Country Facts




440,800 sq miles

Time Zone

Bogota, Colombia ‎(UTC-5)




Colombian Peso

Flight time

11 Hours

Colombia: Paradise Awaiting To Be Explored

At the Earth Trip we have a team of professionals with considerable knowledge and first hand expertise in putting together tailor made arrangements for the places you are planning to visit.

Colombia has begun to emerge as a safe, friendly, exciting and unspoiled destination for travellers to South America, offering stunning scenery, colonial cities, a wonderful coastline and impressive national parks. After decades of civil war, the peace process is well under way and the country has opened up to embrace a new generation of travellers, keen to discover for themselves the delights that Colombia has to offer.



Welcome to Colombia!

  • See below for just some of the reasons why Colombia should be on your holiday ‘bucket list’.

    – Colonial Heritage:

    • Cartagena
    • Villa de Leyva
    • Mompox
    • Bogota

    – Natural Beauty:

    • Tayrona National Park
    • Coffee Zone
    • Amazon Rainforest
    • Los Nevados National Park

    – Caribbean and Pacific Beaches:

    • Rosario Islands
    • Providencia
    • San Andres
    • Isla Gorgona

    – History & Archaeology:

    • Ciudad Perdida (Lost City)
    • San Agustin
    • Tierradentro
    • Cartagena

Preparing For A Trip To Colombia?

Visa Information – Colombia

Please click the links below for up-to-date visa and entry requirements for British nationals travelling to Colombia:


Passport validity


Please make sure your passport is valid and up to date. In general terms, your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of arrival into all South American countries.  


Yellow fever


Evidence of Yellow Fever vaccination may be required for travellers who are going to or have recently been to countries where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.


Travelling with children


Single parents or adults travelling with children under the age of 18 are required to provide notarised documentary evidence of parental responsibility, or consent to travel from those with parental responsibility. Such documentation is often required before being allowed to enter Latin American countries and, in many cases, before permitting children to leave the country.  


Local airport taxes International and domestic airport taxes may be payable locally if it is not included with your airline tickets. This is usually payable in US dollars and it may not always be possible to pay by credit/debit card.

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Tourism Health Information – Colombia

If you have a health condition, or you are pregnant, you may need specialist healthcare abroad. Check whether your destination country can provide the healthcare you may need and ensure you have appropriate travel insurance for unexpected medical evacuation or local treatment.

See the Coronavirus travel health and Healthcare sections in the Coronavirus page for COVID-19 health information.

At least 8 weeks before your trip, check the latest country-specific health advice from the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) on the TravelHealthPro website. Each country-specific page has information on vaccine recommendations, any current health risks or outbreaks, and factsheets with information on staying healthy abroad. Guidance is also available from NHS (Scotland) on the FitForTravel website.

General information on travel vaccinations and a travel health checklist is available on the NHS website. You may then wish to contact your health adviser or pharmacy for advice on other preventive measures and managing any pre-existing medical conditions while you’re abroad.

The legal status and regulation of some medicines prescribed or purchased in the UK can be different in other countries. If you’re travelling with prescription or over-the-counter medicine, read this guidance from NaTHNaC on best practice when travelling with medicines. For further information on the legal status of a specific medicine, you’ll need to contact the embassy, high commission or consulate of the country or territory you’re travelling to.

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Weather & When To Go To Colombia

We will advise you on the best time of the year to travel and, just as importantly, when not to go to a particular region or place. We hope the following guidelines are useful:

The dry season in most of the country is December to April while May to November are the wettest months. In the Amazon region humidity and rainfall is at its lowest in July-Sept. It gets quite cool in the Andes in June to August.

Medellin is known as the ‘city of eternal spring’ with a pretty even temperature throughout the year.

The whale-watching season in Bahia Solano and the Gulf of Tribuga from Nuqui runs from June to November.

The Barranquilla Carnival takes place in February, at the hottest time of the year.

If you are travelling to the San Andres archipelago,  the driest months are May-June and rainfall is heaviest in September to December. The archipelago is below the hurricane belt in the Caribbean.


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Tailor-Made Holidays

At The Earth Trip we will design and plan your personalised itinerary according to the exact requirements of your trip. Whether you prefer to be on a mountaintop or under a waterfall; wake up in the middle of a jungle or have a picnic with locals in the tea plantations – we select the accommodation and activities in order to suit not only your preferences, but also your budget.

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