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Itinerary advice- extra days in Colombia

Hello,
I have been planning on traveling to Colombia for a couple weeks this March and have had a loose itinerary in mind. Today I found out I am able to take some extra vacation from work so I extended my trip by a week. I would greatly appreciate any advice on how to make the best use of these extra days (without traveling too far from the route I have already planned).

A little about me: I'm a "solo-female-traveler", really enjoy hiking/trekking, beaches, exploring in general. Not a huge fan…

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Santa Marta

So, what are some fun things to do/eat/see in Santa Marta? Or is it mostly just a jumping off point for elsewhere? Also, does anyone have an advice on a place to buy inexpensive hiking shoes in Santa Marta? I will be in cities in Colombia for weeks before heading there for treks into Tayrona and Cuidad Perdida so I don't want to bring boots with me from home, just buy some that will make it a week or so in the National Parks when I get to Santa Marta. And advice?

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Colombia by car

When I got to read that on the roads are lots of trucks, buses and cars so I did not know that there is much more than that, I've never experienced anything like it. A truck after the other truck, they were literally at each other. So our average speed between Cartagena - Medellin - Bogota was really around 20 km / h. It was a bit of a hassle, it was on the road all day, one day it took until maybe 10 hours to arrive from Manizales to Girardot. First after Sin Gil it began be better, less trucks…

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Travel Buddy Colombia - Feb/Mar 2015

Hi all,

Single 33yo Aussie male looking for travel companions through Colombia.

Loose itinerary below:
- 13th Feb Bogota
- 16th Medellin
- 18th Canon de Rio Claro and San Gil
- 22nd Ciudad Perdida
- 27th to 5th March Tayrona and beaches
- 6th March Cartagena
- 7th sail to Panama

If you're interested or want more personal details send me a note
Chuck

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carnival, mardi grass, medellin?

I did a search but did not find... ..
What do the good folks do in Medellin to celebrate carnivel?
or
Where would you head to find a mardi grass party with style and pinash¡

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2 weeks in Colombia in June

Hi

Me and a friend, not seasoned backpackers but been around, are planning on travelling to Colombia for the last 2 weeks of June. Always wanted to experience Colombia for culture/people/weather!

I've heard June isn't the best time weather wise but no option here.

We're after great fun (2 25 year old men), parties, experiencing the culture, meeting locals!!, as much sun as we can and generally to enjoy as much of Colombia as we can in 2 weeks!

So far we're looking mainly at going Medellin an…

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Entry charge for UK citizen with VivaColombia....

Hey,

So we are about to board a flight from Quito to Bogota, and from what I've read online as a UK citizen we do not need a visa for entrance to Colombia....however the woman at the check in charged us €15 per person because we didn't have visas, an dated it was the entrance charge for visiting Colombia. (this is all happening in Quito airport to clarify)

This is news to me, have I missed something somewhere? I'm sure it's possible, but just hoped somebody could shed a bit more light on the…

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Bogota Bike Tour

Enjoyed the Bogota Bike Tour at 10:30 am with Mike. Very professional. Recommended.

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Colombia next week

hi all - I decided last minute to take a trip out of the United States and Colombia seems like a great place.

I've been researching places from Bogota to Medellin to Cartagena. It's been a bit overwhelming. I speak no Spanish and am not looking for a resort type place. I'd love to spend 10 days enjoying the culture, food and nightlife (not too crazy). Thought it was worth flying somewhere (Bogota or Medellin) and then going on a local air carrier to the cost eventually.

Safety is a big…

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Barranquilla carnival 2015

Hi all, I originally posted the below way back in September, and its now (unsurprisingly) been locked so I can't bump it. Can anyone provide some info on thecarnival, or better yet is anyone going this year and fancies meeting up either there or en route??

Hi all, myself and my girlfriend are going to be in Barranquilla for the carnival from 14/02/2015 --> 17/02/2015 and we were wondering if there was anyone out there that was looking to share the cost of an apartment?

If anyone's…