Colombia Travel Guide

Plan your holiday to Colombia with our useful travel guide resources that cover everything you'll need to know when preparing a visit. Here you'll find information on the top sights to see in Colombia from cities to national parks, as well as a guide on the best time to travel. Make sure you've got the correct visa before you go and swot up on the essentials from vaccinations to voltage. You can also get better acquainted with the style of our tours to South America.

Medellin - Colombia

Best Places to Visit

Archaeological ruins, Andean mountains and colonial cities in Colombia

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Best Time to Visit

Information on climate and weather in Colombia, and when to go

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Money, shopping, internet access, food, health advice, tipping etiquette and more

Visas

Colombia Visas

Visa requirements for travel to Colombia and info on how to obtain a visa

Overland truck in South America

About Overlanding

Find out what to expect on our overland tours of Colombia with this guide

Get to know Colombia

Recommended Reading

  • Nobody Writes to the Colonel
    by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Killing Pablo: The Hunt for the World’s Greatest Outlaw
    by Mark Bowden
  • The Sound of Things Falling
    by Juan Gabriel Vasquez
Did you know...?

Facts about Colombia

  • Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar once offered to pay Colombia's $10bn national debt to improve his reputation.
  • A typical dish that can be found in Colombia is a cup of hot chocolate to which cheese is then added.
  • A popular street snack is a handful of a species of ant that have huge rear ends (in Spanish hormigas culonas).

Colombia Travel Advice

We keep informed of the latest travel advice to Colombia and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Colombia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Colombia Weather Updates from the BBC.