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Colombia’s tourism sector has experienced huge growth over the last decade — and for good reason! Read on to learn more about the top trips and tours in Colombia at Andean Discovery!

COFFEE TRIANGLE

Coffee lovers curious about the origin of their morning buzz will love exploring eje cafetero, home to world-renowned Arabica coffee.  The area’s mysterious scenery, assortment of flora and fauna, charming Andean villages, and tasty traditional trucha (trout) will captivate the interest of people who don’t even drink the famed beverage.

CARTAGENA

Colorful colonial history, tropical Caribbean setting and wonderful weather come together in Cartagena. Enjoy a laidback ambience as you explore Ciudad Amurallada, one of the world’s best-preserved walled cities containing a plethora of flowers, colorful buildings and intimate plazas. Make sure to pack your dancing shoes because Cartagena has a variety of authentic salsa joints where the bands play like their pay depends on getting people to dance.

AMAZON CALANOA LODGE

View the Amazon rainforest from the comfort of a low-impact, small-scale settlement with easy access to natural marvels. The Calanoa Project promotes respectful tourism by working with nearby indigenous communities to preserve ancestral knowledge and cultural practices.  They have planted hundreds of hardwood trees, fruits and palms have been planted in order to supply food, fibers and building materials for a self-sufficient operation. You will also enjoy Calanoa’s cuisine, a fusion of local Amazonian traditions with Brazilian, Colombian and Peruvian influences using organic and fresh local produce.  

NATIONAL PARK TOUR

One of Colombia’s most popular national parks, Tayrona National Park, encompasses the Caribbean coast from the Bahía de Taganga near Santa Marta to the mouth of the Río Piedras.  Tayrona National Park includes beaches, a rainforest and even an arid landscape with cacti and light-brown hills in the western section.  The park is home to at least 56 endangered species.

NATURE RESERVE

Birders and wildlife enthusiasts shouldn’t miss El Dorado Reserve, considered to be a Holy Grail for birding in the Americas.  This 1,600 acre reserve hosts the highest concentration of continental, range-restricted bird species found anywhere in the world, just a two hours drive from the tourist city of Santa Marta.  You can also find endemic and threatened amphibian specie, as well as local flora and fauna.

MEDELLIN

A historically infamous city, Medellin is now gaining attention for its incredible rebirth and inventiveness.  Colombia’s second largest city even beat cities like New York and Tel Aviv to be awarded “World’s Most Innovative City” in 2013.   Known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’, the area boasts pleasant temperatures year-round and supports lush botanical gardens in its picturesque location in the Aburra Valley.  This vibrant city is filled with public art, modernist architecture and impressive museums, but the party really starts when the sun goes down and rhythms of Colombian Salsa and Vallenato music fill the air.  This city likes to eat, drink, dance and watch soccer in its numerous bars and restaurants.

Colombia Discovery

11 Days | From
Enjoy this rare opportunity to explore the very best of Colombia, a country on the cusp of a cultural renaissance.
Highlights
  • Visit the historic neighborhood La Candeleria
  • Ponder the underground “Salt Cathedral”
  • Visit the Coffee Triangle
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Colombia Family Adventure

9 Days | From
Bring your family on the adventure of a lifetime in Colombia. This South American nation has rapidly transformed into a top travel destination that offers beauty, adventure and endless fun.
Highlights
  • Visit the Coffee Triangle
  • Walk amongst Wax Palms in the Cocora Valley
  • Relax at your secluded ecohab beach bungalow
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Colombia Wildlife Odyssey

10 Days | From
View and learn about the diversity of Colombia’s landscape, wildlife and birds.
Highlights
  • Birding in the El Dorado Bird Reserve
  • Explore the Coffee Triangle
  • Walk amongst Wax Palms in the Cocora Valley
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The Lost City of Colombia Trek

8 Days | From
If your dreams are filled with Indiana Jones fantasies of penetrating thick jungle to stumble upon ancient ruins, turn that vision into reality with a 4-day trek to Cuidad Perdida, The Lost City.
Highlights
  • Trek to the Lost City
  • Soak in tropical swimming holes
  • Observe Howler Monkeys
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Our trip was fantastic and Micaela with Andean Discovery was great! Every detail was taken care of ahead of time. We just showed up and enjoyed the beauty of South America. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
marc abrams
marc abrams
23:33 23 Nov 18
Damon put together the perfect itinerary for our group of 7 - including grandparents. His knowledge of the region is superb, which is why he is able to create the ultimate trip for your family. From whitewater rafting in Peru to zip-lining in Ecuador, we truly had the trip of a lifetime! I wouldn't go with anyone else!
Carolyn Malloy
Carolyn Malloy
12:40 31 Jan 19
Thanks to Andean our vacation was a wonderful experience for our entire family of 15 (8 adults and 7 grand kids aged 16 to 9).. The planning for the trip to the Galapagos was well researched; the hotels, guides and itinerary were spot on. They answered our many questions before we departed and there NO disappointments during the vacation. It was the most memorable trip our family has taken.
Mary Ann Fuller
Mary Ann Fuller
18:00 22 Jan 19
Traveling to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu was a dream vacation for my wife. After much research we booked our trip through Andean Discovery. We are so glad we did. Everything went smoothly and our personal guides in Ecuador and Peru were wonderful. I would highly recommend Andean Discovery to anyone thinking of taking a similar trip.
Arnold Miniman
Arnold Miniman
15:29 14 Dec 18
We traveled with our family of 3 people. Andean did a wonderful job helping us select an itinerary that was able to accommodate our various ages. We had no glitches in a fairly complicated itinerary and everything came off as planned. Our local guide in Quito Johanna was terrific. I can't recommend Sacha Lodge more highly. Our experience in Galapagos on the Coral 1 was magical. While the crew of the Coral 1 could have been more charming and smiled on occasion they were helpful, the food was very good and the rooms were kept clean. I have no reservations in recommending Andean Discovery for your South American Holiday
Victor Elinoff
Victor Elinoff
23:26 07 Jan 19
My family toured the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu in Peru with Andean Discovery guides and reservations. We had a fabulous adventure! I recommend highly that "superior lodging" be chosen as an option for the best possible room accommodations. The marvelous comfort of the fine hotels Andean booked for us made all the difference.
Kathryn Fulhorst
Kathryn Fulhorst
21:36 08 Jan 19