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Mastering the ultimate Colombian Arepa

Colombian food

When you think of Colombian cuisine really, what springs to mind? Spice? the endless consumption of coffee? (which is all totally fabulous by the way) or you know, that famous Colombian dish everyone raves about... The Burrito.

Okay, okay, so whilst Colombian dishes aren’t exactly the same as Mexican there is still plenty in the way of flavour. Bursting with a Caribbean...

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8 reasons you don’t want to visit Colombia

There’s not 5, not 10 but 8 (yes, we went there) reasons you really shouldn’t save up your hard earned cash to visit what was once voted the happiest country in the world. I mean, why would you want to put up with the loud salsa dancing on the streets of Cali, endless mountains and all that coffee? Let us tell you why...

1. Christmas is taken very seriously

Colombian’s love Christmas. So you’ll need to mentally prepare yourself for streets and streets of...

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Your travel 2018 bucket list: Top 5 recommended cities

Lost City Colombia

We’ve finally reached that time of year where we look back on our travels and ask ourselves ‘where to next?’ Ease your Wanderlust with our top 5 recommended cities to visit in 2018...

1. Santa Marta, Colombia

Known to be the oldest city in Colombia, sunny Santa Marta isn’t usually the first choice of destination to explore when visiting northern Colombia, but is well worth a visit for lovers of sun, sea and sand. One of the best things to do is walk down...

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Top tips for an adventure in Colombia

Do you have a hankering to visit Colombia but don't know where to start? Perhaps you have always wanted to get under the skin of this feisty country but have been unsure where to begin? Have no fear! We have compiled some top tips for visiting Colombia that will help if you're planning an adventure to one of the most exciting countries in South America.

Learn some Spanish

Colombia is still a relatively new country in terms of tourism. Unlike some other...

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The Spectacular Cocora Trek

On a map, the Zona Cafetera ("Coffee Zone") of Colombia is relatively small, however the extremely hilly landscape of the region helps the Andean country to be the second largest coffee producer in the world. This very same landscape, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also allows for some incredible hiking.

Unlike the likes of the Inca Trail in Peru, Cotopaxi in Ecuador or Torres del Paine in Chile, the trekking landscapes of the Zona Cafetera in Colombia are incredibly...

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly Iberia-American festival of Theatre that was taking place at the time.In that one night I was not only introduced to some exceptionally funny shows on the many stages, but also live salsa bands and was given a short...

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Top 10 Dishes of Colombia

Colombia has a rich and diverse gastronomic scene, characterised but large hearty meals made with fresh ingredients and lots of meat! Here you’ll find Colombia’s top 10 dishes as discovered by Tucan Travel team member Tony Perdomo on his travels through this beautiful country, where food is as much a part of the culture as coffee.

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

Group Tours are not just for solo travellers but are also very popular with couples. On Group Tour's there are as many opportunities to share an intimate moment with your loved one. Here we suggest some of our most romantic destinations.

Rio Dulce, Guatemala

What better place to enjoy a drop of romance than on a rustic island in the middle of Rio Dulce, a peaceful river in Guatemala. The only way to the island is by speedboat, whisking you and your loved one passed...

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What you don’t know about Colombia!

Have you ever felt your heart racing when you are on a plane arriving to your home country? ... Have you ever felt your body moving involuntary when you hear a song, known and loved the same way by your friends, parents and grandparents?... Have you ever felt proud of your country, because it is still considered one of the happiest countries on this planet?...  Have you ever felt tears in your eyes when you remember the 4th of February of 2008 when millions of Colombians all over...

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Highlights of Colombia

Today, Colombia remains one of the favourite South American countries and John explains why.

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