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Introducing Colombia

Visiting Colombia
Explore one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, not only in terms of wildlife and flora, but also in terms of landscape, culture and gastronomy. Visit both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, then head off into the Andes and Amazon. Read more

Things to do

Whether you’re seeking adventure, local culture, or simply looking to relax by the Caribbean Sea, Colombia offers a wonderful experience, and the warmth of its people will make you feel at home.

When is the best time to visit?
Located near the equator, weather conditions in Colombia vary only slightly throughout the year, making Colombia a great year-round destination. Read more

How many days do you need to visit Colombia?

To get a good taste for Colombia you will need at least a week, and ideally a bit more. Learn more

Getting Around Colombia
There are a number of ways to travel between Colombia's cities and regions, navigating the country's diverse topography as you go. Domestic flights, car transfers, and boat transfers are all common ways to get around, depending on your route. Bogotá's El Dorado International Airport (BOG) is the most common arrival point for international travelers, while Cartagena and Medelliín also have airports with plenty of flight options. Learn more

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Colombia Tours & Itineraries

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Beach at Tayrona Park
Map of The Real Colombia - 9-Day Adventure
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. 


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.

One of Tayrona's stunning beaches on the Caribbean Sea
Map of Colombia's Caribbean Coast  - 7 Days
Colombia's Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

This 7-day land and sea adventure covers all the highlights along Colombia's northern coast. You'll experience the culture and fairy-tale romance of Cartagena's Old Town, explore the beautiful Tayrona National Park, hike through mountainous jungles, go birdwatching, visit a coffee farm, and finish your trip with a relaxing trip to the Rosario Islands by private speedboat.

Cartagena
Map of Best of Cartagena - 5-Day Itinerary
Best of Cartagena - 5-Day Itinerary

Explore Cartagena’s colonial architecture by foot, partake in its rich culinary scene, and meet the local characters for an authentic glimpse into Colombia’s Caribbean culture. Cartagena’s old town is like an outdoor museum, whose stories will be told by an experienced local guide.

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.

Discover Colombia's Tayrona Park
Map of Cartagena & Tayrona Park - 5 Days
Cartagena & Tayrona Park - 5 Days

This fun 5-day adventure hits two major highlights along Colombia's northern coast. First, you'll experience the culture and fairy-tale romance of Cartagena's Old Town, an inner-walled city oozing with colonial architecture and history, not to mention hip hotels and rooftop bars. Then drive east towards Santa Marta to spend a few days at Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (Tayrona Park) for a slice of South America's prettiest coastline. Explore on your own or take a guided tour of the park's hiking trails and exotic beaches.

Make The Most of Your Time in Colombia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Hike through the Valle de Cocora in Colombia's Coffee Triangle.
Map of 10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries

If you have 10 days in Colombia you can visit two or three areas of the country, thanks to low cost airfares that can jet you quickly between different regions. Enjoy the...

Boat on Palomino Beach
Map of 2 Weeks in Colombia - 4 Unique Itineraries
2 Weeks in Colombia - 4 Unique Itineraries

Planning to spend two weeks in Colombia? This amount of time opens up a wide range of possibilities to explore multiple areas of Colombia at a leisurely pace. You can visit a...

Colombia Travel Essentials

All you need to know to get started planning the perfect trip
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...

Cartagena
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...

Colombia Travel Advice

Read our detailed insights to make sure you have the best trip
Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Colombia
Ultimate Guide to Island Hopping in Colombia

Beyond the untamed landscapes and Spanish Colonial heritage of Colombia's mainland, coral islands beckon. For visitors looking beyond the country's highlights, these gems offer...

Colombia Honeymoon
Great Honeymoon Ideas for Colombia

The romantic city of Cartagena, white-sand Caribbean beaches, beautiful Coffee Country and sizzling salsa dancing combine to make Colombia a wonderful honeymoon destination....

Colombia Destination Guides

Detailed travel guides for the main regions of the country
Colombia Coffee Country
Ultimate Guide to Colombia's Coffee Region

Colombia's coffee region set amidst the rugged hills between Medellin, Cali and Ibague produces some of the finest coffee in the world. Besides learning how the coffee is made,...

Colombia Hotel Advice

Unique places to stay, curated by kimkim specialists
Relax in Cartagena
9 Incredible Hotel Pools in Cartagena

As if Cartagena’s colonial charm wasn't enough, the city also boasts some of the finest hotels in Colombia. Even better, many feature incredible swimming pools—here are nine of...

Charming Old La Candelaria
Best Boutique Hotels in Bogotá

Bogotá is home to dozens of locally-owned hotels, many with a boutique quality and personal service that makes them great choices compared to some of the larger chain hotels....

