Best Backpacking in Colombia

Looking for the best backpacking in Colombia? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Colombia. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the incredible Outbound community.

  • Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

    La Ciudad Perdida is a stunning and challenging 47km hike deep in the Colombian jungle to a remote ancient city perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. The hike is typically a 5 Day journey which can only be ta...

    29.2 miles

  • Explore the Coffee Valley

    At the first glance it looks like one big jungle, but the more you walk through it, the more you see the system, different parcels for different coffee plants and a number of different plants, fruits and vegetables. The coffee Valley between Salen...

    2 miles 984.3 ft gain

  • Bike to the Valle de Cocora

    Yes, you are right. There are jeeps leaving the city center of Salento to bring you to Valle de Cocora, but it is a very beautiful ride if you decide to take it slow and bike there instead. You will have beautiful views of The Valley with their un...

    12.4 miles 3280.8 ft gain

  • Camp at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park

    If you're in Northern Colombia, you've probably heard of Tayrona National Park because of it's lush greenery, stunning turquioise water and relative ease to get to for tourists. From Santa Marta just tell anyone working at your hostel you want to ...

    5 miles 200 ft gain

  • Camp at Lago di Calima

    Lago di Calima is a great spot for a quick get away. It is very windy and bring grea conditions for wind and kite surfers. If water isn't your element, take the bike for a tour around the lake or just chill and enjoy the scenery. There are several...

  • Hike to Cerro Kennedy

    The hike begins at approximately 632m and climbs up to 2,400m in the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. As with most hikes in Colombia, the trail is a rough and rocky road. It's a steady uphill through many different types of environments. Along the w...

    13.9 miles 5813.6 ft gain

  • Camp at the Beach in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

    There are two main entrances to Tayrona National Park; one on the western side and one on the eastern. The eastern entrance outside the town of Zaino leads to the path to Cabo. At the entrance, there are several small shops selling snacks, water, ...

    6 miles