1 independent reviews for Colombia holiday, Andes, Amazon & Caribbean

Reviews for Colombia holiday, Andes, Amazon & Caribbean


review 12 Sep 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

There were many highlights - Colombia is such a varied country it felt as if we had several holidays in one; experiencing the Amazon river, seeing pink river dolphins; our many excellent guides who all gave a different kind of insight into the culture, history, ecology, politics and wildlife of this remarkable country; the city of Santa Marta which is exquisite and charming, our trek into the Sierra Nevada hinterland, walking through indigenous tribal lands, crossing rivers, being drenched with tropical rains, and finally reaching the Lost City; sipping coffee overlooking the most beautiful luminescent sunsets reflecting of the ocean in Tayrona; and finally the happy engaging and delightfully helpful Colombians we met along the way.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Go for longer than 2 weeks if you can - there is so much to see, and travelling (even by air) means several days are spent in transit. We would have loved to visit the coffee growing areas and the Guahira (pronounced Waheera), learn some spanish...go extreme city/jungles/deserts/coast.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

There was a constant awareness of the need to preserve habitat, respect the dignity of indigenous people, look after the environment and benefit local economies.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Fabulous, thanks to Simon and the team for helping us organise a wonderful trip. When we got over being being picked up at airports by people holding placards with our name on, we relaxed into a real adventure, restful and energetic, with a great mix of different parts of the country.

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