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I'm headed to Colombia for the first time in a few weeks - have 2 weeks of traveling by myself before meeting up with some friends.
I was hoping you could suggest some places to see - I'm flying into Bogota on Dec 17. I love the outdoors, hiking, etc.
Also, if anyone is in the area around the same time, I'd love to travel with!
Which airlines are the cheapest to fly from Panama City to Cartagena in Colombia? Should I reserve well in advance for this or get to Panama City and look for a good deal?
How about a flight from San Jose, Costa Rica to Cartagena? The only ones I found online have huge layovers so I'm kind of giving up on that idea.
Would anyone be interested in joining forces to hike El Cocuy? I'm unsure as to whether the full 6-day trek is open to tourists right now, but if not, I would be up for doing a few day treks.
The tentative dates I am thinking of are January 10-16. If anyone is interested, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are planning on spending a week in the San Gil area with 2 small kids (2 and 4 years old). We would like to stay 3 days in one city and 3 days in another. We would like to see Barichara, San Gil, Chicamocha etc. Where would you recommend staying (city and hotel) and what to go visiting?
Thanks for your help!
Is it possible to travel from Colombia to Panama by canoe? Or is just too long ( or dangerous)
Hi, does anyone know of any reputable (but well priced) and reliable tour operators that do single day tours in Cartagena, Colombia? Thanks so much in advance!
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Hi, if you know fine Choco area, I'd like to ask you some info.
I'm planning a 4 week holiday in Colombia in Feb - March next year, and I would like some general info and advice.
I was intending to travel overland to the Caribbean coast, staying at a couple of places along the way, but I am worried that this is going to be too time consuming. Thoughts on this please, route and places to visit on route.
I believe the island of San Andres and Providencia are beautiful and worth a visit, however it appears that the flights are very expensive for 5 or 6 day trip. Are the islands worth the expense and are there any cheap airlines?
Recommendations for areas to stay in Bogota and names of recommended guest houses and hostels?
Any other advice guidance would be appreciated!
Im travelling to San Gil end of December 2013. Has anyone been there at peak xmas season? Im worried the adventure could be limited as people seem to be planning these things so far in advance.
If I show up in town for a couple days, will I have a problem booking adventure?
I'm hoping some people familiar with the area can give me some advice. I fly into Cartagena the 27th and I am trying to figure out where to spend New Years and what route would make the most sense for my 2 weeks there.
I have to be back in Bogota for work on the 11th and I'm pretty sure I have to fly out of Cartagena.
I am wondering if Cartagena or Santa Marta would be better for New Years... I prefer something reasonably priced in a hostel and while I don't need to be at the craziest nye party to have fun, I don't want to stay in the remote wilderness. I was thinking Santa Marta might be more chill and probably just as expensive as I hear Cartagena is, but Cartagena I hear could be a blast on NYE. Thoughts?
Also, Is 2 weeks enough time to go from Cartagena to (order not decided yet) Santa Marta, Tayrona, Riohacha, Mompos(may be out of the way), Barranquilla(perhaps on the w... more »
Hello fellow travellers,
I am going to Colombia for the first time with a buddy of mine between 13 Dec and 1 Jan (2 weeks). I would be grateful for your thoughts in terms of what we should see in the areas I will be and whether you think my itinerary is reasonable:
Santa Marta / Taganga (3days)
Cartagena (3 days)
San Andres Island - because I love diving (4 days)
Salento (2 days)
Any advice you may have on must see sites/activities within these areas would be appreciated. I am a keen photographer, diver, hiker and enjoy a good night out as well. I am fairly well travelled and have spent 5 months travelling round south America. I will be flying between most of the spots and I have purposely left 2 days spare for any place you think I should spend more time at.
Thanks as always for your help
Just wondering how safe it is to climb uo as a solo female?
I am thinking of going up early on a Saturday morning.
Ok another of those daft " where can I watch in" questions but at least it's about real football played on the same continent. Any advice as to where I can watch Fla vs Atletico PR in the final of the Copa do Brasil tonight? I didn't check to see if my hotel had a sports channel. Given the tome difference I suspect it will be on around 6 ish local Cali time.
Thanks for any advice.
My name is Kylie and I am looking for a travelling companion/s for Parque Tyrona. Initally I had this route planned with a friend who's since changed her route.
I arrive in Cartagena on 2nd December, so either will head straight to Santa Marta and onto the park that week, so to be back in Cartagena by the 6th/7th Dec to enjoy the weekend.
Or the other option is to spend a few nights in Cartagena and be in Tayrona for the 7-9 December. I'm a bit flexible with dates.
I was going to find some accommodation inside the park once there. Probably a hammock but am open.
I've been travelling for a month in Chile and Ecuador and am easy going and have a good level of fitness. I just wanted some others to share the experience with! I am 31yrs old, and from New Zealand.
Cheers, look forward to hearing some replies! more »
i got this link to the official site of the colombian national parks, which sadly says that the 6 day roundtrip in Cocuy NP ist currently closed (since mid september from what i understand). It doesnst say when or if it will be reopenend. Just wanted to share this info:
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