveling through the fascinating cities of Colombia. Start in Bogotá by exploring the major historic sites in the city. Visit lagoons, waterfalls, and salt mines before making your way to Medellín, where you'll discover cobblestone lanes and a distinctive coffee culture. Then head north to the coast, where you'll go salsa dancing, rum tasting, and island-hopping in Cartagena.

Discover the Cocora Valley on a hike
Map of Colombia's Best Cities & Coffee Region - 10 Days
Colombia's Best Cities & Coffee Region - 10 Days

Check off three memorable cities on this whirlwind 10-day tour, starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight at a coffee farm, where you'll hike the green mountains of Cocora Valley, dotted with towering palm trees. From here, head to Medellín—a city with outdoor art and spring-like weather—before ending on the Caribbean coast, where you'll explore the romantic streets of Cartagena's Old Town.

Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyon Tour - 8 Days
Map of Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyon Tour - 8 Days
Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyon Tour - 8 Days

This 8-day adventure starts with two nights in Bogotá, Colombia's capital city. After a stop in Villavicencio, you'll be whisked away by charter plane deep into the Amazon rainforest. You'll hike and boat around two dramatic canyons, enjoy plenty of wildlife viewing, and interact with native tribes. Return to Villavicencio and spend your last night enjoying a performance by local dancing cowboys.

The colorful architecture of Cartagena
Map of Explore Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena - 8 Days
Explore Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartagena - 8 Days

On this eight-day excursion, you'll visit Bogotá, the largest city in Colombia and a melting pot of people from around the country. Travel to Medellín and see with your own eyes how it's transformed from one of the most dangerous cities to a fascinating destination. Then explore Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean ocean, and go on a trip to the beautiful beaches and islands nearby.  

Discover Colombia's Cities & Beaches - 8 Days
Map of Discover Colombia's Cities & Beaches - 8 Days
Discover Colombia's Cities & Beaches - 8 Days

This fast-paced 8-day itinerary highlights three of Latin America’s most exciting cities. You'll start off in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá to explore the thriving food and art scenes, then fly to scenic Medellín, a hip metropolis making a comeback after a turbulent past. End the trip in Cartagena's Old Town, a romantic inner-walled city with colonial history. Too much city? You'll spend an outdoorsy day visiting Tayrona National Park for a dose of rainforest and the Caribbean Sea.

Paramillo del Quindío, PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
Map of Colombia's Cities & Zona Cafetera Trek - 15 Days
Colombia's Cities & Zona Cafetera Trek - 15 Days

This itinerary starts and ends in two of Colombia's most exciting cities, Bogotá and Medellín. In between, you'll visit a working coffee farm and set off on a four-day trek through the Central Andes in Los Nevados National Park. After your trek, relax in the thermal pools outside of Manizales, with the still-active Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a backdrop. Then it's off to Medellín, a dynamic place to finish your trip.

Discover the red sand and rock formations of the Tatacoa Desert
Map of West & Central Colombia: Bogotá, San Agustín, Popayán, & Cali - 8 Days
West & Central Colombia: Bogotá, San Agustín, Popayán, & Cali - 8 Days

This well-rounded tour perfectly combines cultural and historical exploration with adventure in eight days. Immerse yourself in the bustling and vibrant barrios of Bogotá, trek through the white and gray landscape of Los Hoyos in the Tatacoa Desert, and dive into the pre-Colombian past with sightings of ancient monuments in San Agustín. You'll also meander the charming stone streets in colonial Popayán before capping off your stay with a salsa lesson in colorful Cali.

See the best of Colombia all on one trip!
Map of Highlights of Colombia: Medellín,  Cartagena & Bogotá - 12 Days
Highlights of Colombia: Medellín, Cartagena & Bogotá - 12 Days

Interested in seeing the very best cities and memorable natural scenery in the beautiful country of Colombia? Begin your trip in Medellín, a city nestled in the Andes mountains, and then head to Cartagena, the jewel of the Caribbean, with its colorful and vibrant culture. Enjoy a night at an island escape before topping it all off with a visit to Bogotá, Colombia's cultural and culinary hub.

Blue skies over the Tatacoa Desert
Socially Concious Colombia: Bogotá, Tatacoa Desert, Algeciras, Medellín & Cartagena - 12 Days

Connect with local cultures and communities on this unforgettable 12-day Colombian itinerary. Starting in the capital of Bogotá and ending on the magical Caribbean coast, you'll set out on a series of excursions and experiences that help support local businesses and strengthen the country's peace process. Tour Bogota's colorful food market, stargaze in the Tatacoa Desert, and sample coffee in a mountain village. After discovering Medellín's dynamic street art scene and learning to cook like a local in Cartagena, spend your final day relaxing on the white sand beaches of an island resort.

See the wind-swept páramo  landscapes of Chingaza National Park
Map of Active Exploration of Colombia's Natural & Cultural Highlights - 16 Days
Active Exploration of Colombia's Natural & Cultural Highlights - 16 Days

This 16-day active adventure through Colombia gets you up close to the country's stunning natural landscapes and thrilling outdoor activities. This journey through Bogotá, Salento, Manizales, Jardín, and Medellín is filled with hikes, outdoor day trips, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and more. Explore the vibrant capital city, trek through the coffee region's picturesque hills, and uncover awe-inspiring encounters with nature.

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
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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. 


Bogotá, Amazon & Cartagena - 10 Days
Map of Bogotá, Amazon & Cartagena - 10 Days
Bogotá, Amazon & Cartagena - 10 Days

In just 10 days, this exciting tour of Colombia covers a great deal of ground including four nights in the Amazon region, sandwiched between two world-class cities. You'll start off exploring the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá before flying south to Leticia; from here, take part in a series of unforgettable days via foot, canoe, and other small boats in Colombia and across the border in Peru and Brazil. Then fly north to the Caribbean Sea and wander Cartagena's romantic inner-walled city before culminating with a speedboat ride to the Rosario Islands.

A place for adventure and reflection!
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Experience Colombia's Amazon - 4 Days

This 4-day excursion into the Amazon will give you a taste  of one of the most beautiful and diverse ecosystems in the world. This itinerary is the perfect introduction to the Amazon as it will bring you down the river, through the rainforest, and into various indigenous communities along the way. Take a boat cruise along the Amazon River, stroll through the eco-friendly village of Puerto Nariño, take a dip in the beautiful waters of Lake Tarapoto, and more.

In Bogotá's La Candelaria neighborhood see an eclectic mix of styles
Map of Colombian Cities Tour: Bogotá, Cali, Medellín & Cartagena - 13 Days
Colombian Cities Tour: Bogotá, Cali, Medellín & Cartagena - 13 Days

Colombia's dynamic cities and eclectic flavors are ready to be discovered on this 13-day tour by boat, air, car, and bicycle. Taste tropical fruits and inventive dishes from local chefs and see picturesque Monserrate Hill in Bogotá. Learn dance steps in Cali and join locals for buzzing nightlife at a Medellín fonda. Soak up the sun on the Rosario Islands and end your adventure cruising around the Caribbean shores of Cartagena.

