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Colombia, need some assistance

Need some guidance. I'm headed to Colombia (Bogota) for a wedding (Mid April), However, I'll be in Colombia for long enough to go see another location while there -- What would you recommend?

My focus is on landscape and history

Posted by
260 posts

I was there on a tour in December. You can't go wrong in the coffee triangle (gorgeous scenery and quaint towns). I liked Cartagena as well. Architecture amazing, totally different vibe than rest of the country, plus Caribbean climate. Medellin is in a beautiful setting and much has improved there over the years. Only trouble is that you generally need to fly to these places. It's a big country with mountains in the way! Good luck. It's a country well worth visiting

Posted by
97 posts

We spent two weeks in Colombia and booked through a Colombian agency: Colombian Way. Their website is very comprehensive and will give you a good idea of the options. It takes a little longer to get there, but we really enjoyed the archeological sites near San Agustin.


Posted by
1400 posts

Medellin or Cartegena. Cartegena being on the Caribbean coast will be hot and steamy most likely. Medellin is in a mountain setting.

Internal flights are generally cheap - I paid <$50 per flight - this was a few years ago.

You definitely don't need a tour - easy to do on your own - but do need to have some basic spanish to make it easy to get around.

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696 posts

We lived in Cali a couple of years, but I'd follow Arnold's suggestion--Medellin for mountain scenery and beautiful flowers, or Cartagena for some history and the beach. Have a great trip.