Colombia Tours

Colombia is full of excellent tour opportunities, and generally at bargain prices. Its Caribbean beaches offer idyllic escapes and plenty of resorts competing for a small number of tourists. Andean highlands and fertile rainforest claim the highest diversity of flora and fauna on the continent after Brazil, making it a perfect spot for nature lovers. Even the areas most developed for tourism have hardly been touched by outside visitors make it an economical escape from the tourist masses.

  • Circuito del Maíz
    Traveling west of Popayán, you enter the Circuito del Maíz, or the Corn Circuit, a gastronomic tour of the region. Sample homemade arepas, tamales, sweets, chicha and other typical foods made from Zea in the villages of El Charco, Santa Ana and Cajete. You then end your journey at the Balne
  • Santuario Nuestra Señora de las Lajas
    One day in 1750 (more or less), María Mueses de Quiñónez was walking from Potosí to Ipiales. Upon her back she carried her young, deaf-mute daughter Rosa. They decided to rest at Pastarán cave on the banks of the Río Guáitra. When doña María awoke from a nap, she discovered her daughter
  • White Water Rafting
    Rushing down from the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, the Servitá and Chicamocha Rivers merge at Capitanejo, their waters swirling and foaming, leaping through a canyon on their way to join the Río Magdalena. Rafting on these rapids is more well-known as an activity in the San Gil-Bucaramanga region. How
  • Steam train to Zipaquira
    An interesting and fun way to get out to the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira is to travel on the Sabana Steam train from central Bogotá. The train only runs on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, and it is imperative that you head to the Estacion de La Sabana couple of days in advance to secure yo
  • Silos
    Between Pamplona and Bucaramanga is a spur road at La Laguna that goes south to the small village of Silos. Surrounded by the foothills of the Cordillera Oriental, Silos is rich in minerals, including marble, coal and limestone. Its inhabitants also weave woolen blankets and ponchos. The countryside
  • The Circumvalar de Galeras
    The Circumvalar de Galeras (or Ruta Dulce de Nariño) around the base of Volcán Galeras samples historical, colonial villages with long artisan traditions: Nariño, La Florida, Sandoná, Consacá, Yacuanquer and Tangua. The most famous of these is Sandoná, 48 kilometers (29 mi) northwest of Pasto
  • Marinilla, El Peñol, Guatapé
    Marinilla, El Peñol and Guatapé are small municipalities roughly 50 kilometers (31 mi) from Medellín, easily reachable from the Terminal del Norte. Marinilla is of great importance in the region of Antioquia as a site of historical and artistic interest. Founded in 1690, it bears all the hallmar
  • Yotoco
    Some 18 kilometers (11 mi) from Buga and 56 kilometers (34.8 mi) from Cali, the natural reserve of Yotoco covers 560 hectares (1,384 ac) and its altitude oscillates between 1,200 and 1,600 meters (3,937-5,249 ft) above sea level. The town of Yotoco itself was founded in 1622 by Captain Diego Re
  • Cueva de Calichal
    Spelunkers, get ready for a bit of exploration. Cueva de Calichal—Calichal Cave—is awaiting you. The first chamber is easily accessed by anyone. Just slip through that fissure in the rocks. But if you really want to see the bowels of this piece of earth, festooned with stalagmites and stal
  • San Cipriano
    San Cipriano is fast becoming a must-do activity for adventure-seeking travelers. At Córdoba, two hours from Cali on the road to Buenaventura, there are train tracks where trains no longer run. Due to this, the town of San Cipriano has effectively been cut off from civilization. Nonetheless, the lo
  • Lake Calima
    Spanning an area of 70 square kilometers (27 sq mi), Lake Calima is the largest artificial body of water in Colombia. The lake was created in 1964, when the government undertook a massive dam project to provide energy for that region. Just 90 kilometers (56 mi)from Cali, it has become one of the to