Uncovering Colombia: South America’s Fastest Growing Destination

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Goway meets demand for the long misunderstood country with two new itineraries.

Cartagena, Colombia

...it’s still one of the region’s best travel bargains, combining a unique history, charming streets, a pulsing nightlife and a laid-back Caribbean lifestyle.

Fifteen years ago, any traveller with Colombia on their itinerary might have been called crazy. Yet the image problem that has long saddled the world’s third largest Spanish-speaking country is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.

Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena have all become essential feathers in a globetrotter’s cap, often feeling like the best of Latin America rolled into one dynamic and fascinating country.

Bogota is one of the most culture-hungry cities in the world. A thrilling laboratory of artists, musicians, architects and writers, it was named a World Book Capital by UNESCO in 2007. Its museums also offer an essential insight into Colombian history, and include the world’s largest gold museum. Medellin is a nightlife-loving city with stories to tell and a bright future ahead. It’s also a hub for coffee lovers, surrounded on all sides by Colombia’s most addictive export… fine java. (Why? What were you thinking?)

On the shores of the Caribbean, Cartagena has been on the rise for some time, drawing 63,000 foreign visitors in 2009. Despite its rapidly growing popularity, it’s still one of the region’s best travel bargains, combining a unique history, charming streets, a pulsing nightlife and a laid-back Caribbean lifestyle.

As traveller demand for this re-emerging destination grows, Goway is proud to add two new Colombia tours to its extensive range of Latin America itineraries.

Essential Colombia starts in Bogota, then takes travellers north to the Caribbean coast, where the white sands of Santa Marta are an ideal flop and drop spot. Then it’s on to Cartagena, recalling the height of Spanish colonial influence and the days of marauding pirates.

Coast, Coffee, Culture, Colombia also starts in Bogota before heading to Medellin, the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Then, it’s off to the coffee region for Colombia’s most delicious sensory overload, before heading to the Caribbean coast to explore beautiful Cartagena.

Goway also offers a range of modules in Bogota, the Coffee District, San Agustin or Tayrona National Park. Travellers who can’t get enough history can climb over 2,000 stone stairs built by the Tayronas on their way to the famous Lost City.

Since 1970, Goway has been providing unforgettable travel experiences to Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, idyllic island destinations and Latin America. Today Goway is recognized as one of North America's leading travel companies for individuals, families and groups to select exotic destinations around the globe. Goway has offices in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and Sydney (Australia).

For reservations and information, visit http://www.goway.com, call your Travel Professional or 1-800-387-8850.

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