Colombia is one of the most diverse countries in the world, which also makes it one of the most beautiful. White sand beaches adorn the north of the country, farther south are incredible green river valleys and gorges as well as thickly forested rolling hills. The Andes provides incredible mountain and glacial scenery at the heart of the country.
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Best time to visit:
December to April and June to July
What’s the weather like?
In the mountainous areas of Colombia, average daily temperatures range from 17 ºC to 22 ºC (63 ºF to 72 ºF) throughout the year. During the drier times of year, the air is often humid, but rain is not too common
How to get there:
This depends on where your trip is. However, most guides will opt to meet you at one of El Dorado International Airport (BOG), in Bogota; José María Córdova International Airport (MDE), in Medellin; or Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport (CLO), in Cali. Guides will usually opt to provide transport to the start of the trip from one of these locations
Sprawling over 1,141,748 square kilometers (440,831 square miles), the world’s twenty-fifth largest country boasts plenty of incredible horseback riding spots. Among the most popular is to spend a half-day riding to the Cueva del Esplendor from Jardín, near Cali. Sitting at the foot of the Andes, the easy ride takes participants through forests and over rivers, admiring incredible views en route to the cave, where it is possible to swim and hike as well. Tayrona National Park, at the very north of the country, is another popular spot for horseback riding. Boasting coastal jungles and pristine beaches, there are kilometers and kilometers of terrain to cover. Heading on horseback is the best way to see as much of this stunning part of northern Colombia as you can. Away from the aforementioned places, the eastern plains, San Agustin, Providencia and San Andres, the Cocora Valley and Buritaca are other popular spots to explore
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