Colombia Travel Package

Travel to Colombia and discover the country’s incredible beauty, excitement, charm and diversity. It’s a dream for discerning travelers who long to discover one of South America’s best kept secrets. A journey from the lively and cosmopolitan cities of Bogotá and Medellín and the beautiful colonial Cartagena to the birthplace of Colombian salsa in Cali is just a taste of what this captivating country and its friendly people have to offer.

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Bogotá
officially Bogotá, DC (“Distrito Capital”), formerly known as Santa Fe de Bogotá, is the capital of Colombia. The city is located in the Andes, about 2,600 meters above sea level. The name comes from a word in the language chibcha, Bacatá. The Bogotá plain was inhabited by the Muiscan people before the Spaniards came and founded the city in 1538. The Spanish name of the city was Santa Fé (holy faith). Because there are several Santa Fe in America, the city was called “de Bogotá” (in Bogotá), after the plain.

Cartagena,
also known as Cartagena de Indias, is a large port city on the northern coast of Colombia. Cartagena meets the Caribbean Sea in the west. The city was founded in 1533 by don Pedro de Heredia after the city of Cartagena in Spain. During Spanish colonization, the city was an important center for new settlements in America. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Cartagena was part of the Spanish Sea, one of the most important ports for the Spanish treasure fleet and thus also a major destination for British and French pirates and hijackers. The port, fortresses and monuments of old Cartagena were classified by UNESCO as Colombia’s first World Heritage Site in 1984.

Tayrona
Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona is a national park located approximately 34 kilometers from Santa Marta in Colombia. The park has a biodiversity, endemic to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta that represents a variety of climates ranging from the dry sea level to 900 meters above sea level. Researchers have found 108 species of mammals such as black frog, dwarf tiger cat, deer, 300 bird species 70 species of bats, 31 different species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians, 110 species of corals and 401 species of fish and more than 770 species of plants . There is archaeological evidence of ancient buildings within the park up to the 16th century.

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Café de Colombia

Colombian coffee is grown at high altitude in the shade of banana and rubber trees. The coffee is known for being among the best in the world, with a rich, full-bodied and perfectly balanced taste. The rich volcanic soil in the arid mountains of Colombia provides ideal conditions for growing a high-quality coffee. Cultivation takes place in two main regions: Medellin, Armenia and Manizales (MAM) located in central Colombia is full-bodied, rich in flavor and with finely balanced acidity. The area near Bogotá and Bucaramanga in the east is more mountainous, which gives a smoother, fuller and less sour coffee and is the finest in the two regions.

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According to countryaah, Colombia is the fourth largest country in South America. Short CO for by abbreviationfinder, Colombia accommodates most of the continent’s habitats thanks to its dramatic topography. The country has long coasts facing two seas, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

Climate

The climate in Colombia is tropical and the temperature is even throughout the year. However, the height differences create great contrasts.

Visa

No – Swedes do not need a visa to stay in Colombia for up to 90 days. It is important to get a stamp in the passport upon entry, otherwise it can cause problems on departure.

Currency

Colombian Peso COB

100COB = 0.31SEK

Language

Spanish is the official language. Native languages: 65 Native American languages, two Creole languages.

Vaccinations

Mandatory – The yellow fever vaccination is required if you arrive from certain countries in Africa or South America.

Recommended – Children who have not had or previously been vaccinated against measles, mumps or rubella should be vaccinated against these diseases, Malaria prophylaxis. Contact your vaccination center for personal needs.

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