Due to its proximity to the equator, Colombia experiences very little temperature variance, although the temperature does change with altitude and higher altitude does create a great variance between day and nighttime temperatures. Colombia essentially has two seasons, dry and wet; however, the patterns of the dry and wet seasons vary in different parts of the country. The best time to visit this extraordinary country is during the dry season, which runs December to March and the period of July and August. The dry season is the best time to hike and is when cultural events tend to occur (festivals, fiestas).
Similar to its diverse geography, Colombia features a great variety of attractions and activities. It has modern cities, gorgeous beaches, wild jungles, archaeological ruins, and alpine cities. Visit and stay on a coffee plantation. Climb the snow-capped Nevado del Ruiz. Visit the legendary San Agustin statues, more than 500 mysterious pre-Colombian statues and tombs. Participate in exciting jungle tours of the Amazon Basin, which covers one-third of Colombia. Be astounded by the abundance of marine life as you scuba dive at the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve. Visit Zipaquira where the Salt Cathedral is located, an underground church built in a salt mine in the body of a mountain. Lounge on pristine beaches lapped by azure Caribbean Sea waters. Shop until you drop, experience a vibrant nightlife, cycle, or catch an ATV or 4-wheel drive tour. The opportunities for fun and adventure are endless.