59 thoughts on “How to travel Colombia: 10 Colombia Travel Tips (Colombia Travel Guide)

  1. Do you have anything to add? Questions regarding traveling to Colombia? Leave them here and I try to address it in my big Colombia travel guide which is now published on the Blog!

  2. Very thorough and well organized. I think it would be a great help in making a decision about visiting Colombia. And it's great that Steve interspersed his advice with clips of his travels there.

  3. interesting and complete;let me add something, being Colombian:-if U come for the weather, travel at end of year, January or February which is the dry season; Bogota will be sunny, almost no clouds…but a little costlier everywhere for being the touristic season.-Beware of the street food, U could have a bad time with your stomach, specially with juices; after being away from my country even I.m careful but I DON'T DISCOURAGE U in trying new food.-Respect tp Uber, it is NOT that they are illegal, something like U take a cab and U are going to jail;the problem lies between the government and the company but I don't know if U can book a Uber from Bogota to Medellin,,Question, are U German?

  4. My big travel guide on the Blog is now finished and can be found here: https://www.back-packer.org/backpacking-colombia-tips/

  5. Never Ever use Taxis in Colombia, especially in Bogota. It is super dangerous. Many friends even local people have been robbed. Always Uber!

  6. Here is my plan for when I visit Colombia: Fly into Bogota and spend 3 days in Bogota, then 4 days in Medellin, then 2 days in Cartagena, and 2 days in Santa Marta. Does that sound like a good plan? Should I adjust it? I welcome any advice, thanks.

  7. Biggest advice I have for anyone who has plans on visiting and as much time as Steve does is consider Salento or the towns in the coffee region. Gets you out of the city, get to see the country, much cheaper and just a whole lot of fun.

  8. Hi i am colombian. Hola yo soy Colombiano y el que quiera visitar Colombia se puede contactar conmigo para que se queden en mi casa maximo 2 personas

  9. Next time in Colombia visit…Santa Fe de Antioquia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3bivz6V36M&t=671sBaruhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paymVWAJgV0 San Andres https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzCnxtf8rb4 Rio Claro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv_AGWQVyNI Minca https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYiJqaVe3JI Barichara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hwXAypkdOw&t=63s Jardin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWpWkwO8c-s and Cano Cristales https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbrx35dMqS4

  10. Very well sorted and packed information about Columbia. I really loved to watch the videos and see them as a inspiration for a future trip. I have been to Peru and Bolivia in 2017 and met several travellers enthusing about this country alredy. Let's all meet for a beer in Colombia & thanks once more for sharing your informations with us!

  11. This is a great informative video for traveling in Colombia. Great job! I have seeing your other videos. You put out good work. Cool accent!

  12. I was just in Cartagena for Christmas towards the New Year. I was enjoying the night life most evenings and I experienced absolutely 0Zero safety issues, no crime, no violence, nothing untward or unstable. Very peaceful and free going.

  13. hey man nice report about colombia. pero my qustion is very important im german but i can not spanish only some words how about in englisch in colombia is it ok or not really ? frank boracax thank and give me please an answer thanks bro

  14. I Walt toi Visit Orly medellin, arround , side caraibes sapzurro, capurgana …after leyva, section café…etc… about 3 week-end, i don’t watt to visit carthagena or bogota

  15. Steve, thank you for your videos about Colombia. I was looking for a new destination to visit this spring, and definitely your informative and to the point stories made me decide to travel this South American country. Great job! Michael

  16. Oh buddy, that blooper real in the yellowe shirt talking "back packers…" LOL made my night… Alos, great work, thank you!

  17. Thank you for your information! I will be attending the Romance Tour In Barranquilla In June! I am a little nervous this will be my first time out of the US !

  18. From June-July I will be going to Cali and Cartagena so this will be great to be in Colombia ?? Thank you for the tips?

  19. This is a fantastic video, very well made and well informing. This made my planning for Colombia so much faster! Thank you my man!

  20. Enjoy the country it's amazing and really cheap, I recommend you going to cartagena(visit castillo san felipe and rosario island), Santa marta(parque tayrona and the beach),Bogotà(the T zone if you want to drink something,salt cathedral is like 1 hour close to bogota), medellín(El peñol,comuna 13), pasto( the lajas cathedral and la cocha). Those are my top destination if you want to travel to colombia. Greetings from colombia.

    Always take plane is not as expensive as told in the video ( i recently bought a ticket from bogota to medellin in about 16 dollars per trip in one of the best colombian airlines which is called avianca.
    -if you want to move arround the city there are several apps such as easytapsi and uber, wich are really cheap.

