Discover the best of Colombia with On The Go Tours

Forget everything you think you know about Colombia and discover why it's fast becoming South America's next great adventure destination. From the soaring peaks of the Andes to the pristine beaches of the Caribbean coast, Colombia is home to a great natural diversity thanks largely to its position on the Equator with a third of the country occupied by the wildlife-dense Amazon rainforest.

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Colombia also boasts some of South America's finest colonial cities from the extraordinarily preserved Cartagena to the white-washed city of Popayan with cinematic cobbled streets and wide plazas. There's also a healthy spread of mysterious ancient ruins including San Agustin where exquisitely carved stone statues depict surreal scenes of serpent headed humans and frenzied monkeys.

Catch Colombia on the cusp of world-wide attention with one of our exciting tours departing in 2019 or 2020 and take in the main highlights whilst travelling with like-minded curious travellers. Alternatively, choose one of our brand new private itineraries offering flexibility and off-the-beaten track attractions.

Upcoming Colombia Trips 2019 & 2020

Trip NameStartsDepartingPriceMap
Colombia to Ecuador Explorer - 19 Days Cartagena 17 Nov 2019 USD $1,177 was $1,385 15% off Colombia to Ecuador Explorer - 19 Days Map
Classic Colombia - 16 days Bogota, Colombia 14 Dec 2019 USD $4,595 Classic Colombia - 16 days Map

Colombia Handpicked Group Tours

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A beach in Tayrona National Park | Colombia | South AmericaClassic Colombia - 16 days Map

Classic Colombia

16 days | FROM USD $4,395

Take in the highlights of captivating Colombia, wander around colonial...

Colombia Budget Overland Adventures

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Colombia to Ecuador Explorer

19 Days | FROM USD $1,385

Travel south from Cartagena along Colombia’s beautiful Caribbean...

Colombia Independent Private Tours

Independent
Cocora Valley | Colombia | South AmericaCaffe Colombia - 8 days Map

Caffe Colombia

8 days | FROM USD $3,695

Take in the highlights of Colombia in 8 captivating days, from the...

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View of the Lost City | Colombia | South AmericaLost City of Colombia - 8 days Map

Lost City of Colombia

8 days | FROM USD $1,495

Trek through lush jungle and local settlements to uncover Colombia's...

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Historic Centre of Cartagena | Colombia | South AmericaCapital to Cartagena - 10 days Map

Capital to Cartagena

10 days | FROM USD $5,195

Trace the turbulent history and admire the progress of Colombia as you...

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Cocora Valley | Colombia | South AmericaBogota to Tayrona - 10 days Map

Bogota to Tayrona

10 days | FROM USD $4,545

From Bogota - Colombia's capital city, travel north to the spectacular...

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La Candelaria Monastery in Villa de Leyva | Colombia | South AmericaColombia Encompassed - 17 days Map

Colombia Encompassed

17 days | FROM USD $7,095

Take in the best that Colombia has to offer on this fantastic 17 day...

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Tailor-made Holidays

If you're looking for something a little more unique, consider a tailor-made holiday designed to your exact requirements.

You can choose where you go, how long you stay and what you do whether it's sightseeing in colonial cities, trekking to lost ruins in the jungle or sampling a spot of salsa in a local dance school. We're here to make your dream a reality.

Colombia Day Tours and Excursions

Get to grips with modern day Colombia and its fascinating past with day tours in the exciting cities of Bogota, Cartagena and Medellin.

Bogota City Sightseeing Tour

8 hours
FROM USD $44.00

Take in highlights of Bogota on a guided tour including a walk through the historic district of La...

Pablo Escobar Tour - The complete Story

4 hours
FROM USD $40.87

Follow in the footsteps of the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar on this guided tour visiting three...

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1 hour
FROM USD $26.40

Ideal for visitors arriving by land or sea, a two day hop on hop off bus pass giving you the...

Coffee Tour in Hacienda Coloma in Fusagasuga

6 hours
FROM USD $103.40

Learn about coffee farming and production in Colombia on this private tour of Hacienda Colombo in...

Playa Blanca and Baru Island Day Trip

8 hours
FROM USD $38.50

Enjoy sun, sand and sea on this day trip to Bura Island and the white beach of Playa Blanca. Escape...

