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TRAVELLING TO Colombia

Why visit? Often associated with Caribbean resorts and coffee making but usually overlooked for its rich history, colonial architecture and mind blowing nature, Colombia can introduce you to one of South America’s roads less travelled.

 

Generally, travellers start their Colombia tour in Bogotá, the country’s capital. Blessed with one of the most gorgeous settings any city can have, being surrounded by the Andean mountains, Bogotá draws visitors with its cultural vibrancy. Apart from boasting some of the country’s most important historic landmarks such as the Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva, the city impresses with its impressive street art and a thriving food and bar scene.

 

Up in the north of the country, Cartagena is a charming seaside city on the Caribbean coast, known for its picturesque ‘old town’ where you can find some of Colombia’s finest examples of historic architecture whilst also being home to stunning resorts along the Caribbean coastline.

 

A bit further up the Caribbean coast, Tayrona National Park ticks all the boxes for the adventurous explorer with its narrow forest trails leading travellers along seemingly untouched nature, palm-shaded coves, coastal lagoons, rainforest and rich biodiversity.

 

For an insight into archaeology, head to San Augustin and Popayan in the south of Colombia where you can explore ancient sites and enjoy the views of charming historic small towns.

 

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Colombia and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

 

Still wondering? Contact usYou are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you.

 

#Livefortoday and book your Colombia tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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Why visit? Often associated with Caribbean resorts and coffee making but usually overlooked for its rich history, colonial architecture and mind blowing nature, Colombia can introduce you to one of South America’s roads less travelled.

 

Generally, travellers start their Colombia tour in Bogotá, the country’s capital. Blessed with one of the most gorgeous settings any city can have, being surrounded by the Andean mountains, Bogotá draws visitors with its cultural vibrancy. Apart from boasting some of the country’s most important historic landmarks such as the Salt Cathedral and Villa de Leyva, the city impresses with its impressive street art and a thriving food and bar scene.

 

Up in the north of the country, Cartagena is a charming seaside city on the Caribbean coast, known for its picturesque ‘old town’ where you can find some of Colombia’s finest examples of historic architecture whilst also being home to stunning resorts along the Caribbean coastline.

 

A bit further up the Caribbean coast, Tayrona National Park ticks all the boxes for the adventurous explorer with its narrow forest trails leading travellers along seemingly untouched nature, palm-shaded coves, coastal lagoons, rainforest and rich biodiversity.

 

For an insight into archaeology, head to San Augustin and Popayan in the south of Colombia where you can explore ancient sites and enjoy the views of charming historic small towns.

 

More information: Below we have shown you just a fraction of the options available for Colombia and multi-country travel. Browse to get an idea of where you want to travel.

 

Still wondering? Contact usYou are definitely better off giving us a call or dropping us a line and letting us do the hard work for you.

 

#Livefortoday and book your Colombia tour with us today. Chimu Adventures can put together an itinerary to suit you.

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WHY TRAVEL WITH CHIMU ADVENTURES

  • We offer you flexible travel options in Latin America at an affordable price.

  • You can choose from over 400 suggested itineraries or pick and choose elements to build your own unique experience; cover the areas you want to explore at a pace to suit you.

  • We know each Latin American country by heart and will work with you to determine which activities and accommodations are best suited to your needs.

  • From your initial enquiry until your trip ends, you will be assigned a personal Destination Specialist who will offer a full service for your travel needs: we can book flights, insurance and any ancillary travel required to complete your journey.

  • We have offices across South America so you can be assured that ground staff are close at hand to assist whilst you are travelling.

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Whether you are looking for advice on visas and vaccinations,when to travel, best markets or beaches to visit, wildlife guides or the top restaurants in a city, Chimu blogs are likely to have it covered. The range of topics is vast, with new and fascinating blogs being added regularly. There are airport guides, Galapagos Island guides, what to pack and what not to pack, and even a blog on the most romantic locations to propose in Latin America!

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Colombia REVIEWS

All Chimu Adventures' clients are given the opportunity to review their trip once they return home. These reviews are administered by a third party and as such are unfiltered by Chimu Adventures.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cartagena, Bogota, Villa de Leyva My husband and I loved the towns we visited in Colombia. Everything ran smoothly, all the transfers and tours. Cartegena was super lively and interesting, we could walk everywhere in the old town and felt safe. Would recommend asking for a quiet room in the back of your hotel as Cartegena parties late. Our guide, George, who collected us from the airport and then was our tour guide for Bogota and Villa de Leyva and everywhere inbetween was fantastic, very knowledgeable and just really easy to get along with. Villa de Leyva was beautiful. The salt Cathedral was just amazing, so much more than what we were expecting.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great country, great tour This is my second G Adventures tour and I had high expectations after the last one and was not disappointed. Having a great CEO and a great group really helps these experiences become amazing. Everything ran smoothly and there was a great vibe through the 9 days I experienced. Sometimes it felt a bit rushed in places but it was the express tour and this was to be expected. More time in Bogota would have been great but we personally had no time in our trip to accommodate that before the tour. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Special shout out to our guide JP who made our experience all the more fun.
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool Colombia We found the Colombians to be very hospitable hosts and the standard of accommodation and guides was also very good. We didn't get to explore as much as we would have liked due to timing, but we really impressed with Cartagena. A wonderful city, teeming with history! Food was very good and guides excellent. We also enjoyed the hotels we stayed at in Bogota and Cartagena. Luis was a good guide also in Cartagena. Would recommend.
Date published: 2017-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Colombia is more than we expected. Chimu offered an incredible journey through the country and we were simply wowed at every turn. Big thanks to Clare in the Sydney office for putting this together for us. It was a dream.
Date published: 2015-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Colombian Love! Colombia, incredible destination and loved our time in the country. Cartagena was an absolute highlight and not to be missed. Warm, friendly locals, spectacular scenery and wonderful food.. I will be back!
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Colombia! Loved every minute of this spectacular country. Coffee Triangle and our guide were the highlight! Cartagena was also incredible, loved exploring the city and dinner on top the city walls is a must. Would love to go back!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good trip, but not entirely without problems A short stay in Bogota as planned was sufficient. There are more exciting cities in South America. Cartagena was an attractive city with the 1/2 day guided tour showing us the many sights. However the accommodation at the hotel Don Pedro de Heredia was not satisfactory. After refusing a smallish room with a double bed, we were given a large room with twin beds which we had requested when booking this trip. It was on the 4th floor. The only problem was that the lift of the hotel did not work at all during the 4 days we spent there - it's not nice to have to walk up in the tropical heat of Cartagena. This hotel can be given 3 *** at best. Our next stop was the Tyrona National Park. After a longish drive from Cartagena, we arrived at the entrance to the park, to find out that we had to walk 7 1/2 km to the lodge through the jungle, 4 km of which was up and down over many steps. I am 78 years old and had no problems but my wife who has 2 replacement knees had very serious problems reaching the lodge. Our itinerary never mentioned anything about the remoteness of the lodge. Our guides to and from the lodge were very helpful. Overall, I have to say that this Colombia trip was not the highlilght of our South America trip and I will not use Chimu again.
Date published: 2017-09-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst organised trip I have ever been onn Worst organised trip I have ever been which is rather unfortunate as Colombia is a beautiful country. My advice would be choose another travel agency to help plan your trip
Date published: 2015-06-03
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