Colombia's uncharted Pacific coast
Map of Luxury Colombia Eco-Adventure: Amazon Rainforest & Pacific Coast - 15 Days
Luxury Colombia Eco-Adventure: Amazon Rainforest & Pacific Coast - 15 Days

This high-end itinerary starts in the capital of Bogotá before heading deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River—from here, you'll head out on a series of unforgettable days via foot, canoe and other small boats. Then, fly to Medellín to explore the history and vibrant modern culture of the city before flying to the Pacific Coast, a dense rainforest where you'll explore tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.

Explore the unique wilds of the Páramo de Ocetá in the Colombian Andes
Map of Páramo, Plains & Colonial Villages in Colombia - 9 Days
Páramo, Plains & Colonial Villages in Colombia - 9 Days

This nine-day adventure features the flat plains of Colombia's Llanos Orientales, the alpine tundra of the páramo, and colonial villages in the Andean highlands. Starting and ending your stay in the capital city of Bogotá, you'll alternate your time between venturing off the beaten path to traditional "fincas" of the Colombian savannah in search of native wildlife and wandering the charming streets of picturesque Spanish-era towns. You'll meet locals in Yopal, safari in Encanto de Guanapalo, hike the Eastern Ranges of the Colombian Andes, and visit a 17th-century convent in Villa de Leyva.

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. 

Torre del Reloj Cartagena
Map of Essential Colombia:  Bogotá, Cartagena, & Coffee Country - 9 Days
Essential Colombia: Bogotá, Cartagena, & Coffee Country - 9 Days

During this eight-day trip to Colombia, plan to visit some of the best-known parts of the country. First, stroll the capital city of Bogotá before heading to the small, colorful town of Villa de Leyva. Then, visit a coffee farm in Armenia and learn all about the crop. The journey ends with a tour of the historic shipping port of Cartagena, where you can enjoy excellent food and vibrant nightlife.

Undeveloped coastland near Nuqui
Map of Bogotá, Medellín, & the Pacific Coast - 13 Days
Bogotá, Medellín, & the Pacific Coast - 13 Days

Colombia's wild and undiscovered region of Chocó on the Pacific coast takes center stage in this 13-day itinerary. The adventure starts in the country's capital city and nearby national parks. From there, visit Medellín, take in the dazzling views from a hike around lakeside Guatapé, and taste Colombia's coffee at the source. End in Nuquí, a dense rainforest where you'll spend three days exploring tiny villages and partaking in outdoor activities.

Freshly harvested coffee beans
Highlights of Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and the Zona Cafetera - 13 Days

Start your highlights tour in Bogotá, Colombia's Andean capital. From there, head to the Cocora Valley, where you'll sleep in a typical hacienda and tour a working coffee farm. Feel the country moving ahead in vibrant Medellin and experience the contrast between the city's modern downtown and traditional surrounding villages. End your trip in romantic, colonial Cartagena, enjoying a cocktail on the famous wall surrounding the old city.

 Tintinpan and Isla Múcura in San Bernardo Islands, on Colombia's Caribbean Coast
Map of Bogotá, Medellín, the San Bernardo Islands & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín, the San Bernardo Islands & Cartagena: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 12 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, the San Bernardo Islands, and Cartagena. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in nine days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favorite itinerary extensions include Barichara and Villa de Leyva. See more ideas for itineraries below.

Colombia
Map of Active Adventures in Colombia - 13 Days
Active Adventures in Colombia - 13 Days

Strap on your hiking boots for a whirlwind adventure around Colombia. Near Bogotá, you'll go horseback riding in colonial towns, hike the Andes mountains, and go river rafting in national parks. Then hit the coast and the Sierra Nevada mountains for the cherry on this grand Colombian cake: a multi-day trek to Ciudad Perdida, one of the most incredible archeological sites in Latin America.

 Berrio Park is an urban park located in the heart of Medellín, Colombia's second-largest city
Map of Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Tayrona National Park: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Tayrona National Park: Best Itinerary Ideas

Travelers to Colombia typically plan a trip for 13 to 15 days when combining Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park with Zona Cafetera. If you're not interested in Zona Cafetera, nine to 12 days is enough for your Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Tayrona National Park trip. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as eight days. For the best itineraries, keep reading below.

 Comuna 13 in Medellín, Colombia
Map of Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & the Rosario Islands: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & the Rosario Islands: Best Itinerary Ideas

Most travelers will find 10 days to two weeks perfect for a well-paced Colombia trip with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region, like Zona Cafetera, Tayrona National Park, or Santa Marta. Keep reading for more inspiring Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and the Rosario Islands itineraries.

 Break up your city sightseeing with quality time in Colombia's lush coffee region
Map of Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas
Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Zona Cafetera: Best Itinerary Ideas

For most travelers, 10 to 11 days is the perfect amount of time for a Colombia trip, with stops in Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera. If you don't mind a fast-paced journey, you can see the highlights of this route in less time—as few as eight or nine days. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Tayrona National Park. Keep reading for more inspiring Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, and Zona Cafetera itineraries.

Kids will love discovering the Colombian Amazon and its wildlife
Map of Colombian Nature & Culture for Families: Bogotá, the Amazon, Medellín & Cartagena - 14 Days
Colombian Nature & Culture for Families: Bogotá, the Amazon, Medellín & Cartagena - 14 Days

Adventurous families will love the variety of this two-week tour of Colombia. You'll spend time in the metropolises of Bogotá and Medellín, as well as the vibrant coastal city of Cartagena. But the most exciting part of this family-friendly tour is several days in the Colombian Amazon, at a remote ecolodge reached only by boat. Kids will learn about the importance of environmentalism and sustainable lifestyles firsthand as they raft down rivers, spot monkeys in treetops, and search for pink dolphins.

Kids will love exploring Colombia's forests, cities, and archaeological sites
Map of Colombia Family Adventure: Modern Cities & Ancient Archaeology - 14 Days
Colombia Family Adventure: Modern Cities & Ancient Archaeology - 14 Days

Two weeks in Colombia is enough time for families to experience several of the country's most diverse experiences. On this kid-friendly tour, you'll start in the capital of Bogotá, where you'll visit impressive museums and viewpoints above the city and beyond. Next, venture into the Tatacoa Desert for stargazing and horseback riding before visiting some of southern Colombia's most expansive archaeological parks. End in vibrant Medellín, but not before hiking adventures in nearby nature reserves.

