Colombia has been off travellers’ radar for a long time due to its reputation for instability and without any world-famous tourism sites, most people are unaware that it boasts an incredible 2,900km of coastline as well as three majestic mountain ranges. There really is something for everyone, from high end sophistication to rustic authenticity, with such an incredible variety of unspoiled ecosystems and cultural experiences that you could spend months travelling around and never see it all.
Nature lovers will be spoiled for choice, with snow-capped Andean mountains dropping down to pristine Amazonian rainforest, arid deserts and warm Caribbean beaches, making a home for arguably the greatest diversity of flora and fauna in Latin America. Dotting these landscapes, you’ll find pre-Conquest ruins, remarkably-preserved colonial towns and lost cities that contrast with the energy of modern Colombia. It’s a country where every place has its own exuberant take on life, fuelled by great coffee and eclectic music that brings together old and new, from salsa to reggaeton, in local festivals, carnivals and even flashmobs!