Colombia Tours & Trip Packages

Colombia Tours & Trips

65 Colombia trips. Tours from 17 tour companies. 239 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.

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Cafe Colombia
5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin , Salento

Highlights

  • Explore the cobbled alleys of Cartagena, a World Heritage-listed town that combines Caribbean splendour with irresistible old-world charm.
  • Embark on a spectacular guided hike through the Cocora Valley, home to hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees.
  • Spend a couple of days learning about the world's favourite bean during a stay on a traditional coffee estancia deep in Colombia's coffee country.
  • Discover the new face of Medellin – an arts and culture haven that’s bursting with trendy cafes, epic views and the best nightlife in Colombia – salsa anyone?
  • Try your hand at tejo, Colombia’s explosive national sport (think bocce with gunpowder!). Join your group on this fun activity in Salento, made better with a free beer in hand.
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Themes

Cultural, High Adventure, Local Immersion & Homestays

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Explore Colombia
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Bogota, Caribbean, Cartagena

Highlights

  • Wander beneath the floral balconies of Cartagena – the World Heritage-listed town combining Caribbean splendour and irresistible old-world charm.
  • Tayrona National Park is a nature escape that seems to have it all, from perfect beaches and mountain backdrops to wildlife-filled jungle.
  • Admire the colonial-era architecture of Barichara – this little gem is widely considered Colombia's prettiest town. Get lost on the cobblestone streets or head to nearby San Gil – a hotspot for adventure sports.
  • Head to a local factory supporting women in work and keeping alive a traditional paper-making method by using the natural fibres of the Andean fique plant.
  • Stay in the vibrant Chapinero neighbourhood in Bogota, one of the most culturally diverse parts of town.
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Cultural, High Adventure

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Real Colombia
4.5/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
They’re very committed to sustainable and responsible tourism and contribute to important initiatives like climate action.
Lodging level
Basic - 2 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Visits

Bogota, Caribbean, Cartagena, Medellin , Salento

Highlights

  • Go behind the scenes of the beans during a unique stay on a traditional coffee estancia located deep in Colombia's coffee country – caffeine addicts rejoice!
  • Take part in a game of Tejo – Colombia's national sport and a popular pastime in Salento (think bocce with gunpowder) – with the locals in the Tejo hall.
  • Hike through the lush Cocora Valley – home to cute little hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees!
  • Explore Colombia’s Caribbean coast with two free days in Palomino. Chill out on the beach, hike through the jungle in nearby Tayrona National Natural Park or dine on delicious seafood – the choice is yours!
  • Lose yourself in the colours of Cartagena as you wander through the cobbled streets packed with beautiful churches, monasteries, and mansions. Then, enjoy two full days of free time to choose your own adventure.
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18 - 30's

What travelers are saying

"We joined the Intrepid “Real Italy Food Tour” and enjoyed it thoroughly. Our tour guide, Micol, was very knowledgeable and provided us with lots of good information. It seems Micol knew many of the staff of the venues we visited, including the pasta making class we attended. Our group of 11 travelers was extremely compatible, which greatly added to the fun and enjoyment."

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Paracas: Ballestas & Nasca Lines 2 Days
5/5 Excellent
27 reviews
Private Guided
Why we love them
Their experienced team of international specialists crafts journeys combining authentic experience with high standards of comfort.
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Day 1 – Lima / Paracas – Nasca Lines Overflight Once you have had your breakfast at your hotel, you will be collected by a representative and accompanied to the bus station to take the bus from Lima to Paracas. Af

What travelers are saying

"We returned from our 13-day East African Explorer trip two weeks ago. The trip fully met our expectations. Everything was well organized, accommodations and food were excellent, safari drives were great. Our driver/guide in Kenya, Gitonga (aka Anderson) was excellent and enthusiastic. Based on our experience I can confidently say we will book another trip with SITA in the near future."

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Best of Colombia
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Cartagena

Highlights

  • Explore Medellín, the most innovative city in Colombia
  • Wander the colourful streets of Cartagena
  • Walk through tropical forest and along wild beaches in Tayrona National Natural Park
  • Visit a coffee plantation in Minca, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
  • Experience Afro-Colombian culture in San Basilio de Palenque
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Themes

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Hola Colombia
By Contiki
preferred
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Group Tour
Why we love them
Their trips create life-long memories for young people setting off to discover the world.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Dinner (D)
  • Bogotá: It’s not everyday you see a cathedral built in the deep tunnels of a salt mine. Backlit with fluorescent hues. Immense.
  • Bogotá: Glide into coffee country! Where you can drink the freshest espresso and eat the best chocolate, surrounded by lush mountains and valleys.
  • : Learn more about the famous bean behind your Flat White habit. It’s your chance to discover how coffee is grown and harvested.
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Themes

Cultural

What travelers are saying

"Every single thing about my trip was amazing. A big thanks to my trip manager who was incredibly supportive, helpful and kind. I definitely recommend doing the European Trial if you seek thrill and adventure."

