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Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

The Coffee Triangle is a beautiful region in Colombia that comprises of Quindio, Caldas, and Risaralda along with their respective capitals and surrounding municipalities. This region has a diverse range of climates and offers a wide variety of attractions such as theme parks, churches, farms, natural reserves, and scenarios for extreme and adventure sports. Each town in the Coffee Triangle has something unique to offer to its visitors.

Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

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San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

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Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Santander is a destination with a great offer in adventure sports, cultural heritage, and nature. Among its must-see destinations is Barichara, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia, San Gil, the main destination for adventure sports, and Playa de Belén with Estoraques Park, among others.

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Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

There are many reasons to visit Colombia's Golden Gate. One of them is the cheerful locals who spread joy. Another reason is the diverse gastronomic options available, as well as the cultural richness that is showcased in the famous Barranquilla Carnival. This event is a colorful cultural spectacle featuring dance, music, and traditional customs. The Golden Gate is also known for its impressive urban development, which includes several commercial, financial, and service centers.

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Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

The capital of salsa

A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

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Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

The city boasts of a strong Catholic tradition, which is evident in its more than ten churches, and that is why it is also referred to as the Theological City of Colombia. Despite its growth, the city has managed to keep its colonial architecture intact, without losing its identity. Its cultural centers, mansions, and craft workshops are a testament to this fact. The city is known for its artisanal heritage, which fills its streets with color. Its main festivity is the Carnival of Blacks and Whites, which is a Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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Destinations

Medellin, the city of eternal spring

The city of eternal spring

Visiting Medellin transforms with its civic culture, the friendliness of its people, and the very special way in which it welcomes visitors. Privileged for its spring weather, its services, and the ability to put itself at the forefront of the world's great cities, they have led it to become a strategic point for business and a tourist destination with museums, churches, natural and interactive parks, and stages to celebrate business, sporting and cultural events.

Tours for you

Bogota, diverse and multicultural city

Diverse and multicultural city

A city in constant movement: this is Bogota, the country's capital, a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. It is inhabited by almost eight million people from all corners of the country and the world, each with their customs and beliefs, which makes it a multicultural city. Businessness and industrial, it has a varied gastronomic and hotel offer; in addition to numerous parks, libraries, theaters, museums, and churches and a complete cultural agenda around music, performance, and other artistic expressions, which has given it local and international recognition.

Tours for you

Eje Cafetero, Coffee Cultural Landscape

Coffee Cultural Landscape

The Coffee Triangle is a beautiful region in Colombia that comprises of Quindio, Caldas, and Risaralda along with their respective capitals and surrounding municipalities. This region has a diverse range of climates and offers a wide variety of attractions such as theme parks, churches, farms, natural reserves, and scenarios for extreme and adventure sports. Each town in the Coffee Triangle has something unique to offer to its visitors.

Tours for you

Guajira, The Haunting of the Desert

The Haunting of the Desert

From Santa Marta to Guajira, the proximity of the sea to the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra is surprising, but along the road, you will be even more amazed of the proximity between the snow and the desert. Grains of golden dust spread across vast plains, covering alluvial valleys and lagoons, turning them into swamps, home to pink flamingos and white herons.

Tours for you

Santa Marta Colombia, Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Our customs between the mountains and the sea

Santa Marta, a Tourist, Cultural, and Historical District of Colombia, is one of the main destinations in the country for its numerous beaches, natural reserves, and its cultural and historical heritage. Founded in 1525, it is the oldest city in the country, the place where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died, and one of the accesses to the highest mountain in the world in the coastal area, the 'Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta' and its ancient indigenous communities.

Tours for you


No tours available

San Andres, An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

An Adventure in the Sea of Seven Colors

The Archipelago of San Andres, Providencia and Santa Catalina is one of the most important tourist destinations in the Colombian Caribbean, as its seven-color sea bathes impressive natural landscapes and a population with cultural expressions such as Creole, a native language, and the rhythm of calypso, the Baptist religion, which the majority of its inhabitants profess, and a typical gastronomy, based on fish and seafood.

Tours for you


No tours available

Amazon Colombia, The secrets of the lungs of the world

The secrets of the lungs of the world

'Whoever drinks water from the Amazon stays to live in the jungle.' as the Tikunas say. During the trip through the 116 km Colombian water corridor, the traveler delights by the islands inhabited by the 'Victoria Regia' the largest lotus in the world, fauna and flora with swamps where the memorable pink and gray dolphins play, and the ravines that whisper in the night.

Tours for you

Cartagena, heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Romanticism, history, and culture are what is experienced in 'La Heroica', a city that clings to its history and attracts locals and foreigners for its warm climate, its beaches, its colonial architecture, and its austoning walls that can be explored by walking and enjoying the sunset. Every year, Cartagena is the venue of important national and international events and festivals.

Tours for you

Santander Colombia, Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Heritage, Nature and Adventure

Santander is a destination with a great offer in adventure sports, cultural heritage, and nature. Among its must-see destinations is Barichara, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia, San Gil, the main destination for adventure sports, and Playa de Belén with Estoraques Park, among others.

Tours for you


No tours available

Barranquilla, Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

Festival and Culture at the Golden Gate

There are many reasons to visit Colombia's Golden Gate. One of them is the cheerful locals who spread joy. Another reason is the diverse gastronomic options available, as well as the cultural richness that is showcased in the famous Barranquilla Carnival. This event is a colorful cultural spectacle featuring dance, music, and traditional customs. The Golden Gate is also known for its impressive urban development, which includes several commercial, financial, and service centers.

