visit rio claro colombia

  Most Colombian travelers have Medellin pretty high on their agendas these days. However, very few of those people know that within just 3 hours of Colombia’s second city lies a stunning area of protected tropical rainforest. That’s right, I said rainforest, or jungle if you will. Most people tend to associate tropical jungles with […]

Chingaza Bogota Colombia

  Click here for our original Top 5 Day Trips from Bogotá We’ve been saying it for years here at the Colombia Travel Blog: Bogotá is more than just museums, restaurants and culture…I mean, it is all those things (very much so), but the capital of Colombia has way more to offer than just 2 nights/3 days, in and […]

Golden-bellied Starfrontlet (© Andres Delgado)

  Colombia has often been associated with treasure: El Dorado, the biggest producer of emeralds on earth, the pirate legends of the Caribbean. However, the true jewels of Colombia are it’s remarkable array of hummingbirds – at almost 150 species, Colombia has the world’s largest hummingbird diversity! Here’s a gallery of incredible photos of Colombian hummingbirds, […]

Puerto Gaitan Colombia

  We were somewhere on the edge of Meta near the banks of the river when the visions began to take hold: suddenly the silence of the jungle was broken by the sound of exhaling and splashing as the surface of the brown river was broken by the most surreal creatures I could ever have dreamt up […]

Caiman Colombian Amazon

  As I’m off on a little weekend jaunt to the Pacific coast jungles of Valle del Cauca this weekend, I though I would share with you all some of my best photos of the incredibly diverse selection of wildlife that can be found in the jungles of Colombia, particularly the Amazon rainforest…I really wish […]

Paway Centro Ecoturistico Amazónico, Mocoa

  I’ve been spending some time down in the jungle over the past few days, getting to know Mocoa (the capital of Putumayo department) and it’s surrounding jungles and waterfalls. It’s remarkable that in just 12 hours on a night bus from the Andean chill of the ‘refrigerator’ (as people often call Bogota) you can […]

Buff-Tailed Coronet Hummingbird

  Colombia is becoming increasingly well-known for it’s incredible ecotourism and wildlife-watching opportunities, as travelers flock to the country to enjoy watching humpback whales, pink river dolphins and over 1,900 species of bird. However, what a lot of people don’t realize is that you don’t need to head hundreds of miles outside the cities to […]

Humpback Whale Colombia

  It’s the first day of July, and that means one thing (well, it means lots of things, but for our purposes just one!): it’s officially the beginning of humpback whale season here in Colombia. The first whales were spotted from the coast of Colombia’s Pacific region a couple of weeks ago, but it’s July […]