Whether you like beaches, nature, colonial towns and/or enormous impressive cities: Colombia has it all. This country is famous for its drugs history and Pablo Escobar but is profiling itself as a beautiful holiday destination nowadays and we can confirm this definitely. We did all of the above mentioned, and more, and we made a map of our route so you can easily see which stops we made.
Salento was our official last stop in Colombia and we loved this place. Especially the Valle de Cocora is a place we highly recommend visiting. Really impressive with its up to 60 meter high wax palms! From Salento we took the bus to Ipiales where we visited the impressive Santuario de las Lajas church before crossing the border to our first stop Otavalo in Ecuador.
In total we spent 27 days in Colombia. We think this is a perfect time for this country. We didn't travel really fast, spent about 3 days at each place and therefor had enough time to enjoy and see most of it.
In the 27 days we were in Colombia, our average daily spendings come down to 97.202,93 Peso (= € 29,77) p.p.p.d. Keep in mind that traveling with someone else can be cheaper because you can share a room. Unless you don't mind sleeping in dorms, than it even can be cheaper to travel alone.
Within this budget we integrate all costs such as ATM costs. How dit we spent this budget? We travel with night buses, mostly used Uber taxis for smaller distances en walked a lot, we went to cheap restaurants or we cooked ourselves. We do always book a double room with private bathroom.
Hopefully our info is useful to future Colombia travelers. If you have any questions, don't hesitate and let us know!