Enjoy some pool time while exploring Cartagena (photo courtesy of Sofitel Legend Santa Clara Cartagena)
Map of Luxury Tour of Colombia's World-Class Cities & Caribbean Beaches - 14 Days
Luxury Tour of Colombia's World-Class Cities & Caribbean Beaches - 14 Days

Enjoy the good life on a luxury tour of one of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world: Colombia. Over two weeks, you'll hit the highlights, starting in Bogotá with gourmet dining, museum visits, street art walks, and day trips to ancient lakes. Continue on to seductive Medellín for tours of its revitalized urban communities, wild times at nightclub restaurants, and visits to nearby landmarks before ending the adventure in colonial Cartagena and the Caribbean waters of Isla Barú.

Discover some of the Amazon's secrets as you spend three nights at Calanoa Lodge in southern Colombia
Map of Colombia Food, Nature & Culture Tour:  Amazon, Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Rosario Islands - 14 Days
Colombia Food, Nature & Culture Tour: Amazon, Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena & Rosario Islands - 14 Days

Enjoy Colombia's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities with this well-rounded food and nature-forward itinerary. Hop from the capital, Bogotá, to the heart of the Amazon, where you'll delve deep into the rainforest. Explore culture and history, and go whitewater rafting in Medellín. Then head to the Caribbean coast and taste local rums and flavorful eats in Cartagena, concluding your two weeks with a tropical retreat on the idyllic Rosario Islands.

End your two-week trip amid the colorful Caribbean energy of Cartagena
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Discover Colombia's Culture & Cuisine in Luxury - 14 Days

Explore the length and breadth of Colombia, traveling and dining in style along the way. This two-week discovery begins high in the Andes with city tours of Bogotá, visits to local markets, and a trip to the colonial mountain town of Villa de Leyva. Then, fly to the famed Coffee Triangle, where you'll tour coffee farms, visit historic towns, and enjoy activities like horseback riding. The adventure concludes on the colorful streets of Cartagena with rum tastings, music workshops, island hopping, and more.

A sample of Cartagena's beautiful colors and architecture.
Map of Discover Colombia's Cities - 10 Days
Discover Colombia's Cities - 10 Days

Perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture, this fast-paced itinerary highlights four awesome Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, Santa Marta, and Cartagena — each with their own special qualities and vibes. Too much city? You'll visit a coffee farm in the Andes and hike through a rainforest for a dose of beach and Caribbean Sea to round out this fun adventure.

 Wild Colombia: Hiking, Hot Springs, & Whale Watching - 10 Days
Map of  Wild Colombia: Hiking, Hot Springs, & Whale Watching - 10 Days
Wild Colombia: Hiking, Hot Springs, & Whale Watching - 10 Days

This 10-day trip provides an intimate glimpse into the wild heart of Colombia. On this trip, you'll explore the bustling metropolis of Medellín, experience traditional farm life of Manizales, relax in the tropical beauty of the Pacific Coast, and go whale watching off the shores of the Tribugá Gulf. While this is an active trip, the schedule allows for plenty of down time to relax or explore on your own.

Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days
Map of Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days
Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days

There are few countries in Latin America that offer a more well-rounded, culturally immersive travel experience than Colombia. A great benefit is that nearly all of this nation's highlights—be it the beaches, cities, islands, and mountains—make perfect outings for the entire family. The best way to enjoy them is by abdicating all the stress that often accompanies planning a family vacation and giving yourself over to a luxury itinerary like this one. From private beaches to comprehensive city tours, and sampling gourmet chocolates, this itinerary is all about perfecting the details of what makes a family vacation truly unforgettable.

Colombia is home to several species of colorful hummingbirds
Colombia Birdwatching Adventure: Bogotá, Tinamú , El Dorado & Tayrona - 10 Days

Home to 20% of the world's avian species, Colombia is a must-visit for devoted birdwatchers and aspiring ecologists alike. This 10-day itinerary travels through three distinct climates, ecosystems, and landscapes, from the slopes of the Andes to the rainforests of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the palm-fringed Caribbean coast. Along the way you'll embark on memorable birdwatching excursions into national forests and nature reserves, searching out the many rare and resplendent species that call Colombia home.

Cartagena, queen of Colombia's Caribbean coast
Colombia Adventure: Medellín, Bogotá, Cartagena & Caribbean Islands - 9 Days

This 9-day Colombian adventure blends culture and cuisine with a dash of Caribbean beach holiday. Starting in the reborn metropolis of Medellín, you’ll tour a local coffee farm, discover the vibrant neighborhood of Comuna 13, and walk the candy-colored streets of Guatapé. Next, it’s on to the engaging capital of Bogotá to explore the city by bike. Head to the Caribbean coast to learn about authentic Colombian cooking and discover Cartagena’s characterful Old Town, then set sail to the Isle of Múcura for swimming and snorkeling in an island paradise.

Kids will have fun on a trip to Colombia
Map of Colorful Colombia with Kids: Bogotá, Pereira & Cartagena- 10 Days
Colorful Colombia with Kids: Bogotá, Pereira & Cartagena- 10 Days

Colombia is a diverse and exciting country for families, and this 10-day tour showcases three of its highlights: the capital Bogotá, the coffee-producing region around Pereira, and the Caribbean coasts of Cartagena. Make happy family memories as you soak in the hot springs at Santa Rosa, learn about coffee and cacao production in the Zona Cafetera, go bamboo rafting and horseback riding in Andean cloud forests, and satisfy sweet tooths with a chocolate workshop in Cartagena.

Explore boardwalks through the jungles of Tayrona
Map of Ultimate Colombia Family Adventure: Archaeology, Deserts, Beaches & Jungles - 10 Days
Ultimate Colombia Family Adventure: Archaeology, Deserts, Beaches & Jungles - 10 Days

Perfect for adventurous kids and aspiring explorers, this 10-day expedition showcases Colombia's incredible diversity—with lots of fun and fascinating excursion along the way. Get active with hiking and tubing adventures, chill out away from the crowds on Caribbean coast beaches, go horseback riding and stargazing in the desert, tour impressive archaeological parks to learn more about Colombia's ancient history, and much more.

See colonial architecture in and around the city of Medellín
Map of Highlights of Colombia - 11 Days
Highlights of Colombia - 11 Days

Perfect for newbies, this Colombia highlights tour combines sophisticated cities and exotic landscapes. Start with a walking tour through Bogotá's key monuments and museums, and then spend two nights in the Amazon rainforest while looking for pink dolphins and monkeys. Next is Medellín—a transformed city with an impressive arts scene—followed by quality time along the Caribbean coast. Speedboat to a tropical island for a relaxing beach day to end the adventure.

Relax in the town of Salento after hiking in Valle de Cocora
Bogotá, Amazon, Coffee Triangle & Cartagena - 10 Days

For first-timers to Colombia, this fun itinerary gets you hopping all over the country starting with the cosmopolitan city of Bogotá and the lush Amazon region. Then you'll fly to the heart of Colombia's coffee triangle for an overnight at a working farm. While here, hike the lush green mountains of the Valle de Cocora before flying north to the Caribbean coast where you'll have time to explore the narrow streets of Cartagena's inner-walled city. End the adventure with a relaxing boat trip to the Rosario Islands.

