Bogota is a unique city of incredible contrasts with colonial churches next to high-rise buildings. Colombia's capital city is known as the "Athens of South America" for its prestigious universities and libraries. It's perched high in the Andes and famous world-wide for art museums, pre-Colombian history, Spanish Colonial architecture and panoramic views of soaring mountains.
Cartagena has maintained its charm as a colonial city with beautiful architecture and historic city walls. It's popular for the mixture of African, Caribbean and Spanish influence contributing to its vibrant culture. Its location on the Caribbean Sea and warm weather makes Cartagena a great option for those looking for a warm, tropical climate all year round.
Take in absolutely stunning vistas in the high Andean region, home to Colombia’s capital city of Bogota; enjoy tropical beaches and warm climates in the Caribbean region, where Cartagena de Indias is located; or learn about Colombia’s indigenous population and lose yourself in the wild beauty of the Amazon region. As approximately 10% of the world’s species are found in Colombia, the country boasts of more flora and fauna species than any other country on the planet. Colombia is also home to incredible culture, history and world-famous arts. Discover all the beauty and vibrant life that so passionately inspired Colombia’s most renowned artists such Fernando Botero and writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Despite its tumultuous history, Colombia in present day is a safe and popular travel destination in South America, with cities like Bogota, Cartagena and Cali becoming increasingly popular tourist destinations. As Colombians are exceptionally friendly, hospitable and known as having some of the clearest accents in all of Latin America, it is the perfect destination for learning Spanish. As Colombians say: “Colombia, the only risk is wanting to stay!”