Why Colombia: With its amazingly varied geography, Colombia ranks in the top 3 countries in the world for biodiversity. It is a must-visit for nature lovers and bird watchers. The country also has beautiful beaches, a wealth of historic towns and cities, in particular Cartagena.
When to Go: Apart from the coastal regions, much of Colombia has a wonderfully temperate climate. It can get cool to cold at night in the highlands, particularly Bogota. The best time to visit is during the dry season (Dec-Mar) or in Jul and Aug.
Combine With: Quito and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Peru for its world-famous Incan archaeological sites.
Getting There: The international airport at Bogota receives regular flights from most major cities in South and Central America including Lima in Peru, Quito in Ecuador and Buenos Aires in Argentina.