An awe-inspiring blanket of green that spreads as far as the eye can see, the sacred forests and sweeping plains of the Colombian Amazon-Orinoco are a bastion of biodiversity and one of the world’s last great wildernesses.
Made up of two distinct but complimentary ecosystems - the grand grasslands of the Orinoco River basin in the north and the pristine old growth forests of the Amazon in the south -the vast green heart of Colombia is a place of colossal open skies and monumental rivers that is unlike any other.
A place where llanero cowboy culture is awash with stories of harsh life on the plains and enduring indigenous communities guard not just the natural world but priceless ancestral knowledge, these mystical lands are as diverse as they are immense.
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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.