Your Colombian grand tour ends on the Caribbean coast, amid the historic walls and colorful architecture of Cartagena
Map of Luxury Highlights of Colombia - 10 Days
Luxury Highlights of Colombia - 10 Days

Any highlights tour of Colombia must include its top cities, most scenic regions, and best cuisine. Luckily, this luxury trip contains all three, starting with museum tours and fine dining in Bogotá and continuing to the famed "Coffee Triangle" for hikes amid towering palms in the Valle de Cocora. Then, experience tango culture in Medellín before hitting the coast for island trips and strolls around colorful Cartagena.

Shades of blue of the Caribbean sea
Map of Highlights of Colombia: Cities, Caribbean Coast, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days
Highlights of Colombia: Cities, Caribbean Coast, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this classic Colombian itinerary starts in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá and then travels north to the Caribbean Sea. Along the route, you'll visit the rolling green hills and colorful colonial houses of the coffee region. Once you reach the coast, you'll spend a few days exploring Tayrona National Park before heading to the romantic inner-walled city of Cartagena and jetting off to the San Bernardo Islands.

Food & Culture in Colombia:  Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days
Map of Food & Culture in Colombia:  Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days
Food & Culture in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, & Tayrona National Park - 15 Days

On this 15-day culinary tour, you're never far from the flavors that comprise Colombian culture. You'll dive right in, sampling exotic fruits, savory street food, and local rum. You'll even participate in cooking classes and prepare some of the nation's most famous dishes. In between food-related adventures, take time to relax on some of Colombia's pristine beaches in Tayrona National Park.

Colombia's wild Pacific coast
Map of Colombian Cities and Nature: Bogotá, Amazon, Medellín, and Pacific Coast - 15 Days
Colombian Cities and Nature: Bogotá, Amazon, Medellín, and Pacific Coast - 15 Days

This high-end itinerary covers a great deal of the country's territory, from its main cities to some off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. The adventure begins in Bogotá and its surroundings, then takes you deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River, where you'll have a series of unforgettable days exploring the jungle via foot, canoe and small boats. Afterwards, you'll fly to Medellín to enjoy the city's history and vibrant modern culture before leaving for the Pacific Coast— a dense rainforest where you'll visit tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.

Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, near Pasto
Map of Journey Across Colombia's Cities: North to South - 15 Days
Journey Across Colombia's Cities: North to South - 15 Days

This diverse, action-packed trip starts on the northern Caribbean Coast with time to explore Tayrona National Park. From here, spend a few days in the inner-walled city of Cartagena and hop a flight to Medellín, with its thriving arts and culture scene. Then, you'll visit a coffee farm before heading to the vibrant capital of Bogotá. Continue the journey with a visit to the famous salt mines and end the trip in Cali, the salsa capital of the world.

Discover the diversity of Columbia and its cultures
Map of Colombia from Urban to Nature: Bogotà, Salento, Medellín & Cartagena - 15 Days
Colombia from Urban to Nature: Bogotà, Salento, Medellín & Cartagena - 15 Days

With its vibrant cities, Spanish roots, Caribbean cuisine, and Indigenous cultures, Colombia is a country with many facets to discover. On this 15-day tour by air, car, and bicycle, you'll bargain with locals at Paloquemao Market in Bogotà, take a bamboo raft down the Río La Vieja, and see Medellín's urban transformation. End your trip dancing salsa and vallenato steps in Cartagena and sailing away to the pristine Rosario Islands.

Mountains of Colombia
Map of Active Colombia: Cities, Jungles & Mountains - 15 Days
Active Colombia: Cities, Jungles & Mountains - 15 Days

Discover the natural wonders of Colombia firsthand on this 15-day tour. Start with a hike or tram ride to the peak of Bogotá's Monserrate Hill, which towers at more than 10,000 feet (3,048 m). Enjoy day hikes in Chingaza National Park and Chicaque Natural Reserve, then explore the Corcora Valley and see working coffee farms. Visit an active volcano, take on high-altitude hiking, and fly through the jungle on a thrilling zipline adventure. End with a climb of El Peñol and Colombian street foods in Envigado.

Rock of Guatapé (Piedra de Penol), near Medellín.
Map of Highlights of Colombia: Cities & the Caribbean Coast - 16 Days
Highlights of Colombia: Cities & the Caribbean Coast - 16 Days

This classic Colombia itinerary starts in Bogotá and then travels north to the Caribbean. Along the route, you'll visit famous salt mines and charming colonial towns like Barichara and Villa de Leyva, with a couple of days to explore the modern metropolitan city of Medellín. Once you reach the coast, you'll spend a few days exploring Cartagena before relaxing on the pristine beaches of the San Bernardo Islands.

From the colonial architecture to the stunning mountain views, this itinerary showcases Columbia's more colorful side.
Map of Colombian Andes to the Caribbean: 10-Day Itinerary
Colombian Andes to the Caribbean: 10-Day Itinerary

This 10-day excursion is perfect for an adventurous visitor seeking full immersion into Colombia's landscape and culture. Travel between colorful cities and tropical island retreats, mountain biking some parts in between. Along the way you'll discover colorful art, high peaks, soaring palm trees and delectable coffee. Cap your journey with salsa lessons in romantic Cartagena.

Views over Bogotá from the top of Cerro Monserrate
Quintissential Colombia: Cartagena, Santa Marta, Medellín & Bogotá - 16 Days

This sweeping 16-day itinerary showcases some of Colombia's most spectacular destinations—with daily tours and excursions to discover the hidden gems in between. Starting on the Caribbean coast, explore colonial Cartagena and the pristine beaches of Tayrona National Park before visiting the lush coffee country of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Fly to Medellín to experience the "City of Eternal Spring" and its surrounding countryside, then end your journey among the lively markets and cafes of Bogotá.

Panoramic View of Meissen District, Bogotá
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Explore Bogotá & Cartagena - 9 Days

This tour of Colombia starts in the bustling capital of Bogotá, where you'll explore its trendy neighborhoods and culinary scene before hiking through the nearby nature reserves of Chicaque and Chingaza. Make your way to the coastal city of Cartagena for walking tours of its walled Old Town, then head to the Rosario Islands in the Caribbean Sea. Relax along the white-sand beaches, try your luck with sports such as snorkeling and kayaking, tour mangrove farms, and view the bioluminescent plankton at night.

