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    A Trip Through The Land Of Magical Realism

    No need to travel far to go from the desert, to lush jungles, multicolor seas, and snow peaks. You can be in any of those within an hour in Colombia.

    1. Start at the desert of Guajira in the north

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    4. Head south to Tayrona if you can't stand the heat

    5. And try climbing the highest coastal peak in the world

    6. Pico Colon's stands tall at 18,701 ft, so take a jacket

    7. Or stop midway at the 'Ciudad Perdida' and head back

    Yeah, there's a lost city in the middle of the Sierra Nevada.

    8. Stop in Santa Marta to recover from all that hiking

    9. Go to Barranquilla if you can handle the carnival

    The second largest in the world after Rio.

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    11. Take a river cruise to the sleepy town of Mompox

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    13. Get lost in the colonial streets of Cartagena

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    Look forward to the beach parties and the lively bars at night

    16. Take a break. Have some fruit from a 'Palenquera'

    17. San Andres is said to have the 'Sea of Seven Colors'

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    19. Time to fly inland to the sleepy colonial town of Barichara

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    21. Don't fall off that cliff though!

    22. Hike around Chicamocha

    23. And zipline down

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    Can't be afraid of heights though...

    25. And time to hike up again to the Cocuy

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    Take a jacket...

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    28. Then visit the Estoraques park

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    30. Villa de Leyva on the way to Bogota

    31. Cathedral in an abandoned salt mine in Zipaquira

    There are actually multiple rooms througout the mine

    32. Mix colonial charm with cosmopolitan life in Bogota

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    34. There's a spooky abandoned hotel by the Tequendama falls

    35. And fairy land around Guatape on the way to Medellin

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    Seriously...

    38. Cross the Cauca river into the town of Santa Fe de Antioquia

    39. Medellin is the capital of cool and innovation in Colombia

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    New transit options allow residents of the surrounding favelas to travel down the mounting via cable cars and escalators. The integration of the slums has also involved the construction of new libraries and schools where there were none before.

    41. Hike the Cocora valley on the way to Cali

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    Those are the tallest palm trees in the world.

    43. Have some coffee in the Coffee Triangle region

    44. Learn to dance Salsa in the capital of Salsa: Cali

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    46. Cross the Western Mountain Range and dive into the Pacific Coast

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    52. Don't forget the whales...

    53. Las Lajas temple

    54. Make your way to the white city of Popayan

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    Via semana.com

    The city is famous for its colonial architecture and Easter week processions

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    57. Cano Cristales, the technicolor river

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    59. Cross the Tatacoa desert and move on to the Llanos Orientales

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    61. Cross more mountains of course...

    62. Cowboy culture rules in the plains of the Orinoco (Llanos)

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    64. Now back to the Jungle heading towards the Amazon

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    66. Serrania del Chiribiquete

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    69. Finally, the great Amazon river

    Pink dolphins?! Yeah...

    70. Enjoy!

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