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16 THINGS TO DO IN COLOMBIA (SEPTEMBER 23 - OCTOBER 02)

Caño Cristales River

Caño Cristales River

July–November • nature

Marvel the beauty of the colours of the liquid rainbow

Diving and Snorkeling on the Caribbean Coast

Diving and Snorkeling on the Caribbean Coast

April–November • activity

Explore one of the best marine habitats in Colombia while diving and snorkelling on the Caribbean coast. The area is famous worldwide for its fantastic coral reefs

Bogota Guinea Pig Race

Bogota Guinea Pig Race

all year round (Sundays & holidays) • activity

Funny and entertaining, these races are unique to Bogota

Exploring Amazon

Exploring Amazon

July–December • nature

Discover the most fantastic and amazing animals in the largest rainforest on Earth

Fiestas de San Pacho

Fiestas de San Pacho

September 19–October 05 • event

The mix of Catholic and African traditions is highlighted with stunning processions

Humpback Whales

Humpback Whales

July–October • nature

Thousands head to warm equatorial waters to breed, feed, have some rest and meet with curious tourists

Coffee Harvest

Coffee Harvest

March–June | September–October • nature

It doesn't matter if you are a fan of coffee or you not, the coffee regions of Colombia are a must-see for everyone!

Chontaduro and Mojojoy

Chontaduro and Mojojoy

January–May | August–November • food

If you dare, try one of the best indigenous delicacies with worms inside!

Fat-Butted Ants or Hormigas Culonas

Fat-Butted Ants or Hormigas Culonas

May–November • food

This famous Colombian delicacy roughly translates into English as "big ass ants"

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

all year round • activity

The first wonder of Colombia is located underground in the town of Zipaquira. It's one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country

Surfing on the Caribbean Coast

Surfing on the Caribbean Coast

November–March | July–September • activity

Enjoy surfing at the best beaches on the Caribbean coast

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) in Bogota

Museo del Oro (Gold Museum) in Bogota

all year round • activity

The biggest Gold museum in the world!

Caiman Watching

Caiman Watching

July–December • nature

The Amazon rainforest is home to the well-known caiman. Don't miss a chance to discover different kinds of these reptiles during the low water season

Sunday Ciclovía in Bogota

Sunday Ciclovía in Bogota

Sundays (all year round) • activity

Choose whatever you like—a bike, skateboard, or rollerskates! Ciclovia is the best way to go sightseeing and feel the real atmosphere of the Bogota City

Lulo Fruit

Lulo Fruit

mid-September–mid-November • food

Colombia is home to this indigenous tropical fruit called lulo. It's one of the best fruits for juice!

Surfing on the Pacific Coast

Surfing on the Pacific Coast

April–December • activity

Enjoy one of the best surfing destinations for experienced surfers in Colombia

19 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Yipao Parade

Yipao Parade

October 13, 2018 • event

Iconic Colombian vehicles may pack as much as you need, including agricultural produce, livestock, furniture, families, the entire households—and that deserves to be celebrated. Desfile de yipao happens twice a year: late June–early July in Calarcá and early October in Armenia

Feria de Cali

Feria de Cali

December 25–December 30 • event

Do you love dancing salsa? If you do, come to the heart of is all—Cali! Enjoy dancing and learning salsa at different parties and visit the Cali Fair

Trekking in the Cocora Valley

Trekking in the Cocora Valley

December–February | June–September • activity

This amazing trek in Colombia is full of beautiful flora and fauna. Here you will have a chance to see the Colombian national tree, one of the biggest in the world—the wax palm

Barranquilla Carnival

Barranquilla Carnival

March 02–05, 2019 • event

Barranquilla’s carnival can give you a lot of unforgettable memories and invaluable experiences. This is best way to discover the folklore of Colombia and learn about its culture

Carnival of Blacks & Whites

Carnival of Blacks & Whites

late December–early January • event

This is one the most ancient carnivals in South America, its origins date back to the times of Spanish rule. Be ready to be painted in different colors!

Colombian Folk Festival in Ibagué

Colombian Folk Festival in Ibagué

June 21–25, 2019 • event

Discover the musical capital of Colombia at the Ibague Folk Festival. Folk and traditional music and dances await you!

Tatacoa Desert

Tatacoa Desert

June–August (all year round) • nature

Enjoy the beauty of Colombia's second largest dry area with rocky landscapes, amazing cacti, and silence while laying in a hammock

Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Semana Santa (Holy Week)

April 14–21, 2019 • event

The holy week in Colombia is celebrated in the whole country in a very religious way. You can enjoy different religious performances and participate in ceremonial celebrations

Beach Season

Beach Season

late December–April • activity

Enjoy the best beaches on the Caribbean coast in Colombia

Black Land Crab Migration

Black Land Crab Migration

April–July • nature

Witness spectacular natural phenomena on the island of Providencia

Flamingo Watching

Flamingo Watching

December–January • nature

Observe these graceful creatures—pink flamingos in Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary

Feria de Las Flores (Flower Festival)

Feria de Las Flores (Flower Festival)

August 02–11, 2019 • event

Feel the beauty of nature and explore more than 60 unusual and stunning kinds of flowers

Totumo Mud Volcano

Totumo Mud Volcano

mid-January–April • activity

Have you ever tried a mud bath inside of a volcano? If not, don't miss this chance to try an incredible experience swimming and diving in mud

Manizales Fair

Manizales Fair

January 05–13, 2019 • event

Enjoy this Colombian festival in Manizales and witness the crowning of the Queen of Coffee and enjoy the best coffee in the region during the holidays

Ciudad Perdida Trek

Ciudad Perdida Trek

all year round (best December–March) • activity

Discover nature and indigenous groups while trekking at the Lost City

Christmas Lights (Alumbrados) in Medellín

Christmas Lights (Alumbrados) in Medellín

December 01 2018–January 07 2019 • event

One of top 10 holiday lights destinations in the world

Monserrate Mountain

Monserrate Mountain

December–March (all year round) • nature

From every corner of Bogota you can see Monserrate mountain which dominates the city

Buñuelos

Buñuelos

late December • food

Try these amazing traditional Christmas treats during the holidays and enjoy their cheesy taste with afternoon coffee or tea

Fruiting and Flowering in the Amazon Rainforest

Fruiting and Flowering in the Amazon Rainforest

January–June • nature

Experience tropical jungle life in the Amazon and explore the best kinds of flowers and fruits