It is a fantastic destination for wildlife safaris, jungle tours, tropical beach island holidays and cultural city breaks...
Colombia is an exciting South American country that has a mix of African, Caribbean, South American and Spanish culture. Many visitors love Barranquilla's Carnival, a place where this colourful cultural mix comes together for one of the world's biggest festivals.
Visitors can explore the Zona Cafetera in the north and see the world's finest coffee plantations hidden among stunning landscape of bamboo forests and picturesque pueblos. Just a little further south, Zipaquirá Salt Church is a functioning church with 3,000 worshippers housed deep inside a salt mine. Popayán, or "The White City", features incredible architecture as does the pretty colonial town of Santa Cruz de Mompox in the north.
Budding explorers are spoilt for choice with Colombia having some of the world's foremost historical sites. Visitors can explore Ciudad Perdida, the lost city, in Tierradentro National Park, the San Agustín lost statues and the National Museums in Bogota. While nature lovers will enjoy Tayrona National Park, Medellín with its Alpine style surroundings and the beautiful white sand beaches of San Andrés on the Caribbean, Bogota, Cartagena and Cali where visitors flock to dive on the reefs.
Visitors to Colombia should look out for FCO travel advice on this country due to crime and drugs problems, but you shouldn’t let that put you off. Kick start an adventure and book your Colombia flights through TravelSupermarket.
Most international flights to Colombia will arrive in Bogota...
Avianca is the only airline with a non-stop flight departing Heathrow several times weekly and taking around 11 and a half hours.
Air France offers departures from many UK airports via its hub in Paris, as do Lufthansa via Frankfurt. Iberia has London departures through Madrid. Connecting flights take upwards of around 14 hours.
You can also connect via the USA and Canada through cities such as New York, Miami, Atlanta and Toronto with United, American Airlines, Delta and Air Canada.
You’ve touched down on your flight to Colombia… what next? Find out how to get to and from the airports in Colombia...
When booking flights to Colombia with TravelSupermarket, visitors can fly into Bogota El Dorado International (BOG), Cali Alfonso Bonnilla Aragón (CLO) or to either of two airports in Medellin: José María Córdova (MDE) or Enrique Olaya Herrera (EOH). Cheap flights to Colombia also arrive into Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG) in Cartagena and Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport (BAQ), which serves Barranquilla.
All airports in Colombia are served by local buses and taxis. Bus services are the cheapest option but will take longer to reach your final destination. Taxis are a good way to get around. Either agree upon a price or make sure the meter is on. Have a few small Colombian peso notes available when you arrive. For reference, 20,000 pesos is around £6.50.
You should also check with your hotel, as many offer shuttle transfers for free or for a small charge. It’s worth taking this option if this is your first time in the country.
Car hire in Colombia is another option for getting around with ease. Car-rental offices are located at many of the airports for collection upon arrival. Road conditions and other drivers are two of the main hazards of driving here, so extreme caution must be used.
Whether you’ve booked cheap flights to Bogota, flights to Cali, or to anywhere else in Colombia, you are certain to find a welcoming hotel...
As the capital, Bogota is awash with all kinds of hotels. The skyline of this dazzling city is made up of skyscrapers and historic buildings; at their feet chaotic streets and peaceful open spaces, at their back, mountains including the mighty Monserrate, which soars to over 3,000 metres.
In the main downtown areas of Bogota, where business folk, locals and tourists mill around, there’s a good range of hotels. International brands such as Marriott have a presence here, though most hotels are run locally and there’s a good mix of budget, mid-range and luxury. Prices are reasonable, though they’re generally higher than elsewhere in Colombia.
The northern airports at Cartagena and Barranquilla deliver passengers to the beaches of the celebrated Caribbean coast. Wherever you find a perfect beach, you’ll discover a clutch of hotels. Prices vary hugely on the coast, where budget beach lodges can be found next to sprawling five-star resorts.
The other main tourist areas of Colombia are also well served by amenities for travellers. Use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to find your ideal hotel in Colombia.