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A Gap Year in Colombia

Why go backpacking in Colombia?

Backpacking in Colombia is one of the most popular things to do for any traveller visiting South America, and it’s a great place to start your gap year. A lot of backpackers and travellers start in Bogotá, taking in all the sights and activities before working their way into Peru or Brazil.

Colombia is a beautiful, tropical country that is incredibly diverse both geographically and culturally. Located in South America, it is the only country in the area that can boast both Pacific and Caribbean coastlines. That means one thing; beaches. Yes, Colombia has a fair few beaches and some killer surf spots.

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And contrary to popular belief, not everyone’s a drugs lord. In fact, Colombians are some of the friendliest people you’ll meet on your travels as they’re keen to prove otherwise! It’s also a cheap destination for accommodation and transport, making it an excellent place to kick off a wider South American trip.

If you’re looking for beautiful white beaches, Amazon safaris, jungle walks, mountain-trekking, and more than a few coffee plantations, then you can’t go wrong with Colombia! We think it’s a must on any round the world trip.

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