Ted’s Travels – Colombia has it all
From white sand Caribbean beaches to the mighty Amazon river and jungle, Colombia is a country that has it all. Its main cities of Bogota and Medellin have wonderful museums, architectural gems and amazing city parks. However, Colombia has a lot more to see! It’s gracefully situated between the beautiful Caribbean and the worlds’ biggest oxygen lungs of the Amazon.
Jungles and glacier peaks in the same region in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta where your clients will be able to see the snow white peaks of the mountain range from the tropical greens of the Caribbean jungle, yes, in the same picture frame!
Colombia has recently become peaceful and safe for those who want to wonder in the mountain and sea area of the Sierra Nevada, that was once the scenario for the country struggle over political and drug affairs.
The Tayrona National Park in the coast is lively with the world’s most diverse wildlife, hundreds of different fish, birds, mammals and reptiles, but not only that, Tayrona has a rich indigenous history, and is home to one of the most ancient ruins in South America: The Lost City.
The Lost City, called locally Teyuna, is around 600 years older than impressive Machu Picchu and known for its gold handcraft since the colonisation. Your clients can continue to discover more about Colombia’s finniest into the Coffee Triangle; inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage list, this landscape is one not to miss. The cities most commonly visited are Manizales, Armenia and Pereira, but I would encourage our travellers to see the beautiful tiny colonial towns of Valle de Leyva, Barichara, Tunja, Raquira and Salento.
If your clients want to see the whole country they can go further south to the border to Leticia, the southern capital of the Colombian Amazon and experience the breathtaking Amazon. I would suggest a 15 days tailor-made itinerary to see all these location. Call us today to get our NewContours17 Special Offer with many more tips for Colombia!
Ted Dziadkiewicz is Director and Founder of Contours Travel, Australia’s longest running tour operator to Latin America. He has been more than 100 times to Latin America over the past 40 years and visited over 20 countries. If you want to know more visit www.contourstravel.com.au