|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£229|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£235|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£266|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£296|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£176|
Steeped in history, rich in culture and possessing a truly diverse natural environment, Colombia offers visitors endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Weary travellers can refresh themselves with a natural mud bath at Totumo volcano, an hour’s scenic drive from Cartagena, along the Caribbean coast.
Bogota, the capital of Colombia is five hours ahead of London (GMT-5). Flights from London to the capital are fairly frequent, with the journey taking approximately fifteen hours. Colombia’s temperature varies little throughout the year, given its proximity to the equator. However, the temperature does change with altitude, creating diverse climatic zones across the country, which can be experienced after a few hours of travel. Colombia has two seasons, summer (the dry season) and winter (the wet season). The best time to plan a trip to Colombia is during summer, from December to March or July and August, especially if hiking is part of the agenda. Various transportation options are available to visitors including buses, trams, taxis and boats.
Visiting the lush green valleys and snow-capped mountains of the Zona Cafetera, home to Colombia’s coffee plantations, is a perfect way to learn about the process of coffee making. Visitors can also trek through the High Andes, enjoying unforgettable views of the Colombian countryside. Exploring the untamed, wild beauty of the Amazon jungle offers an insight into the world’s largest and diverse rainforest. Travellers can disover the Amazon at the gentle pace of a riverboat.
Explore the romance of Cartagena’s old city, with its colonial architecture, ancient monasteries and palaces with overhanging balconies. Follow the García Márquez tour through the old city to explore the places mentioned in the Colombian author's timeless novels such as 'Love in the Time of Cholera'.