Long neglected by travellers from all over the world because of the civil war that poisoned the country for some 50 years, Colombia has regained all its glory since peace with FARC was ratified. It is time today to take a trip to Colombia with a tour guide to discover a Latin American destination with many cultural and natural assets at the crossroads between South and Central America. From the snow-covered Andean peaks to the ochre sandy beaches of the Pacific coast where travellers can watch whales, from the lush Amazon rainforest where some indigenous peoples still live out of time to the fabulous monolith of the Piedra del Peñol, from the colonial architecture of Cartagena de Indias or the villages of Villa de Leyva and Barichara to the lost pre-Columbian city (Ciudad perdida) erected in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia is a real treasure box. Hikers will trek in the huge national parks of Tayrona, El Cocuy or Los Nevados. Adventurers will discover the exceptional fauna and flora of the Amazon or visit pre-Columbian archaeological sites. Fans of thrills will choose San Gil, the Colombian capital of extreme sports. Lazy lovers will opt for the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean coast of Colombia and the coral islands of the Rosary Archipelago, while coffee lovers will enjoy a cup under their sombrero in the many fincas (plantations) of the "Coffee Triangle", south of Medellín and towards Cali. Bogota, with its candelaria and its many museums, also has many assets and is an interesting stopover during your trip to Colombia

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When to go to Colombia?

The best time to go to Colombia is the dry season (December-March) even if the rainy season (April-May and October-November, depending on the region) is not to be avoided absolutely either because it does not rain all day except in the Amazon and on the Pacific coast. Three periods correspond to the high tourist season (temporada alta): mid-December to mid-January (school holidays), Semana santa (Holy Week, mid-April) and to a lesser extent, mid-June to late July (school holidays).

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Colombia has many incoming agencies (tour operators present in the country) able to organise all or part of your stay (booking accommodation, domestic flights, guides...), or to plan and manage guided tours, activities and excursions on site. They have the best contacts throughout the country and the necessary insurance.

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There are direct flights to Colombia, particularly to the capital Bogota. Note that the price variation depends on the company borrowed, but especially on the time required to book. To obtain attractive rates, it is essential to do so well in advance. Remember to buy your tickets a few months before departure!

If the bus is the most common way to travel through Colombia with a terminal in each city, the plane remains the safest way to travel from one end of the immense national territory to the other when you look at road mortality statistics... There are many and frequent air links.

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    When to travel?

    The best time to go to Colombia is the dry season (December-March) even if the rainy season (April-May and October-No...
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    Weather forecast

    We are not talking about winter and summer in Colombia but about the dry and wet seasons because the level of precipi...
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    Budget

    Everything is much more expensive at Christmas and during Holy Week, around mid-April. The rest of the year, the rate...
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    Formalities

    No visa is required for a stay of less than 90 days in Colombia, a passport still valid for 6 months is sufficient. A...
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    Health

    You may be asked for a yellow fever vaccination certificate when entering the country if you arrive from certain dest...
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    How to travel by yourself?

    There are direct flights to Colombia, particularly to the capital Bogota. Note that the price variation depends on th...
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    How to get organized?

    Colombia has many incoming agencies (tour operators present in the country) able to organise all or part of your stay...
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    Getting around

    If the bus is the most common way to travel through Colombia with a terminal in each city, the plane remains the safe...
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    As part of the France-Colombia cross year, the International Book Fair in Bogota (FILBO) has chosen France as guest of honour for its thirtieth edition from 25 April to 8 May 2017. Several bookstores will be set up in a 3000 m² design space on the themes of children's literature, comic books and illustration, as well as a general bookshop. The space will also host a Parisian bistro and French-inspired restaurants to taste another aspect of ...

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