About Colombia

From the snowcapped Andean peaks to coffee-strewn hilltops, dense Amazon jungle and the sun-toasted Caribbean beaches, Colombia is a boon of diverse landscapes and cultures. Cue some cinematic cobblestoned towns, add a defense of Spanish fortresses, throw in the remnants of ancient civilizations leaving behind a treasure of El Dorado, and you’ll find a country ripe for exploration and adventure.

Colombia borders two continents and two coastlines, bridging an incredible biodiversity of ecosystems, habitat to some of the rarest flora and fauna on Earth. Condors soar through the Andean skies and jaguars dwell in the forests of national parks that not only offer astonishing wildlife encounters but are havens for outdoor adventure to raft, mountain bike, hike and trek on ancient footpaths. Visit the wild Caribbean beaches of Tayrona, hike on former royal roads in the adventure capital of Santander, marvel at the exquisitely preserved UNESCO pueblos of Villa de Leyva and Barichara, and stay at a working organic coffee plantation where the production process from crop to cup is revealed.

With so many ecozones at a continental migratory crossroads, here you find some of the best birdwatching in the world. Survey the world-class museums and national monuments of cosmopolitan Bogotá and Medellin, or stroll through the cobbled alleys of 17th century Cartagena and other colonial outposts. Discover the fascinating legacy of archaeological sites such as the lost city of the Tayronas, and a wealth of gold relics unearthed from ancient civilizations, all of which represent a rare glimpse into an enigmatic past and a legacy of the indigenous cultures you encounter today.

Our Wildland Adventures in Colombia utilize a comprehensive network of airline connections and a good primary road system, with 4x4 access on secondary roads into more remote regions and trailheads. The last decade has seen newfound economic growth and political stability, and vastly improved security presenting itself as the new gateway to South America. As tourism develops, restored colonial boutique hotels and eco-lodges are popping up across the country, and there’s an exciting gastronomic scene. You’ll be impressed by the professionalism of our Colombian guides trained as expert naturalists, respectful ambassadors of indigenous cultures, and as adventure hosts to keep you happy and healthy. Indeed, Colombians are some of the warmest and most welcoming people on the continent.

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