Colombia Photo Tour: The Land of Oblivion
Embark on a photo journey in Colombia, a land of colorful contrasts. We invite you to discover the most beautiful sites, the Caribbean coast of Colombia, participate in the adventure, embark on a photo journey in South America. Accompanied by Tristan Quevilly, a professional photographer, capture your most beautiful photos of Colombia. You will travel through the country off the beaten track, between sea and mountain, meeting indigenous tribes, and the preserved fauna and flora of this magnificent country!
Mompox, also known as Santa Cruz de Mompox, is a historic colonial town located in the Bolívar Department of Colombia. It is situated on an island in the Magdalena River...
Palomino is a hidden gem located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It is a small coastal town nestled between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the sea. Palomino...
Santa Marta is a coastal city located in the Magdalena Department of Colombia, on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. It is known for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and...
Natural beauty and indigenous history
Cartagena is a vibrant coastal city in Colombia known for its beautifully preserved colonial architecture, colorful streets, and rich history. It is located on the Caribbean coast, specifically in the...
An indigenous village nestled in the mountains. (The real location of the village is left confidential to respect their privacy)
What to expect
Feb 8th, 2025
- Official Name: Republic of Colombia
- Location: Northwestern South America
- Time Zone: Colombia Standard Time (GMT-5)
- Capital: Bogotá
- Population: Approx. 51 million
- Official Language(s): Spanish
- Government: Unitary presidential constitutional republic
- Economy: 37th largest in the world, known for its exports of coffee, flowers, emeralds, coal, and oil
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Port, Fortresses, and Group of Monuments in Cartagena.
- The historic city of Bogotá, with attractions like the Gold Museum.
- Beautiful beaches of San Andres and Providencia.
- The Coffee Cultural Landscape in the heart of the coffee-growing region.
- The incredible biodiversity of Amazon Rainforest.
- Google Maps: For navigation
- Duolingo: For basic Spanish phrases
- TripAdvisor: For reviews and recommendations
DAY 1 - Feb 8th, 2025
Barranquilla - Minca
DAY 2 - Feb 9th, 2025
DAY 3 - Feb 10th, 2025
Marinka Waterfalls - Cerro Kennedy
DAY 4 - Feb 11th, 2025
Los Naranjos - Kogui Village
DAY 5 - Feb 12th, 2025
Taironaka - Flamenco Sanctuary
DAY 6 - Feb 13th, 2025
Santa Marta & Taganga
DAY 7 - Feb 14th, 2025
Cienaga Grande De Santa Marta - Mompox
DAY 8 - Feb 15th, 2025
DAY 9 - Feb 16th, 2025
Mompox - Cartagena
DAY 10 - Feb 17th, 2025
DAY 11 - Feb 18th, 2025
Located in the heart of a lush natural environment, Mundo Nuevo Hotel offers an environmentally friendly stay, in perfect symbiosis with the ecosystem of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Offering rustic rooms with a breathtaking view of the beautiful landscapes of the region, the establishment also invites you to taste its vegetarian cuisine, from organic products grown in the garden of the property.
Maloka Barlovento is located 200 meters from the beach and 10 minutes drive from the entrance of Tayrona Park. One of our favorites on the north side of Colombia, it is a haven of peace where you can rest and listen to the birds. The hotel offers a view of the jungle on one side and the sea on the other. Note that the sea is rough, be careful if you want to swim.
Boutique Hotel Ananda is an historical colonial house perfectly combining luxury and comfort to offer you the best experience possible. Perfectly located in the heart of the historic center, Ananda Hotel is situated close to the main tourist attractions. It offers spacious charming rooms to enjoy a relaxing stay, with its local gastronomy restaurant, its swimming pool with jacuzzi and a terrace in search of the Caribbean sun.
Inspired by the architecture of Villa de Leyva, and located in a quiet area of Santa Marta, Hotel Camali features an outdoor pool, a bar, a shared lounge and a garden in Santa Marta. This 4-star hotel offers room service and concierge service. The property features a 24-hour front desk, airport transportation, a shared kitchen and free WiFi access throughout the property. The hotel has select rooms with patio and pool views, and each room comes with a private bathroom and a closet. Camali Hotel offers a continental or American breakfast.
Colombia is a South American country known for its diverse culture, vibrant music, colorful architecture, and passion for football. Its location near the equator gives it a year-round tropical climate. The country is rich in history, boasting numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites and bustling cities, alongside stunning natural landscapes.
Regions at a Glance
Colombia is divided into several distinct regions:
Bogotá: The country's high-altitude capital, known for its colonial-era landmarks and vibrant street art.
Caribbean region: Home to stunning beaches, coral islands and the historic city of Cartagena.
Andean region: Known for its coffee plantations, flower farms and the city of Medellin.
Amazon region: A vast and biodiverse area, mostly covered by rainforest.
The local currency is the Colombian Peso (COP). Credit cards are widely accepted in cities but less so in rural areas. It's recommended to carry small amounts of cash. Cost of living is relatively low compared to Western countries.
Pack lightweight, breathable clothing, a good pair of walking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Rain gear is also recommended, as showers can be frequent.
Colombia's culture is a mix of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences. Music and dance are central to social life, with styles like cumbia and salsa popular. The country is known for its film industry, with movies like "Embrace of the Serpent" gaining international acclaim.
Accommodation options range from luxury hotels to budget hostels. Airbnb is also popular. The average cost varies by city and time of year.
Travelers require a valid passport. Most countries do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. No specific vaccinations are required for entry, but some are recommended for certain regions. For more details, please visit the Colombian Foreign Ministry website.
Emergency Contact Numbers
Emergency number: 123. US Embassy: +57 1 2752000. It's a good idea to have these numbers saved in case of emergencies.
Drugs are illegal and heavily penalized. Respect local customs and traditions. Dress modestly in religious and culturally significant places. It's illegal to export certain pre-Columbian artefacts and emeralds.
Electricity, Plugs, and Voltage
The standard voltage is 110V. The standard frequency is 60Hz. Power sockets are type A and B. Travelers from Europe and parts of Asia will likely need an adapter.
Tropical near the coast and eastern plains; cooler in the highlands. Lightweight clothing is appropriate for the coast, while layers are needed for the highlands.
Major cities have metro and bus services. Taxis are common, and ride-share apps are widely used. Domestic flights are often the most efficient way to travel long distances.
Spanish is the official language. English is not widely spoken outside of major cities and tourist areas. Useful phrases:
"Hola" (Hello), "Gracias" (Thank you), "Por favor" (Please)
Travelers are encouraged to respect local traditions and environment. Avoid single-use plastics. Opt for eco-friendly tour operators.
Useful Apps & Websites
Thank you for considering Colombia for your next destination. Make sure to try the local cuisine, immerse yourself in the culture, and enjoy the natural beauty. Colombia will be an unforgettable experience!
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