Colombia has made tremendous strides in improving security within the last decade, making it safe for tourists to visit (Please see popular articles by reputable sources below). Historically, Colombia has suffered from a bad image of being thought of as a “dangerous” country, most widely known for its association with illicit drug trafficking. Fortunately, however, this image is rapidly changing with Colombia’s improved security situation and success in counternarcotics efforts.
Hundreds of thousands of yearly tourists are now returning home bragging about their fantastic Colombian vacations. According to the Colombian customs agency, because of increased security and stability in the country, the number of foreign visitors has increased since 2004 by 71.2 %, totalling 1,353,760 foreign visitors in 2009, with 29.6 % of visitors coming from North America, and 16.9 % from Europe. Now foreigners can safely experience the paradise that Colombians have known for years!
As most Latin American countries, Colombia is still developing, and therefore our staff continuously monitors local news and governmental advisories, in order to keep up-to-date with local security situations to better ensure the safety and comfort of our clients. We will modify itineraries at no extra cost should the need arise due to safety concerns, however this has never happened and is extremely unlikely to occur.
Colombia, as most countries has its share of petty theft. Consequently, regular safety precautions that any tourist would take while travelling should be exercised. For tips on keeping yourself and belongings safe please visit this helpful link.
Members of our staff will do their best in assisting customers in keeping their belongings safe and secure, however, all personal items are ultimately the responsibility of their owner.
We wish you a happy and safe trip!