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Colombia

Colombia Adventures

The old streets are enchanting and the colonial architecture, picturesque. Colombia is filled with many natural highlights from glacial lakes, spectacular snow-capped mountains, volcanic islands and deserted beaches.

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Fast Facts

CURRENCY +

The currency used in Colombia is the Colombian peso. As of July, 2015: 1 CAD = 2086.55 COP

CREDIT CARDS +

Visa, Mastercard and the US Dollar are widely accepted in Colombia, and ATMs are also available in major centres. Talk to your Adventure Specialist for recommendations.

LANGUAGE +

The official language of Colombia is Spanish.

POPULATION +

The population of Colombia is around 48.32 million as of 2013.

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CANADIANS +

A valid passport is required to enter the country, no visa is necessary. The passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. Travellers should check with the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia or its consulates for up-to-date information.

CLIMATE +

• Two main seasons: winter (wet season) and summer (dry season), however the weather varies greatly depending on the geographical region.
• Temperature is influenced by elevation; in general, the temperature decreases about 6°C with every 1000m increase in altitude.
• When at sea level, if the average temperature is 30°C, it will be around 24°C at 1000m, 18°C at 2000m and 12°C at 3000m.

WHEN TO GO +

The best time to visit Colombia is between December and March or in July and August during the dry season especially when going hiking. The dry season is also when travellers can experience all the local cultural events that happen during this time.

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