diversity of the country may astonish you. Modern cities with
skyscrapers and nightclubs, Gorgeous Caribbean beaches, Jungle
walks and Amazon safaris, Colonial cities, archaeological ruins,
high-mountain trekking, whale watching, coffee plantations,
scuba diving, the list goes on.
Colombia is one of the South
American countries closest to Canada and frequent air connections
both direct and via the US make travel to this interesting destination
easy and economical. Once in Colombia the traveler benefits from
the great variety this country has to offer from cosmopolitan Bogota,
the capital, to the Caribbean coast, the UNESCO treasure of Cartagena
and the beaches of Santa Marta, to the natural attractions of the
Sierra Nevada and the unspoiled Amazon region. Colombia has a well-earned
reputation for its many regional cuisines and, wherever the traveler
is in the country, the smiling hospitality of the people insure
happy memories for years to come.
Colombia is fast becoming recognized as a premier destination for
eco-tourists who will find something for every interest among the
246 protected natural areas and national parks in the country. Here
again the variety of environments represents a surprising range
from mountain valleys and highland forests, to pristine Caribbean
beaches and lush Amazon jungle. Fresh and salt water fishing, white-water
rafting, horseback and hiking treks, or the great sport of shopping,
Colombia has it all.
What you should know:
Canadian Citizens traveling as tourists require a valid passport
but no visa. Travelers must be in possession of an airline ticket
onward from Peru or to their point of origin.