White sand beaches, rivers, mountains, colonial cities with a huge past, the densest and most diverse flora and fauna in the world, the heritage of ancestral communities… you just have to choose. Colombia is the perfect playground to vary the pleasures.
Did you know that it is considered the country with most biodiversity per km²?
Colombia in 5 figures
(1, 1 million of km²)
(8M in Bogota, 2.5M in Medellin, 2.5M in Cali, 1.2M in Barranquilla, 1M in Cartagena)
(Spanish is the official language)
(Panama, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador)
Our offer in Colombia
Soliderrance offers you immersion trips in places and hosts rigorously selected for their commitment and way of life. The nine places invite you to discover the richness and variety of the country. From the paradisiacal beaches of the Caribbean to the gateway to the Amazon, passing through the coffee zone, the Antioqueña countryside and the jungle of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta.
Unsurprisingly given its history and geography, Colombian culture is rich and diverse. The precolonial era transmitted its artistic remains (to be seen at the Gold Museum in Bogota, for example), and archaeological remains (on the recognized site of San Agustin or Tierradentro, for example). The colonial era, for its part, particularly marked Colombia with its architectural printfoot (the “amurallada” of Cartagena being the figurehead, but also the many colorful villages of the coffee zone or “Antioqueña”).
The culture of a country is also expressed (and above all, in my opinion) by its way of living. What is striking when arriving in Colombia is the joy of its inhabitants. Music, dancing, partying and going out to eat are the pillars of all Colombians, regardless of their origins or social status. Without going into clichés, whether the table is modest or abundant, you will always be invited to sit there.
You will not miss the “arepas” (corn pancakes which are devoured especially in the morning), el “ajiaco” (a potato soup with vegetable, corn, chicken accompanied by rice and avocado), the ” bandeja païsa” (the “païsas” are the inhabitants of the Medellin region and offer a very carnivorous dish accompanied by arepas, avocado, rice and egg… for big eaters only!) and of course the specialties Caribbean (fried fish and “patacon” a variety of fried banana, too) and other empanadas (fried!).
Musically you will not miss cumbia, salsa, bachata and… reggaeton (the main contemporary artists are from Medellin). And why not let yourself be guided by the various festivals and carnavals (Carnaval of Barranquilla, Féria de Cali, Féria de las “Flores” de Medellin, “Blancos y Negros” en Pasto, Feria de Manizales…).
Finally, if you have the opportunity to be in Colombia during a match of its national football team, then you will discover the euphoria and the pride of a people for its country. And if you are that day in Barranquilla (city where the selection plays) then get ready to live a unforgettable experience.
To finish on a personal note, the most striking culture of Colombia are the Colombians themselves. Discover them in their diversity and richness, they have so much to give to you visitors!