Colombia

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It may not immediately occur to you to go to Colombia. But why not? You will experience unforgettable moments while traveling Colombia. The hospitable and exuberant population will welcome you with open arms and contribute to a fantastic stay in this beautiful country. Traveling around Colombia still sounds a bit scary to many people, but it is now reasonably safe. So nothing will stop you from going on holiday to Colombia and enjoying the beautiful nature, tropical beaches, countless colonial villages and worldly metropolises!

While traveling through Colombia you will find out that this country is incredibly varied. The culture is made up of a mixture of South American, European and African influences and thus provides a unique combination. Especially the Spanish influences are still noticeable in the contemporary culture of Colombia. If you travel through Colombia, you will also notice that family and enjoying life are paramount for the inhabitants of this country. Since every village and every city has its own holiday, it will be no exception if you are taken by the hand during one of the group trips to Colombia to try a salsa dance!

Colombia is of course also known for its great coffee from one of the many coffee finches. During your Colombia tour, do not forget to put on such a coffee finca and enjoy the best cup of coffee you ever have. You will not soon forget the taste!

Clearly, traveling to Colombia is a unique experience. Besides the overwhelming nature and versatile culture, the friendly and cheerful population makes Colombia trips unforgettable!

Colombia

City break Colombia

5 Days / 4 nights
Starting from: $3,220 USD per person

Our City Break Colombia tour is a great tour for travellers who want to experience the city life in Medellin and Cartagena but also learn more about the culture and history of two cities.

Explore Colombia

10 Days / 9 nights
Starting from: $7,100 USD per person

Our Explore Colombia tour is a perfect tour for travellers who are looking for an active combined with a luxury tour. You will be visiting Bogota, the coffee region with horseback rides and a wonderful hot air balloon overflight and Santa Marta with its unique Tayrona National Natural Park and an overflight on the very famous Lost City and, during the same flight, the Snowy Peaks of the Andes.

Grand Tour Colombia

15 Days / 14 nights
Starting from: $4,960 USD per person

Our Grand Tour Colombia will take you to many of the country's highlights but you will also go off the beaten path in La Macarena and Villa de Levya. You will experience great cuisine, friendly people, colorful towns and cities, and stunning landscapes.

Practical information

Itineraries While we intend to adhere to the route described in your contract, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion, it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
The contract is a general guide to the tour, region, and proposed itinerary any mention of specific wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be encountered, as we can never guarantee what mother nature has to offer us.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Accommodation If a hotel is unexpectedly fully booked, we will always contact you before booking an alternative. We will always offer alternatives of the same level and value for money.
Kindly note that water is scarce in many parts of the world, so we always recommend taking short showers and reuse towels if possible.

Emergency Contact Should you need to contact Your Travel Nation during a situation of dire need. If you do not receive an immediate answer for any reason, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so we may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. We have an emergency line, which will connect you directly with our office.
+1 757 656 3391

Luggage You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Your baggage should be restricted to one medium-sized rolling bag, duffle bag, or backpack, maximum 15kg, plus a daypack. Luggage limits on airlines are strictly enforced and space on vehicles is limited.

Packing list
Documents:

• Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the immigration)
• Insurance info (With photocopies)
• Passport  (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates  (With photocopies)
• Copy of your contract

Essentials:
• Any medication you might need: This should include medication for possible common situations like headaches or diarrhea;
• Sunblock, sunglasses, hat, and lip balm.
• Your electronic devices and chargers.
For camera and lenses; we recommend bringing a wide lens (about 17-55mm) for those scenery pictures, and go pro for all your action shots; Renting a camera is not possible. As it can get very humid in the jungle; please ensure your camera equipment is appropriate for such conditions and that you bring dry bags to protect it.
• Clothes: Comfortable and casual clothing, with khaki, beige or green colors. You should pack T-shirts, shirts with long sleeves, jeans, a sweater and a jacket (for the cold mornings), swimwear (if the accommodation you selected has a pool or if you do a beach extension), and comfortable hiking shoes;
• Insect repellent;
• Refill water bottle;
• Adaptor for A and  B Type plugs.

