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Hi everyone! I'll be backpacking in Colombia for 3 weeks in Jul-Aug and have about 3 spare days where I'm trying to decide between Villa de Leyva/Raquira or Salento/Valle de Cocora. I'm a female in my twenties and will be travelling by myself. Are one of these locations better than the other for solo travelers (safety-wise and activity-wise)? I'm into the idea of VdL and doing a more relaxing trip, but would it be a mistake to skip Valle de Cocora? Is Raquira a tourist trap? I'd love to hear…

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I am planning to be in Cartagena for a couple of weeks at the end of January 2017 and am wondering about overall safety on the 4 day trek to the Lost City. I saw some posts early last year about robberies etc. in the towns preceding the trek and am concerned for my overall safety. If anyone has completed this trip in recent months I would be interested to read your comments. I will be 64, relatively fit ( I generally hike 8-12 miles a day when in Europe, but I usually use walking poles over…

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i plan a trip to the cano cristales in august. i plan to visit the coffee region , cartagena and do the trek to the lost city.
for cano cristales it is the best time. but for the other places ?
or can anyone recomment what places to visit in august ?
thanks

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Hi folks,
I recently took the boat from Necocli trying to avoid going through Turbo. Excellent experience altogether. The ride does take 1h30, pretty smooth after the storm passed us (they had us disembark as the storm was hitting us right before we left, we were very happy either wise decision). The boat was in very good condition, we were not packed either.
Tickets can be bought at the wharf an hour before departure or reservation can be made in adavance at the Panorama Hotel. Ticket costs…

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My wife and I will be spending a few days outside of Sogamoso next month--mainly to visit Mongui and do the Páramo de Ocetá hike--but would also like to do the hike to the Salto de Candelas. We'll be staying at Finca San Pedro outside of Sogamoso, which I know arranged tours pretty much anywhere in Boyacá, but I can't find much information about the trip to the waterfall, either alone or with guides. For anyone who has done it, what can you tell me? It sounds like it's a beautiful hike but…

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Hey guys, I have a Pakistani passport and with that I need to have Colombia's visa before entering the country. I am planning a trip to South American and intend to travel to Colombia as well but the thing is we don't have Colombia's embassy here and Colombia's embassy in Ankara is dealing with Pakistanis. I am trying to contact them but there is no response from them.

So I want to ask, has anyone got Colombia's visa through online visa application system? Is it compulsory to go to any embassy…

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Hi,

Me and a friend are flying from Cusco into Colombia and have about 2 weeks 5 days in Colombia before we fly home from Bogota.

What's the most popular or "done" route around Colombia? We'd like to follow it and meet other travellers as we're a bit nervous about Colombia.

We were thinking either fly into Bogota or Medellin? Which is better to start at?

We'd like to definitely to see:
Medellin
Coffee Country
Cartagena
Tayrona park/northern beaches etc
Bogota (we fly home from here, but could…

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Hi All,
Having read LP (a bit) it seems staying in the Candelaria area is not the best. i'm now looking at Chapinor or Usuquen. How far is it to visit Candelaria area from these places? is there easy public transport? how much would taxis cost?
Thanks for your help

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Can you travel by bus during daytime (we don't prefer a nightbus) from San Gil to Mompox ?

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Hi,

I'm currently in Colombia and have a few questions about the visa. From my understanding you get issued a three month visa upon entry which you can renew once within the calendar year for a total of six months a year. I've been in the country for just under two months. If I leave next week, then come back a week later, does that mean I still get the final month off my three month visa, and then have the opportunity to renew for the other three months? Or, will the right away start me in on…