Colombia’s variety extends tropical plains to mountain summits, coffee fields, stunning museums, ancient history, and natural wonders.
Colombia is tropical, yet the Andes and the Pacific and Caribbean coasts provide plenty of height differences. This diversity of habitats supports approximately 2,000 bird species, accounting for nearly 20% of the world’s total in just 1% of the continent.
In Cartagena, marvel at a walled historic 16th-century town that appears to have been undisturbed by time. UNESCO describes Mompox as «a pure sample of Spanish colonial architecture in the New World.»
Colombia’s Amazon foothold, centered in Leticia, may not be as well known as Peru’s or Brazil’s, but it provides a piece of wild adventure and a gateway into neighboring nations. The southwest, near Popayán, has some spectacular landscape and colossal stone statues and burial chambers from the lost cultures of San Agustin and Tierradentro.
- A full discovery of the two main cities: Bogota and Cartagena.
- Fantastic immersion in the llanos Savanah
- Extraordinary safari and birding in the best-preserved Natural Reserves
- Time at leisure at the seaside, on the Caribbean coast and its withe sandy beaches
- Intimate meeting with indigenous tribes in the Amazon
- Great wildlife observation in the Amazon
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Time and Weather
Due to its near to the Equator, the weather in Colombia is not heavily impacted by seasons, and the time of year makes little difference in terms of weather. The altitude of the areas you visit, rather than the time of year, makes the most difference in Colombia weather, implying that Colombia is a lovely nation to visit at any time of year.
Colombia has the driest weather, with less frequent rainfall, from December to March. Even if a few rain showers fall during the day, the weather will soon clear, blue sky will appear, and the mild temperature will stay constant.
Easter is often one of the rainiest times of year in the Andes, including Bogota and the Coffee Country. Rainfall on the Caribbean Coast begins a little later than in the Andes, in May. The weather doesn’t make much of a difference when out exploring on the shore because the temperature is warm, and a sudden shower isn’t a terrible thing to break the heat. Higher altitudes, such as Bogotá or Villa de Leyva, on a wet day, might seem cold. This is also one of the soaking periods of the year in the Coffee Country, while temperatures are pleasant at approximately 26°C / 79°F throughout the day.
The best time to visit
The ideal time to visit Colombia is defined by the region you intend to visit. Weather fluctuations are regulated more by geography than by clearly defined seasons.
The primary distinctions are between the highlands and the lowlands. At the highlands, evenings may turn cold in higher altitude places. The lowlands have a tropical climate all year, with little temperature change; however, more frequent rain showers will be visible in the rainier months of April to June and again in October and November.
Conclude, Colombia is a year-round resort, especially near the Caribbean coast, where temperatures hover around 33°C, and in Medellin, mild, dry weather prevails for practically the whole year, with temperatures ranging from 26°C to 28°C.
While in Colombia, you are likely to see a wide variety of birds and wildlife. A 5-6 hour ride northeast of Yopal takes the explorer to a «Colombian Safari» at a traditional 16,000-acre ranch or «hato,» with 10,000 acres designated as a wildlife preserve named as «Hato La Aurora.» This hato is home to around 350 kinds of birds, 42,000 capybaras, and 2500 deer.
Streams, rivers, and gallery forests cut through open savannas, studded with savanna forests and the occasional lagoon filled with capybaras, spectacled caimans, spoonbills, ducks, geese, and herons—a genuine, rural experience, located in the middle of nowhere.
Our Colombia Expeditions
Duration | 12 days
Colombia, a country associated with color, beauty, tropical warmth and endless bounty. One of the world’s most exciting emerging wildlife watching destinations.
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