Why should you travel to Colombia with us?

Colombia has come a long way since its years of turmoil. Experience the passion of a culture as vivacious as the colours of Cartagena. 

Keep it hush – but here’s one to watch. Colombia has emerged as a safe and captivating destination for those searching for culture, coffee and mountainous landscapes and jungle-fringed beaches. The spirit of salsa and the stories of inspiration told through graffiti-filled streets, riding with llaneros on horseback through the floodplains of a land less travelled and soaring above jaw dropping canyons. Andreas and our close friends in Colombia are ready to open their doors and take you past the colonial towns and out to the places you never knew existed. 

Key facts

  • Population Population 47,500,000
  • Capital Capital Bogota
  • Currency Currency Colombian Peso
  • Language Language Spanish
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5
  • Best time Best time Nov - Apr

Example Itineraries

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Cartagena, Pereira & Bogota: A Luxury Family Holiday in Colombia

In an effort to bring you some of the most vibrant and captivating family holidays around, we present Colombia. Set amidst the striking backdrop of the Andes Mountains and bordered by the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea...

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Cartagena & Tayrona: A Luxury Holiday in Colombia

Whether it’s getting your hips moving to the rhythmic sounds of salsa or sending your taste buds into nirvana with fresh ceviche, Colombia is home to some of the most divine and unique sights and sounds in Latin Americ...

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Luxury holidays in Colombia

See it all in Colombia: Coffee, Culture & Coasts

Shrugging off its stereotypes of the past, Colombia is a jewel in South America's crown. This vibrant, passionate country really does tick all our boxes. Lush and dramatic landscapes, incredible wildlife, miles upon mile...

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What to see & do in Colombia

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A country once considered repellently ‘dangerous’, Colombia has not only emerged as a safe, but a remarkable and bea...

A country once considered repellently ‘dangerous’, Colombia has not only emerged as a safe, but a remarkable and beautiful country – welcoming to visitors. Today, Narcos is just a TV series. You can breathe a sigh of relief. Set against its beautiful Andean backdrop – scattered with jungle-fringed beaches, vast grasslands, coffee plantations and colonial towns – Colombia’s equatorial position makes it a haven for biodiversity. Welcoming you with open arms, Colombians are eager to show you their country. They might even challenge you to a game of Tejo (the nation’s throwing sport).

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Tailor made tours in Colombia will take you to the places you never knew existed. Feel like royalty with a horse-drawn c...

Tailor made tours in Colombia will take you to the places you never knew existed. Feel like royalty with a horse-drawn carriage tour down the cobbled alleys of Cartagena, or get your taste buds tingling with an exclusive rum tasting session before slipping on your salsa shoes and dance into the night. Travel to valleys where you’ll be the only person for miles, as these areas are only accessible via helicopter.

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Being the only South American country with both a Caribbean and Pacific coastline, Colombia is home to a plethora of tro...

Being the only South American country with both a Caribbean and Pacific coastline, Colombia is home to a plethora of tropical, jungle-washed beaches. After exploring Cartagena’s UNESCO inscribed Old Town and colonial buildings, ride the waves via speedboat to Caribbean paradise on the hidden Rosario Islands. Home to some of Colombia’s most diverse marine life, snorkel around the shallow waters or dive deep into the colourful coral reefs, before cruising ten minutes to the exquisite Las Islas Hotel.

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Top Locations in Colombia

If we were asked to choose our top three places in Colombia, we’d go for these.
Colombian coffee

The coffee triangle

Head straight to the source of that perfect cup. 

Colombia produces some of the best coffee in the world. Plunge deep into the country’s coffee regions at boutique haciendas where you’ll ride on horseback through the aromatic coffee fields with the Andean views ahead. Embark on a private tour of our favourite organic coffee plantations, meeting those behind the cultivation process and unlocking the secrets behind the perfect cup of smooth Colombian coffee.

Medellin in Colombia


Discover one of Latin America’s greatest success stories.

Medellín has transformed astoundingly in recent years. It’s hard to believe that this  thriving creative hub of culture and gastronomy once endured such turbulent times. Discover the captivating history of Comuna 13 with our local guide, a neighbourhood bursting with murals, street performers and laid back watering holes to enjoy the views of the valley below. Experience a private salsa class and taste your way through El Poblado during a tantalising food tour, before testing out your new dance moves in Medellín’s pulsating nightlife. 

Cartagena City in Colombia


No trip to Colombia would be complete without a visit to Cartagena. 

The colourful, colonial streets within Walled City beckon you in with horse-drawn carriages, cobbled alleys and the vibrant Palenqueras selling fruit to travellers. Get your taste buds tingling with an exclusive rum tasting session or Caribbean cooking class before our guide unveils the history of the colonial mansions and plazas that reside here. Nestled on the coast, Cartagena is the perfect stepping-stone from which to jump on a speedboat to the hidden Rosario Islands for some barefoot luxury in one of our favourite island getaways, Las Islas Hotel.

Best Hotels in Colombia

Nothing but the best. Browse the hotels that can feature in your bespoke Colombia itinerary.
Best places to stay in Colombia
Luxury holidays in Colombia
Las Islas
Casa San Carlos
Villa Playa
casa medina
casa galavanta
Casa San Agustin
Luxury Hotels in Colombia
Sazagua Hotel Boutique
La Casa Amarilla

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