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Hello,

I've read other itineraries for similar amounts of time in Colombia.

It'll be my first time in South America. Given that I'll most likely be very impressed by so many things anyway (including other smaller towns like Guatape and Jardin) I'm wondering if I could skip Villa de Leyva (and Barichara) so as to spend more time elsewhere.

At the moment the plan is to spend the first two days in Bogotá then fly to Cartagena. Maybe 3 days tops if I do a day trip to the islands. PNN Tayrona…

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Manizales

Two questions.

Any one been to the Manizales fair. Is it worth attending or worth a pass.

Second question
What is a reliable bus company from Manizales to Medellin. Any recommendations would be great.

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I'm headed to Tayrona in October, wondering if anyone has some favourite hostels or dive centers located in the area. Hoping to budget around (preferably under) $10CAD/night and looking to get my open water diver certifications for relatively cheap as well. I have a tent etc so hostel camping would be a great option also. Suggestions? :)

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Dear all,

We have been advised to buy a cheap bus ticket to leave the country in order to meet visa requirements (before leaving Europe). Does anyone have recommendations regarding bus companies and connections?

Best,
Christine

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Hi all!

I have a quick Q for anyone Colombian/who knows a bit more about the visa system. I'm due to arrive in Colombia on 30 September. I'm doing some volunteer work with an organisation for 6 weeks, but am still technically a full-time student through my university because the volunteer work goes towards my degree. Does anyone know if it's necessary for me to purchase the $395 volunteer visa or if I can possibly get away with the $100ish student visa option. (Obviously I'd much prefer that…

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Hello!
I will travel to Cartagena in December to celebrate the New Year .
I wonder if anyone has tips of the city and parties.

kisses

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Hi everyone,

I have done a lot of reading, research and seeking recommendations but as with everyone my itinerary is slightly individual so I would really appreciate the advice of people who have done similar parts of my trip. My main question is:
1. I'll be in Colombia in October. I arrive in Cartagena as the beginning of the month. Realistically, is the rain going to impact on the trip? Will some things not be recommended e.g. cuidad perdida, amazon, pacific coast?

and also, any general…

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After reading that it is the rainy season, having 5 days in each city, would you recommend to fly from Bogota to Cartagena bus to Medellin then fly to Bogota We prefer large cities as we discover the history and the beautiful
Museums etc.

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I just came back from Caño Cristales. Very good trip and way easier than it seemed on the internet. So YES, you CAN go by road to la Macarena, no problem. From Bogota, you can go directly to San Vincente del Caguan, or, otherwise, go to Florencia, and from there a share taxi to San Vicente; That's what I did (i didn't even know that they had direct buses to San Vicente). From San Vicente shares taxi leave daily at 8am, 9am and 12:30pm for La Macarena. There is a direct bus San Vicente - Bogota…

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Can anyone recommend a safe,quiet private room,with private bathroom and wifi,for under $25? For my first few nights there in early October.Thanks