Top Tips

  • Don’t book tight connections in Colombia – planes frequently get cancelled from smaller airports.
  • Always check flight prices as well before booking a long-distance bus – sometimes there’s not much difference.
  • Don't be afraid to eat on the street – some of Colombia's freshest fruit, most tasty arepas (corn cakes) and sweetest desserts can be found curbside.
  • Get a Colombian SIM card for cheap and fast data almost anywhere in Colombia.
  • Plan your time: Colombia is a big country and it's better to focus on places that really interest you rather than spread yourself too thin.
  • It's best to book the Ciudad Perdida trek in advance.
  • Hire a car with a driver rather than your own vehicle; prices are reasonable and Colombian drivers will take you to places most travelers don’t go.