Colombia Travel Essentials

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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 weather—expect big crowds and a festive atmosphere. Head to the Amazon rainforest during the second half of the year, when easily-navigable waterways bring more opportunities for wildlife spotting and hiking. And whale-watching season on the Pacific Coast starts in July.

Map of Best Places To Visit In Colombia
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 unmatched hospitality and warmth of Colombia’s people.

Wax palms in Colombia
Map of 5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip
5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip

Colombia is a land of diversity. From the Andes to the Amazon, from its Afro-Caribbean roots to remote cultures that make their home in the deep Amazon, you’ll discover Colombia has a place for everyone. Best of all, Colombia has emerged onto the travel scene after decades of violence and instability with its authenticity intact and pristine nature yet untouched by mass tourism.

Quiet street in Jardin, Colombia
Map of 5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations in Colombia
5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations in Colombia

Most travelers to Colombia visit two or three of its big cities and the popular Caribbean Coast, but Colombia is much more than its popular sights and cities. If you’re looking to truly experience the country's unique blend of culture and landscape, here’s a list of places to help you get off-the-beaten-path and discover its more hidden gems.

View of Los Estoraques Unique Natural Area.
Map of Top 7 Places in Colombia That Most Travelers Miss (But Shouldn't)
Top 7 Places in Colombia That Most Travelers Miss (But Shouldn't)

Colombia is a big country, and extremely diverse. It’s easy to find little-visited places of interest and intrigue tucked in the folds of the Andes or otherwise off the well-trodden path. Some are in areas that have only recently become safe to visit, such as Área Natural Única Los Estoraques. Others, such as Mompox or Capurgana, simply require a bit of planning to get to. The following 7 cool places are well worth seeking out to escape the masses.

Plaza Bolivar in Colombia's capital city of Bogotá
How kimkim Trips Work in Colombia

Planning a trip to Colombia? Here's a quick introduction to kimkim, how our trips work, and what makes us unique. We'll go over how our itineraries are customized to your interests, and what to expect during your trip.

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Planning Your Trip to Colombia

Colombia's travel scene is booming as travelers discover this nation's endless appeal, from the physical beauty of the Amazon and Andes to its vibrant culture and sophisticated cities. Here’s the low-down on planning your visit, including visa issues, getting around, and where to stay.

Plaza de Bolivar in Bogotá.
Colombia FAQ

Planning a trip to Colombia can be exhilarating as you dream of the adventure ahead, but it also raises questions—about costs, visas, language, packing, and more. If you are headed to Colombia for the first time, this article is a good place to start your research and learn some basic facts about travel in the country.