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The best Colombia itineraries

"Colombia is our favorite foodie country in the world, right next to Japan."worldwidewendy.be
"Colombia is well known for street food and Arepas are a staple throughout the country."davestravelcorner.com
"Colombia is one of the most exciting countries to visit, with a wealth of adventures to be had."alwayswanderlust.com
"Colombia is an exciting place to travel and the locally prepared food is amazing."globetrottergirls.com
"Colombia is all about street food and it can be quite tricky to figure out how all of these work."theboutiqueadventurer.com
"Colombia is one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities I've ever visited."laviwashere.com

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Best itineraries

This itinerary brings you through Colombia, South America.
Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Bogota, Cali and Medellin (more about Medellin). If you love to make party you will be happy at Bogota (more about Bogota), Cali and Medellin (more about Medellin). The climate is warm. During your travel you have to speak Spanish but english should be enough for communication everywhere. There are one flight connection. These are Bogota - Pasto.
This itinerary brings you through Colombia in South America. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at Pereira,
Medellin (plan Medellin itineraries) and Bogota (visit Bogota itineraries). At Medellin (plan Medellin itineraries) and Bogota (see itineraries) you can enjoy nightlife. These flight connection are taken during this route: Puerto Gaitan - Pereira. You can pay with Peso everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Spanish. English should be enough for communication everywhere.
This itinerary proceeds through Colombia in South America. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. At
Medellin (plan Medellin itineraries) and Bogota you can enjoy nightlife. You can pay with Peso everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Spanish. English should be enough for communication everywhere.
At Mexico (visit Mexico itineraries) in Northern America you will begin your itinerary and it is a roundtrip from El Poblado. Most popular part is Mexico (see itineraries) City.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. If you love to make party you will be happy at Puebla. These flight connections are taken during this route: El Poblado -
Mexico City and Puebla - El Poblado. During your travel you have to speak Spanish. English should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Peso everywhere.
This itinerary brings you through Colombia in South America. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities. Rosario Islands next to Cartagena (Colombia) is the highlight.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. You find a lot of museums, theaters and galleries at
Medellin (visit Medellin itineraries) and Cali. Do you like nightlife? Then you will enjoy Barranquilla, Medellin (see itineraries) and Cali. There are two flight connections. These are Cucuta - Barranquilla and Cali - Cucuta. You can pay with Peso everywhere. During your travel you have to speak Spanish but english should be enough for communication everywhere.
At Colombia, South America, you will begin your route. The focus is mainly on not so famous cities.
Mainly very big cities are destinations. If you love to visit museums you will be happy at
Medellin and Bogota. If you love to make party you will be happy at Medellin and Bogota. These flight connection are taken during this route: Puerto Gaitan - Cucuta. During your travel you have to speak Spanish. English should be enough for communication everywhere.

Things to do

It’s time to travel with your eyes, without breathing or thinking. Allow me 5 min of your precious time to convince you to plan your next vacation to Colombia. The boat and the tuk-tuk are the only mode of transports to travel between the little towns nestled on the coast. Along the main road, houses made of wood ...

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No matter where you are traveling from, whether it be Medellin or Bogata, Salento gives you a rural experience like no other. ...

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Isla Tintipan: It’s the largest and most beautiful San Bernardo island. It’s made up of mangroves and secluded white-sand beach. I recommend staying here. ...

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Photo of street in Cartagena with flowers growing on the side of one of the houses. Photo of street in Cartagena with flowers growing on the side of one of the houses. From there head to the right to take in views of the Caribbean sea on one side and the architecture of Old Town on the other.

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What are the things to do in Cartagena you plan on doing?

49. See the Pink Sea of Galerazamba

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Eat & drink

Fast food in Colombia includes arepas, seen here being made on the side of the street ...

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Three hours southwest of Medellín, the small town in Jericó, Antioquia is a religious tourism destination because it’s the birthplace of Colombia’s only saint, Saint Laura. This didn’t interest Chris and me much, seeing as our only religious activity is celebrating Christmas. It’s very likely that this guide to the ...

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Other Jericó Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Jericó

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This is great since I live here and get to try all the new places opening up that feature both local and international cuisine. Here are some recommended restaurants to try during your visit to Cartagena, Colombia: However, Época is more than just a high end coffee shop. Truthfully, everything is good here and ..

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Psst: We’ve got a ton of other resources for Colombia that you’ll want to look at before you plan your trip! You will also find giant hunks of corn on the cob and chicken in your soup. READ THIS POSTThe Best Restaurants in Cartagena, Colombia: What and Where to Eat on a Budget There are many variations of fish soup in ...

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Worth to visit

Located among the mangrove swamps along the Magdalena River, Mompox, also sometimes called Mompos, is slightly off the beaten traveler’s path in Colombia. It is a tad difficult to get to, and is kind of out of the way of many of the traditional treks through Colombia. However, this historic gem is absolutely worth ...

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Playa Blanca will always have a special place in my heart as it is just about 15 minutes from the town of Santa Ana where I spent my first year as a volunteer teacher in Colombia. ...

