Colombia Travel Guide

  • Colombia: a country full of treasures

    Bordered by the Pacific, the Caribbean, the Andes and the Amazon, Colombia is bursting with riches. Its cities are loved for their colonial architecture, biodiversity and cultural abundance.

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  • Modernity and colonialism

    Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, is modern and dynamic. In Cartagena—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—tourists can stroll along the city’s ramparts. And in Popayan, all of the businesses and public buildings are painted white.

  • Temperate climate

    In the tropical climate of this country, coffee, flowers and tropical fruits are cultivated. Being so close to the Equator, Colombia has an ideal temperature and constant sunlight—perfect for chasing the Northern Hemisphere blues away.
  • The Andes, the Amazon and beaches

    Sunlight and beach junkies head to Colombia to visit the Islas del Rosario or else the island of San Andres, known for its white-sand beaches. Snorkelling or scuba diving is popular there. In the south of the country, the Amazon, the longest river in the world, and the area’s flora and fauna—like pink dolphins—can be found. Adrenalin junkies can also climb the majestic Andes to take in the green landscapes. There’s something for everyone in Colombia!

  • Music, dance and festivals

    The sound of guitars, mandolins, flutes, drums and marimbas animates all of the country’s cities. At the Blacks and Whites’ Carnival as well as Barranquilla’s, the cumbia, thevallenato and even the salsa are danced. There’s also the folk festival in Ibague, the Festival of the Flowers in Medellín and the Cali Fair at the end of the year. The timing of any vacation to Colombia matters little—they’re always celebrating!

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Important Information

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    The Colombian peso (COP) is Colombia’s official currency, but American dollars are also accepted. Credit cards can be used to book excursions.

    Official Language

    Spanish is Colombia’s official language, but many people also speak Creole and Amerindian languages.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    Due to a change in the entrance conditions for Colombia, we must inform you that as of November 1, 2023, Canadian citizens will have to pay an entry fee of $85 CAD per person. This fee must be paid to the Colombian authorities upon arrival in Colombia and may be paid by credit card. 

    To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the country travel advice and advisories of the Government of Canada's travel website.


    To obtain information concerning vaccines, please visit the Government of Canada’s travel website or ask your health professional about vaccination requirements.

    Mandatory entry form for Colombia

    All travelers are required to fill out the pre-registration form  Will open in a separate browser window before departure to Colombia. It must be completed at least 1 hour, and at most 72 hours before departure. Without this confirmation, boarding the aircraft will be denied.

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