See colorful birds like parrots in the Amazon
Colombian Amazon Family Adventure - 5 Days

Discover the magic of the Colombian Amazon on this immersive 5-day family adventure. Starting from the historic capital of Bogotá, you'll fly south to spend three nights at a rustic eco-lodge deep in the jungle. In this haven for nature lovers and curious minds, the whole family will embark on a series of unforgettable activities. Sculpt pottery from the Amazon mud, learn how to listen to the forest on jungle treks, and make new friends on a visit to a nearby indigenous community.

Plaza of Villa de Leyva
Map of Colonial Colombia - 11 Days
Colonial Colombia - 11 Days

If you want to experience the heart and soul of colonial Colombia, you can't do better than this 11-day itinerary. Leaving no cobblestone unturned, you'll venture from the epicenter of Spanish colonialism in the Andes—the capital city of Bogotá—to the expansive central plaza of Villa de Leyva, a gem of the Andean highlands. Then it's off to Barichara, a throwback pueblo so charming that it was named a National Monument of Colombia. Last but not least you'll visit the granddaddy of them all, Cartagena de Indias to walk its ancient ramparts.

Iconic skinny wax palms in Colombia's coffee region
Map of Colombia's Cities & Coffee Region - 11 Days
Colombia's Cities & Coffee Region - 11 Days

Travelers who like to be on the move can check off three cities on this whirlwind 11-day tour starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight at a coffee farm and hiking through the famous Cocora Valley. From here, head to Medellín—a city with a rising culinary and art scene, as well as constant spring-like weather. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll take a day trip to the Rosario Islands and explore the narrow streets of Cartagena's inner-walled city.

Colombia
Map of Colombia Jungle & Beaches - 13 Days
Colombia Jungle & Beaches - 13 Days

Travel the length of Colombia, from the Caribbean Sea to the Amazon River, on an epic adventure spanning 13 days. You'll arrive in the capital and visit Bogotá's colonial center, then fly south to embark on excursions deep into the Amazon jungle. Finish the trip with a greatest hits tour of the northern coast that includes Tayrona National Park and yacht trips around the bay of Cartagena.

Paramillo del Quindío, PNN Los Nevados, Colombia
Colombia's Urban Cities & Zona Cafetera Trek - 11 Days

This itinerary starts and ends in two of Colombia's most exciting cities, the capital of Bogotá and the "city of the eternal spring," Medellín. In between, you'll embark on a high-altitude trek into Los Nevados National Park. In Bogotá, you'll get to know the food scene of the city before heading to the Coffee Region. You'll visit a working coffee farm and set off on a four-day trek through the central Andes. After your trek, you'll relax in the thermal pools outside of Manizales, with the still-active Nevado del Ruiz volcano as a backdrop. Then it's off to Medellín, where you'll get to know this dynamic city as you ride its Metrocable network of gondolas.

Salento's quaint neighborhoods
Map of Colombian Andes to the Caribbean Coast: Bogotá, Salento, Medellín, Tayrona & Cartagena - 16 Days
Colombian Andes to the Caribbean Coast: Bogotá, Salento, Medellín, Tayrona & Cartagena - 16 Days

Journey from the Andes to the Caribbean coastline on this spectacular 16-day trip through Colombia. Start in Bogotá for an introduction to its culture and cuisine, then jet off to the "Coffee Triangle" to see towering wax palms, tour a coffee farm, and float down the Río La Vieja on a bamboo raft. It's on to Medellín to tour its notorious favelas and see its inspiring urban regeneration, then over to the Caribbean coast to hike in Tayrona National Park before ending in the "Magic City" of Cartagena.

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 man looks out over Bogotá from Cerro Monserrate
Map of Discover Colombia's Great Cities - 14 Days
Discover Colombia's Great Cities - 14 Days

From the buzzing nightlife of Bogotá to the colorful "comunas" of Medellín and the romance of Spanish colonial Cartagena, this two-week journey hits Colombia's urban highlights—with some outdoor adventures along the way. Start with Bogotá city tours followed by hikes amid towering palms in the Coffee Triangle. Then, enjoy revitalized Medellín before wrapping up in Cartagena and lazing on Caribbean beaches.

Colombia's Cities and Nature - 12 Days
Map of Colombia's Cities and Nature - 12 Days
Colombia's Cities and Nature - 12 Days

This robust 12-day itinerary eliminates the hard choices travelers often face regarding a visit to a country as diverse as Colombia. The journey begins by enjoying Bogotá's Spanish colonial plazas and pulsing nightlife. Then jet to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight stay on a working coffee farm. Then it's off to the reinvented city of Medellín and its rising culinary and art scene. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore the beaches and mountains of Tayrona National Park and the narrow streets of Cartagena's walled city.

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

Hike around a coffee farm, take a cooking class in Cartagena, and 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.

Charming Cartagena
Map of Discover Colombia's Cities & Islands - 12 Days
Discover Colombia's Cities & Islands - 12 Days

This 12-day trip highlights four of Colombia's most exciting cities—perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture. Start off with tours in Bogotá and Medellín, two cities with their own treasures to discover, then head north to Cartagena for colonial romance, art galleries, and rooftop bars. End your trip with two nights on the San Bernardo Islands, including picture-perfect Isla Múcura.

View of the Caribbean coast
Map of Discover Medellín, Bogotá, & Tayrona National Park - 12 Days
Discover Medellín, Bogotá, & Tayrona National Park - 12 Days

Start your fast-paced tour in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá, where you can explore street art, museums, and restaurants. Then you're off to the hip metropolis of Medellín and Cali, known as the World Capital of Salsa. Santa Marta and a visit to a coffee farm in the Andes are next. End your trip with the beaches of Tayrona National Park and yet another vibrant city scene in beautiful Cartagena.

The white sands and turquoise seas of Isla Barú
Luxury Colombia: Bogotá, Salgar, Cartagena & Isla Barú - 13 Days

Explore Colombia in style on this 13-day luxury tour of cities, mountains, and the Caribbean coast. Discover the capital of Bogotá, then take a helicopter into the lush hills of the Zona Cafetera (coffee region). Continue to the Caribbean coast and Cartagena to learn salsa dancing, sample the region's cuisine, and enjoy a sunset sail. End your stay on nearby Isla Barú, where you'll unwind at an eco-lodge surrounded by turquoise waters and white sands.

Colombia's Green River
Adventure in Colombia's Cities & Rivers - 12 Days

Travelers who like to be on the move can check off three cities on this whirlwind 12-day tour starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to Medellín — a city with a rising culinary and art scene, as well as constant spring-like weather. Take a couple of days to experience the excitement of whitewater rafting on the Rio Verde before heading to the Caribbean Coast. You'll spend a couple of days exploring Tayrona National Park before ending the trip exploring Cartagena's inner-walled city and taking a day trip to explore the nearby Rosario Islands.