Laundry Hand washing of clothes can be done at most of the hotels where you will stay. We recommend you bring a non-polluting/biodegradable soap, as well as a roll of simple string to act as a drying line for your clothes. If you arrive in the late afternoon, or if there is poor weather, it may not be possible for your clothes to completely dry. Your hotels may also have a laundry service available at an additional fee.

Visa & Entry requirements British nationals can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa at the discretion of the Colombian Immigration Officer on arrival. You may need to provide evidence of return or onward travel.  Citizens of certain countries need to present a tourist visa to gain entryYour passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Colombia

Insurance A travel insurance is highly recommended when traveling. When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that we highly recommend good medical coverage and repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage, and personal effects.
We don’t issue any insurances; however, we recommend using www.worldnomads.com

Health We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least three months before departure or in case of a last-minute tour, as soon as you confirm your travels. Travellers are also advised to carry a basic first-aid kit and hand sanitizers/antibacterial wipes on their travels. Medical facilities are basic throughout these countries. For your own safety, we strongly recommend that you advise your local guide of any medical condition that may affect you while travelling. Your local guide will be able to inform you of local health advisories (e.g. drinking water quality). Please ensure you have all the inoculations recommended by your doctor.

Allergies and dietary restrictions This is something we take very seriously. Upon booking with us, we will send you a form in which you will be able to indicate any dietary preference or restriction or any specific request you might have. We will then provide that information in advance to all the hotels.

Safety and Security Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. 
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, bank cards, cash, and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelry at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of your group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our local guides have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes. 

Photography and drone laws Please refrain from taking photos of police stations, airports, bus stations, immigration or border crossings, army barracks and personnel, or any government building. It is against the law and will result in the minimum of your film and camera being confiscated. Drone use is allowed in Columbia but several drone laws need to be followed when flying in the country. 

Electricity For Colombia there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug that has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Mexico operates on a 110V supply voltage and 60Hz.

Religion Roman Catholic is the largest religion in Colombia.

Climate Because of the country’s proximity to the Equator, its climate is generally tropical and isothermal (without any real change of seasons). Temperatures vary little throughout the year. The only genuinely variable climatic element is the amount of annual precipitation. Climatic differences are related to elevation and the displacement of the intertropical convergence zone between the two major air masses from which the northeast and southeast trade winds originate. Human settlement is more oriented to vertical zoning in Colombia than anywhere else in Latin America.

Best time to visit The best time for the country as a whole is between December and March as it rains the least during these months, especially in the Andean regions. This is Colombia's peak tourist season and prices soar. The rainy season hits the Andes between May to July and October to December when heavy rains can fall daily though they’re usually followed by bright sunshine. Elsewhere, the Caribbean coast experiences its heaviest rainfall in September and October and is relatively dry for the rest of the year while the lowlands experience little variation with a tropical climate.

Plastic bags Plastic bags are banned from entering Columbia. However, plastics carrier items known as “Ziplock bags” that are specifically used to carry toiletries will be permitted as they are expected to remain in the permanent possession of visitors and are not expected to be disposed of in the country.  

Money and currency Colombia's official currency is the peso. ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are common and accepted in many hotels and restaurants. The most useful card for cash advances is Visa, as it's accepted by most banks. MasterCard is less common but still processed by many banks. Other cards are of limited use. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, and tipping. We always recommend carrying enough cash if you would like to pay for something in a remote place and the credit card machine cannot connect to any network.

Tipping A government regulation dictates that in the midrange and top-end restaurants (anywhere there is a service charge), your waiter must ask you if they can add the 10% service charge to the bill. Tipping in taxis is not commonplace but rounding up to the nearest 500 or 1000 pesos is quite normal.

Dress code Colombia is an incredibly stylish country, with people taking great care in how they look, so you can have lots of fun with fashion.

Why book with us?

Great value for money

With our partners being on the ground and getting the best prices for you, we assure you that our prices are unbeatable.

Travel with Care

Not only do we care about our guests and their experience, the world itself is one of our main concerns.

Customised itineraries

Everyone is different and therefore no request is too crazy. Customise your trip down to the finest detail.

Need any help booking? Call us anytime: +1 (757)-656-3391