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Fantastic trip until the big C

"The 18 day trip to Colombia started with 3 nights in Bogota including 2 scheduled half day tours with our guide Andres"

Trevor from United Kingdom

Great trip, lots of variety, we were well looked after

"With one exception the travel arrangements were flawless"

Jane from Canada

Great trip - fantastic country

"We were impressed by the diversity of the country eg we did not know that Colombia had so many indigenous tribes or that we would have the chance to meet any of them! We were happy with all the accommodation chosen for us and the guides and drivers were very good"

Karen from England

Excellent trip to Colombia

"Well organised and our requirements met"

Kay from United Kingdom

Super country, well organised trip

"Pleased that we were able to choose our own itinerary and have a mix of guided trips and the freedom to do our own thing"

Roy and Lyn from Ascot Berkshire

Fantastic Trip - perfect mix of exercise, culture, relaxion and luxury. Perfect.

"This trip was brilliantly organised by Jose"

Harry from London
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

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!

ColombiaBrazilPhilippines, +5
Food & DrinkFestivals

Colombia Tour

"Myself and two other friends have just returned from spending 10 days touring various parts of Colombia"

Carol from Canada
Sep 7, 2019

Best books for travel lovers

Providing an escape like no other, books about travel can transport you anywhere in the world and inspire your next adventure. We've rounded up some of our favourites including Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace', and 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.

RussiaBorneoKenya, +6
Great Journeys
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaPanamaMorocco, +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2
May 28, 2019

The best cities to visit in South America

Whether you seek the life affirming 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 visit on your next holiday?  

ChilePeruBrazil, +3
May 23, 2019

Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays

From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!

South AfricaTanzaniaMorocco, +7
JulyAugustJune, +1
12 days
from £1,980 pp

Family Trip to Colombia

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +2
CoastCyclingFamily, +5

Surprising Colombia!!

"We have travelled widely in South America, but this was our first trip to Colombia"

John from Toronto Canada
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

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.

ColombiaJapanIndia, +4
Wonders of the WorldCulturalColonial Era, +1
Jan 4, 2019

Our best beach destinations

There are few things more relaxing than a trip to a tropical coastline. We’ve rounded up five of the best beaches in the world, from the balmy seas of Costa Rica to the secluded coves of Southern India, for all those looking to escape to warmer climates.

CambodiaColombiaCosta Rica, +2
Boat JourneysLuxuryUndiscovered Beaches, +2
9 days
from £1,450 pp

Hiking and biking northern Colombia

CulturalWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path, +2
Dec 14, 2018

Wildlife of Colombia

Vast grasslands, dense jungle and tropical coastlines combine in Colombia - the most biodiverse country in the world by square miles. It is home to over 450 species of mammal and an unbelievable 1,850 birds, all of whom are split across its various ecosystems. Despite this incredible diversity, Colombia’s 58 protected areas remain relatively untouched by tourism. Find out more about this incredible country's spectacular wildlife.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
Dec 11, 2018

Colombia's national parks

Colombia's National Parks are plentiful, varied and brimming with wildlife. We've collated the very best that the country has to offer, from the pristine beaches of Tayrona to the rocky peaks of the Sierra Nevada del Cocuy in the Andes Mountains.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
WildlifeCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +2
Dec 10, 2018

Ciudad Perdida: Hiking to Colombia's Lost City

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
CulturalAdventureHistory, +1
Dec 6, 2018

Why you should travel to Colombia

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
WildlifeCulturalWonders of the World, +7

Brilliant trip with great support from TravelLocal

"This was a complicated trip to organise and I don’t know how we would have done it without Jose. We had to make lots of changes as various family members were joining us at different times, and we needed boat and taxi transfers sorting too. "

Kate from Dorset
11 days
from £1,760 pp

Colombia's heritage and culture (Group Tour)

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CulturalHistoryWalking & Hiking, +2

Great Trip with TravelLocal's Partner in Colombia

"We found our holiday through TravelLocal while reading ALL THE BLOGS about Colombia. We knew we were traveling to Bucaramanga, Colombia for a friends wedding, but wanted to get the most out of our time in the country. This was our first time using any travel agency, and we could not have been more pleased with the local agency and TravelLocal. "

Hayden from Denver, Colorado
Jun 1, 2018

Medellín’s wonderful Flower Festival

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

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
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
10 days
from £5,040 pp

Luxury Colombia

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
WildlifeUndiscovered BeachesCoast, +4

Short trip in Colombia

"Planning the trip with TravelLocal's Colombian partner was very easy and the arrangements all went well. "

John from UK
10 days
from £1,700 pp

Winter sun

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUndiscovered BeachesCoast
14 days
from £2,240 pp

Heritage towns

FebruaryMarchJanuary, +9
CulturalWalking & HikingColonial Era, +1