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Colombia's Colonial Towns - Villa de Leyva & Barichara

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Villa de Leyva From Bogota, it's about a four-hour drive to the charming 16th century town of Villa de Leyva, located high in the Andes. Declared a national monument in 1954 due to its perfectly preserved colonial architecture, this town is a great place to experience Colombian culture and active adventures.  During my visi...
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Exploring Colombia | How to Visit Tayrona National Park

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Tayrona National Park, on the north coast of Colombia, protects a vast swath of rainforest and some of the most beautiful palm-fringed Caribbean coves and beaches of South America. The national park itself is a narrow hilly lowland from the coast extending into the foothills of the vast Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains. One of the world's hig...
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Colombia Review: "We didn't anticipate how beautiful and diverse Colombia would be!"

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The Dukers just returned from one of our newest trips,  Highlights of Colombia , and shared their favorite moments and photos with us. "Camillo Ortega, our guide, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable and tailored activities to fit us. We enjoyed Bogota and taking the funicular up to Monserrate. This ...
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Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia?

Is it Safe to Travel to Colombia
Each month as part of my Closer Look Series I'll be answering questions from our alumni. This month Wildland Alumni S. Harrison asked: Is it safe to travel to Colombia? By all means, everywhere we travel in Colombia it is as safe as it is traveling in any other Andean country, with the exception of Venezuela. Neither do you need to be concerne...
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The Best Times To Visit Colombia | Summer & Winter

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Colombia has it all, from hot tropical weather along the coast, to a spring-like climate in the lower Andean valleys, colder climates in the high Andes, and warm/rainy weather year-round in the Amazon.  Due to Colombia's proximity to the equator and diverse geography, changes in temperature and rainfall are d...
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