Experience trekking, the Caribbean Sea and the Andes on a trip to Colombia
A trip to the South American country of Colombia can, with its location next to the Caribbean Sea, among other things offer delicious sandy beaches. On your journey you will also have the opportunity to experience the Andes Mountains that stretch across Colmbia, where you can challenge yourself on trekking routes and experience hidden treasures hidden in Colombia’s mysterious nature and altitude meters.
Travel to Columbia and get unique experiences
As something unique, you can climb our Rita Cuba Blanco and Sierra Nevada del Cocuy with our very own South America trekking expert. The program is aimed at the expert who is looking for new exciting challenges and who has the courage to try his hand with the Colombian highlands. Read more about Tourist Travel’s trips to Colombia below and explore countless options to get an optimal trip to Colombia.
Colombia is located in northwestern South America with locations adjacent to both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. In Colombia live approx. 48 million people, many of whom are centered in the capital Bogota. The official language of Colombia is Spanish and, in some areas, English. Colombia borders Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil and Panama in Central America.
Colombia has some fantastic trekking trips to offer at the foot of the Andes, just as Colombia also offers magnificent culture and long white sandy beaches. A trip to Colombia is a different choice for a trip to South America, but certainly not a bad one, the country can give you a lot of cultural and meaningful impressions to take home.
Climate and travel weather in Colombia
Columbia is a South American republic in the northwest, which borders the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Caribbean Sea to the northeast. In the western and central regions are the Andes Mountains and a landscape with varied terrain. In the southeast there are lowlands, plains and rainforest.
In Colombia, volcanic activity and frequent earthquakes are also found. The capital itself is in a temperate climate, but the rest of the country has a tropical climate. However, the whole country is strongly influenced by the Andes.
You must experience these in Colombia
Cartagena exudes charm and romance. It is an insanely cozy Colombian metropolis founded in 1533 during the Spanish colonial era. The city’s cultural history also goes back to this time, and relics from the colonial era provide a good historical starting point of what the city has gone through in recent centuries.
Cartagena is the most beautiful and famous city in all of Colombia, if one can afford to be polarized. The city is located next to the Caribbean Sea with fine beaches filled with exotic people.
With that location, you can not help but be dazzled by the glorious views the city has. In 1984, the colonial city of Cartagena and the famous fortress were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which is a definite must-see on your trip to Colombia. Here you will find beautiful architecture, restored buildings and festive atmosphere everywhere.
On a trek with Tourist Travel, we travel back in time when the trip goes up to Ciudad Perdida. The ruin complex is popularly described as “Lost City”, and is believed to have been built around the year 800. Lost City was discovered in 1972 after tax robbers had sold the city’s pottery and gold on the black market.
In Lost City you will find 169 grass terraces which are built into the beautiful mountain slopes. Small streams meander through the landscape and in some places end up in waterfalls that you can take a cool dip by.
Ciudad Perdida is called Lost City because it is hidden away in the jungles of Colombia and almost only possible to visit by retreating through difficult terrain. However, it allows visitors to live out their fantasy of being able to call themselves Indiana Jones.
This paradise invites pure self-indulgence. The views are rarely seen mage and the district is even nestled between lush rainforest and long white sandy beaches. The sea is azure blue, the waves roar and the palm trees sway in the wind.
Palomino is known for its rich fishing life, so of course you have to taste the gifts of the sea caught by the local fishermen. Be aware, however, that the closer to the beach you get, the more expensive it is to enjoy a meal of seafood .
The city of Palomino itself has a special character. For on the one hand you have shops, delicious bakeries and small, cozy restaurants in the city, but the very natural beauties you will find by the beaches, rivers and mountains. At Palomino, tourists are encouraged to be responsible for protecting this magical place.
Santa Marta is an exotic city surrounded by beautiful beaches and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. Here you can hike in lush forests that cover ancient ruins and snorkel in the lively reef filled with colorful fish.
In Santa Marta you should visit the multicultural restaurants – a mixed cuisine with the best of Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. When the sun goes down, you can continue partying at the discos of the Parque de Los Novios park.
We like to visit the popular Tayrona Park on the Caribbean coast near Santa Marta. Here we find Comombia’s, and possibly South Africa’s most beautiful coastline. Located 30 minutes from the town of Rodadero, Tayrona Park has beautiful beaches with hammocks that can be rented overnight. Here are high rushing waves, which is why surfing in particular is a hit.
The main road from Popayán to Bogotá used to go through Salento, but when the route was diverted, the city was isolated and the city’s development came to a standstill. The colonial architecture and the relaxed lifestyle are therefore well preserved in beautiful Salento.
Salento municipality is located in the northeast corner of Colombia. The municipality borders Filandias and Circasias to the west, Armenia and Calarcá to the southwest, Tolima to the east and the municipality of Risaralda to the north.
Salento’s geography rises from 1,300 meters in the western part of the municipality’s fertile valleys to the permanently snow-capped peak in the Nevado del Quindíoi 4,750 meters altitude. The city of Salento itself is located on a plateau above the Quindío Valley.