Best Things to do in Colombia

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Piedra El Peñol, a huge granite monolith resembling Rio de Janeiro’s Sugarloaf Mountain.
Map of Best Things to Do Around Medellín
Best Things to Do Around Medellín

The mountains and valleys outside Medellín, in the department of Antioquia, offer a variety of excellent attractions and great day trips. These include the well-preserved...

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...

Rafting the whitewater near San Gil is one of many great adventures you can have in Colombia.
Best Adventure Activities in Colombia

Repelling down waterfalls, rafting turbulent rivers, paragliding over cities and navigating steep trails on a mountain bike are just a few of the epic adventures you can have in...

Our Latest Colombia Content

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

Hike around a coffee farm, take a cooking class in Cartagena, 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. Whether you're admiring colonial architecture or sipping rum paired with artisanal chocolates, you'll find this itinerary a treat for the senses.

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. 

Views across Providencia and the Caribbean Sea
Discover Colombia's Caribbean Islands: San Andrés & Providencia - 7 Days

White sands and turquoise seas beckon on this 7-day island getaway. Located just off the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, the Colombian isles of San Andrés and Providencia offer a hidden paradise of unspoiled beaches, world-class diving sites, and vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. With a relaxed itinerary and lots of free time, you can spend the week settling into the rhythms of island life.

Colombia Travel Videos

Tour of Tayorna Parque, Palomino and Bogota
Tour of Cartagena, Baru and La Boquilla
Family Trip in Colombia

Colombia Travel Maps

Get the lay of land, and understand distances between the places you want to visit
Colombia map: 5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip
5 Main Regions of Colombia: A Guide To Planning Your Trip
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Colombia map: 7 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
7 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
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Colombia map: 10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

Experienced travel agents with a passion for Colombia
Travel specialist Michael Gold
active 20 hours ago

Michael Gold

Since I was little, I have been fascinated by getting to know the great wide world. The exchange with other cultures has always been my focus. Therefore, I have made my interest my profession. In...

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Travel specialist Margoth Rico
active 20 hours ago

Margoth Rico

I have seen how Colombia has evolved from a dangerous destination to a safe, welcoming, and upcoming destination, and I am therefore extremely passionate to be part of my country's tourism...

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Travel specialist Andrea Morita
active 1 day ago

Andrea Morita

Let enchanting Colombia steal your heart and touch your soul—we’ll plan it all for you on a custom itinerary.

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Travel specialist Cami Sarmiento
active 21 hours ago

Cami Sarmiento

I'm the vice president of Uncharted Earth, an adventure travel company that specializes in lesser known and relatively undeveloped travel destinations. We seek out unspoiled nature destinations and...

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Trip Reviews for Colombia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

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Colombia | Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2022

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lorenzo d.
Italy | Sep 01, 2022

Great Experience,
Best guides in Bogotà at the market (Alejandro?) and in tayrona, Aruen
Need experience Ely in bogota
All places remarkable except for Santa Marta, nothing really to see and remember
Also the trip to playa tranquilla was far from expectation, too far, too crowdy read more

Great Experience,
Best guides in Bogotà at the market (Alejandro?) and in tayrona, Aruen
Need experience Ely in bogota
All places remarkable except for Santa Marta, nothing really to see and remember
Also the trip to playa tranquilla was far from expectation, too far, too crowdy

Hotel Review
Villa Playa
Magdalena

Great position and wonderful room, try the spa

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Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in Bogotá | Sep 01, 2022

Dear Lorenzo, Federica and Michela,

It was a great pleasure for all of us to accompany you on your journey through Colombia. It was very nice with you and I was very happy to see that you were able to enjoy the country to the fullest.

The beaches in and around Cartagena are always very crowded, you are right. Nevertheless, I hope you were able to enjoy the last beach day. :)

We are looking forward to your next visit!

The Chaska Tours Team

Michael was very helpful with any small or bi...
Colombia | Aug 14 - Aug 24, 2022

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Rita S.
Manhattan, NY | Aug 25, 2022

Michael was very helpful with any small or big issue. He was available on whatsup within minutes and found a solution to every problem very effectively. We liked all guides but the most helpful and knowledgeable was Alex. We loved our trip and the only thing we wish was is to stay few more days in Colombia. We would also probably choose a different hotel in Cartagena. read more

Michael was very helpful with any small or big issue. He was available on whatsup within minutes and found a solution to every problem very effectively. We liked all guides but the most helpful and knowledgeable was Alex. We loved our trip and the only thing we wish was is to stay few more days in Colombia. We would also probably choose a different hotel in Cartagena.

Hotel Review
Hotel Casa Tere
Cartagena

Location is great but rooms are tiny and breakfast was not good

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Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in Bogotá | Aug 25, 2022

Hello Rita, Rostislav, Susanna & Semyon :)

How nice that you enjoyed the trip in Colombia so much! It was a pleasure to help you at any time with your questions and concerns!

