Nature will become the setting for an amazing adventure where you will share each scene with incredible creatures that only exist in Colombia, the country with most species of birds and amphibians in the world. A paradise waiting to be explored and where every trail will lead you to encounter fascinating and unique flora and fauna. The variety of climates that Colombian destinations offer will give you the freedom to be the director of your own adventure in landscapes that feel like scenes from an exciting movie. Forests of all kinds: humid rainforests like those from Chocó and Amazonas, Andean forests like those surrounding the snowy mountain ranges of Sierra Nevada in Santa Marta, dry forests like those found in the Great Colombian Caribbean. Mountains, plains, and the most enchanting nature reserves, where you can enjoy new experiences while being respectful of local customs and natural species that only Colombia can show you -a country made for nature tourism. Explore new destinations in search of those birds, whales, and frogs that inhabit the rainforests in Choco, the songbirds and butterflies of the tropical Andean region, the Sierra Nevada, Orinoquia plains, and see the Colombian Amazon with its pink dolphins that will fill you with joy.
The sequel to your nature tourism movie in Colombia is in the works and we can hear the new soundtrack. It’s the music of humpback whales singing as they reach the coasts of Nuqui in the Colombian Pacific. Yellow, blue, and red paint the feathers of parrots, like the colors in our flag. Pink dolphins swim in the Amazon river, these are just a few of the scenes you can be a part of in Colombia. Here, your mission is to discover and register new creatures you would’ve never seen outside your screen. Amphibians, butterflies, monkeys in natural reserves and parks, these wild animals and species that only live in Colombia will make you feel that you can accomplish your task to document and enjoy in this magical territory.
Discover new places and enjoy the unique experience of getting up close to rare Colombian animals, exploring their natural habitats and ecosystems.
Colombian landscapes are covered with the most beautiful and colorful flowers: roses, carnations, and orchids that are the most desired in the world. Beauty that seems unreal, like a still from a fantasy movie, comes to life in Colombian natural tourism. A main character we must introduce is Colombia’s national flower: the orchid, a flower that with its exotic wonder can lead its fans to the most delightful destinations in Colombia, where it blooms. Places like the Coffee region’s cultural landscape, Valle del Cauca, and Antioquia, where you can let yourself be bewitched by every texture and shape you can find only here, the #1 country in orchid variety. To make you feel like the star of a movie about nature tourism in Colombia, we’ll give you a soundtrack and a moment for your most exciting scenes. A fair that celebrates Colombian flowers taking place in Medellín, ‘the city of eternal spring’. We’re talking about Feria de las Flores, a unique flower festival in our country, where you can discover the ancient tradition of creating monumental flower arrangements, made by hand with passion by flower farmers. Take the rest of the story to its climax by visiting the world’s most beautiful river, full of life and color thanks to its surprising species of flora, that give the riverbed vivid magenta, yellow, and green hues. This is Caño Cristales, a fascinating visit. Get your camera ready to register the most delightful flowers in the world and, in the meantime, take note of the experiences you can’t miss in this country, where nature tourism is action, wonder, and enchantment.
Diverse, kind, joyous, and with a great heart. That is Colombia, and its people. Built on diversity, this country has developed with immense cultural wealth revealed in its warmth and welcoming spirit towards visitors, greeting all with a smile. The variety of people and customs offers a place for everyone. The best part of Colombia is, no doubt, its people. What are you waiting to come?
The Magdalena River is among the most important in Colombia, and it has become a cultural symbol for the people living on its banks: their history, culture, celebrations and much more. Navigate through this guidebook for more information.
Flowers, forests, jungles, birds, bears, and even capybaras—Colombia truly has it all. You’ll be utterly charmed by the beauty of our nature and you’ll be able to show visitors that the legends it spawns have some surprising truths to them.
Colombia’s culture is so astonishingly diverse, expressions vary wildly from north to south as do flavors from east to west. Discover how these differences make our country special.
You’re a step away from discovering our dazzling butterfly diversity. Become a true expert in our more than 3,740 species and teach those who visit just what makes Colombia the most biodiverse country per square meter.