10 days in Colombia Itinerary

10 days in Colombia Itinerary

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10 days in Colombia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Leticia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Santa Marta
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h
3
San Andres Island
— 1 night
Ferry:  2 h 45 min
4
Providencia Island
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Leticia

Leticia represents a large urban area and one of the best places from which to commence exploring areas along the Amazon.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): meet the residents at Bioparque Etuena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz, and then identify plant and animal life at Amazon Maguta Jungle Lodge. On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leticia trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Leticia is an approximately 16-hour flight. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in February; daily highs in Leticia reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santa Marta.

Things to do in Leticia

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Paz ©
Bioparque Etuena ©
Bioparque Etuena

2
nights
Santa Marta

Santa Marta ©
Many visitors begin their Santa Marta holiday, surrounded by urban clutter and heavy traffic, expecting little from the city in terms of historical importance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Memorial Center of the Sierra Nevada, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Neguanje, and then stop by Yo Amo Santa Marta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to El Amanuense Libros & Cafe, examine the collection at Museo del Oro Tairona - Casa de la Aduana, and then identify plant and animal life at El Dorado Bird Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Marta online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Leticia to Santa Marta takes 6.5 hours. When traveling from Leticia in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Santa Marta, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Santa Marta

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Minca
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Playa Neguanje ©
Playa Neguanje
El Dorado Bird Reserve ©
El Dorado Bird Reserve

1
night
San Andres Island

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Spratt Bight, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Andres Island trip planner .

Getting from Santa Marta to San Andres Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Santa Marta in February: highs in San Andres Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Providencia Island.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Spratt Bight ©
Playa de Spratt Bight
Parasailing & Paragliding

3
nights
Providencia Island

Providencia Island ©
Although part of Colombia, the small, isolated Providencia Island retains its Caribbean culture and English-Creole language.
Take a break from the city and head to McBean Lagoon National Natural Park and Fort Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Morgan's Head and Lover’s Lane. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Santa Catalina, don't miss a visit to Mare, and visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse Providencia.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Providencia Island trip itinerary builder tool .

You can ride a ferry from San Andres Island to Providencia Island in 3 hours. February in Providencia Island sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Providencia Island

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Bay, Santa Catalina
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McBean Lagoon National Natural Park ©
Morgan's Head ©
Morgan's Head
Santa Catalina
Santa Catalina

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