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Street art, Medellin City Guide

Medellín City Guide

Medellín City Guide With a potent mix of vibrant city life, stunning biodiversity and cultural wealth, Colombia has defied the odds in becoming one of the world’s most exciting travel locations over the last...
Villa de Leyva - Colonial Towns in South America

Beautiful Colonial Towns in South America

South America is almost bursting at the seams when it comes to quaint colonial towns, promising a window into the past through their timeless cobblestone streets, ornate churches and tree-lined plazas. This distinctive –...
San Andres, Beaches of South America

Beaches of South America: Colombia vs Brazil

September is just around the corner, and for most of us that means the beginning of autumn: shorter days, colder temperatures and the reappearance of our woollens. So let’s look ahead to the next...
La Ciudad Perdida | Top Ancient Sites in Colombia

Top Ancient Sites in Colombia to Explore

History buffs rejoice: there’s a host of ancient sites in Colombia that beg to be discovered, from age-old megaliths in the western part of the country, to crumbling Tayrona sites in the north; and...
Easter in Peru

Easter in Latin America

  ‘Easter in Latin America’, the ‘Semana Santa Festival’, ‘Holy Week’, ‘Great Week’, whichever name you use – the result is the same; a South American celebration which rivals Christmas and for some, is...
Wildlife in the Amazon

Amazon Conservation

In light of the recent rise in Amazon conservation and volunteer projects – including luxury eco-lodges and a general awareness of issues facing the Amazon Rainforest – we decided to take a step back...
Wine-tasting in Otavalo, Ecuador

South America for Foodies

Here at Surtrek, one of our favourite things about any adventure in South America is experiencing new tastes, as we delve into the local gastronomy during our trips. Better yet, cookery classes and gastronomical...
Scuba diving Providencia

The Great Outdoors: Three of the Best Adventure Activities and Eco-Tours in Colombia

Colombia is fast becoming as well known for its exciting outdoor excursions, adrenaline-packed activities and adventure travel experiences, as it is for colonial towns, idyllic islands and intriguing cultural history. There are horse riding...
Festival Brazil

The Best Festivals in Latin America

To visit a traditional Latin festival during your visit to South America, is an unforgettable experience during any trip to the continent. There’s certainly no doubting the global appeal of Latin America’s best-known carnivals,...
Salsa Caleña, Colombia

La Feria de Cali – Salsa, Fashion and More

Celebrating the city’s culture and traditions Get into the swing of it all at La Feria de Cali this December, the city’s – and one of Colombia’s – biggest festivals, where you can expect...