Colombia is a stunning country well worth visiting. You may be surprised by this statement, but the problems of the past don’t reflect the Colombia of today. Now one of the safest countries to visit in Latin America, Colombia has had severe issues in the past with drugs and crime, a reputation it has worked hard to eliminate. The drug wars have long since abated following their high-profile days in the ’90s. Colombia has been an unheralded success with gorgeous landscapes, exciting architecture, unforgettable cities and welcoming people. This destination is eager to show you the new Colombia and how it is welcoming guests worldwide to enjoy just about any travel experience you seek.
Positioned in the northwestern part of South America, Colombia connects Panama to the Continent and is surrounded by Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, and Venezuela. While the surrounding countries are known for their incredible wine tours, Colombia is famous for one delightful crop – coffee! Colombia has been growing coffee since the 1950s, and a coordinated effort with the National Federation of Coffee Growers has developed international popularity for their excellent brews. Did you know that Juan Valdez is a fictional character used to market Colombian Coffee? The Colombian coffee growers are known for producing well-balanced coffee beans and produce over 11.5 million bags annually – third highest in the world.
Let’s start at the capital, Bogota, a beautiful, historic and colorful city. As in any urban center, you want to be aware of your surroundings when you are walking around. Bogota is experiencing a resurgence that you should not miss, especially with Condor Tours & Travel as your supplier for complete travel packages to insure you get the trip experience you seek. We have a fantastic travel package that includes the capital city and the coffee farms region known as The Coffee Triangle that is located two hours south. Also known as Zona Cafetera, the three regions that make up the triangle are Caldas, Quindio, and Risaralda. The mountain scenery makes this area one of the most lush and beautiful areas to travel to; what could be better than a beautiful view of nature and an aromatic cup of coffee. Can you say “aaahhhh”?
Not a coffee drinker? More of a foodie? Condor Tours & Travel has just the trip for you – the city of Cartagena! Considered the jewel in Colombia’s crown, Cartagena is a culinary treasure chest. From ceviches to arepas your taste buds will not be disappointed. Colombia has a rich culture that is expressed in its traditional foods. Bogota, the capital city of Colombia, with its 8 million people is the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the country. The days of high crime and drugs are gone and replaced with a budding tourist-friendly city! You will eat and drink your way through this thriving metropolis. Each region of Colombia has something to do and explore. Enjoy nature in beautiful national parks like Chicaque natural reserve where you can hike the trails or visit the Otún Quimbaya Wildlife Sanctuary in the Pereira region. If you seek adventure, we have a region known for its in hiking, biking, hang gliding and so much more. Once you visit Colombia, you’ll want to return again and again! Contact Condor Tours & Travel today – we’ll keep a cup of coffee hot and ready for you!