Thank you also for the tip with the hotel Casa Tere in Cartagena. So far, our guests have always been very enthusiastic about the hotel. But after your comment about it, I can of course understand that you were not completely satisfied with it. This information always helps me to make future trips even better. Thank... read more

Hello Rita, Rostislav, Susanna & Semyon :)

How nice that you enjoyed the trip in Colombia so much! It was a pleasure to help you at any time with your questions and concerns!

Thank you also for the tip with the hotel Casa Tere in Cartagena. So far, our guests have always been very enthusiastic about the hotel. But after your comment about it, I can of course understand that you were not completely satisfied with it. This information always helps me to make future trips even better. Thank you very much for that.

We wish you all the best and will pass on the credit to Alex.

Best regards from San Agustín,
Michael

Me encanta Colombia!
Colombia | Aug 9 - Aug 17, 2022

Victoria
Victoria S.
San Rafael, CA | Aug 22, 2022

My husband and I spent 8 days traveling in Colombia in August. This was our first time using a travel agency or service such as kimkim, and we are so grateful that we did! From the very beginning, our specialist Andrea developed an exciting itinerary that fulfilled our travel wishes; when I asked if she could lower the overall cost, she was able to make adjustments without sacrificing too much of the fun and comfort.

All of our local guides in each city (Andrea in Bogotá, Juan and Ivan in... read more

My husband and I spent 8 days traveling in Colombia in August. This was our first time using a travel agency or service such as kimkim, and we are so grateful that we did! From the very beginning, our specialist Andrea developed an exciting itinerary that fulfilled our travel wishes; when I asked if she could lower the overall cost, she was able to make adjustments without sacrificing too much of the fun and comfort.

All of our local guides in each city (Andrea in Bogotá, Juan and Ivan in Pereira, and Aura in Cartagena) were all spectacular! It was so special to have guides who were both passionate about their regions and excited to share it with others through tourism. We learned so much from our conversations with each guide (all of whom spoke exceptional English)!

Some other general comments include that most of the trip was already paid for once we arrived in Colombia, that we really didn't have to worry about having cash on us - from activities to transportation! Additionally, our specialist Andrea was extremely responsive through WhatsApp and answered any questions we had very promptly and thoroughly.

Colombia is a beautiful country, the people that we encountered were so warm and friendly, and the food is just delicious! 12/10.

Hotel Review
Casa San Carlos Lodge
Pereira

Casa San Carlos is absolutely stunning and we are so happy we were able to stay here during our visit; we even had a free day that we were able to spend by the pool. I did, however, want to share some feedback surrounding the food and hospitality: things were a bit disorganized. Staff seemed eager to please but, as culminating example, when we were checking out and settling the bills for meals (which we had charged to the room each evening) all but one or two items were incorrect. The front desk worked with us to go through and correctly itemize, but it felt very messy and I ultimately feel like we payed less than we ought to (could have easily been the opposite problem, as well).

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Activity Reviews
Traditional Farmers Market
Bogotá

Maria, who leads the food tour, is just wonderful! We learned so much from her about the diversity of fruit in Colombia and sustainability efforts. We really enjoyed this; however, the quantity (not quality!) of fruit did manage to give me indigestion so be sure to prepare your gut accordingly!

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Hiking in the Cócora Valley up to "The Hummingbird House" & Explore Salento & Filandia
Colombia

This hike is not for the faint of heart! I was sore for the following two days but WOW what a gorgeous vista and awesome experience. Our guide Ivan saw that we only had sneakers and helped us rent rain boots to hike in, which I am grateful for since the trail can be very muddy!

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Rum & Chocolate Tasting
Cartagena

I enjoyed this more than I thought I would! Jesus is so charming and conversational, and the rums were very delicious. Really fun way to have a taste of Cartagena.

Quality of Experience
Guides, drivers and staff
Our driver in Cartagena, Emerson, was one of our favorites! He was so kind and accommodating!
Transport
Knowing Cartagena to the Rhythm of Salsa
Cartagena

Wish we had enjoyed this more, but it was very basic and took place in a pretty bare bones dance studio in what felt like an apartment building. If you have any salsa experience already, this is probably not for you - but it might be if you are total beginner.

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Local specialist: Andrea Morita
Andrea
Andrea Morita
Local specialist in Gardena | Aug 22, 2022

My dear Victoria,
Thank you, thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback about all your experiences in our country. Thank you so much for your time and for providing these valuable details to always keep working hard for our travelers and our country.
María, Aurita, Andreita, Juan, Iván, and Emerson send both of you a lot of love and hugs for your beautiful words. They were all so happy to hear from you.
Here we are always happy to welcome you back to our country.
I wish you all the best. Take care!
With love,
Andrea