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Jul 12, 2021

The best cities in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture... Which will you head for on your next South America trip?

ArgentinaBrazilChile, +3
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

BrazilRussiaEcuador, +5
Food & DrinkFestivals
12 days
from £1,830 pp

Family Trip to Colombia

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
CoastColonial EraClassic, +5
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

JapanColombiaGhana, +4
Wonders of the WorldColonial EraHistory, +1
9 days
from £1,340 pp

Hiking and biking northern Colombia

CyclingOff the Beaten PathHistory, +2
Dec 10, 2018

Ciudad Perdida: Hiking to Colombia's Lost City

Samantha Fergusson

Colombia's Lost City is the "new" Machu Picchu - a fascinating ruined city of terraces and steps hidden deep in the Colombian jungle and dating to 600 years before its Peruvian counterpart was even thought of. The only way of reaching this stunning spot is on a four day hike forging rivers, sleeping in hammocks and scrambling up vine-clad mountain slopes. An adventurer's heaven...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
HistoryAdventureWalking & Hiking, +1
Dec 6, 2018

Why you should travel to Colombia

Larissa Obolensky

Over the years, Colombia has shaken off its tumultuous past and its kaleidoscopic character has come to life. With colonial archaeology galore, idyllic beaches, a fascinating culture and lost cities hidden deep in the jungle there is a huge amount to discover here. With the help of our local experts, we've picked out some highlights to help inspire you in planning your trip.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathUndiscovered Beaches, +7
11 days
from £1,620 pp

Colombia's heritage and culture (Group Tour)

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
ClassicWalking & HikingWonders of the World, +2
Jun 1, 2018

Medellín’s wonderful Flower Festival

Claudia Posada-Fawcett

From fantastic live music to the iconic "silletero" parade, this Colombian festival litters the streets of Medellin with colour, flowers and tradition. Read on to find out more about this annual event, which celebrates the cultural identity of this flourishing destination.

Apr 25, 2018

Inside the walls of Cartagena

Claudia Posada-Fawcett

The colourful colonial town of Cartagena is the place to be for historical marvels, fantastic food and live music. Read on to discover more about this increasingly popular destination, bursting with energy and culture.

DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +1
CulturalFood & DrinkHistory
10 days
from £4,660 pp

Luxury Colombia

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
HighlightsFood & DrinkLuxury, +4
10 days
from £1,580 pp

Winter sun

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastUndiscovered BeachesHistory
14 days
from £2,070 pp

Heritage towns

FebruaryMarchJanuary, +9
Undiscovered BeachesWalking & HikingCultural, +1
Colombian People
15 days
from £2,370 pp

Local Colombia

FebruaryJanuaryMarch, +9
Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingHistory
7 days
from £1,120 pp

Classic Colombia

FebruaryJanuaryDecember, +9
ClassicColonial EraFood & Drink, +1
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

CambodiaVietnamIndonesia, +8
Unique to TravelLocalCoastWildlife, +1
Oct 30, 2017

Halloween around the World: Culture and Customs

Martha Hales

With Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to explore how this unique holiday is celebrated and perceived around the world. Read on to find out more...

Sep 22, 2017

Top 5 Coffee Destinations

Samantha Fergusson

Travel to the wonderful, exotic locations around the globe where coffee is raised from shrub to bean to brew. From volcanic foothills to thick, mountainside jungle, discover the best coffee destinations in the world.

ColombiaUgandaEthiopia, +2
Food & Drink
Aug 18, 2017

In the Spotlight: Beto Murgas

Kati Taylor

Gain an insight into the diverse and wonderful world of Colombian folk music with Beto Murgas, a Vallenato musician and composer.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalFestivalsCultural
Aug 2, 2017

Top 5 Music Cities

Corinne Homer

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...

SenegalArgentinaColombia, +2
Jun 16, 2017

Get to know Bogota

Martha Hales

Colombia's capital is a cultural hub of fresh cuisine, brightly-coloured architecture and classical museums. Here is TravelLocal's guide on getting to know Bogota.

Jun 9, 2017

Local Spotlight: Interview with our local experts in Colombia

Kati Taylor

This month we caught up with our local Colombia experts to talk favourite memories and foodie experiences.

Food & DrinkCultural
May 10, 2017

Top 5 Hidden Gems

Martha Hales

If you want the holiday of a lifetime (and don't want to share the sites with hordes of tourists) these five destinations should be on your travel list!

PanamaColombiaPhilippines, +1
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Off the Beaten PathHistoryUndiscovered Beaches, +1
15 days
from £1,870 pp

Hiking in Colombia

DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +9
HistoryAdventureWalking & Hiking
Nov 14, 2016

Discover the magical realism of Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia

Oliver Horne

Have you read 'One Hundred Years of Solitude'? Uncover this magical world and explore Colombia through the eyes of its author, Gabriel García Márquez.

10 days
from £1,600 pp

Coffee and archaeology

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory, +1
Sep 28, 2016

Turn up the heat in Colombia this January

Corinne Homer

Colombia is a star on the rise: sizzling salsa, great food and an unbelievable music scene. With a festival calendar to rival Rio’s, January is the perfect time to visit this beautiful country and embrace its cultural scene...

Off the Beaten PathFestivalsCultural
8 days
from £790 pp

The Festival of Flowers

Colonial EraCulturalFestivals
Aug 10, 2016

Nine breakfast dishes from around the world

Penelope Edwards

From savoury rice pudding to raw white fish, breakfast couldn't be more varied between countries. Yettio guest blogs for us about the weird and wonderful morning meals eaten around the world.

JordanColombiaGhana, +5
Food & Drink