A Caribbean sunset over Cartagena
Colombia Cities & Coasts: Bogotá, Medellín, Nuquí & Cartagena - 12 Days

Discover three of Colombia's major cities and both of its spectacular coasts on this comprehensive 12-day itinerary. Starting in the capital of Bogotá, you'll head to up-and-coming Medellín to hike around the lakeside town of Guatapé and get a taste of Colombia's coffee culture. Then it's on to Nuquí to spend three days canoeing, hiking, and soaking in hot springs on the Pacific Coast. End your journey in the magical Caribbean city of Cartagena, where you'll explore its charming neighborhoods and relax on the white sand beaches of the nearby Rosario Islands.

Iconic wax palm trees in Colombia's Cocora Valley
Map of Medellín, Bogotá & the Zona Cafetera - 7 Days
Medellín, Bogotá & the Zona Cafetera - 7 Days

On this fast-paced seven-day tour, you'll experience two of Latin America's most exciting cities, stay overnight on a working finca (coffee farm), and hike the Andean foothills. The trip starts in Medellín, the scenic metropolis fast on the rise after a turbulent past. You'll then head into the heart of Colombia's coffee triangle, exploring charming Salento and touring a working finca. You'll also hike the green mountains in Valle de Cocora before finishing the trip to Colombia's sophisticated urban capital.

Aerial view of Amazon's lush rainforest.
Map of Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyons - 7 Days
Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyons - 7 Days

This adventurous 7-day itinerary starts in the exciting capital of Bogotá before delving into the Amazon rainforest (by charter plane) to get to one of the hardest-to-reach places in the country. This wild location will be your home for the next three nights, and the itinerary combines hiking and boating around two dramatic canyons, plenty of wildlife viewing, and interactions with two local tribes. Return to "civilization" and spend your last night in Villavicencio dancing alongside Colombian cowboys.

Aerial view of Medellín's skyline after dark
Map of Colombia's Cities and Caribbean Coast - 13 Days
Colombia's Cities and Caribbean Coast - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary eliminates the hard choices travelers often have to make when planning a visit to a country as diverse as Colombia. You don't have to choose between cities and culture or nature and beach time. On this adventure, you can have it all. Your journey begins with the Spanish colonial plazas and pulsing discos of Bogotá. You'll then jet to the reinvented city of Medellín and experience its rising culinary and art scene. End the trip on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore the beaches and mountains of Tayrona National Park and the cobbled streets of Cartagena's walled city.

Explore Cartagena
Map of Colombian Beat: Coffee, Food & Beaches - 13 Days
Colombian Beat: Coffee, Food & Beaches - 13 Days

Colombia's island landscapes and vibrant cities are on the itinerary for this 13-day tour traveling by air, car, boat, and bicycle. Start in Bogotá to learn about history in museums and taste dozens of Caribbean fruits in markets. Sip the best Colombian coffee in Salento and explore Medellín's revitalized neighborhoods. Relax on Tayrona National Park's beaches and on islands off Cartagena's coast, returning to the port city to learn dance moves to take home.

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 lesser-known attraction: Las Lajas Sanctuary in Ipiales, near Pasto.
Map of Journey Across Colombia: North to South - 14 Days
Journey Across Colombia: North to South - 14 Days

This sweeping Colombian itinerary covers major highlights from the country's Caribbean coast all the way to the Ecuadorian border. Start off with two relaxing days where you can unwind in a protected national park with white-sand beaches and tropical rainforests. Continue making your way through three of South America's most scenic and important cities — Cartagena, Medellín, and Bogotá — eventually heading south towards lesser-known destinations known for gorgeous Baroque architecture, salsa dancing, and a Gothic church built into a gorge.

Choose your own route on hikes throughout Colombia's El Cocuy National Park
Map of Outdoor Adventures in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín & El Cocuy - 14 Days
Outdoor Adventures in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín & El Cocuy - 14 Days

This scenic two-week trip loops around Colombia's interior, focusing on two of Latin America's most exciting cities and one of its best national parks nestled amid the peaks of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. On a multiday hike, you'll witness El Cocuy's spectacular mountains, glaciers, waterfalls, and lakes. Before and after this outdoor adventure, you'll tour Bogotá and Medellín, plus enjoy the crystalline waters of the Río Claro Nature Reserve.

Stay two nights in Barichara's charming colonial village.
Map of Colombia's Culture & Nature Tour - 14 Days
Colombia's Culture & Nature Tour - 14 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this smart, action-packed itinerary begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá and then makes its way to the Caribbean coast. Along the route, you'll drive through the Andean highlands visiting preserved colonial towns, fly to the up-and-coming city of Medellín — and then hike through Tayrona Park to get to white-sand beaches and turquoise sea. Spend your last three nights in the romantic UNESCO-listed Old Town of Cartagena, founded in 1533.

Cartagena Clock Tower
Map of Colombia's Quintessential Highlights - 14 Days
Colombia's Quintessential Highlights - 14 Days

Perfect for first-timers, this classic Colombia itinerary starts in cosmopolitan Bogotá, ending in charming Cartagena. Visit the salt mines and colonial towns of Barichara and Villa de Leyva, hike the Iguaque Sanctuary, and bike in the Suarez Canal. Once you reach the coast, spend a few days exploring Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, where you'll encounter white sand beaches, rainforests, and one of the few coral reefs in Colombia.

Discover the ochre-colored sand formations of the Tatacoa Desert
Map of Southern Colombia Loop - 14 Days
Southern Colombia Loop - 14 Days

Discover Colombia's southern region on this two-week adventure, covering major highlights of the country from the capital city of Bogotá to the Pre-Columbian idols of San Agustín and to the well-preserved colonial town of Popayán. It's an itinerary fit for active travelers, history buffs, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife aficionados, and anyone with a thirst for adventure. You'll even have an opportunity to shake your hips to the sultry rhythms of Colombia's lifeblood: salsa music.

Tayrona National Park
Map of Colombia Highlights: Bogotá, Coffee Region, Medellín & Cartagena - 14 Days
Colombia Highlights: Bogotá, Coffee Region, Medellín & Cartagena - 14 Days

This journey begins in Bogotá, a melting pot of people from around the country. You'll then head to a nearby small town to witness a spectacular salt cathedral, one of Colombia's most visited attractions. Afterward, head east to the Coffee Region where you'll tour small towns, visit a coffee farm, and see the tallest wax palm trees in the world. The adventure continues in Medellín, Tayrona National Park, and Cartagena.

Medellín, the City of Eternal Spring
Map of Colorful Colombia: Cities, Mountains & Beaches - 15 Days
Colorful Colombia: Cities, Mountains & Beaches - 15 Days

Can't decide whether to explore the beaches and islands of the Caribbean coast, get into the groove of cities like Bogotá, Medellín, and Cartegena, or take in the wonder of the Andes mountains? Over 15 days, you can do it all on this far-reaching tour. You'll get a whirlwind overview of one of South America's most diverse and alluring countries, with plenty of awe-inspiring daily activities along the way. Private guides and easy transfers by car and plane will help make your adventure hassle-free.

