a country where variety
truly is the spice of life
Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, a fact that attracts travelers looking for variety in their vacation. It is bordered by the Caribbean on one side and the Pacific on another, so if you want great beaches, you’ve got it. The Andes are here too, so if you prefer mountainous landscapes, you’re good to go. Got jungle fever? Set your sights on the Amazon. Whatever environment your heart desires, Colombia surely has it.
Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays 90 days or less.
19% tax: foreign tourists may be tax exempt of this tax as long as they present the stamp placed on their passport upon arrival in Customs at El Dorado Airport, showing they entered the country for tourism reasons. This is the current government policy regarding tax exemption in hotels and its subject to change without notice.
Traveler’s Medical Insurance is highly advised:
Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Medicare and other standard Healthcare coverage does not extend to basic medical care or emergency care outside of the USA.
Yellow fever vaccine, documented on the WHO International Certificate of Vaccination, is required for travelers coming from Brazil, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Uganda. The vaccine must have been administered at least 10 days before arrival in Colombia.
Colombia is definitely a place we should consider working with a Destination Specialist, especially on your first visit.
One of my preferred suppliers in the region.
My Virtuoso Colombia Information Page
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels, Water Adventures and Activities.
This South American Country is 2022’s Adventure-Travel Destination
From coffee plantations to colonial cities, reefs and ancient ruins to the Amazon and mountainous wildlands, Colombia’s six distinct regions are primed for discovery.
WIKIVOYAGE: Colombia Page
A great resource for all the basic information you need for Colombia.
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page updated: October 2023
images courtesy: Wikimedia Commons, Colombia Tourism Board