Columbia offers some of South America’s most varied landscapes, flora and fauna. Travel through this diverse country and experience the changing panorama of climate, architecture, topography, wildlife, crafts and music. Spend time beachcombing on the Caribbean coast, photographing the enigmatic stone statues at San Agustin or hike to Ciudid Perdida, one of the greatest pre-hispanic cities found in the Americas, hidden in a lush rainforest.
Ecuador, the smallest Andean country in South America, is a wealth of vibrant indigenous cultures, colonial architecture, volcanic landscapes and dense rainforests. At an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial centre, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.
Galágapos Islands are lauded as one of the world’s greatest natural history wonders. Visitors can snorkel with harmless sharks, stare at iguanas and scuba dive with manta rays. Its isolated terrain shelters a diversity of plant and animal species, many found nowhere else.