Travel Guide

Colombia is home to some of the world’s richest biodiversity, hundreds of beautiful towns and villages, pristine tropical beaches, bustling big cities and majestic mountain ranges. It’s possible to travel across the country for months and only the scrape the surface of what Colombia has to offer. So if you’re searching for Colombia’s very best destinations, start with this guide.


The Andes stretch across central Colombia and encompass the country’s most populous cities. With an incredible biodiversity ranging from high-altitude páramos to the temperate rolling hills of Medellin and the Coffee Region, the Colombian Andes offer something for everyone.

An hour from the capital, La Chorrera is Colombia's highest known waterfall.

An easy day trip from Bogotá, La Chorrera offers hiking and the chance to marvel at the country’s highest known waterfall.
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Colombia’s Amazon region makes up part of the world’s richest ecosystem. Home to thousands of species of plants and animals, the Amazon is a nature-lover’s paradise.


Deep in Colombia’s interior, experience Mavecure, the impressive and iconic location featured in the Oscar-nominated ‘Embrace of the Serpent’
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Cartagena, Barranquilla, Santa Marta. Colombia’s three largest Caribbean cities each have tons to offer, from colonial architecture to tropical beaches. The Caribbean region is also home to small towns virtually lost in time and the stark desert beauty of the northern La Guajira region.

Costeño beach

Inspired by the bestselling novel The Beach, two brothers created a surfer’s paradise in a remote stretch of Tayrona.
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The Orinoco region, also known as the Llanos Orientales or Eastern Plains, is Colombia’s frontier. Home to cowboys and folk music, the plains stretch from the Central Andes all the way to the border with Venezuela.


Travel writer Steve Hide ventures overland on a new road which unites Villavicencio with the capital of Guaviare.
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The Colombian Pacific begins with the city of Cali and includes the expansive Valle del Cauca, as well as the major port city of Buenaventura and the Chocó department. It is a natural paradise for whale watching and home to some of Colombia’s most valuable natural resources.

Cerro Tokio

Once the scene of a fierce battle, Cerro Tokio (Tokio Hill) is now part of the tourist circuit in Valle del Cauca.
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