Colombia is fast becoming South America’s hottest travel destination. Once famous for its Caribbean resorts and coffee making, it has been often overlooked for its rich history and colonial architecture.
With Sites such as San Augustin Archaeological park in the countries south, which offers a magnificent insight into ancient Colombian civilisation, littered with monuments dating back as far as 3300 BC, it proves that Colombia is a historical force to be reckoned with.
Colonial architecture is demonstrated beautifully in towns such as Villa de Leyva (which also boasts many fine international restaurants) and Popayan, which is otherwise known as the white city, a white-washed picture of colonial perfection, adorned with numerous, splendid, churches.
Cartagena, famous for its stunning resorts on the picturesque Caribbean coast, also boasts some of Colombia’s finest examples of colonial architecture and history in the old town as well as a cosmopolitan look into modern Colombia.
Modern day architecture can be found in enigmatic examples such as the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá, a Roman church built 200 metres underground within the tunnels of a salt mine.
Natural Beauty is a given in a country that greets the Amazon, Andes and Caribbean and visitors are often left breathless as they take in the vistas this mighty country has to offer.
Whether you want to hike to the Lost City, relax on the Caribbean, eat yourself silly, or bring out your inner archaeologist. Colombia is the place for you and Chimu Adventures are waiting to take you there.
Visiting:Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Popayan, San Agustin, Neiva, Cartagena and Tayron National Park
Visiting:Bogota, Villa de Levya, Cartagena, Tayrona National Park