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Classical South America: Brazil, Argentina & Chile
4.8/5 Excellent
27 reviews
Private Guided
Why we love them
Their experienced team of international specialists crafts journeys combining authentic experience with high standards of comfort.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

  • Day 1 – Arrive Santiago Arrive in Santiago, the capital of Chile, a country with 2,650 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline. The balance of the day is free. Day 2 – Santiago – City Tour

What travelers are saying

"We returned from our 13-day East African Explorer trip two weeks ago. The trip fully met our expectations. Everything was well organized, accommodations and food were excellent, safari drives were great. Our driver/guide in Kenya, Gitonga (aka Anderson) was excellent and enthusiastic. Based on our experience I can confidently say we will book another trip with SITA in the near future."

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Colombia: Culture, Coffee & Caribbean
4.7/5 Excellent
100+ reviews
Small Group Tour
Why we love them
With a huge range of trip styles and themes, they cater to basically every type of traveler out there- even those with super specific interests.
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Visits

Cartagena

Highlights

  • Ponder stone carvings and tombs in San Agustín
  • Wander the colourful streets of Cartagena
  • Walk through tropical forest and along wild beaches in Tayrona National Park
  • Learn about the culture of the Arhuaco indigenous people
  • Stay on a hacienda in the coffee region
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Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

What travelers are saying

"Discover Costa Rica is a great itinerary, covering varied habitats around the country and staying 2 nights each at 6 centres. Their birdwatching specials are led by local experts who really know their stuff."

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Colombia Reviews & Ratings

4.6/5  Excellent
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Joanne

Sep 2015

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The trip was extremely well organised, well

The trip was extremely well organised, well paced and varied. I felt that it was great value for money and gave me a great introduction to Colombia and its culture ...

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Alice

Sep 2015

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Our tour leader Ana was excellent in

Our tour leader Ana was excellent in every way and Colombia is a great country to spend time in

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Katherine

Sep 2015

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The trip bettered my expectations. The accommodation

The trip bettered my expectations. The accommodation...

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Sophia

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

An amazing experience that I would recommend but really think some changes should be made to the itinerary to make best use of the time

An amazing experience that I would recommend but really think some changes should be made to the itinerary to make best use of the time. People place a lot of emphas...

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Angela

Nov 2016

Provided byG Adventures

Colombia is so much more diverse than i ever realized both in scenery & people

Colombia is so much more diverse than i ever realized both in scenery & people. This tour gave us a great snapshot of some of the country's highlights & made...

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Colombia Tour Selection Trips

  • While Colombia is no longer someplace to avoid beyond the cruise ports, there are still areas to be wary of. Heed safety warnings and travel with a group.
  • Take a tour of a coffee plantation to get an inside look at where one of Colombia’s most valuable commodities comes from
  • There is much to do outside the major cities and tourist hubs - a guided tour will ensure you see the countryside, local villages, and coastal towns while staying safe.
  • If you are taking a tour of the Amazon, there is no better place than Colombia, where there are thousands of acres of untouched rainforest. Colombia’s Amazon is much less developed than forest in other countries, however, so if you are expecting to stay at a 5-star jungle lodge, Colombia may not be the right destination for you.

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Common Colombia Tour Toutes

The longer guided tour routes of Colombia often depend on which city travelers arrive in. Similarly, travelers’ length of stays in Colombia heavily impact how much of the country may be seen during a tour. This is because travel times are significant between cities, especially if travelers along Colombia tour routes are looking to visit the Caribbean coast, the Andes, and/or Los Llanos.

While it is possible to arrive in one Colombian city and leave from another, this usually complicates flights and can lead to travel delays. There are internal flights between cities that may be booked, but this requires advance planning. Travelers in Colombia who are not interested in frequent travel may consider limiting themselves to one area of the country or visit fewer stops than are offered on common Colombia tour routes.

If travelers to Colombia are beginning their stay in Bogotá, they can choose to either head north to San Gil or west to Armenia or another part of the Coffee Region. The first option provides an opportunity to engage in adventure-tourism, such as rappelling, paragliding, or climbing.

On the other hand, Armenia provides travelers to Colombia with the opportunity to see coffee plantations and witness first-hand their cultivation techniques with the option to purchase sustainably-grown coffee beans. Cali is another major city nearby that travelers often stop at, given the relaxed nature of it which serves as a break during travel.

After choosing to stop in or skip Salento, travelers come to the limits of Medellin. Once a stigmatized city of crime, it is now a haven for art and music which travelers are encouraged to engage with. From there, Cartagena is the next typical stop, as travelers are finally given the opportunity to visit the Pacific Ocean.

