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Tayrona and Mompos

Hi,

I'm planning to head to Tayrona around the last week of Feb. But I've read that it's very busy these days, without the infrastructure to cope with the influx of tourists. Is it still worth going to? And for how long? I'm not keen to have a Disney jungle/beach park experience so if it's more in that direction I would skip and head straight to Palomina.

I'm also hoping to head to Mompos. Has anyone done the journey from Cartagena, and what is the least complicated method if travel? Plan is…

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Flights from Iquitos to Leticia, Colombia

any direct flights from Iquitos, Peru to Leticia, Colombia? If so, Where can I find these flights? thanks in advance.

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Is there anyone out there visiting Colombia soon and in need of some Pesos?

I have 553,000 COP (Colombian Pesos) left over from my trip to South America which I was unable to change in Cuba and am unable to change back home in the UK without getting ripped off by Travelex, Moneycorp etc.

553,000 Pesos converts to just over £150 at today's rates but I am happy to let someone have the lot for £140 ONO.

I'm based in Exeter but make regular trips to Bristol and London so if you're interested give me a shout.

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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…