Colombia

Colombia family holidays

Colombia is arguably South America’s most colourful, vibrant, and fun-loving country. Our Colombia family holidays can combine the Andes mountains, the Amazon rainforest, and both the Caribbean and Pacific coastlines, with a wealth of exciting child-friendly adventures.

Exciting modern cities lie alongside brightly painted colonial towns. Cloud forests, snow-capped volcanoes, and lush highlands descend to wildlife-rich plains. And then there are the legendary beaches of course – no Colombia family holiday would be complete without a stay on an idyllic, white sand, coral island.

Tayrona National Park - Colombia family holidays

Colombia’s spectacular scenery is legendary, not least the coastline at Tayrona National Park

Explore the historical Candelaria district in lively Bogota and take a Graffiti tour through the once-infamous Comuna 13 in Medellin. Drink in the scenery – and coffee – of the Zona Cafetera or Coffee Zone. Spot giant anteaters, anacondas, and sloths on a wildlife safari in Los Llanos. Challenge the kids with the tough but rewarding Lost City Trail. And always, always end your Colombia family holiday watching the sunset over the exquisite Caribbean beaches of Cartagena!

Come and experience the exuberance of one of Latin America’s most up-and-coming nations on a family holiday to Colombia.

Cartagena sunset on Colombia family holiday

All the family will enjoy exploring Cartagena, one of the most picturesque cities in the world

Why take the kids?

Colombia is now an enticingly family-friendly destination. Former seedy cartel hotspots have been transformed into safe and welcoming neighbourhoods where you can sample the deliciously sweet coconut cocadas in front of a giant street mural. Traditional family-run haciendas allow children to roam freely in their grounds exploring the coffee (and cacao) plantations and ‘cool off’ in thermal pools. Recent history combines with ancient ‘lost cities’, hummingbirds flutter around open-air dining rooms and short internal flights replace arduous stomach-churning road journeys.

Our top activities on Colombia family holidays include:

  1. Chilling out on an idyllic Caribbean island
  2. Gorging on street food in Bogota
  3. Climbing El Penon rock
  4. Exploring the colourful colonial towns of Villa de Leyva, Guatape & Salento
  5. Visiting the fincas and the wax palm trees of the Coffee Zone
  6. Spotting armadillo, crocodile, and howler monkeys in Los Llanos
  7. Hiking between beaches in Tayrona National Park
  8. Watching the sunset from beautiful Cartagena

Red howler monkey in forest, Colombia

Spot red howler monkeys, capuchins, giant anteaters, armadillos, hummingbirds, and more in the rainforests

Nature rules the roost here and any Colombia family holiday will involve some incredible wildlife experiences – whether it is on a 4WD safari in Hato La Aurora Reserve, whale-watching from the Pacific coastal town of Nuqui, river tubing in the Sierra Nevada mountains, heading deep into the remote Amazon by riverboat or diving the reefs of the Caribbean.

Who doesn’t love a country that actually has a coffee theme park, where farmers drive antique Willys Jeeps and a ‘fat Mona Lisa’ hangs in the country’s most prestigious art gallery? Where you can hike and horse-ride beneath snow-capped peaks one day, then kayak or snorkel the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean the next. Or perhaps best of all, where the legend of El Dorado began. A Colombia family holiday is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a Calypso hop to your step. Bienvenida!

Zip-lining in the Coffee Region

Hike in the Cocora Valley, go horse riding, learn about coffee farming, and zip-line in Colombia’s Coffee Zone

Colombia family holidays – sample itineraries

All of our Colombia family holidays are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.

However, to give you an idea of what you could do on a family holiday in Colombia, have a look at our sample itineraries, Best of Colombia and Colombia Off the Beaten Track.

Also, check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on a Colombia family holiday and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our gallery.

See our When to go to Colombia page to find out more about the weather and what it will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best Colombia family holidays for your family.

Rosario Islands, Colombia

Spend some time relaxing on one of Colombia’s Caribbean beaches such as Rosario Island

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