Who has visited the Paramo in Colombia and where is a good place to visit. I was thinking of maybe Purace but maybe there are better places. Ideally somewhere where it is possible to see condors.
I'm thinking of going to Colombia in Jan 2015 and was wondering two things:
Is it safe to travel there? (been reading various things on the internet, i'm a single blonde girl so just want to double check!)
Can anyone recommend places to go/see/stay?
Any thoughts from people that have recently traveled there would be great!
Looking for volunteer opportunities in Colombia this Summer, 2015 (4-8 weeks) depending on the opportunity. Any suggestions or resources, please?
All the best,
I couldn't seem to find any relyable info online about some of the bus routes im planning to use when in Colombia. So I wanted to ask if someone has any info about these routes:
-bogota-villa de leyva (is there a direct bus or I need to change in tunja?)
-villa de leyva- barichara (again is there anything direct or I have to change again in tunja and then in san gil? or theres a direct bus from tunja to barchara?).
Thanks a lot
My wife and I are looking to take a small backpacking trip this coming summer, and I was hoping to get some advice for a specific part of the trip between Cartagena and Quito.
Meaning, where should we go a long the way? We could fly direct to Quito, but I'm more interested in seeing a little more of Colombia (if it is worth it - if yall suggest to just pass through, I'll heed that suggestion).
My current thoughts are to either fly or take a bus from Cartagena to…
Saw this earlier this month in the New York Times. I'd be curious (1) if anyone actually in Cartagena agrees with the 36-hour itinerary or (2) has something additional to recommend and (3) if you see anything in it that smacks of BS, aside from the obvious tourist trap stuff.
Hello. Looking for some help please - getting from Quito to Southern Colombia.
Presently in Quito - intend to spend about 6 weeks in Colombia, then probably flying from Medellin to Panama City, mid November.
I´d like to visit Las Lajas cathedral in Ipiales, then go onto Popayan, & also visit the statues at San Agustin, (before heading North - Coffee Region, Bogota, Santa Marta/Cuidad Perdida, Cartagena and finish in Medellin).
I'm having difficulty finding any buses that go from Quito…
has anyone used or seen the spirit air counter in bogata_?
I would expect it to be in eldorado.
has anyone used spirit to depart bogota, where did you find the spirit air coounter
I am pondering a trek in Los Nevados and have a few questions which I am unable to locate definitive info about.. the official PNN website does not seem to have been updated in at least several years and prior thorntree posts are 2+ years old.
1- Is the park currently open? There is reference in 2010 & 2012 that it was temporarily closed due to threat of volcanic activity... and further info that there is a shortage of rangers. Any info on which entry points are open/closed is greatly…