Kids will enjoy the beaches of Colombia
Map of Colombia's Cities, Mountains & Coast for Families - 14 Days
Colombia's Cities, Mountains & Coast for Families - 14 Days

Colombia offers vibrant cities, coffee-covered mountains, and warm Caribbean seas that families will love. Get a taste for all three on this two-week tour, starting with the big-city attractions of Bogotá. Next, fly to the UNESCO-listed Zona Cafetera, where you can discover how coffee and cacao are grown. Continue to the Caribbean coast to chill out on beautiful beaches around Santa Marta and Isla Barú, do some gentle hiking in Tayrona National Park, and experience the vibrant culture of Cartagena.

Discover Colombia and its vibrant culture in cities like Cartagena
Map of Adventure in Colombia: Culture, Nature, Cuisine & City Life - 14 Days
Adventure in Colombia: Culture, Nature, Cuisine & City Life - 14 Days

This two-week itinerary explores the highlights of Colombia's vibrant cities, archaeological wonders, delicious food, and stunning nature. Start in the capital, Bogotá, where history and modernity collide. Discover ancient mysteries in San Agustín and unique foods in Popayán. Savor street food in Medellín, then explore Santa Marta and hike beautiful Tayrona National Park. End your adventure in enchanting Cartagena, where you'll take day trips to nearby islands and learn to make ceviche.

The colonial town of Barichara
Map of Highlights of Colombia: Cities, Coast, & Colonial Highlands - 15 Days
Highlights of Colombia: Cities, Coast, & Colonial Highlands - 15 Days

Visit Colombia's cities, countryside, and coast on this comprehensive tour. Visit charming colonial towns like Barichara and Villa de Leyva, the modern metropolitan city of Medellín, and the colorful village of Guatape. Visit a working coffee farm and learn the entire process that goes into your morning cup. Once you reach the coast, you'll spend a few days exploring Cartagena and swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Rosario Islands.

Yellow-eared Parrot, Colombia
Map of Birdwatching in Colombia's Andean Ranges & Magdalena Valley - 16 Days
Birdwatching in Colombia's Andean Ranges & Magdalena Valley - 16 Days

Colombia is an incredible country for birdwatchers. It boasts a list of 77 endemics (birds found in no other country) and is home to well over 1930 bird species — around 20 percent of the world's total bird count. This 16-day adventure is designed to showcase the best birding sites in the country. You'll experience Colombian culture, excellent food, and vibrant cities as you travel between incredible birding habitats. 

Tayrona National Park
Map of Colombia: From the North to the Caribbean Coast - 16 Days
Colombia: From the North to the Caribbean Coast - 16 Days

This urban-meets-outdoorsy Colombian itinerary is jam-packed with sightseeing and excursions. The 16-day trip starts in the capital of Bogotá, then heads north for a challenging hike in the heart of Iguaque Sanctuary, and a cycling tour through along the Suarez River. From there, you will fly to the Caribbean Coast and spend time exploring a stunning national park, followed by birding in Minca. You will end your adventure in romantic Cartagena, with a relaxing trip to Múcura Island.

Bogota Cathedral
Map of December in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín, & Cartagena - 16 Days
December in Colombia: Bogotá, Medellín, & Cartagena - 16 Days

This festive itinerary begins in Bogotá, where you'll discover museum, restaurants, and nightlife. Next, jet over to Medellín to explore historical sights and see the Christmas lights. From there, drive to the Zona Cafetera to tour the coffee fields and stay on a farm. On your last leg, ring in the New Year in Cartagena and snorkel in Tayrona National Park.

San Agustin Sculpture
Map of Authentic Colombia: Cities, Archaeology, & Coffee Country  - 16 Days
Authentic Colombia: Cities, Archaeology, & Coffee Country - 16 Days

During this 16-day tour through Colombia, you’ll visit some of the best-known–and some lesser-known–parts of the country. The trip takes you from the capital, Bogotá, to the Archaeological Region in the southwest. You’ll also head into the coffee-growing region to tour a farm and say in a hacienda. Then, you’ll fly over deep valleys and high Andean mountain peaks to arrive at vibrant Cartagena, one of the most beautiful and fascinating cities in South America.

Visit the National Aviary of Colombia in Cartagena and see birds like this collared aracari
Map of Colombia's Ultimate Bird-Watching & Wildlife Tour - 16 Days
Colombia's Ultimate Bird-Watching & Wildlife Tour - 16 Days

Experience Colombia's diverse landscapes during guided hikes and bird-watching expeditions on this 16-day itinerary. The trip starts on the Caribbean coast, where you'll explore the vibrant streets of Cartagena and the untamed beauty of Tayrona National Park. Then journey to the tranquil mountains of Minca and the cloud forests of Manizales. Finish with four special nights surrounded by the wild nature in the Amazon rainforest before wrapping up in Colombia's sophisticated capital, Bogotá.

Stay two nights in Salento and explore the Cocora Valley
Map of Best of Colombia's Cities, Coffee Country & Caribbean Coast - 16 Days
Best of Colombia's Cities, Coffee Country & Caribbean Coast - 16 Days

This fun and fast-paced 16-day journey squeezes the best out of Colombia's diverse landscapes and vibrant cities. Begin in the capital, Bogotá, with its historical charm and top-notch museums. Then explore the cobblestone streets of Villa de Leyva and Barichara before heading to the gorgeous coffee region for hiking and horseback riding. Finish the adventure in revitalized Medellín, followed by romantic Cartagena, where you'll bike, taste rum, and boat to a Caribbean island.

Spend two nights among the palms and beaches of Isla Múcura
Map of Diverse Culture & Nature in Colombia: From Bogota to the Caribbean -16 Days
Diverse Culture & Nature in Colombia: From Bogota to the Caribbean -16 Days

Experience some of Colombia's lesser-known locales on this trip, from the country's center north to the coast. Start in Bogotá to see its significant landmarks before heading to the Tatacoa Dessert for stargazing. Visit a local coffee farm and take a gastronomic tour of Popayán, then learn about the Indigenous community of Guambiano-Misak and go salsa dancing in Cali. Laze on Tayrona's beaches, spend two nights on the idyllic Caribbean island of Múcura and eat your way through the streets of Cartagena.

Discover the incredible biodiversity in Colombia
Colombia Adventure: Cities, Amazon & Lost City Trek - 17 Days

This action-packed 17-day itinerary combines cities and culture with an unforgettable trekking adventure. Tour the capital of Bogotá, then fly south to discover the indigenous communities and extraordinary ecosystems of the Amazon. After two nights in vibrant Medellín, head back into the wilderness for a four-day trek to the ancient ruins of the Lost City, ending your journey in the lively Caribbean city of Cartagena.

