Andes

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.

Rio Claro offers caving and water activities near Medellin.

Río Claro: Rural refuge

Set among limestone, Río Claro offers tourists caving and exploring the ruins of Escobar’s eccentric Hacienda Napoles.
Chamba pottery in Colombia's Magdalena region

It’s a ‘Chamba’

The town of La Chamba is home to Colombia's emblematic black earthenware, handmade and polished by locals.

Saddling up for Colombia’s majestic Chicamocha Canyon

The Chicamocha Canyon is an endurance test for cyclists. But, the reward is in the breathtaking scenery of Santander.
With its colonial hotels and hot thermal springs Paipa is a getaway in the heart of Boyaca.

Paipa: Hot springs for summer

Often overshadowed by the serene and colonial Villa de Leyva, Paipa is a nearby destination known for its hot healing springs and cold highland lake.
Lengerke's trail through Colombia

On Lengerke’s trail

A walker's paradise, Guane offers visitors the chance to retrace the steps German explorer Geo von Lengerke.

San Antonio de Pereira: The “sweetest” town in Antioquia’s Oriente

Some towns in the Oriente Antioqueño are sweeter than others, such as San Antonio de Pereira with its culture of everything "dulce"
The capital of Boyacá is steeped in colonialism.

Gunpowder and colonial churches

Tunja may not get the attention it deserves, but with colonialism on every curb, the capital of Boyacá has its share of history and gastronomic curiosities.
August is the month of wind with the kite festival in Villa de Leyva.

Running with kites

August is the month of kites and a spectacle in one of this country’s most attractive destinations, Villa de Leyva.

Crossing “The Line”

The most direct route to reach the western cordillera is to traverse 'La Linea’ and an experience in white-knuckle driving.
A map of the Department of Santander, Colombia

Dramatic Santander

Steep mountains and raging rivers are just part of scenic Santander. If you work up an appetite, nibble on fried ants.
On the fringes of the Colombian capital, the Chicaque nature reserve allows guests to walk in the permanent cloud forest.

Chicaque: Retreat to the clouds

A 300 hectare park on the outskirts of Bogotá offers guests the opportunity to walk in a cloud forest and admire the unique biodiversity.

Between Earth and Sky: A guide to adventure travel in San Gil

San Gil is the adventure capital of Colombia and gateway to a region of stunning landscapes and agro-tourism.

Buga: Town caught in a spiral of time

This town known for its miracles and imposing Basilica also offers tourists a chance to step back in time to ages of architectural splendour.

Huila: A lesser-known secret of southern Colombia

Once shunned on the tourism map for its proximity to conflict zones, the department of Huila has plenty to offer visitors, including the world famous park of San Agustín, and plenty of achiras

Girardot: The town that rails and rumba built

Girardot’s strategic location on the Magdalena River has historically attracted commerce. The city is home to the annual Tourism Pageant that celebrates regional diversity.
With the planned renovation of the haunted hotel Refugio, the Tequendama Falls looks for more visitors.

Tequendama: Forgotten Falls

Tequendama is looking for a comeback. This out of sight attraction near Bogotá is considered one of Colombia's natural wonders.