No doubt about it, Colombia is one of the world’s friendliest countries. Never been there before? Let us paint the picture for you. Beaches, mountains, coffee plantations, grand old Spanish buildings, salsa clubs, exotic fruits, flower bouquets, hummingbirds, and smiles the size of your arm. Throw in a volcanic mud bath, and you've got yourself a holiday.

Highlights

First thing you gotta know about Bogota: how to pronounce it (emphasise the ‘ta’, not the ‘go’. Bogo-tahh. Now you’re talking). Second thing: head to the Paloquemao Market

La Cocora-cha, la Cocora-cha… Hike through the awesome Cocora Valley to check out colourful hummingbirds and the world's tallest palm trees

Get behind the scenes of the beans during a stay on a traditional coffee estancia located DEEP in Colombia's coffee country

Pablo Escobar and his crew no longer be meddlin’ with Medellin. Now this town is where it’s at. Hit the salsa clubs and ride the cable car up to flower-filled Santa Elena

Cartagena is one of Latin America’s most romantic cities. A fine place to finish up. Beach, anyone?