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The most exciting activities in Colombia

We are here to give you a look into the best and most exciting activities in Colombia so that you can plan a memorable and thrilling trip.
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Colombia is such a fabulous destination because it appeals to every traveler: from those who want to delve into the country’s past to those who want to go deep into the Amazon or high into the Andes in search of adventure.

Whatever you plan to do in Colombia, you should know that it will be magical because, after all, this is a country that is just oozing character and is ready to unveil itself to the world.

Colombia was once a country that many were fearful of traveling to, but so much has changed, and now this up-and-coming adventure destination is high on every traveler’s bucket list, and here is why. 

If exciting adventures are high on your priority list when visiting Colombia, we urge you not to miss out on these top activities, which are guaranteed to unveil the essence, spirit, and personality of this unique country.

So, let’s take a look at the most exciting activities in Colombia!

Go on a culinary adventure:

The most exciting activities in Colombia

Colombia is well known for its food, especially its exotic fruits and street food, which you can find almost everywhere. However, one of the most exciting activities in Colombia is going on a ‘food safari.’

This is not only a great way to learn about the country’s typical dishes but to gain an insight into the culture, bond with the locals over a meal, and satisfy your appetite with some incredible flavors and ingredients. 

If this is for you, check out this Colombian Gastronomy Tour, and be sure to as your ‘Destination Expert‘ for local specialties. On the other hand, check this Amazon tour out if it is a cooking class you are keen on doing. 

Go Hiking in the Andes:

The most exciting activities in Colombia

Th Andes make up a good portion of Colombia, and that is apparent when you look around you, especially in the city of Medellin, so if hiking is one of your beloved hobbies, you cannot miss out on a hike through the majestic Andean Mountain Range.

Some of the best hikes include The Cocora Valley (easy to moderate), Nevado de Tolima (rated as challenging), The Camino Real trail from Barichara to Guane (easy), and La Chorrera (moderate to difficult).

Also, take a look at the From the Andes to the Caribbean, which includes some awesome coastal highlights and takes you to Barichara – known as Colombia’s prettiest town, where you can begin the Camino Real hike. 

For more hiking adventures, make sure to check out the Colombia-Nature-Adventure tour.

Go Coffee Tasting:

The most exciting activities in Colombia

You cannot take a trip to Colombia without exploring the famous Coffee region, which is an integral part of Colombian life and will be a great learning experience. You can visit coffee plantations, do a coffee tasting and learn about the trade of coffee production in Colombia, which is the third-largest producer in the world. 

For a tour that strikes a balance between nature, city life, history, and all things coffee, take a look at the Cartagena, Medellin & Coffee Triangle tour. 

Spot Pink Dolphins in the Amazon:

The most exciting activities in Colombia
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This has to be one of the most exciting adventures you can have, not only in Colombia but in the world, as you cruise down the Amazon River in search of the famous pink dolphins.

During your adventure, you will see plenty of other wildlife, witness some serene landscapes, and have the option to take part in local Amazonian activities as well. Many tours take you into the heart of the Amazon, but this tour has to be up there with the best.

If you have never heard of the ‘pink dolphin,’ also known as the most intelligent of all river dolphins, with a brain capacity of 40% more than a human, then you have to check out this video, which will inspire you to see these incredible mammals in the flesh. 

Go underwater at the Rosario Islands:

The most exciting activities in Colombia

The Rosario Islands are just a short boat ride from Cartagena and are a hot spot for people who like to see the world from a different perspective – from under the water, that is. Whether you prefer to snorkel above the water or dive deep into the sea, there are endless opportunities to do this at these islands, home to one of the most important natural reefs in the whole country. Not only are the waters war clear and full of life, but you will be amazed at how many different types of marine life you will spot while snorkeling or scuba diving here – it is beyond incredible. 

This tour takes you around the most romantic city in Colombia- Cartagena and the Rosario Islands, which makes for a perfect getaway.

Go white water rafting down the Suarez River:

The most exciting activities in Colombia

This Colombian River was the first one ever used for rafting, so you know you are about to experience an exhilarating activity. The Suarez River hosts rapids between levels 2 – 5, so it is guaranteed to give you the adrenaline rush you have been looking for, especially if you have had previous rafting experiences worldwide. This is one of the biggest commercially rafter rivers globally and put Colombia on the map as one of the top spots for the sport, along with seventy other countries around the globe. 

This tour will not only take you rafting down this mighty river, but you will get the chance to go trekking, cycling, and doing so much more adventurous activities in Colombia.

Trek to the Lost City of Teyuna:

The most exciting activities in Colombia
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Located in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, you will find Colombia’s version of Machu Picchu, but less touristic, historic, and wild.

The trek to Teyuna is one of the best treks in all of Colombia and generally begins after a short road journey to the beginning of the trail; head. The trip to the sacred city of the Tayronas is a demanding one and requires long trekking days and overnight along the way, so it is worth knowing this in advance, but it is so worth the effort. It was founded 650 years earlier than Machu Pichu, and the remains of this ancient city are truly impressive, making the trek to it one of the top activities in Colombia.

This Colombia-Nature-Adventure tour is an absolute must for anyone with an adventurous spirit.

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