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  • Background info
  • Culture Colombia
    The Colombian culture is characterized by the term "mañana" (tomorrow). People are also more likely to say ' yes ' than ' no '. This can sometimes lead to misunderstandings. In Colombia, the Latin American ...
  • Food and drinks Colombia
    For breakfast it’s not uncommon to serve a warm meal. Also the ‘menu ejecutivo', lunch, often consists of a hot meal. In the evening, people only have a little snack. The country is also known ...
  • Landscape Colombia
    Colombia can be divided into two areas. You can find the Andes peaks in the west and the coastal area and great plains in the east. The peaks of the Andes rise above 5000 metres. ...
  • Language Colombia
    The official language spoken in Colombia is Spanish. People don’t really speak other languages than Spanish. With learning a few Spanish phrases you can help yourself out. Please note that Colombians speak to each other ...
  • Population Colombia
    Colombia is about 5 times the size of the UK and is located in the northwestern part of South America. With nearly 46 million inhabitants, it is a relatively sparsely populated country. 35 percent of ...
  • Tipping Colombia
    In the more expensive restaurants and hotels, personnel will expect a tip. This applies for you tour leader too. Sometimes there is a 10% service charge added to your account automatically. ...
  • Weather and climate Colombia
    Due to its location near the equator, the average temperature doesn’t change much during the year but due to the great differences in altitude, the country has different climatic zones. There are the tropical temperatures ...
  • Practical info
  • Communication Colombia
    Post (letters and cards) are sent by the Colombian Servicios Postales Nacionales. Keep in mind, that it usually takes 1 to 2 months to reach Europe.  Internet in Colombia Internet cafés can be found everywhere in ...
  • Electricity Colombia
    The sockets in Colombia are type A/B with either 2 or 3 pins. An adapter plug is advisable. The voltage is approximately 110 volts and there are power outages occasionally. Spare batteries and a flashlight ...
  • Health Colombia
    The following health information is a general text that applies to all our travellers in South America. Those who pay some attention to hygiene and skincare do not usually run into health problems. Food and drink: ...
  • Information for people at home Colombia
    Make sure that those at home know which country you are in and how long you are planning to stay away. You may fix a date when you will contact them again. Provide those picking ...
  • Luggage and clothing Colombia
    The easiest way to travel in Colombia is with a backpack or a backpack with wheels. A suitcase is also allowed, but this is often difficult to store in the bus. We recommend a weight ...
  • Money Colombia
    The local currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso. 1 euro is worth about 2840 Colombian pesos (15/1/15). ...
  • Opening hours Colombia
    Shops are open from Monday to Saturday from 09:00 until 20:00. Banks are usually open Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 17:00. Post offices are open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 17:00 and ...
  • Photographs Colombia
    Colombia is an extremely photogenic country. Unfortunately, not everyone likes to be photographed. When photographing or (video) filming visitors should realize that they cannot intrude into people’s lives without asking. Always ask permission first and ...
  • Safety Colombia
    In recent years safety has improved rapidly. As a tourist you can easily walk through the streets of Colombia without any danger. However, just like anywhere in the world you have to be careful with ...
  • Time differences Colombia
    In our summer it is six hours earlier in Colombia than in the UK. In our winter it is five hours. ...