Tours for you


No tours available

Cali Valle del Cauca, The capital of salsa

The capital of salsa

A culture rooted in the musical rhythm of salsa, and the flavor of 'arroz atollado' and 'aborrajados', converges with the architecture marked by the colonial era in Cali, one of the main cities of Colombia. When you arrive you will find happy people, parks such as 'El perro', 'Retreta', 'El Avion' and 'El Poeta'; public spaces full of vegetation, seven rivers, museums, churches, and a warm climate that invites you to stay in the Branch of Heaven or the Sultana del Valle, as the capital of Valle del Cauca is also called.

Tours for you


No tours available

Pasto Narino, Destination of natural and cultural wealth

Destination of natural and cultural wealth

The city boasts of a strong Catholic tradition, which is evident in its more than ten churches, and that is why it is also referred to as the Theological City of Colombia. Despite its growth, the city has managed to keep its colonial architecture intact, without losing its identity. Its cultural centers, mansions, and craft workshops are a testament to this fact. The city is known for its artisanal heritage, which fills its streets with color. Its main festivity is the Carnival of Blacks and Whites, which is a Cultural Heritage of the Nation.

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No tours available

MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

MICE

Colombia is a popular destination for MICE tourism which stands for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions. The country offers a variety of options including capital cities with large event infrastructure, diverse climates ranging from warm to cold and temperate, natural destinations with forests, beaches, plains, deserts, snowy mountains, and more. All of these factors combine to make Colombia the country of beauty that has everything.

Cartagena

Heritage and heroic city of Colombia

Cartagena

28°C ~ 82°F
Average

84%
Relative Humidity

2
MASL

1,065,570
Population

Cartagena, the jewel of the Colombian Caribbean, is a vibrant and enchanting city that captures the hearts of all who visit. Its energy and vitality are contagious, and its charm leaves you mesmerized. Whether you're living in the moment or reminiscing over photos, you'll undoubtedly feel the urge to return to this magnificent city.

Cartagena is a city renowned for its colonial architecture, fascinating stories, and cultural spaces that add to its richness. Cartagena is surrounded by beautiful beaches, making it a highly sought-after destination for locals and visitors. But beyond its beauty, Cartagena has inspired countless writers, artists, and thinkers over the years, thanks to its unique and intriguing charm. One visit to this captivating city is all it takes to understand why it's a source of inspiration for so many.

How to get?

By Air:
The Rafael Nuñez International Airport connects Cartagena with all the cities in Colombia and some with non-stop flights in the world.

By Land:
Cartagena has the Terminal Cartagena Transportation Center used by thousands of travelers to leave and arrive to and from all cities and municipalities in Colombia.

How to move?

In Cartagena, streets are called 'calles' and 'carreras'. 'Carreras' are roads that go from west to east and 'calles' go from south to north. The beaches of Bocagrande are to the west of the city, the airport to the north, and the Transportation Terminal to the east. If you need a reference point in the historic center you can always take into account the Clock Tower, which is the main entrance to the walled center.

Public Transport: Cartagena offers a Public transportation system with buses (Transcaribe) and taxis, reaching all corners of the city.

Cuisine

Cheese Mote

Cheese Mote

Cartagena's gastronomy is very diverse due to its coastal location. The dishes are made mainly with fish and seafood with a mix of indigenous, Spanish, African, and regional influences. This mix of cultures makes Cartagena's gastronomy unique and varied throughout the country.

Cheese Mote is a delicious traditional soup from Cartagena. It's made of yam, a tuber that gives it a dense and soft texture. In addition, coastal cheese, coconut juice, lemon, onion, and garlic give it a unique flavor. Although the recipe may vary slightly in different regions, these are the main ingredients.

Also, due to its coastal condition, fried fish is a typical dish par excellence in Cartagena. Usually, different types of fish like tilapia, red snapper, and mojarra, among others, are accompanied by coconut rice.

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Carnivals and Festivals

Events in the year

Events in the year

The Independence Festivals along with the National Beauty Pageant are 2 of the most recognized events in Cartagena. In Cartagena more events are celebrated every year such as:

  • International Music Festival
  • Hay Festival
  • Our Lady of Candelaria
  • International Festival of Film and Television
  • Cartagena Boat Show
  • Performing Arts Festival
  • Band Festival

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What should you take into account?

110V
Type A and B

COP
Colombian Peso

Water
Drinkable

Outfit
Beach

Please keep in mind the following tips before traveling to Cartagena. The city has type A or B plugs, so ensure to carry a type A adapter if you have a type B or European type C plug; in some places only Type A plugs are available. The voltage in the city is 110V AC and the grid is stable all the time.

Most businesses in the city accept credit cards, so we recommend carrying at least $100,000 in cash per person and day, especially if you plan to visit rural places or distant towns. Colombian Pesos come in $1,000, $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000 bills.

The tap water in Cartagena is 100% drinkable, but we don't recommend drinking tap water in nearby municipalities and towns. So, it's better to drink bottled water or bottled drinks. On most tours, we'll provide you with a hydration kit, which includes environmentally friendly bottles or containers.

For this destination, we recommend wearing sunglasses, a hat, or a cap to protect you from the sun, sunscreen, and fresh beach clothing to cover you from the sun. This is a beach destination and the climate is hot. Our guides will guide you with the appropriate clothing to visit the destinations from the day before.

What to do?

Cartagena

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