My boyfriend and i are going to Colombia for the first time next february, since we only have 14 days and there is so much to do i'm looking for help.
We are in our late 20s, we are going to backpack and stay in hostels but we will cover long distances with domestic flights. We want to see Bogotà, Medellin, Salento and the Cocora Valley, Cartagena, Barranquilla, and spend 3-4 days at the beach but still haven't figured out where (Tayrona and Santa Marta or Isla Grande or Playa…
In November I will be travelling to Colombia with 2 friends. After arriving in Bogota we plan to take a flight to Armenia. Our flight arrives at 11:30pm and we are planning to take a taxi from the airport to Salento.
Would that be a safe option, especially at that time? And would you recommend arranging a taxi upfront (if so, how?) or would it be ok to take a taxi at the airport?
Thanks a lot for your help!!
Going to Colombia for 2 weeks in November. Would really like to go to PNN El Cocuy for a few days hiking as have heard it's amazing. I'm wondering is it a bit far out of the way when I only have 2 weeks?? Also I'm a bit concerned about the altitude as probably wouldn't have much time to acclimatise but at the same time could do lower hikes.
I fly into Bogota so if anyone knows the best route to get there please let me know.
If El Cocuy is too much hassle to get to, an alternative I was…
Wondering if I could please have your opinion on the logistics for the Bogota-Medellin portion of our 2-week trip in Colombia.
After spending the weekend in Bogota, we are hoping to:
Bogota to Rio Claro (via bus)
Rio Claro Nat. Preserve---> Guatupe (via bus, transfer in Medellin)
Guatupe --> Jardin (via bus, transfer in Medellin)
Jardin---> Medellin (via bus)
I know these will be long bus rides, but I don't think I want to do Jardin as a day trip from Medellin (if we were to base…
I'm planning to spend 2 weeks in Colombia this November. It's my first trip there, and I'm still trying to figure out my route. I'm really attracted to the idea of doing the Lost City hike (the 4 day option) which eats up a good bit of my time but I've heard that it's worth it.
I'm hoping to receive some constructive criticism on the itinerary I've put together:○ November 5: Arrive in Bogota 5am; fly to Salento (1 hour)
○ November 6: Salento
○ November 7: Salento - Day trip…
Two of us plan to take a day bus from Jardin to Salento around Christmas time. We are concerned about armed robbery after reading some blogs. But the other option of backtracking to Medellin, then flying to Armenia doesn't seem to save much time. Any information from anyone who traveled there recently would be appreciated.
There are also two routes as follows by bus. Which one has better road condition?
Jardin - Supia - Pereira - Salento
Jardin - Rio Sucio - Pereira - Salento
I am planning on visiting Colombia between 15th Nov - 8th Dec.
Everything I've read suggested peak times are between December and March so I am slightly concerned that there aren't going to be that many backpackers, hostels may be quiet etc.
Can anyone provide some more info?
Thanks in advance :-)
I will fly to San Andres on 10th Nov to travel on to Providencia, I have 8 days and main focus is on diving but also exploring the island and people.
1) Can anyone recommend a nice hostel or huts on the beach (safe for female, lone traveller, speak Spanish) on Providencia?
2) How many days shall I leave for San Andres? I arrive 11pm so have to stay at least one night but maybe some diving there too. Any hostels there?
3) Before that I head from Bogota via Villa de Leyva, San Gil, Baracia…
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i wonder if you can help. I have 7 weeks holiday and I was thinking of going to Colombia from the 1st November. I have checked a couple of guides and they all say that November is really wet. My question is - does it rain most of day or is it just an hour/couple of hours? It is sunny during that period or just cloudy the whole day? I ask this question because I spent some time in Mexico (Yucatan) during the rainy season last year and it was just a couple of hours, afterwards was again…