What to See in Colombia for First Time Travelers?
There are so many wonderful spots you should not miss in your first time trip to Colombia. Learn its colonial history and appreciate the magnificent buildings by visiting La Candelaria and Barichara; admire the colorful graffiti art works by taking metro-cable to Comuna 13 and driving to Guatape; enjoy the charming natural scenery by hiking at Cocora Valley and Laguna de Guatavita; get yourself relaxed by rambling on the white sand beaches along the Caribbean coast. All these take around ten days. If you would like to explore Colombia for a longer vacation, Tayrona National Park in Santa Marta is also worth visiting. One of our displayed Colombia Tours is suitable.
Comuna 13, Medellin
When is the Best Time for Colombia Tours?
The weather in Colombia does not change much in the whole year since it is near equator. Therefore, Colombia is suitable for travelling all year round. The best time is from October to next May if you plan to travel to Colombia.
Do I Need a Visa for My Colombia Tours?
Citizens of UK, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, and US can enter Colombia visa free. Other nationalities need to check with Colombian consulate to confirm whether you need to apply for a visa or not. If yes, please make full preparations for the related documents. And please bear in mind that all the documents should be in Spanish.
How to Get to and Travel Around Colombia?
The international flights to Colombia mainly come from North America and European cities, and a majority of them land at the airports in Bogota, Medellin or Cartagena. If you are from Asia, you should make the connection in one of North America or European cities. For domestic Colombia tours, flights are widely used.
What are Local Food Recommendations for My Colombia Tours?
To discover Colombia's secrets, tasting its cuisines is one of the greatest ways. Here we have three unique dishes for your reference.
Arepa, known as Colombia's "national breakfast", is generally eaten with scrambled eggs, corn, cheese and chicken. Ajiaco, namely chicken soup, is served in an earthenware pot made with potato, chicken and cream. Usually, you can dunk the avocado and rice in the soup. Bandeja Paisa is rather famous for people who live in and around coffee area. You can find these ingredients on your plate: rice, minced meat, fried pork skin, poached egg, fried banana, tortilla, black beans and avocado.
If you are a vegetarian, your private guide will also recommend you proper restaurants.
Is Payment by Credit Card Acceptable in Colombia?
Yes, in main tourist cities including Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, and Santa Marta, Visa and Master cards are more widely used than American Express and Diners. For your convenience, we recommend bringing changes of Colombian Peso for smaller shops that only take cash, or for tipping.