Colombia FAQ

We have answered the most common Colombia FAQ below. However, if you have any other questions, please feel free to call us at 1-888-268-9753 or email us at [email protected].

When is the best time to travel to Colombia?

The best time to travel to Colombia is during December, January, and Holy Week, when the number of festivals for visitors to enjoy is highest. With the country’s location on the equator, the weather is relatively stable, with major variances in temperature due to altitude, as opposed to season. Therefore, Colombia can be visited during the rest of the year as well.

What are the best places to visit in Colombia?

The best places to visit in Colombia are Bogota, Cali, Cartagena, Medellin, Tayrona National Park, and the Zona Cafetera. For more information on this topic, you can read our blog post.

What is the time zone in Colombia?

There is one time zone in Colombia (Colombia time UTC-5). There are no daylight savings time changes. Eastern Standard Time in the US, for example, is either UTC-5 or UTC-4, depending upon daylight savings time.

How long is the flight from Miami to Bogota?

The flight from Miami to Bogota takes 3 hours 38 minutes.

How do I plan a trip to Colombia?

The best way to plan a trip to Colombia is to tell us what trip you want, when you want to travel, the number of passengers, and where you want to depart from. For an existing trip, you can either call us or complete the “Get Pricing Now” form on the itinerary page. If you want a personalized tour, you can either call us, email us, or complete the “Contact Us” form on our website.

Do you have flexible departure dates?

Yes. Our clients choose their own departure dates, unless there is a cruise involved. In that case, we defer to the departure date of the ship.

Are meals included?

All meals are listed on each itinerary as (B,L,D Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). Breakfast is included daily. The other meals are either included or not, depending upon the itinerary.

Is airfare included?

We do not include airfare in the cost of our tours. We do, however, quote it for you and you can purchase it through us if you like. The cost of our airfare is usually the same or lower than what you can purchase yourself.

What are the flight times from Bogota to other parts of the country?

From To Travel Time
Bogota (BOG) Medellin (MDE) 52 Minutes
Cali (CLO) 59 Minutes
Pereira (PEI) 1 Hour
Cartagena (CTG) 1 Hour 25 Minutes
Santa Marta (SMR) 1 Hour 26 Minutes

What are the passport/visa requirements for American and other citizens traveling to Colombia?

U.S., Australian, Canadian, and EU citizens (except Bulgaria) require a valid passport for at least 90 days from date of entry and return ticket for stays of up to 90 days. Bulgarian citizens also require a visa. Citizens of other countries are advised to contact the Colombian embassy in their country before traveling.

What vaccinations are required for travel to Colombia?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website provides recommended and/or required vaccinations for each country. For Colombia, it recommends that you should be up-to-date with routine vaccines such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and that you get your yearly flu shot. It also recommends that you get vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid, and Hepatitis B, depending upon your travel plans. Since rabies can be found in bats and other mammals in Colombia, rabies vaccine is recommended if you will be involved in outdoor and other activities in remote areas that put you at risk for animal bites, such as adventure travel and caving. It recommends yellow fever vaccination if you are traveling to certain parts of the country, but it is generally not recommended for travelers visiting Barranquilla, Cali, Cartagena, and Medellin, and not recommended for travelers visiting Bogota. You should see a health-care provider at least 4-6 weeks before your trip to allow time for your vaccines to take effect.

There is a relatively low risk of malaria for travel to Colombia. Talk to your doctor about how you can prevent malaria while traveling.

Do you recommend Travel Insurance?

Yes, we recommend travel insurance and strongly believe that you should be protected in the event that something unforeseen happens either before or during your trip. We work with Allianz Travel Insurance, AIG (Travel Guard Travel Insurance), and Travelex Insurance Services. **A Travelex plan can provide coverage for trip cancellation if you or a traveling companion test positive for coronavirus and must physically quarantine as a result, as certified by a physician.

Can I use my cell phone?

You will need to check with your cell phone carrier prior to traveling, since every carrier is different.

What are the standard wall currents and electrical socket shapes in Colombia?

Voltage: 110 V; Frequency: 60 HZ; Plugs: Type A (Flat blade attachment plug), and Type B (Flat blades with round grounding pin). Travelers will require a plug adapter.

When is Independence Day celebrated in Colombia?

Independence Day is celebrated on July 20.

What is the main language?

The main language in Colombia is Spanish.

What is the main religion?

The main religion in Colombia is Catholicism.

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