Colombia is fast emerging to be THE ‘place to go’. The ultimate destination, one can expect energy and character, boutique retreats and design hotels, Caribbean beaches, secret rainforests, cloud forests and coastal deserts.
The cobbled streets and bright colours of Cartagena have long drawn the adventurous travellers but it might surprise you to see how much this fascinating colonial city has to offer. From scuba diving nearby shipwrecks, deep sea fishing and kite surfing to island hopping in the stunningly beautiful Rosario Islands, water-based activities are plentiful. You’ll return to stay in Casa San Augustin, one of the best hotels in South America. Private dinners, salsa lessons and rum tasting sessions are on offer. In Bogota, we can arrange visits with a chef to the local market before your private cookery lesson, excursions to some of the country’s best coffee producers and fantastic restaurant recommendations.
Leaving the cities behind, ride by helicopter into the cloud forest of the Sierra Nevada mountains to an exclusive retreat where nature treks, yoga, massage and local cuisine is the order of the day. Corocora Camp in Los Llanos is a fully staffed safari-inspired camp which is set within the Orinoco savannah. Join a horseback safari to find alligators, leopards, monkeys and anacondas. Suitable for the whole family, guests can learn how to lasso and corral cattle during your stay. The safari actvities continue in Palomino. Take the family tubing down Palomino river, surrounded by toucans, howler monkeys and lush jungles, learn to surf on Palomino beach and meet local indigenous families.
Finally, the magic of the tiny Colombian island of Providencia is fast gaining recognition. The ultimate retreat for uncompromised privacy, here you’ll be surrounded by the world’s third largest reef. Kayak round the island or dive with reef sharks before kicking back in your rustic beach villa and enjoying the local hospitality.