  21. Excellent information, without a doubt, Santa Marta has unique and surprising landscapes, but the best beaches are those of the San Andrés Islands, I recommend them for an upcoming tour around the country, other places of tourist interest in Colombia:
    -Monguí y el pueblito boyacense: https://youtu.be/2prKAW1MlXw
    -Guatavita: https://youtu.be/MizKvN46Omo – https://youtu.be/A6698TWZP-4
    -Jardín: https://youtu.be/gWpWkwO8c-s – https://youtu.be/cxk7Fn1Y3w4
    -Popayán (Ciudad): https://youtu.be/zbokauGV2b0
    -El Encano: https://youtu.be/URj-Obr2Ot0
    -Murillo Tolima (termales de la cabaña): https://youtu.be/sM8oD3i24H8
    -PNN Uramba Bahía Málaga: https://youtu.be/ElMvLQzFck0
    -Isla múcura: https://youtu.be/50U4O3j65mE
    -Doncello Caquetá: https://youtu.be/nmhYz0VhYYQ
    -Caño Cristales, Meta: https://youtu.be/PsUQrRzHcow
    -Bahía Solano, Nuqui , parque Utria: https://youtu.be/EzbzWerC9AM – https://youtu.be/AbPXSTz74Vw
    -Galerazamba: https://youtu.be/4kwzk_T98Mc
    – Villavicencio: https://youtu.be/XraIx05lQdI
    – La Tatacoa, San Agustín: https://youtu.be/hOeKLZ6VkRI
    -Amazonas: https://youtu.be/mjSmz5ak_x8
    -Islas del Rosario: https://youtu.be/4GeC3atoR1k
    -El fin del mundo, Putumayo: https://youtu.be/yNNYnVckQ7k
    – La Guajira: https://youtu.be/yD2sUjPEmiY
    – Ciudad perdida, Santa Marta: https://youtu.be/2kZkT5i1iFw
    – Guaviare: https://youtu.be/EdiM97RCZBc – https://youtu.be/SR6JUpvjLUk
    -Parque Nevado del Cocuy: https://youtu.be/Go86br4K04o
    – Cerros de Mavecure y Parque Tuparro: https://youtu.be/Eo4KXW5lOzo
    – San Andrés islas: https://youtu.be/PZDOqCW-Q44?list=WL – https://youtu.be/-ED_xscdI9Y
    – Santa Marta: https://youtu.be/A9K_8QSS23M- https://youtu.be/ZBRlVE2xFUg
    -La macarena, Caño Canoas: https://youtu.be/RLue4_kOR2U
    -Rio Amarillo los Pozos, San José del Guaviare: https://youtu.be/EdiM97RCZBc
    -El Valle del Cócora, Eje Cafetero: https://youtu.be/Sk24bQn9FAQ
    – Guatapé: https://youtu.be/Y5Ni0iBPNjY
    – Villa de Leyva: https://youtu.be/–dKPsM_HL0 – https://youtu.be/cULv-EH6QwA
    -Barichara: https://youtu.be/qsH8XshEU1k
    -Parque Nacional del Chicamocha, Santander: https://youtu.be/7eNdj9xHP8w
    -Rio Danubio, Valle del Cauca: https://youtu.be/nmq_2f6cjPU
    -Lago de Tota, Boyacá: https://youtu.be/MfCCeI-TxAM
    -Cañón del Rio Guejar, Meta: https://youtu.be/7Y53gGMpItI
    -Las Gachas, Guadalupe: https://youtu.be/AtS1ZX4SEeE
    -Santuario de las Lajas, Nariño: https://youtu.be/kQtMXUbtFCY
    -Cerros de Mavecure, Guainía: https://youtu.be/Eo4KXW5lOzo
    -Laguna Verde, Tuquerres Nariño: https://youtu.be/dRfPIvDUy1w
    – Parque Natural Chicaque: https://youtu.be/yAyqA-Dw98c
    – La casa en el aire, Abejorral Antioquia: https://youtu.be/ThqV-_d7cek
    -Los Estoraques, Playa de Belén: https://youtu.be/mJmssvEP3U0
    – Paramo de Sumapaz: https://youtu.be/NubBIqxhwxo
    – Termales de Santa Rosa, Risaralda: https://youtu.be/wb29Qtaaz-Y

  22. I don't remember his spanish name and his spanish last name but did you know Elvis Presley had a colombian drummer? His artistic name was Bill Lynn .

  23. Really enjoyed this video, I normally skip through videos as I get bored easily but this was really informative, thank you.

  24. Y los que dicen amar la patria les da pena ser colombianos tener hijos en la tierra que les vio nacer los digo por los artistas que alagamos pero que no hacen nada por el país

  25. I just visited Colombia for the 1st time 2mos ago. It was one of the best places I've ever visited. Spent 1 week there. Flew round trip Spirit Airlines from Miami to Armenia for $299 USD. Rented a car and drove from Armenia to Cali which took 3hrs. Drove back to Armenia. Thought about driving from Armenia to Medellin and saw it would take 7hrs so we flew on Easyjet to Medellin round trip (45mins each way) for $85 USD. Rented a car and toured Medellin and hit the night life clubs. Returned home to Miami with $1000 USD that was in my budget to spend but didn't spend because traveling Colombia was cheaper than I expected. Also the food was great. Some of this trip is on my novice YouTube channel.

  26. What an amazing trip! I'm going next month for seven days. I'm flying into Cali and am going to book plane tickets to either Medellin or Bogota, not sure which yet. But I also would like to go to Salenta/Cocora Valley for a day. Not enough time, haha. Thanks for the epic video!

  27. WoW!! Que Buen trabajo!!! Sou Colombiana viviendo en Holanda. Viajare a Colombia en enero por 2 meses. Gracias porntoda la buena informacion

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