Zipaquira Day Trip

6 hours
FROM USD $89.10

Travel to the remarkable town of Zipaquria on a day trip from Bogota and explore its fascinating...

Medellin City Private Tour

4 to 6 hours
FROM USD $58.41

Take in the highlights of Medellin by car, metro and foot on this private tour, including Santo...

Cartagena City Tour

4 hours
FROM USD $38.14

Take in the highlights and hidden gems of Cartagena on a guided city tour, including the historic...

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Go Wild in Colombia
Outdoor adventure awaits

With such a varied terrain Colombia is a playground for outdoor adventurers and nature lovers. Dive among untouched coral reefs off the coast in Tayrona National Park, explore the pre-Colombian site of San Agustin by horse, go mountain biking around the attractive colonial town of Villa de Leyva, white water raft in San Gil, Colombia's adventure capital and hike through dense jungle to secluded beaches.

Recommended places to visit in Colombia

Tucked in the northwest corner of South America with terrain that stretches from the tropical beaches of the Caribbean coast to the dramatic mountain ranges of the Andes and the lush Amazon rainforest, Colombia is not short on natural beauty and impressive contrast with fun modern cities, charming colonial towns and beautiful coffee estates to boot. Here's some of favourite spots in Colombia worth seeking out.

Bogota - Cosmopolitan and Colonial

The skyline of the financial district in Bogota, the capital of Colombia

Studded with skyscrapers and surrounded by mountains, Bogota is a pulsing city at the heart of Colombia. Having left its turbulent past behind, this capital city is now a trendy hub of activity, boasting a wealth of stylish boutiques, gourmet eateries and striking street art. Wander through the streets lined with colonial mansions, sparkling glass high-rises and other more humble dwellings as the energy of Bogota flows through you.

Zona Cafetera - Coffee Galore

Situated in the rolling hills of Colombia, the coffee-producing region known as Zona Cafetera will leave you breathless (and not just because of the altitude). The landscape here is made up of verdant plantations, surrounded by towering trees and wrapped up with low wisps of cloud. Check out one of the many coffee farms where the famed arabica bean is grown and processed or take a tour around one of the historic villages as you absorb the stunning scenery of the region.

Tayrona National Park - Tropical Paradise

With a dazzling bay comprising perfect golden sand and sparkling turquoise water, there’s nothing not fall in love with at the Tayrona National Park. Further in to the park, coastline turns to thick, lush rainforest, in which dozens of endangered species roam freely. Seek out some magnificent wildlife as you make your way through the park’s leafy canopy. Originally home to hundreds of ancient settlements, this park is ideal for nature lovers and history buffs alike.

Cartagena - Queen of the Caribbean

Old meets new with the churches and skyscrapers of Cartagena in Colombia

The gem in Colombia's crown, Cartagena wins on all counts when it comes to beauty. With colourful colonial buildings lining the streets and Bocagrande beach spreading its sandy shores along the city’s coastline, Cartagena is the kind of place that captivates your soul and delights your senses. Take a dip in the medicinal mud of the nearby Totumo volcano or grab a coffee in one of the numerous cafes while you immerse yourself in Cartagena’s Caribbean vibe.

San Agustin - Megalithic Mystery

A typical stone statue preserved in the San Agustin archaeological park

For those looking to delve into Colombia’s ancient history, there are few places in the country better than the San Agustin Archaeological Park. Imbued with ancient mystery, this UNESCO World Heritage site boasts the largest number of religious, megalithic monuments found in any one site across the world. Here you can come face-to-face with dozens of intricately carved sculptures of various deities and mythical creatures with compelling expressions and features.

San Gil - Adventure Capital

White water rafting on the rivers that run through San Gil, Colombia's adventure-sports capital

While San Gil isn’t the biggest or best-known destination in Colombia, it is rapidly gaining in popularity thanks to its abundant opportunities for extreme sports adventure. Travellers to this region can try their hand at paragliding, white-water rafting or caving, just to name a few. For those seeking something a bit more leisurely, the town’s old square and the Parque El Gallineral are both beautiful locations to take a stroll.