Colombia is known around the world for its friendly people, exciting cities, beautiful beaches, and extremely biodiverse natural landscape. With so much diverse terrain available, adventure tours in Colombia are thriving, with an array of fun and enjoyable outdoor activities to indulge in.
Colombia’s sublime weather all-year-round means there are always opportunities to head out and explore this fascinating country, with activities such as rock climbing, hiking, and mountaineering proving to be some of the best experiences one can have in the glorious countryside.
The mighty Amazon Rainforest, vast tracts of jungle, towering and majestic mountains and volcanoes and some of the most relaxing, tranquil beaches you will ever see dot the landscape of Colombia, with outdoor activities often providing the best views of each.
Have a look at some of the top travel adventures in Colombia available, and start planning your next trip!
Scaling the summit of the towering, majestic and challenging volcano of Nevado del Tolima (5220m) is an immensely satisfying achievement, and the diversity of the landscape you pass along the way, ranging from tropical forest, rivers, and waterfalls in the lower reaches to hot springs and glaciers in the higher sections, is absolutely magnificent.
The 4 days it takes to reach the peak contains many technical challenges and tricky terrain, with acclimatization to the high altitudes essential. Once at the top you are exposed to some positively mind-blowing views, with seemingly the whole country stretching out beneath you. It is a worthy payoff to the hard work needed to get there.
Read more about this on our guide to climbing Nevado del Tolima in Colombia.
The town and municipality of Suesca, just 59km from the Colombian capital city of Bogota, is a rock climbing mecca, with the world famous Suesca Rocks renowned as being one of the best rock climbing venues in the world.
The rocks offer rock climbing for people of all levels of ability, from absolute beginners to experts, with its high-quality sandstone allowing for a variety of roofs, slaps and traditional routes to undertake, each containing glorious and sensational views out over the Colombian countryside.
Rock climbing in this charming setting allows you to forget all your worries, free your mind and have fun!
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The Los Nevados National Natural Park is one of the most biodiverse places in Colombia, with a phenomenal range of forests, lakes, deserts, rivers, and glaciers adorning the region, with the famous volcano of Nevado del Ruiz (5300m) also nestled within.
Hiking around the park is a compelling and engaging experience, as you will pass through every possible form of landscape and scenery imaginable, and there will be significant time devoted to trekking up to higher ground such as Canon (3950m) to take in the remarkable sweeping panoramic views.
The Valle de los Halcones is a mere 59km from the hustle and bustle of Bogota, yet its ambiance and vibe make it feel a million miles away, the positively splendid scenery of lush green valleys and the sound of birds chirping making even the busiest of minds at ease.
The valley and its surroundings can be trekked in half-a-day to a day, and the tranquility and peacefulness of the place will make you never want to leave.
There is a myriad of walking and hiking routes for people of all ages and ability to trundle around, and expert guides will be on hand to guide you to the best spots.
Climbing to the summit of Ritacuba Blanco (5411m) is not for the faint of heart, with the overall journey entailing approximately 15 intense, challenging and testing days from the starting point of El Cocuy. Along the way, you will be dealing with hostile and rocky terrain, high altitude and many long hours of climbing up a litany of peaks.
The end result is the opportunity to scale the highest peak of the Cordillera Oriental in the Andes Mountains, where a sense of euphoria will engulf you and the sweeping panoramic views back out over Colombia will be worth the toil and endeavor to get there.
So what do you think? Take a pick from our wide array of adventure tours in Colombia, and fall in love with this beautiful, colourful country!
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