Colombia

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    Top Descriptions

    The name Colombia has been synonymous with drugs and danger for as long as most of us can remember, and it was probably exactly that notoriety that drew in the backpackers after those most turbulent years. But what’s emerged now is one of the friendliest, most forward thinking and exciting adventure destinations in this part of the Americas. Sure, the country is still not 100% safe, but you’re just as likely to run into trouble here as you are on the streets of . With the Caribbean, the Pacific, the Andes, the Amazon, a long colonial history, and an intriguing mix of indigenous cultures, Colombia is one of the best value and most alluring countries around. As the safety factor continues to climb, so too will the tourist numbers. Perhaps you should come before it gets too crowded. – Daniel
     
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    Top Tips

    Although Colombia is a lot safer than it once was, it still pays to be on your guard. Stabbings, shootings and express kidnappings still occur, but in truth you’re unlikely to even meet anyone that’s fallen victim to such a crime. Nevertheless, follow normal safety precautions with regards to flashing your wealth and walking alone at night and you’ll be fine.
    This is a big country with lots on offer, so if you don’t have a great deal of time then try to focus on one or two departments – and promise yourself that you’ll return.
    If you’re a hiker, there are some great opportunities here. Don’t miss out on hikes to the or the .
     
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    The Country

      What should we know?

      Name in local script:Colombia
      Also known as:Republic of Colombia
       
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      Environment type:canyon, glacier, highlands, hill, jungle, forest, mountain, ocean, paramo, river, rocky, waterfall
      Religion type:Catholicism
       
      Visa type:Cost:Nationality:On arrival:
      90-day tourist visaFREEUKYES

      What can we see or do there?

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      Animals:anacondas, anteaters, armadillos, sloths, spectacled bears, manatees
      Birds:hawks, hummingbirds, parrots, toucans, warblers

      How much will it cost us?

      Currency:Colombian Peso (COP)
      Average daily budget:COP133,000

      When should we go there, and for how long?

      Average time taken:24 nights
      High season:December, January, June, July
      Low season:
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        How can we get in contact?

        Language(s):Spanish
        Timezone:UTC-05:00
        Country calling code:57

        How can we get there?

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          Geographical feature:Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, Caribbean Ocean, Pacific Ocean
           
          Neighboring countries:Brazil, Ecuador, Panama, Peru, Venezuela
          Land borders:
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          The Directions

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          What are the numbers and averages?

          Location:Time spent:Daily budget:
          3 nightsCOP116,000
          3 nightsCOP138,000
          4 nightsCOP148,000
          7 nightsCOP157,000
          3 nightsCOP103,000
          2 nightsCOP110,000
           
          Altitude:0 to 5,700m
          Population:50 million
          Size:1,141,748km2

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