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Adventure travel Colombia

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Adventure trip ideas in Colombia

  • Adventure
The Lost City trek
Length 8 days Approx. $1,500
  • Adventure
Multi-activity adventure in Santander
Length 8 days Approx. $1,680

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Is Colombia the right destination for you?

‘Hola y bienvenido’ to Colombia! A country rocked for many years by violence and political scandal, Colombia has dealt with its dark past and has become, today, a top South American destination. The reasons for visiting the country are many: an extraordinary natural and cultural diversity, breathtakingly beautiful colonial architecture, an eclectic musical scene and dance styles that feed the body and soul…A trip to Colombia is also about its peo... ‘Hola y bienvenido’ to Colombia! A country rocked for many years by violence and political scandal, Colombia has dealt with its dark past and has become, today, a top South American destination. The reasons for visiting the country are many: an extraordinary natural and cultural diversity, breathtakingly beautiful colonial architecture, an eclectic musical scene and dance styles that feed the body and soul…A trip to Colombia is also about its people – warm, welcoming and willing to share the wonders of their cultural heritage with the rest of the world. What’s more Colombia is less frequently visited than its neighbours, so you can explore a natural paradise that’s avoided the negative effects of mass tourism. It’s an easy choice - if you’re looking for a Latin touch that’s both vast yet intimate, don’t wait any longer…Colombia’s the one for you! See more
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Start planning your Colombia adventure vacation

Try adventure travel in Colombia and you’ll discover a country with a rich history and a vast, beautiful natural landscape. Located in the northwest of South America, Colombia is characterized by mountain ranges, coastal regions, and lush rainforests. Thanks to its diversity, there are hundreds of exciting activities to make an adventure trip in Colombia unforgettable. 

What makes Colombia a great destination for adventure travel?  

Bordering Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Panama, and Ecuador, Colombia is known as the "Gateway to South America." It’s also the only country on the continent with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, and it offers a unique natural landscape filled with a fascinating array of flora and fauna. Moreover, Colombia is home to about 10% of all living species in the world, meaning wildlife-viewing is an essential activity on any adventure trip in Colombia. 

The best adventure activities in Colombia  

There’s so much to see and do on an adventure vacation in Colombia, so we’ve narrowed it down to 5 of the best adventure activities in the country. 

Experience scuba diving in Taganga 

Taganga, located close to the Tayrona National Park, is one of the most accessible diving locations in Colombia and provides travelers with the opportunity to spot lobsters, sea turtles, tropical fish, and many other marine animals in crystal-clear waters. 

Go paragliding across Bucaramanga and Chicamocha canyon  

Bucaramanga is the top paragliding destination in Colombia, so adventure seekers should head here for spectacular sky-high thrills. The nearby Chicamocha Canyon is the highlight of paragliding around this region, as aerial views of the world’s second-largest canyon can’t be beat on this continent.

Enjoy white water rafting down Rio Suarez and Rio Fonce  

Colombia has many rivers offering a range of rafting difficulties. If you’re experienced, head to Rio Suarez for white-water thrills. But if you’re a beginner, enjoy a slightly less hair-raising experience on the Rio Fonce. Opt for just a couple of hours, or make it a full-day trip. 

Abseil down the Rio Claro Nature Reserve 

Head to the Rio Claro Nature Reserve to try one of the most adventurous activities in Colombia: abseiling, be it down waterfalls, into caves, or into natural pools. If that’s not your thing, you can also try rafting or caving in the reserve too.

Mountain bike around Santa Helena  

Less than an hour’s drive from Medellín, Santa Helena offers some of the best mountain biking trails in the country, with high-speed downhills and natural jumps. Avri Regional Park is also nearby, offering 28,000 acres of natural reserve to explore.

Tips for planning an adventure trip in Colombia  

The best time for an adventure trip in Colombia is in the dry season, between December and March. If you’re keen to explore the rainforests, be sure to pack plenty of insect repellent. 


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