There are many natural geographic regions each with their own unique characteristics in Colombia; from islands, Andes mountains, Pacific and Caribbean coastal regions, to plains and Amazon Rainforest. These diverse natural experiences, and grand metropolises such as Bogota and Medellin, create a country rich in culture with great opportunities for Colombia tours.
Colombia’s culture is as diverse as its landscapes. The food culture found varies much by region; often you will find traditional soups, barbeques and seafood dishes. Make sure to try the ajiaco, a delicious soup made with a locally grown herb called guasca. Music and dancing are very popular in Colombia. Modern music consists of African, native indigenous, European, and modern American influences. The most popular local musical styles are Vallenato, salsa, Merengue, Cumbia and Bambuco. Cumbia is widely accepted as the national musical genre and is a mixture of Spanish and African Music. While listening to the Colombian music you can witness and participate in the many vibrant dance styles accompanying the songs.
When exploring a country, its capital is never a bad place to start. Enjoy seeing the beautiful capital city of Bogota and experiencing historical sites like the Monserrate Sanctuary and the Plaza de Bolivar. Moving just outside the city there are great adventures waiting to be had between water rafting, rappelling, ziplining, and visiting Cano Cristal the River of Five Colors. Going through Medellin is another important experience to be had in Colombia. With great hills and waterfalls to be hiked, as well as pub crawls and great nightlife, your days and nights will be full of fun. If some time on the coast is what you’re looking for Colombia is the place to do it, you will have the option of enjoying the Pacific or the Caribbean coasts. Go fishing with the locals or just relax in the sand. No matter where you choose to spend time in Colombia however, make sure to take an authentic coffee tour to learn and taste the famous Colombian coffee. The best area to enjoy the essence of the Coffe Triangle in Colombia is the Quindio Region. If you visit this area don’t forget to check out the Cocora Valley, a breathtaking Green Valley home to some of the best Coffee farms in the country.
During your valuable time traveling you don’t want to spend it trying to pick out which tours are generic and which ones will allow you to experience Colombia for what it truly is. With Keteka you will only receive the most authentic experiences with guides who are truly locals. A city tour of Bogota will come with a guide who has not only learned the history of the city, but has truly lived it and can tell you all about history from experience. If you’d prefer to experience the nightlife, our pub crawl in Medellin will take you through all local bars. Wherever in Colombia you choose to travel, Keteka will make sure you leave feeling like a local traveler, not a tourist.