1# Define your desires and wishes
Do you know that Colombia is twice the size of Texas?
You couldn’t visit everything even if you had one year’s vacation. Believe me, I tried 😉
This means that you should select areas that catch your interest. To do so, you must first ask the following questions:
- What type of trip would you like to experience? For what purpose?
- Are there any places you really want to visit during your stay?
- Are there activities you would love to book?
- How fast do you want to travel?
We wrote two excellent articles to help you answer these essential questions:
👉 A list of the best places to visit in Colombia.
👉 A list of the best things to do in Colombia.
2# Try to pick 1 area per week
Transportation can be long in Colombia (even for short distances). It will take you time, energy, and money.
To avoid this:
- Choose a favorite place every 5 to 7 days. Ex: For 15 days, pick 3 favorite places max.
- For each of the chosen places, look for other possible destinations/experiences in the area. Ex: You pick Cartagena? Then add the Rosario Islands, Rincon del Mar, or the San Bernardo islands to your itinerary.
3# Look for festivals, special dates, and national public holidays
There is a whole section on the subject below. Basically, see if the experiences are feasible during the dates of your trip and avoid visiting the most famous places on 3-day weekends (with Monday off).
4# Valid your itinerary and book the most important activities/hotels
Now that you have a pretty clear idea of your Colombia itinerary, you can start making some reservations. Boutique hotels, ecolodges, and multi-day experiences should be booked in advance (or they may be sold out).
👉 Four examples of one-week itineraries in Colombia.
👉 You’ll find all our tips and tricks in our Free travel Ebook.
5# We help you connect with reliable local agencies
Choosing between several agencies in a foreign country is never easy, especially when you book everything online.
At Tomplanmytrip, we pre-select the best local agencies, meet them, test their experiences, and write about our adventure.
It allows you to consider the pros and cons of each experience.
If an activity interests you, you can visit the agency’s partner page and use an online form to ask questions and find out about prices and availability.
Our partner will contact you within 24 hours (excluding weekends).
Our local partners:
👉 You can find our favorite experiences here.
6# You don’t want to worry about organizing your trip?
It takes time and experience to organize a good trip to Colombia.
If this is not something you want to do, you can hire a tailor-made travel specialist.
Many readers have used Bruce’s services, and all of them were satisfied. Besides, you’ll get a 5% discount because you’re a Tomplanmytrip reader.
👉 How do you decide if you should use the services of a Colombian travel agency?