Leeds, W. Yorkshire.
- Really enjoyed this trip. Our tour leader,Karen was excellent and a real asset to Explore. She shared her vast knowledge and enthusiasm for her country,enabling us all to gain a good insight into Colombia. If there is anyone out there,who is undecided about this trip,I would say to them to just go ahead and book it. You will definitely not be disappointed.The people of Colombia were very friendly,polite and welcoming. They were pleased that we were visiting their country and many welcomed us personally. It felt safe to be there and the places that we visited had a calm and unhurried atmosphere.
There were so many highlights of the trip,too many to mention individually,but Villa de Levya, Cocora Valley, the coffee farm and sugar cane processing plant,the Botero and gold museums, we're among my favourites.
The accommodation was on the whole,of a good standard and the majority of breakfasts were varied and plentiful, providing a good start to to a busy day. Of course,there were some early starts and late evenings,but I did not find them too tiring. Our group of eight were transported in the main ,by minibus. There were some bumpy and bendy roads and it might be a good idea to take travel sickness pills along with you,just in case.
We did have rain,though that did not spoil things at all.Itwas not too hot and we had plenty of sunshine. Cartagena,in contrast was very hot and humid,so take some light clothing which can be easily washed out.A pair of comfortable sandals is a must.
Published on: 20 December 2016