Colombia

Confectionary-hued cities, coffee plantations and magical Caribbean hideaway

“It’s ludicrous this place exists and everybody doesn’t want to live here,” said food and travel documentarian Anthony Bourdain about Colombia.

Nicknamed ‘the gateway to South America,’ Colombia’s position on the equator, flanked by two oceans, blesses the country with the full complement of verdant landscapes.

Relax on virgin beaches with powdery white sand and turquoise water, visit the jade green hills of the “eje cafetero,” the coffee triangle, take in icy peaks, high-altitude lakes and the wildlife rich Los Llanos, a 550,000-sq-km stretch of tropical wetlands, dubbed the ‘Serengeti of South America.’

But natural attractions aren’t the only draw. Once plagued by a chequered history, Colombia’s cities are booming with creativity.

We’ll design a trip that takes you to the best restaurants, galleries and craft breweries springing up across Bogota. Explore Medellin, a city reborn with art, fabulous nightlife, live music, gastronomy and a communal sense of entrepreneurialism. It was even named ‘Most Innovative City of the Year’ by the Wall Street Journal in 2013.

And then there’s Cartagena, a sweet jar of a city on the Caribbean coast that’s full of exquisite Spanish architecture and lined with romantic boulevards bursting with bougainvillea, elegant eateries, rum bars and an infectiously jovial atmosphere.

Our specialists will give you the inside track and private access to everything from history and politics to art and architecture, and of course the delectable food and drink scene.

All you need to pack are your sense of adventure and the works of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. From private island boltholes and exclusive nature lodges to trendy urban regeneration and a thriving cultural scene, visit this jewel of South America before the masses catch on.

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  • Fall in love with Cartagena: art and history tours, fresh seafood, rum cocktails and salsa lessons, all in a day.
  • Take a street art tour and try cheesy fried arepas in Bogota’s historical Candelaria district.
  • Ride the cable car to Parque Arvi for a forest hike in Medellín, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’
  • Stay at a family run hacienda, learn about Arabica beans and taste the world’s best coffee in the eje cafetero.
  • Bird-watch in the steamy cloud forests of the Sierra Nevada (Colombia has more bird species than any other country on earth).
  • Take a helicopter ride over the mysterious Lost City before landing on a remote beach for an impromptu picnic.
  • While away the hours in a hammock and dream of pirate Captain Morgan’s treasure troves on Providencia Island, the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.

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