Blog: Colombia

Check out our blog posts about Colombia written by our travel specialists and partners below

Monsters, Cats & Serpents of Colombia

Sarah Woods returns to the sacred lands of Colombia’s San Agustin to marvel at ancient carved monuments and troglodyte tombs etched with mythical winged monsters, wild cats and serpents. 

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COLOMBIA’S GREAT CULTURAL EXPRESSION

Originating from an indigenous tribal festival that honoured the moon god, later adapted to fit in with the Catholic carnival tradition and then finally tweaked to fit in African traditions, the Blancos y Negros Carnival is one of Colombia’s greatest cultural expressions.

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Colombia's Lost City

Only rediscovered in the 1970s and predating Machu Picchu by 600 years, Ciudad Perdida (or ‘Lost City’) was a major settlement of the now extinct Tayrona tribe. Located in the heart of the north Colombian jungle and reached only by ascending 1,200 stone steps, the Lost City stands as the highlight for any adventurer to Colombia.

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Megalithic Structures of San Agustin

One of the great megalithic sites in the world, San Agustin Archaeological Park is home to hundreds of pre-Colombian stone monuments. The park is located in the Colombian department of Huila around 220km from the state capital of Neiva and has over 500 carved statues varying from 20cm to 7m in height.

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COLOMBIA COFFEE REGION

[Part 1] Discover Colombia’s verdant coffee triangle through Rahul’s eyes, and learn about the history and diversity of this fascinating region.

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COLOMBIA COFFEE REGION: COFFEE TOWNS

[Part 2] Discover Colombia’s verdant coffee triangle through Rahul’s eyes, and learn about the history and diversity of this fascinating region.

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Colombia Coffee Region: Ziplining & Giant Butterflies

[Part 3]  Discover Colombia’s verdant coffee triangle through Rahul’s eyes, and learn about the history and diversity of this fascinating region.

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COLOMBIA: BUCARAMANGA

[Part 1] Discover a part of Colombia in this wonderful travel diary. This is a research trip diary that has fueled the destinations for our Colombia Adrenaline Rush tour. From Bucaramanga to Bogota, explore this fascinating country through Rahul’s eyes.

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COLOMBIA: CHICAMOCHA & BARICHARA

[Part 2] Discover a part of Colombia in this wonderful travel diary. This is a research trip diary that has fueled the destinations for our Colombia Adrenaline Rush tour. From Bucaramanga to Bogota, explore this fascinating country through Rahul’s eyes.

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COLOMBIA: BARICHARA & SAN GIL

[Part 3] Discover a part of Colombia in this wonderful travel diary. This is a research trip diary that has fueled the destinations for our Colombia Adrenaline Rush tour. From Bucaramanga to Bogota, explore this fascinating country through Rahul’s eyes.

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COLOMBIA: BUCARAMANGA TO BOGOTA

[Part 4] Discover a part of Colombia in this wonderful travel diary. This is a research trip diary that has fueled the destinations for our Colombia Adrenaline Rush tour. From Bucaramanga to Bogota, explore this fascinating country through Rahul’s eyes.

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Bogota and Fruit

[Part 1] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its streets full of colourful houses, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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The Coffee Region

[Part 2] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its streets full of colourful houses, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Coffee Region II

[Part 3] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its streets full of colourful houses, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Popayan & San Augustin

[Part 4] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its streets full of colourful houses, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Tatacoa Desert

[Part 5] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its streets full of colourful houses, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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San Andres

[Part 6] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like San Andres, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Providencia

[Part 7] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Leticia

[Part 8] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Amazon I

[Part 9] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Amazon II

[Part 10] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Amazon III

[Part 11] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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Guatavita Lake & Villa de Leyva

[Part 12] This travel diary shares the majestic and grandiose nature of Colombia, from its beautiful islands like Providencia, to its impressive and rich Amazonian forest.

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