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The reasons below highlight why Medellín is a hot spot for tourists around the globe: ...

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The hill of Monserrate was sacred to the indigenous Muisca people, and after colonization, the Spanish also built a shrine atop it. Today, ascending the hill is a popular attraction. There are cable cars, or if you’re up to it, you can also walk up the ...

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General

. is a medium sized country in South America. It is located in the western part of South America, next to Ecuador (plan Ecuador itineraries) and Peru. It’s population is 48 million and it’s one of the cheapest places to visit in Latin America. I was very surprised because Colombia is the exact opposite of how the media portrays the country.

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If you don’t know much about the capital of Colombia’s Antioquia province—you’ve come to the right place! Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia, South America. Before we outline the best places and things to do when spending time in one of Colombia’s most prominent cities, let’s touch on what makes Medellín ...

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Tayrona national park is the most visited national park in Colombia and that is not crazy at all. In this park, the jungle of Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean coast come together, making it an unforgettable experience. You can alternate beautiful hikes with breathtaking beautiful beaches where you can relax.

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What should you bring with you?

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Packing your adventure bag isn’t easy. And knowing what to pack for Colombia has been the most difficult destination thus far! The mission? One carry-on backpackeach, fit for 3+ weeks on the road in the various climates of Colombia. Here’s our definitive guide on what to pack when you have no ...

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The Packs

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Itinerary

Every week, travel bloggers publish a new “perfect” Colombia Itinerary on the internet. Thanks to travel bloggers, readers discover a brighter side of Colombia. However, my dear fellow travelers, I think that every “perfect Colombia itinerary” article should be taken with a grain of salt.

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their Colombia itinerary looks the same.

gringo trail is a correct 2 -3 weeks Colombia itinerary

it’s a practical itinerary

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Over the past few years, Colombia has become quite a trendy destination for many. If you’re considering booking a flight, here’s a first-timer’s itinerary for 10 days in Colombia. Like many other countries in South America, Colombia is incredibly diverse, and ..

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I absolutely loved Colombia South America! If you’re planning a trip to Colombia I can assure you that I spent a month in Colombia and never felt unsafe. As a result, you can comfortably make a trip to Colombia all year round. Want to make sure you have a once in a lifetime experience in Colombia? Luckily Colombia has ...

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Colombia Itinerary 2 Weeks: Best Time to Visit Colombia

Itinerary for Colombia – Day Nine – Medellin

2 Week Itinerary Colombia – Day Three – Cano Cristales

If you’d like to vary this Itinerary…

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If there is one country that every backpacker I met in South America told me they loved the most, it is Colombia. Colombia is a great country for anyone looking to have an adventurous holiday. It is full of life, colour, happiness, music and a culture that is so rich you can’t help but admire.

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Costs

You certainly wonder how much it costs to travel through Colombia? We can tell you that Colombia is one of the cheapest countries in South America to travel. Of course you are curious how much it costs to travel through Colombia to determine your personal budget. We have traveled through Colombia for 4 weeks, the ...

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Colombia trip cost: how much do you spend on other costs?

Colombia trip cost: excursion and Activity costs in Colombia

Colombia trip cost: How much budget do you need for Colombia per day?

Colombia trip cost: How much does the food in Colombia cost?

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The country of Colombia is not in my World’s Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price . It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live. With the Colombian currency losing some substantial value against the dollar the past five years or so, the cost of ...

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The country Colombia is best known for its Colombia Coffee, Emeralds, Colombian Arts, UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Diversity of Flora and Fauna. The beauty of Colombia is the main reason why tourist visit the country. The months of December to Februaryare the best time to visit Colombia because is the sunniest.

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We have to start this post off with a bit of a whoops.. As mentioned in our prior post, we jumped the gun and booked our flight from San Jose and we did the same thing from Panama City to Colombia – when really, we should have sailed! If you’re wondering why we keep having these seemingly inconvenient flights, in a ...

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Accommodation

Nestled on Colombia’s Caribbean coast and teeming with restaurants, shops, and nightlife, Cartagena is a true gem for all who visit. The famous walled Old Town of this city is a Unesco World Heritage Site and is an experience on its own. Cartagena is quite different from popular Colombia towns Medellin Ready to live ...

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Hotels in Cartagena

Hotel Quadrifolio

Hotel Capellán

Bastión Luxury Hotel

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Hammocks at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park, Colombia. The perfect beach destination in South America. Read more. Hammocks at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park, Colombia. The perfect beach destination in South America. Read more. ...

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After 1 year of traveling in the country to meet reliable partners, I realized there were many luxury hotels in Colombia. It’s excellent news, especially if you want to plan an epic honeymoon journey or an unforgettable bacheloradventure with your friends. I believe the surroundings, atmosphere, and ..

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The last time I was lucky enough to travel Colombia, I was actually settled in one place. I wasliving like a local. But this time around I was jumping from one destination to the next and my budget was pretty limited. Below you’ll find a list of places I stayed at during my trip to Colombia.

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hostels in Colombia

Santa Marta: Casa Etnia Hotel

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