Deep in southern Colombia is a mysterious destination that few visitors have ventured to discover in the last 30 years. This is because this region was once the stronghold of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, also known as FARC. Today, this small town with a population of about 30,000 is … [Read more...]
In our Colombia tours, we plan off-the-beaten path experiences at some of Colombia's most iconic destinations. With coastlines on the Caribbean and Pacific, modern cities, colorful colonial towns, and lush valleys and coffee plantations, Colombia is a vibrant & unique destination in South America. It's size makes it accessible for a trip of just 10 days, while its enchantments make a longer trip of two weeks a lovely alternative. Experience captivating Colombia with one of our exciting itineraries..
Perhaps nothing is so obviously Spanish influenced in South America than the “White Cities” structures left behind from the colonial eras. When the first Spanish conquistadors first arrived to the New World in the mid 1500’s, they brought with them the European preferences that they knew. In … [Read more...]
Flying into Cartagena from Bogota, I made sure to sit on the left side of the plane so I could get some first glimpses of Colombia’s Caribbean jewel from the air. I couldn’t wait to see the old colonial port with my own eyes, a place many had told me was one of the most beautiful places in South … [Read more...]
Having had such a tumultuous history in the 80’s and the 90’s due to violence arising from drug and revolutionary political groups, it is no secret that Colombia earned itself a reputation of being one of the more dangerous places in the world. However, the country has since truly renovated … [Read more...]
Although Cali is known as the ‘Capital de la Salsa’, Cartagena offers some great venues to immerse yourself in Colombia’s Salsa culture. Cartagena has a pulsating rhythm to it as a city and this is reflected in its night spots. Here are our 3 favorite spots to enjoy Salsa in Cartagena: … [Read more...]
It is hard to resist the charm of a city that is almost 10,000 feet above the sea level surrounded by green mountains, covered with colonial neighborhoods and world famous museums. Bogota the capital of Colombia, whose name derives from the Indian word Bacatá, meaning "fenced off the farm" in the … [Read more...]
Colombia’s Coffee Triangle is an enchanted region. From the moment you land at the tiny airport in Armenia and cross the hot tarmac to a terminal with ceiling fans, until the moment you depart, you’ll feel in another world. Drive along winding mountain roads, through towns, lush plantain … [Read more...]