Chingaza national park: A spectacular escape from Bogotá

As a photographer, birdwatcher and wildlife guide, it’s no surprise that one of my favourite places to visit near Bogotá is Chingaza National Park.

Brits in Colombia: Taking tourist trouble seriously

While many people have a great time when visiting Colombia, a number of tourists do fall foul of problems.

Exploring the legendary Comuna 13 with local guides

Having volunteered in Comuna 13 for three months, I rode the barrio’s escalators to the community center...

Flying high: Annual Kite Festival of Villa de Leyva

The Kite Festival in Villa de Leyva runs this weekend from Saturday to Monday and has several activities from 9am each day.

Petronio Álvarez music festival: Sounds of the pacific

This year’s Petronio Álvarez Festival is a celebration of all things Pacific that will take place in Cali from August 14 to 19.

Rafting with the FARC in Colombia: Rafts of possibilities

Excombatientes are building a new tourism industry of rafting in the jungle supported by a cast of monkeys, sloths and birds.

Breaking borders tours: ‘You can’t leave, but you can change’

Tourism triumphing over violence and breaking borders in Barrio Egipto. ‘You can’t leave, but you can change’

A magical mystery tour on the Rio Magdalena

Whether or not Gabo spun his words in Mompox, Aracataca and Ciénaga, he is present in the slow pace of everyday life, the steady friendliness of the people and the magic of the Caribbean heat, sun, colour and life.

Going to Paradise on Bogotá’s TransMiCable

A kind of ‘TransMiCable euphoria’ seems to have set in, and people want to talk about it.

How safe are travellers in Colombia?

January’s car bomb which killed 21 young recruits at the police academy has again put a spotlight on traveller’s safety in Colombia and its capital.