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Colombia off the beaten track

Colombia off the beaten track

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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 off-the-beaten-track trip to Colombia

Colombia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for travelers, with millions of visitors drawn here every year. However, there are still plenty of less-visited spots waiting to be discovered by the adventurous traveler. Getting off the beaten track in Colombia means exploring remote Caribbean islands, mountain trails, and the Amazon jungle.

What’s the best way to travel off-the-beaten-track in Colombia?

Colombia is a large country, spanning more than 1100 miles from north to south. These distances are made longer by the natural landscapes in most parts of the country, from steep mountain ranges to dense jungle. Public transport is available between major cities and towns, but many Colombia off the beaten path destinations can only be reached by car or private tour.

Best off-the-beaten-track activities and experiences in Colombia

Colombia’s off-the-beaten-track destinations are as diverse and varied as the country itself, from tropical islands to remote wilderness.

Visit the lost island of Providencia

Arriving in Providencia is like coming to the land that time forgot. Accessibleonly by ferry or small plane from the nearby island of San Andres, this Caribbean island is populated only by a few small villages and a handful of hotels and local restaurants. Along with enjoying blissful beaches and hiking its forested peaks, visitors can experience some of the region's best scuba diving here.

See the wildlife of the Amazon in Leticia

Leticia is a small town in the very south of Colombia, close to the borders of Brazil and Peru. Visitors can take a cruise along the world's biggest river, the Amazon, and discover the incredible biodiversity of this region. The nearby Calanoa reserve offers further opportunities to see wildlife, as well as experiencing the traditional lives of the indigenous Mocagua communities.

Take a safari in Hato la Aurora

The Hato la Aurora reserve is located in the Llano region and is home to capybaras, Virginian deer, alligators, and a large variety of birds. The best way to experience this remote reserve is by safari jeep tour.

Hike the Andes in Los Nevados

Los Nevados National Park in the central Colombian Andes offers hiking through forests, lakes, snow-capped volcanoes, and glaciers, including the active volcano Nevado del Ruiz.

See real coffee farms in Minca

Tucked away in the verdant hills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Minca has been a center for coffee production for centuries. Today, visitors can discover real coffee production by visiting the farms, as well as nearby natural pools.

Tips for planning an off-the-beaten-track adventure in Colombia

Colombia is generally a very safe place to visit, however, there are certain dangers to be aware of, especially when traveling to more remote areas. The best way to keep safe in Colombia is to have an expert English-speaking guide, such as one of Evaneos' local partners.


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