Colombia is a country with many facets. Enclosed by Panama in the north, Venezuela and Brazil in the east and Peru and Ecuador in the south, the republic awaits you with a wealth of unforgettable sights and excursion destinations. During your individual adventure, explore interesting metropolises such as Bogotá, Medellín and Cartagena and learn more about Colombia's colonial era. Stroll through small alleys and narrow streets in colourful Colombian villages, discover old monasteries and churches amidst the breathtaking landscape or visit the mystical statues of San Agustín. White sandy beaches on crystal clear waters and wild, picturesque national parks as well as the green coffee plantations of Colombia will take your breath away. Let yourself be enchanted by the countless beautiful landscapes and the hospitality of the Colombians.
Colombia's unique geography makes the country perfect for growing the highest quality coffee. The mild, Colombian coffee is world famous and one of the most popular coffees. Visit the idyllic Coffee Zone region, learn about the process of growing coffee and see how it is processed. All the while, you'll be surrounded by the breathtakingly beautiful coffee countryside with its lush green hills.
The port city of Santa Marta in northern Colombia is the gateway to Tayrona National Park and Ciudad Perdida, an ancient rediscovered ruined city in the middle of the jungle. Santa Marta was founded in 1525 by the Spanish conquistador Rodrígo de Bastidas, making it the oldest city in Colombia. It is located at an altitude of about 4,265 feet in the Sierra Nevada Marta, the second highest coastal mountain range in the world. With its colorful houses and its location directly on the water, Santa Marta is without a doubt one of the most beautiful port cities in the world.
From tropical beaches and dry forests to the higher cloud forests and the Sierra Nevada with its snow-capped peaks, Tayrona National Park will amaze you. In addition to its cultural heritage, Tayrona is also known for some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast and an incredible variety of wildlife - hundreds of species of mammals and birds make their home in the park.
The National Archaeological Park of Tierradentro is located in the southwest of Colombia and is an exciting and unforgettable highlight on any trip to Colombia. The park is home to all the famous monumental shaft and chamber tombs of the Tierradentro culture, the largest and most elaborate tombs of their kind. A visit here will give you a deep insight into the history of the country. Less
The fun-loving Colombians love to celebrate, so there are numerous festivals throughout the year. Between February and March, visit the magnificent Barranquilla Carnival, one of the largest of its kind in the world. Since 2003, the celebration even belongs to the UNESCO cultural heritage. Also worthwhile is the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro between March and April, the world's largest theatre festival. In the course of it, performers, actors and theatre groups from all over the world come together.
This multi-faceted country delights with an intoxicating culture and monumental buildings. Stroll down the streets of Cartagena or Barranquilla lined with colonial architecture. In February or March each year, experience the magnificent "Carnaval de Barranquilla" - an absolute spectacle in a dreamlike setting that is not to be missed.
Metropolises such as the capital Bogotá or Medellín represent both modern Colombia and the country's historical heritage. In the triangle Medellín - Bogota - Calí you will find the coffee zone. Walk through charming coffee towns such as Pereira, Manizales and Marsella, where you can look over the shoulders of coffee farmers and then taste the freshly brewed coffee. Less
Colombia's location near the equator gives the country a tropical climate, but due to the different altitudes there are temperature fluctuations. In the mountains in the interior it is generally cooler, in the coastal regions you can expect higher temperatures and a sultry climate. There are no typical seasons in Colombia. There is a distinction between the rainy season from April to June and October and November. The dry season is from December to March. In the time of July and August it is mostly mild, but it can rain from time to time. The best time to travel to Colombia is during the dry months, but in principle Colombia can be visited all year round.