Yanacona – Community based tourism

Yanacona – Community based tourism

KonTour Travel participated in an initiative from Procolombia to promote community based projects and as a result the Yanacona community will be added to the Meaningful Map from Tourism Cares.  The ethnic groups of Nasa and Yanacona live in the departments of Huila and Cauca in Colombia’s South. Since…

Webinar: Colombia experiences and encounters in special times

Webinar: Colombia experiences and encounters in special times

Here is the documentation of the third episode of our Webinar.  As usual, we will give you a short update on the current situation in Colombia with Covid19 and present our measures to make travelling possible quickly after Colombia opens up again for travel….

Webinar: Colombia after Corona

Webinar: Colombia after Corona

We invite you to a new webinar. This time we focus on how to sell Colombia after the corona crisis. We will dig deeper into some destinations and learn how to create an unique experience while keeping the distance. Another aspect are practical aspects…

Visiting Guambianos in Silvia

Visiting Guambianos in Silvia

In the department Cauca, between Popayán and Cali, there is a little village called Silvia. On the first sight it appears like a typical Colombian village with a main plaza and a church, that’s it.  But every Tuesday the village turns into a marketplace…

Grupo Niche – Cosas Bonitas

Grupo Niche – Cosas Bonitas

Matching the topic of street art this month’s featured video is from a famous Colombian salsa group, Grupo Niche, and was partly produced in the Comuna 13 in Medellín, one of the hotspots for street art. Additionally, the song is about all the beautiful…

Street Art – A loud voice

Street Art – A loud voice

It is not a secret that Colombia is a true gem when it comes to art. Although when we are talking about artists the most probable names in our minds are Fernando Botero or Enrique Grau. But have you ever heart about DJ Lu,…

Live from Colombia

Live from Colombia

Live From Colombia, is a series of interactive classes with some of Colombia’s top chefs, professional baristas, sommeliers, fascinating historians, award-winning mixologists, and passionate wildlife photographers. This is a non-profit initiative to support our amazing partners who go above and beyond to make every client’s experience extra…

Update Coronavirus (September 16, 2020)

Update Coronavirus (September 16, 2020)

Colombia is no longer in Coronavirus lockdown. International travel restrictions apply. Update Sept 16, 2020 The lockdown in Colombia has finished end of August 2020. Domestic travel over land is possible again and some domestic flights are allowed. International flights will resume to Cartagena,…

Carnival of Barranquilla

Carnival of Barranquilla

If there is one thing we can tell for sure – it’s that Colombians really know how to party! Really matching this is the slogan of the world famous Carnival of Barranquilla “Who lives it, enjoys it” (Quien lo vive es quien lo goza)….

Destination of the Month – Southwest Antioquia

Destination of the Month – Southwest Antioquia

Colorful main squares, the smell of coffee, surrounded by mountains… I am not talking about the Coffee Zone. Southwest from Medellín, there are some very picturesque villages that might go unnoticed when planning a Colombia itinerary. Take Jardín, Jérico, Támesis and Fredonia. These villages…

Alternative to Ciudad Perdida

Alternative to Ciudad Perdida

The Tayronas inhabited the region of Santa Marta, when the conquistadores built  Colombia’s first Spanish city. To save their heritage from the Spaniards and from pirate attacks, they moved to the higher parts of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Nowadays their descendants are…

Destination of the month – Mysterious San Agustín

Destination of the month – Mysterious San Agustín

You are interested in history and culture? You love nature and a nice, laid-back atmosphere? Then you should not miss visiting San Agustín. As you are always reading our newsletter carefully, you probably already know, that there are 9 UNESCO world heritage sites in…

Adventure in the Amazon

Adventure in the Amazon

Separated geographically from the rest of the Colombia, where it’s borders meet with Peru, Ecuador and Brazil, there is the Amazon, one of mother’s earth natural wonders, the rainforest and the river. Getting there means flying to Leticia from Bogotá. This remote city on…

Christmas in Colombia

Christmas in Colombia

Probably you are as excited as we are because it is almost our favourite time of the year again: Christmas!! But: different country, different traditions. Officially Christmas season starts at the 7th of December with the “Día de las velitas” (Day of the little…

Wildlife in the Llanos

Wildlife in the Llanos

My first thought about wildlife in Colombia and visiting the Llanos was about the long distances to get there. But this turned out not to be a problem. An hour flight from Bogotá and then one and a half to four hours drive, depending…

Classic Destination of the Month – Tayrona National Park

Classic Destination of the Month – Tayrona National Park

A common destination of routes through Colombia is the Tayrona National Park. Located right between the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the Caribbean Sea, the Tayrona is a place of contrasting landscapes. Green mountains slowly become drier as they decrease in inclination. Then,…

Colombia, the paradise for Birders!

Colombia, the paradise for Birders!

What does the paradise look like for you? We are pretty sure, that for birdwatchers the paradise looks like our beloved Colombia. Almost 2000 bird-species, more than in any other country in the world, living in completely different ecosystems all over Colombia. Walk through…

Video of the month October

Video of the month October

The video of the month October is about the Panela production. The video was filmed in the department of Santander and shows the several steps from the sugar cane until the final product. 

Hiking in Colombia

Hiking in Colombia

Climate and landscapes in Colombia could not be more diverse. As a result there a lot of different activities to do in our country. One special activity is hiking. From treks for a couple of hours to multiday treks – everything is possible. Multiday…

Classic Destination of the Month – Medellín

Classic Destination of the Month – Medellín

Located in the region of Antioquia Medellín is the so called city of eternal spring. Due to its location temperature is moderate all over the year. The city that was once known as one of the most dangerous cities of the world, is considered…

Climate in Colombia & when to travel

Climate in Colombia & when to travel

From snow-covered peaks to tropical heat, Colombia offers a wide range of climate zones. Due to its location at the equator Colombia there are no seasons as in Europe or North America, the temperature stays the same throughout the year. However, the temperature varies…

KonTour Travel at Experience Latin America

KonTour Travel at Experience Latin America

From June 10 to 12 we will be at Experience Latin America in London. We would like to invite you for a nice cup of Colombian coffee and a chat about Colombia as a destination, its development and trends. Just send us an email…

Collaboration with MyClimate & MossyEarth

Collaboration with MyClimate & MossyEarth

We lately decided, next to our existing projects and our TourCert certification, to collaborate with the siwss organization my climate and the english organization Mossy Earth. Myclimate is supporting projects in developing countries to help the people there to live more sustainable. Mossy Earth…

In the footsteps of Humboldt

In the footsteps of Humboldt

Celebrating the 250th anniversary of scientist Alexander von Humboldt we are offering a trip through Colombia based on his expedition through America. Actually, he was in Colombia twice which was called New Granada back then. In 1800 he visited parts of todays Venezuela and…

Food in Colombia – Tamales

Food in Colombia – Tamales

Food in Colombia is as diverse as the country itself. Depending on the region and the season it can vary a lot. You will be overwhelmed by the amount and quality of fresh fruits even if you probably don’t know many of them. One…