Cocora Valley, Colombia

Colombia

Colombia is a wonderland of white-sand beaches, towering palms, vibrant cities, pre-Hispanic culture, amazing birds and wildlife, and pristine coral reefs—in short, adventure-minded guests traveling to Colombia will find all they seek. Zegrahm Expeditions’ Colombia tours aim to present this stunning country in all its glory, taking you whale watching at Bahia Solano, into the Cocora Valley to see the world’s tallest palm, on hikes around Lake Guatavita, said to be the origin of the El Dorado legend, and to a coffee plantation to learn about the production of that world-famous Colombian coffee. And, no Colombia tour would be complete without a stop in charming Cartagena for its vibrant nightlife, colonial architecture, and world-class cuisine. We’ll also snorkel among pristine coral reefs and view artifacts at Bogota’s exquisite Gold Museum as we follow Zegrahm cofounder Jack Grove into the treasures of Colombia.

Upcoming Colombia Expeditions

  • Squirrel Monkeys, Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    March 5March 18, 2018

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

  • Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia

    Canal to Cuba with Panama, Costa Rica & Colombia

    April 5April 20, 2018

    Continents commingle in Central America, with its significant human history and rich biodiversity—we’ll transit the Panama Canal by day, hike to traditional villages in San Blas, snorkel over colorful reefs, and end in recently-opened Cuba.

  • Wild Colombia

    Wild Colombia

    September 16September 29, 2019

    On our Colombian adventure, we’ll take in the country’s natural and cultural highlights, from its white-sand beaches and vibrant cities to pristine coral reefs, a coffee plantation, and artifacts of ancient pre-Hispanic cultures.

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More Options for Exploration

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