The Caribbean region is bathed in sun most of the year and this pleasant climate attracts visitors from all four corners of the world. With both historical and natural wonders to inspire the traveller, this area of Colombia is a must. The treasures of Cartagena and Santa Marta are steeped in colonial history, or take in the clear and fresh mountain ranges of the Andes and Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
With the three mountain ranges, the western, central and eastern, that form the Andes region of Colombia, it is not surprising that this fertile area is the most populated of the country. Bogotá and Medellin are showcases of modernization and cosmopolitan life, whilst a short drive from these centres are rural and mountainous areas of spectacular beauty and fertility
Amazonia which the Colombians' call this region is vast, covering almost 35 percent of country yet it is the least populated. Though isolated, a visit to the Amazon basin in Colombia can be made from Leticia where the journey into the canopy can be penetrated by motorboat and canoe and lodgings in Indian inspired cabanas catering for the adventurous traveller
There are many reasons to come to this rugged part of Colombia, from its extreme biodiversity, magnificent marine life to its welcoming inhabitants. A visit to this region should include Gorgona Island where off the island humpback whales gracefully rise and submerge in harmony, or bird watch on the coast of Nuquí on empty beaches and dense forests
Considered the sixth natural region of Colombia the Insular region boasts islands of contrasting beauty located in the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The powder white sands, lush vegetation and consistently warm waters on the archipelago of San Andrés and Providencia on the Caribbean attract creature from the sea and land, and a fair few travellers searching for sun and ecological treasures. Island living has never been so attractive
Colombia captivates the traveller with unique natural wonders and mysterious manmade treasures to discover. Few have visited the hidden Lost City, one of Colombia’s most important archeological sites. Marvel at the awesome beauty of the snow capped Nevado del Ruiz, an active volcano in the scenic Los Nevados National Park, or visit San Augustín where hundreds of carved stone statues stand in silence revealing the mysteries of an ancient civilization
Metropolitan Touring is one of South America’s most known and respected travel companies, providing unrivalled service to our guests for nearly 60 years. Along with our operations in Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia, we also own and operate the finest ships for Galapagos Island cruises - the M/V Santa Cruz, Yacht Isabella II and Yacht La Pinta - as well as the Finch Bay Eco Hotel. Come explore with us!
We take immense pride in our Galapagos cruise explorations, during which our guests experience the ever-changing ecological paradise of the islands. Our Galapagos cruises provide opportunities to walk, swim, snorkel, photograph and observe the archipelago’s amazing wildlife in the company of expert naturalist guides. Our Galapagos cruises are characterized by the highest standards of comfort, cuisine and service on board, combining these elements to provide solo-travelers, families and small groups with an unforgettable exploration of ‘the enchanted isles.’
So, pack your bags and come explore with us for a Galapagos cruise of a lifetime!