Colombia Trip Ideas

One of the most biodiverse countries in the world, Colombia is a country that truly brings magical realism to life. Relax on untouched Caribbean beaches while enjoying a cocada, learn a coffee farmer’s story as you hike through his groves, and embrace Colombia’s love of dance as you salsa the night away. From colonial villages nestled high in the Andes, to breathtaking views of the Chicamocha Canyon, to birdwatching in the jungle, Colombia has it all. Come experience the joy, resilience, and radiance of this undiscovered gem.

Below are some of Knowmad’s favorite travel experiences in Colombia. They seamlessly blend must-see highlights with off-the-beaten-path explorations, all the while taking into consideration the best flow and pacing necessary to truly experience each region they include.


These trip ideas are intended to be used as planning tools or building blocks for a hand-crafted, custom itinerary that perfectly fits your travel style and interests. Call your Knowmad Trip Specialist at 612-315-2894 or email [email protected] to get started.

About this Region

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bogota A bustling city set against the Andes, Bogota is the center of it all and the heartbeat of the country.

cartagena A lively and vibrant city on the carribean coast known for its old walled city, colonial architecture, and champeta music.

coffee region An area defined by a rich history of coffee farming, green lush rolling hills spotted with colorful haciendas, and kind welcoming people.

barichara A quaint, idyllic colonial town surrounded by mountains where you can access remote outdoor adventure and the second largest canyon in the world.

TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK A national park where the highest coastal mountain range in the world, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, meets some of the most beautiful beaches in South America.

Customize This Colombia Trip

Being close to the equator, Colombia’s weather is fairly consistent all year long – making it a great destination to visit year round. The weather varies more based on the altitude, rather than on the time of year. Typically Colombians will only refer to two seasons, winter and summer, and differentiate based on rainfall. 

Bogota is the highest major city in the country, which makes it the coolest. Temperatures are typically in the 60s throughout the year.

The Caribbean coast (including Cartagena and Parque Tayrona) has a tropical climate and is hot and humid all year long. The average temperatures are typically in the 80s or 90s, often feeling warmer with the humidity and sunshine.

The coffee region has pleasant warm weather, with precipitation throughout the year, and temperatures typically ranging between 65 and 75 degrees.

Let The Journey Begin

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Planning a trip to South America might seem a little overwhelming at first. Knowmad offers door-to-door trip planning: first, we listen, and then we help you navigate the seasonal differences and itinerary options, resulting in a holistic, seamless, and custom-crafted experience, all at a guaranteed best value.

The simplest way to get started is to give us a call at 612-315-2894or to fill out this short form so we can learn more about your travel preferences.