The best things to do on a trip to Colombia

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There are plenty of ways to spice up your trip to Colombia, with fun, sports, nature and cultural activities! So what are the things to do on a trip to Colombia?

Here’s a list of the activities we recommend for a trip to Colombia, along with posts telling you about our experience and our tips for carrying out these activities.

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Best hikes in Colombia

Best Things to do on a trip to Colombia

Colombia is a country criss-crossed by the Andes mountains, so it’s a fabulous playground for hiking and trekking enthusiasts!

Here are the treks we absolutely recommend on a trip to Colombia.

Visit Caño Cristales travel guide: the most beautiful river in the world

El Cocuy National Park travel guide: some of the most beautiful treks in Colombia

Local english-speaking agency to visit Santander in Colombia

Bunkuany travel guide: the alternative trek to the Lost City

Lost City Trek: our travel guide to the Ciudad Perdida

Around Bogota Travel Guide : best things to do and see in the area

Paramo de Oceta travel guide: one of the best hikes in Colombia

Cocora Valley Travel Guide: hiking in one of the most beautiful landscape of Colombia

Los Nevados National Park travel guide: best trekking in the coffee region

Chingaza National Park travel guide: hiking the Siecha Lagoons path

Cultural immersion

Best Things to do on a trip to Colombia

Colombia is a country of mixed cultures, where many indigenous peoples, descendants of pre-colonial times, still live. Discovering these ancestral cultures and learning a little at their side is an experience every traveler should have once in his or her life.

Visit Silvia travel guide: cultural immersion in the Misak indigenous community

Cultural immersion with a Sierra Nevada indigenous family

Outdoors activities and Adventures in Colombia

Best Things to do on a trip to Colombia

Where there are mountains, there are rivers, and here again Colombia has a lot to offer in terms of sites suitable for rafting. The same goes for paragliding, which is becoming increasingly popular in the country.

Numerous launch sites are opening up in pretty mountain villages, but one of the most spectacular sites for paragliding in Colombia is clearly the Chicamocha canyon.

With its Caribbean and Pacific coasts, Colombia offers many opportunities for scuba diving.

Rafting in Medellin: an opportunity to discover the forgotten region of eastern Antioquia

Paragliding in San Gil travel guide: flying above Chicamocha Canyon

Scuba diving in Santa Marta (Taganga)

Visit San Gil travel guide: best things to do in the outdoors activities capital

Guided tours in English

Best Things to do on a trip to Colombia

All Colombia’s major cities now offer guided tours in english. So if you want to visit Bogotá, Medellin, Cartagena and Cali in english, here are our recommendations!

Visit Bazurto Local Market Tour with a local guide in Cartagena

The best Bogota City Tours with an English-speaking guide

Visit Moravia Barrio Tour: the sowers of life in Medellin

Local english-speaking agency to visit Santander in Colombia

The best City Tour in Bogota to understand the history of Colombia

The best Cali city tour with a local guide

Visit Silvia travel guide: cultural immersion in the Misak indigenous community

The best Bogota Graffiti Tour: enjoy Bogota’s street art in English

Visit Comuna 13 travel guide: the Graffiti Tour in Medellin

The best Cartagena City Tours with an English-speaking local guide