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From the snowcapped Andean peaks to coffee-strewn hilltops, dense Amazon jungle and the sun-toasted Caribbean beaches, Colombia offers diverse landscapes and cultures. Cue some cinematic cobblestoned towns, add a defense of Spanish fortresses, throw in the remnants of ancient civilizations leaving behind a treasure of El Dorado, and you’ll find...

From the snowcapped Andean peaks to coffee-strewn hilltops, dense Amazon jungle and the sun-toasted Caribbean beaches, Colombia offers diverse landscapes and cultures. Cue some cinematic cobblestoned towns, add a defense of Spanish fortresses, throw in the remnants of ancient civilizations leaving behind a treasure of El Dorado, and you’ll find a country ripe for exploration and adventure. 

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Colombia's Big Cities: Medellin & Bogota

IMG_4822_1500x1125 Guatape - The most colorful town in Colombia, is an easy day trip from Medellin
Adventure travel to Colombia is a growing destination, but before I visited, I'll admit, I had my doubts. So many thoughts crossed my mind before my first trip to this fascinating country. In the past, every time I've had to 'stop-over' in Colombia I would get paranoid that someone might put something in my luggage or what if I end u...
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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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Kutay Family Adventure to Colombia

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In early April, Anne and I met our son Tarek in Medellin. He was headed north concluding a 3 month backpack adventure through Chile and Argentina, so we planned to meet in Colombia for a 12-day  family adventure from coast to coast. Colombia borders two continents and two seas, bridging incredible biodiversity, cinematically colorful...
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