Trip Planning FAQs
What to do with altitude sickness in Colombia?
Some travelers may suffer altitude sickness in Colombia. Therefore, in the first two days, please have high-carbohydrate diet and do not do much intense activities. If necessary, you can bring some medicines. Usually, it will not be a big problem and you can adapt to it within 2 days.
Must I get vaccinated for travelling to Colombia?
Generally speaking, vaccines are not required to enter Colombia. While, if you will pay a visit to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, the Tayrona National Park or the Amazon reserves, you are required to get vaccinated against yellow fever and it must be at least 10 days before you depart to those areas. In this case, we recommend you get vaccinated in time to make sure you can visit the areas. One more thing, for safety reasons, to hike at the national park, please use insect repellent.
I heard that Medellin is a dangerous place for visiting, can I remove that part from my Colombia tours?
It is true that Medellin was one of the most dangerous cities which had the worst reputation in the world in 1980s and 1990s. However, nowadays Medellin has turned itself around and has become a metropolis attracting more and more travelers with its cultural museums, graffiti art works and natural scenery.
Furthermore, what we arrange is a private tour, it is flexible for you customize any parts of the tour according to your own interests.
Is Tipping Customary in Colombia?
Yes. It is good manners to give tips for services you received, whether to the taxi driver, the waiter/ waitress at restaurants, or to the hotel bellboy or housekeeper. For your convenience, we suggest carrying changes of Colombian Peso with you.