Columbia remains one of South America’s most untouched countries, yet it still provides some fascinating places to visit. You will be able to compare the modern surroundings of the capital, Bogota, with the colonial buildings that still stand in the coastal city of Cartagena. Incidentally, this is also the gateway to the Caribbean, where you will be greeted by great beaches and glorious sunshine.
In the north, lies the Tayrona National Park, where you can witness the effects of the therapeutic mud on your skin, whilst the centre of Columbia is where you will find the ‘coffee zone’. It is here that you will learn how the beans grown here end up in your morning cup, providing that much-needed caffeine boost from the other side of the world.
Authentic experiences will come in the form of visits to remote towns like Salento and the chance to sleep in a hammock inside a thatched beach hut. Plus, if you are looking for a more active trip, cycle tours are also available. During these, you will be able to bike through the streets of the capital as part of a weekly cycling initiative that restricts motor traffic in the city.