Captivating cities, incredible landscapes and bucketloads of charm
The gateway to South America, Colombia does a wonderful job of introducing people to this incredible continent. Its diversity is staggering: golden beaches, arid desert, lush rainforest and vibrant cities sit snug within its borders and it is surrounded by not one but two oceans. It’s fair to say that as far as first impressions go, Colombia does a fine job.
This is a country that has had its fair share of bad press but its transformation in the last 25 years has been nothing short of remarkable. Cities that once hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons are now bustling hubs of art and culture. Bogota and Medellin are thriving metropoles bursting at the seams with galleries and museums that celebrate creativity in all its forms. From the bulbous sculptures of Fernando Botero to dazzling displays of pre-Columbian gold, there is so much to discover in these exciting cities.
The charming colonial towns of Villa de Leyva and Barichara with their cobbled streets and whitewashed houses are the perfect tonic after a few days in the capital. You’ll be drinking it by the cupful in Colombia so make sure you spend some time learning how caffeine gets its kick in the coffee triangle. This is a beautiful corner of the country where plantations blanket the rolling hills and enormous wax palms soar towards to sky.
The north is home to the impossibly romantic city of Cartagena, Caribbean in every way, as well as Tayrona National Park and the Sierra Nevada de Sant Marta. This part of Colombia is where salsa catches on the breeze, peaceful rivers give way to the wild waters of the Caribbean and toucans and hummingbirds flit through the jungle.
Tourism is relatively new to Colombia but those who choose to visit never fail to be won over by its outstanding natural beauty and the warmth of its people.
Colombia still has that wonderful unexplored feeling. Disarmingly Latin American, with some of the friendliest people in the world, its rugged charm and outstanding natural beauty are just waiting for those who want a real and unspoiled slice of South America. Helping clients plan an itinerary here is really special for me as I always want to share the great experiences I had here with them.
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Where to go
Need to Know
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Colombian Peso is the local currency
Bogota is the capital city
Sancocho is Colombia's national dish
When to go
All year round is fine to travel through Colombia. The average daily temperature is 27°c (81°F), and the rainy (albeit low) season is from May to October.
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Yet another fantastic family vacation arranged by Jacada. Susann and Berni did an excellent job tailoring local experiences to our personal preferences - everything went very smoothly and provided us valuable insights into the country and culture in an extremely enjoyable fashion. Natalia and other guides on the ground were wonderful local hosts for us as well. We will not…
Excellent service and attention of Jacada. Very satisfied with this beautiful 24-day trip they prepared for our family to Colombia. Everything went as planned. Precision and punctuality in all services. A very professional travel agency, we didn't have to worry about anything, always taking care of us!