Our Secret Technic To Stop Traveling Like Everyone Else In Colombia
Where to start looking? What are my options? Is it the right choice?
To plan an adventure to a different country is like deciding what to do after college.
You are happy and excited because of this new adventure. But, at the same time, you are worried because you don’t want to mess up.
And who wouldn’t?
The possibilities for this journey are endless. But in the meantime, answers are hard to find. You try to project into the future, making hundreds of simulations within your head.
Still, you can’t decide. There are too many unknown elements. It’s a stressful situation, especially if you have little time to deal with it.
While we can’t help you to choose between becoming a doctor or a legal bank robber (Yes, it does exist), we can give you the best tools to create your itinerary to Colombia.
You will have the keys in hand to plan a unique trip that suits your needs and wishes without spending 195 hours of research.
We are here. Don’t give up
I know, it’s time-consuming and complicated to create an itinerary for a country you’ve never been before. Therefore, most of the travelers don’t even try and follow the same “official” Colombian path, which is Bogota, San Gil, Barichara, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Minca, Cartagena, Medellin, Salento.
You don’t have to do like the others!88% of the travelers only focus on the same places: Barichara, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Minca, Cartagena, Medellin, Salento
Like everyone else, you’ve got different expectation and wishes. There are activities that you dream of being involved in, but there are also places you don’t care.
For us, your needs and wishes should be your main thoughts when creating your itinerary.
We wrote our Itinerary Developer Guide for Colombia with this objective in mind. We are here to show you the numerous possibilities in Colombia so you can pick what you really want.
You should focus on experiences instead of places
We always look for the best places to visit in a country to avoid making mistakes.
After all, if everyone goes there, it means it’s awesome, isn’t it?
Hm, this train of thought isn’t 100% accurate.
- You’re not like everybody else. You maybe won’t like it
- It becomes less authentic when there are hundreds of tourists
- Instagram is not the reality
Stop thinking at your instagram, do things for yourself
Avoid spending hundreds of hours on the internet
Tourism in Colombia grows fast.
Most of the guidebooks like Guide du Routard and Lonely Planet can’t keep up with all the updates regarding Colombia as they focus on too many countries.
And we all know about the fake reviews on Tripadvisor.
Therefore, it’s complicated to decide if the information is reliable. Thus, you have to roam hours on the internet, in the hope of finding the truth. It takes hours of your free time on weekends!
We want to make your life easier. We do our best to keep our content updated, and everything is clustered in one document 🙂
Organize your ideal journey thanks to our Itinerary Developer Guide
For my first trip, I went to Bogota, San Gil, Barichara, Santa Marta, Tayrona, Cartagena, Medellin, and Salento, like everyone else.
I loved it.
But after 4 years within the country, I realized I could have done a lot better, like:
- Skipping Cartagena and Barichara
- Spending one more day in Tayrona
- Traveling slower
- Staying 1 night in Guatape
- Exploring the department of Antioquia
And the list goes on.
You will make little mistakes when planning your trip to Colombia. Everyone does.
However, harder you work into your itinerary and better your adventure will be.
You probably don’t have an illimited amount of time. So, what can you do?
Our original method to create your itinerary
To build a unique itinerary, you must do two things:
- Define your needs and wishes for your next trip to Colombia
- Get an overall idea of what is doable within the country
To help you out, we wrote down a pretty cool section that lists 41 places in Colombia with plenty of activities to add in your itinerary.
Moreover, we linked to the best online travel guides on the internet.
A toolbox full of surprises
It would be silly to sell you a method without giving you the best tools.
We gathered into different sections all the information you need – or at least where to look for it – to plan a fantastic adventure through Colombia.
- Find out how much you need to explore Colombia
- Learn about the best festivals within the country
- 22 pages of advice based on our 4-year experience.
- Travel arrangments before departure
- Banks and travel insurance
- Daily life tips
- An example of an Excel logbook you can use to plan your trip
- A list of the most enjoyable weekly events in Bogota, Cartagena, Medellin, and Cali
We are Colombia experts
It’s difficult to decide if a person is reliable or not on the internet. Therefore, we have many data and facts to prove to you that we are not amateurs.
- It’s the fourth year that we’re exploring/living in Colombia
- We’ve created a travel consulting agency, Colombia Insider, in Medellin in June 2019
- Travelers seem to love our Free Colombian Classes (4.63/5)
- More than 20 000 visitors read our articles each month
- More than 800 subscribers to our newsletter
How to get your Colombia Guidebook
You’re at the point of decision.
You can either follow the same official Colombia itinerary as everyone else or you can decide to create your own ideal adventure. This time, be the one who experiences things differently.