Route for 3 to 4 weeks Colombia

I usually go for a long holiday of four weeks during our winter time January and/or February. These 4 weeks gives me the time to get a good impression of the country and allow myself some time to chill at the beach the end of the vacation (again the beach girl in me!). I spent a lot of time for the preparations; decide on the route; how many days where; what can I do at certain places; what are the highlights; how long does it take to get from A to B; which transport and what are the best looking accommodations. I used the Lonely Planet, websites from well know travel agencies and blogs like this to prepare for this trip.

Colombia Route

Bogotá3 nights
San Agustín2 nights
Popayán1 night
Cali2 nights
Salento & Zona Cafeteria3 nights
Medellín & Guatapé y el Peñol5 nights
Palomino & Parque National Natural Tayrona: 6 nights
Barranquilla1 night
Cartagena & Rosario Islands5 nights

I traveled via local buses, tour operators, taxi/Uber, plane, boats, bikes, horses and of course my feet. I will describe in separate blogs each destination in detail; What you can do and see there?; How you get at each destination? And how do you get away? I write some tips and experiences on the topics as well, that could help your planning.

Of course you can adjust the route and maturity of your stay for each destination. After reading my blogs you can decide what you find interesting and adjust your journey to your needs.

Las Murallas Cartagena

Charming Cartagena & Rosario Islands

I have heard very positive stories about “Cartagena de Indias” and as an experienced traveler I wanted to judge for myself; with the conclusion Cartagena is a MUST SEE!! The historical...
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View balcony San Agustin

Archeological San Agustín

For my holiday I always like to do a combination of beach, shopping, food, activities, nature and culture. In San Agustín you can at least do tree at the same...
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Carnival 1 Barranquilla

“Carnaval de Barranquilla”

The “Carnaval de Barranquilla”is the second largest carnival celebration in the world, next to Rio de Janeiro. I planned my trip around these four days of festivities; the most important...
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Cable Car view Medellín

Mesmerizing Medellín

Indeed Medellín, the city of eternal spring, really surprised me in a positive way! What a diversity and flexible city. Every traveler I run into was enthusiastic about this city...
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Palms sunset Costeño Palomino

From Tayrona to Palomino

The only big disappointment in my whole trip to Colombia was that the Parque National Natural Tayrona was closed from 28 January till 28 February 2018. I only found out...
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Parque Caldas Popyan

White Colonial Popayán

It took me half a day to get from San Agustín to Popayán. You can book the transport at several small travel agencies in San Agustín and you can choose several timeslots....
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Overview Bogota Colombia

Five must do’s in Big High Bogotá

Bogotá really surprised me! It’s actually a big high altitude city, but on the other hand if you look for the nice areas in town it gets cozy and friendly....
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Transport Colombia

Tips before you go to Colombia

Before you go to Colombia make sure you will be well prepared. See here my tips and inspirations that will help you to plan your holiday. Visa As a Dutch...
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Wax palms sun behind Salento

Wax Palms, Coffee and Souvenirs in Salento

I was looking forward to this part of the trip! Salento is known for the Wax Palms in Valle de Cocora and I love palm trees in general. See below the...
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Salsa steps Cali

Salsa in Cali

The main reason for me to visit Cali was the salsa! I love to dance and I wanted to take salsa classes to get into the Colombian vibe. Cali is...
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Safe Botero Colombia

Is it safe to travel to Colombia?

Yes it is safe to travel to Colombia; in fact I haven’t experienced any unsafe moment in the whole 4 weeks that I traveled through Colombia. I am a women...
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View from the boat Peñol

Piedra del Peñol & Guatapé

Instead of going by myself with the local transport, I booked a tour to the Piedra de Peñol & Guatapé with Top10toursinMedellin. It was a big bus full of local...
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