The options to visit nearby islands or scuba dive along the world’s third largest coral reef are available for travelers here at this point along their Colombia tour route. This attitude of relaxation is continued with a visit to Tayrona National Park, at the feet of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains and along the Caribbean coast.

Before finally bringing their tour route of Colombia to an end, travelers can decide to stop at the town of Santa Marta. While small, the city is a well-known starting point for the 4-6 day journey into the surrounding mountains to “La ciudad perdida” (The Lost City). At the end of a long trip along a busy tour route, it may be difficult to find the motivation to complete such a trek, but the end result of witnessing the historic ruins is well worth it.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling in Colombia?

Since Colombia is well-known for both its urban centers and diverse landscapes, it appeals to travelers of all ages. For those looking to enjoy luxury travel experiences in Colombia, each major city offers its own variety of highly-rated hotels.

With a rise in infrastructure and tourism, Colombia has made serious efforts to cater to those looking to stay in comfort within their cities. To facilitate this process, specific hotels can be booked through Colombia tour companies, as many include pick-up and drop-offs from airports and activities.

For those seeking adventure and those who want to relax, Colombia is only as busy as those who visit wish it to be. Depending on how active travelers to Colombia are, there are different ways to explore the country.

In the major cities especially, travelers in Colombia will likely see umbrellas or signs that read “Free Walking Tours,” which are provided by locals who expect a tip at the end of their trip. There are also relaxed ways to spend the day on guided tours of Colombian museums.

Centering around art, history, and even gold, the museums are open to the public (some have the entrance fee included with guided tours) every day except for national holidays and Mondays. For those with families, there is a children’s museum in Bogotá that features hundreds of exhibits and an actual (non-functional) Boeing 720 airplane that can be examined.

Unfortunately, travelers in Colombia looking to experience winery tours will have a difficult time, as there are only a handful of merited ones. However, this does not mean that there are not multiple culinary tours in Colombia. For the “foodie” in any traveler, the city of Bogotá is widely regarded as the culinary (and national) capital of Colombia.

The Paloquemao food market, located centrally in the city, is a huge collection of food stalls filled with local and traditional recipes for travelers to taste. Chocolate tasting classes are also available by tour in most major cities, as Colombia is a producer of the bean and an avid fan of it in traditional drinks.

For thrill-seeking travelers looking to push their limits, paragliding in Mesa de Ruitoque is available, usually year-round given the area’s temperate conditions. This activity can be done in a group tour, but the actual flight itself must be solo. At 17,000 feet, the snowy peaks of El Cocuy are available for exploration.

Considered to be a haven for rock climbers for both its views and remoteness, the mountain range has miles of unexplored territory that travelers in Colombia can traverse with guided tours. On the other hand, travelers yearning for warm, sandy beaches on the Pacific Ocean can visit Malpelo Island.

Not only is the island beautiful (and hard to get to), but the surrounding water is home to hundreds of hammerhead sharks that swim in schools together. Adventurous travelers may scuba dive with them, making for great photos and unforgettable memories.

Is Colombia safe?

On account of a stigma that has permeated from news articles and popular TV portrayals of Colombia’s past, the country has made many strides to ensure that it is safe for international travelers.

As of 2016, Colombia has been at peace from internal turmoil and is quickly becoming the site of a blossoming art and music scene. The progress it has made in providing a safe environment for travelers is reflected in Pope Francis’ journey to Bogotá, Colombia in 2017. In order to further solidify this reinvention of their image, the country has focused on developing a tourism sector that is especially for families traveling in Colombia.

As of 2014, the estate of the famed (now deceased) drug-lord, Pablo Escobar, was reconstructed into a safari theme park. Complete with a water park and zoo, Hacienda Napoles is available for families in Colombia to visit for around $15 per person. On another note, while bottled water is still available, travelers on a budget will be glad to know that the tap water is safe to drink in Colombia’s major cities.

From a point of travel, Uber is prolific throughout Colombia, which is a safe alternative to walking or bussing between locations. Similarly, Airbnb’s have also become an option for lodging for travelers in Colombia who want to ensure they have a safe place to stay. With the successful development of ecological and commercial tourism in Colombia, there is something for all travelers to enjoy besides personal safety.

Much like any other country, there are certain sections of rural roads or villages to be avoided, most of which are not ones travelers are likely to be in. Especially in cities, it is important to be vigilant at night. While many places to lodge may host a night-life of their own, travelers in Colombia may opt to head further into cities.

It is recommended to explore the popular areas of Colombia that are well-known as ones for travelers, as this limits unforeseen circumstances. As a rule of thumb, watching all drinks and not leaving items unattended prevents druggings and thefts. Colombia tour guides are often great resources for verifying which parts of cities are to be avoided and which are the most fun for travelers to explore.

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