How To Get To Colombia
For you to get to Colombia, one of the hottest destinations of 2020, you have a variety of options going by air, water, or land.
According to the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), now that it is safe to go to Colombia, the country leads the ranking of places that will be trend in 2020. So, how to get to Colombia? here are some common routes to consider. Since Americans are the first visitors of the country, followed by people from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, and Spain, we are presenting options on how to get to Colombia by plane, water, and land.
How to get to Colombia by plane
More than 11 million international tourists arrived in Colombia by plane every year, as said by the Secretary of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism of the country. With five international airports located in different regions of the country (Bogota, Medellin, Cali, Barranquilla, and Cartagena), tens of flights from United States and Europa land every day. Around fifty daily flights from the USA, coming from Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Fort Lauderdale, operated by airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, United, Copa, Jet Blue, and Avianca.
When the question is on how to get to Colombia from Europe, there are a few direct flights from Madrid and Barcelona arriving in Bogota, Cali, and Cartagena every day, and operated by Avianca, Iberia and AirEuropa. Airlines such as Avianca, Copa, and LATAM have direct flights from most Latin-American capitals to Bogota.
How to get to Colombia by boat
Around 350 thousand people arrive in Colombia by cruise every year. More than 90% of them at the port of Cartagena, and others go to Santa Marta and San Andrés Island. Most of these trips navigate from the ports of Miami or Fort Lauderdale (Viking Ocean Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruises) and sail all over the Caribbean. Others, longer and with more stops, could go from California and Canada, crossing the Panama Canal, and arriving in Cartagena after a few weeks. There are also ways to get to Colombia from Europe, New Zealand, and Australia by cruise from Auckland and Sydney (Princess Cruises); and London, Rome, Lisbon, Barcelona (Windstar Cruises) and Bergen (Viking Ocean Cruises).
How to get to Colombia by bus or car
Colombia has land crossings with Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, and Venezuela. For safety reasons, crossing along the Panamericana Highway from Tulcan in Ecuador to Ipiales in Colombia, or San Antonio de Tachira in Venezuela to Cucuta in Colombia, is not highly recommended. The trip through Peru and Brazil would include crossing the Amazonian jungle, which makes the journey long (around 12 hours) and include a boat ride through the Amazonas river.