Getting there


International flights arrive principally at Bogotá and Cartagena, but there are also direct flights to Medellín, Cali, Pereira, Barranquilla and San Andrés. Fares are significantly lower in the low season, outside the peaks times of Easter, July, August and December.

Road and river

The main Colombia-Venezuela crossings are at Cúcuta-San Antonio and Maicao-Paraguachón for Maracaibo. The border with Ecuador is crossed at Ipiales-Rumichaca.

If travelling independently on foot, there are many more places for entering or leaving Colombia. These include from Ecuador via Puerto Asís, from Panama via the Darién Gap and from Venezuela across the Río Orinoco, none of which are advised at the moment under current security circumstances.

Colombia shares borders with Brazil and Peru at Leticia on the Amazon. It is possible to cross from these countries by ferry, but the going is slow and difficult.
Amazon Cruises and Adventures
, operates between Iquitos and Leticia.

This is edited copy from Footprint Handbooks. For comprehensive details (incl address, tel no, directions, opening times and prices) please refer to book or individual chapter PDF
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