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Colombia summer

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Summer tour ideas in Colombia

  • Off the beaten track
Tropical Colombia and the Amazon 
Length 14 days Approx. $1,800
  • Highlights
Whistle-stop Bogota
Length 4 days Approx. $590
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Whistle-stop Cartagena
Length 4 days Approx. $680
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Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast
Length 7 days Approx. $1,380
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Capital cities, coffee farms and cooking classes
Length 9 days Approx. $1,750
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Adventure to Colombia for families
Length 8 days Approx. $1,450
  • Adventure
The Lost City trek
Length 8 days Approx. $1,500
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Multi-activity adventure in Santander
Length 8 days Approx. $1,680
  • Off the beaten track
Off the tourist track Colombia 
Length 11 days Approx. $2,040

‘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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Summer in Colombia means pleasant days for enjoying its beautiful beaches and mountains or drinking a cold cerveza in a historic plaza. "Summer" in this tropical country means the dry season which runs from December to March, a time of year when most of the northern hemisphere is amid winter's grasp.

Why should I visit Colombia in summer?

The Colombian summer is a great time to escape the northern winter chills. Here near the equator, it's all warm days and mild nights. This is also the driest time of year in Colombia, meaning you'll enjoy the lush green scenery and rainforest hikes without the heavy rains. Summer in Colombia is also a great time of year to take part in the parties and festivities this region is known for.

Best things to do in Colombia in summer

Colombia in summer is lively and colorful. The weather is perfect for exploring everything this vibrant country has to offer, from stunning coastlines to historic towns and legendary parties. Evaneos works with local English-speaking travel experts to ensure you'll love every minute of your experience.

Take a boat trip

Summer in Colombia is the time to discover its beautiful Caribbean coastline. The regions beyond Cartagena are particularly spectacular, with stunning white beaches and paradise-like islands. Boat tours are available around this area, with even a multiple-day tripfrom here to Panama that island-hops along the way.

Party at a local festival

Colombians love celebrations, as reflected in the many festivals held throughout the year. These represent local color and energy at their finest. Festival season is at its busiest in summer, with events like February's Carnaval in Barranquilla, and Feria de Cali in December.

Take in the local culture

Colombian culture is all about social activity. Make the most of the warm sunny days at one of the many plazas found in every town and city. Enjoy some local food and beer at an outdoor table while people-watching the busy street scenes.

Go for a hike

Colombia is a mountainous country, full of rugged peaks covered in lush rainforest. Take advantage of the drier conditions and head to Minca or Tayrona national parks. Hit the hiking trails for a breathtaking experience amongst dazzling flora and fauna.

Visit a coffee farm

Colombia is famous for its coffee, and you can't miss visiting one of their coffee farms, or fincas, nestled amongst rugged slopes. December is harvest time, perfect for witnessing this peak period of activity in one of the country's core industries.

What's the weather like in Colombia in summer?

Summer in Colombia is typically warm and dry. From December to March, the heavy rains which are common during the rest of the year subside, with little rainfall, particularly in the northern coastal regions. Daytime temperatures are usually in the 80s, though highs can reach close to 100 degrees. Mountainous areas like the capital Bogota are considerably cooler. Make sure to wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, and consult with your doctor about any necessary vaccinations.

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