Experience lesser-visited Colombian gems like Popayán on this 10-day luxury tour
Map of Colombia's Road Less Traveled in Luxury - 10 Days
Colombia's Road Less Traveled in Luxury - 10 Days

There's no better country to travel off the beaten path in luxury and style than Colombia. This 10-day journey takes you into the highlands to the Spanish colonial town of Villa de Leyva, then continues south for more history and refined gastronomy in the "White City" of Popayán. The adventure ends in the verdant Antioquia region with visits to colorful coffee towns and touring the revitalized streets of Medellín.

Flowers growing in the window of a typical colonial house in Cartagena
Map of Cartagena, Flower Festival, and the Colombian Amazon - 11 Days
Cartagena, Flower Festival, and the Colombian Amazon - 11 Days

Colombia's heritage extends from the shores of the Caribbean to the rainforests of the Amazon. This unique 11-day itinerary hinges on an event which takes place in Medellín every August: the Batalla de Flores, or "Festival of the Flowers," is one of the biggest spectacles in the entire country. So set aside some time at the end of summer and prepare for an excursion that you won't soon forget.

Sunset over the Amazon
Map of Explore Colombia's Amazon, Andes, and Caribbean Coast - 12 Days
Explore Colombia's Amazon, Andes, and Caribbean Coast - 12 Days

This 12-day adventure will take you through the best of Colombia. You'll travel from Bogotá to the Amazon, the rolling hills of the Zona Cafetera (coffee region), the beaches of Tayrona National Park, and the colonial fortress city of Cartagena. The most exciting part of your trip? A visit to the little-known region of Guaviare, with its mixture of jungle, indigenous communities, red rivers, and ancient rock art that dates back 20,000 years.

Check out ancient figures in San Agustín Archaeological Park, Colombia
Map of Off the Beaten Path in Southern Colombia - 14 Days
Off the Beaten Path in Southern Colombia - 14 Days

Venture off the beaten path and discover the highlights of southern Colombia in two weeks. You'll canoe, hike, raft, explore the scenic Tatacoa desert, and see ancient pre-Colombian monuments. You'll also visit a coffee plantation, tour historic colonial towns, and learn to dance salsa.

Medellín & Colombia's Southern Interior -  13 Days
Map of Medellín & Colombia's Southern Interior - 13 Days
Medellín & Colombia's Southern Interior - 13 Days

This active, 13-day adventure is designed for those who want to experience Colombia’s vast, cultural interior. Start off in Colombia’s second-largest city, Medellín, with a scenic gondola and its year-round spring-like weather. Next, you'll head to Cali, the salsa capital of the world, and Popayán, with its stunning Baroque architecture. Finally, you’ll explore archaeological parks in San Agustín and Tierradentro, while finishing the trip in the Tatacoa Desert.

Sand formations in Tatacoa Desert, Colombia
Map of Off the Beaten Track in Colombia - 13 Days
Off the Beaten Track in Colombia - 13 Days

Get away from the crowds and soak up Colombia's culture and nature on this 13-day itinerary. Start in the capital, Bogotá, where you'll visit the city's historic center and top cultural attractions. Stargaze in the Tatacoa Desert, tour a local coffee farm, and enjoy a horseback ride to famous archaeological sites in and around Saint Augstín. Embark on a challenging hike through Farallones de Cali National Park and finish the adventure with a visit to an artisanal winery.

Chestnut-bellied Flowerpiercer, Cerro Montezuma, Choco bioregion
Map of Colombia Epic Birdwatching Tour: Western Andes & Santa Marta - 14 Days
Colombia Epic Birdwatching Tour: Western Andes & Santa Marta - 14 Days

This 14-day itinerary is perfect for serious bird watchers who dream of visiting some of the best bird watching sites in Colombia. The journey includes excursions in the Choco-Western Andes transition, where nearly all the birds are endemic or near-endemic and the mystical and biologically unique Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta – an evolutionary island of biodiversity where you have the chance to view over 20 endemic birds. In addition to excellent birding sites, you'll experience life in rural Colombia and travel across stunning landscapes from the sea to the soaring Andes mountains.

Kids will be amazed by the colors of Caño Cristales
Map of Family "Encanto" Tour of Colombia: The Caño Cristales Route - 14 Days
Family "Encanto" Tour of Colombia: The Caño Cristales Route - 14 Days

Fans of the Disney movie "Encanto" will love visiting the real land where it was set. Encanto means "charm," and Colombia has this in abundance, from its colorful casitas to its pristine beaches, wildlife-filled jungles, and rainbow-hued rivers. This 14-day tour is inspired by the film and will introduce you to the sights, scenes, and experiences onscreen. Set out from Bogotá to visit small towns, rivers, mountains, and coast as you spend quality family time together on this unforgettably charming trip.

See some of the animals and birds, like these toucans, that featured in Disney's "Encanto"
Map of Family "Encanto" Tour of Colombia: The Amazon Rainforest Route - 14 Days
Family "Encanto" Tour of Colombia: The Amazon Rainforest Route - 14 Days

Love Disney's "Encanto"? It was based on real Colombian towns and scenery, and this fun-filled 14-day tour introduces your family to the sights and experiences that make up the colorful movie. Taste foods that feature in the film, see the traditional villages that inspired its magical world, and encounter real wildlife too fantastical to be true! Whether you've seen "Encanto" once or one hundred times, your whole family will be charmed by Colombia as you travel from the Amazon to the Caribbean coast.

Spot rare brown woolly monkeys on your Amazon adventures
Map of Colombia Jungle Adventures: The Amazon, Lost City & Tayrona - 15 Days
Colombia Jungle Adventures: The Amazon, Lost City & Tayrona - 15 Days

Bring your best sense of adventure for this 15-day itinerary, which centers on an immersive four-day Colombian Amazon experience—including a night in a jungle treehouse—and a four-day trek to the remarkable Lost City. Travel from the far south to the far north of the country via historical cities, sleepy mountain towns, and secluded sandy beaches, spotting rare dolphins and brightly colored birdlife along the way.

Cabo de San Juan, PNN Tayrona, Colombia
Map of Zona Cafetera and the Caribbean Coast - 8 Days
Zona Cafetera and the Caribbean Coast - 8 Days

Begin your adventure in Colombia's Zona Cafetera coffee region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where the Cocorá Valley and its towering wax palms await. Then make your way to the Caribbean coast and the beaches of Parque Nacional Tayrona and learn about the Kogi people, who have lived in harmony with their environment for four centuries.

Learn all about Colombia's famous coffee and chocolate
Map of Discover Colombia's Coffee Region - 6 Days
Discover Colombia's Coffee Region - 6 Days

Learn all about Colombian coffee and enjoy some of the most exclusive coffee in the world on this six-day tour. You can look forward to many coffee tastings and visits to local Colombian coffee farms where you will interact with local farmers and coffee experts from around the country.