If you are looking for a travel adventure that blends well the new and the old and nature and city life, then look no further than Colombia. This country showcases the one-of-a-kind charms of South America—from the rich Amazon jungle, immaculate Caribbean coast, and colorful colonial communities.
Most Colombia group tours include a walk through the walled city of Cartagena featuring historical Spanish colonial buildings and a visit to Tayrona National Park, home of some of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia set against the Sierra Nevada de Santa Maria’s snow-capped mountains. If your tour includes a stop in Sierra Nevada, you will most likely take a jungle hike or visit Casa Elemento, a farmhouse hostel known for its two giant hammocks that give you an unfiltered view of the landscape below.
However, there is more to Colombia than these popular sites. In fact, the country boasts of so many breathtaking attractions, and it is difficult to do all of them in just one group tour of Colombia.
Check the following activities if you want to have an amazing time while visiting Colombia.
1. Experience the eclectic culture of Bogota
It is only fitting that Bogota is quickly gaining a reputation among up-and-coming cities around the world. Bogota is a beautiful mix of the old and new. You can go museum hopping, taste the international cuisine of Colombia, and dance the night away. Also, do not forget to stroll Usaquen to see the city’s colonial architecture. Then, take in the stylish crowds (of artists and hipsters) as you sip a cup of homegrown coffee in one of Chapinero’s trendy cafés.
2. Take in Medellín while riding on the Metrocable
The Metrocable is a network of gondolas taking you across the different neighborhoods of the city, including those that used to be out of reach by many. A ride on one of these lifts gives you an unobstructed view of the city’s urban landscape before it takes you on top of mountains and forests near the edges of Medellín. To give you a glimpse of how much this Colombian city is growing, taking a Metrocable is an experience you should not miss.
At the end of the ride, you will be welcomed by several restaurants and cafés just a short walking distance away from the terminal. You could also opt to go on a guided tour to explore the nearby lakes and small towns.
3. Photograph some of the best Latin American street arts
Your Colombia travel would not be complete without a photo walk along Bogota’s streets and alleys. Over the years, these corners of the city have completely transformed themselves into a working canvas. These murals tell the country’s unique stories—from political and social issues to the beauty of the indigenous culture. These are not just walls; these are the very heart of the people of Bogota. That is why it is highly advised to charge (or load) your cameras and be ready to take as many photos are you can.
The above are just some of the many things you can do in Colombia. Other activities include climbing 740 steps to reach the top of La Piedra (a fascinating rock formation protruding beside a lake) and staying in a floating hostel in San Bernardo Islands.
Joining Colombia group tours gives you the opportunity to experience the best of the country while meeting new friends. Colombia has a lot to offer, and the best time to visit this country is around May, when we organize our Colombia Adventure.