USEFUL TIPS & INFORMATION FOR YOUR OFF-ROAD TRIP IN COLOMBIA
Our answers to your questions
We answer the most frequently asked questions about renting our 4x4 vehicles, using our rooftop tents and about travel in Colombia in general.
When is the best time to travel?
Colombia is worth a visit all year round! The best times in general are December to March and June to August. Depending on your destination, you should factor in the dry and rainy seasons. If you are heading for the Caribbean coast, for example, the months from December to April are ideal. Just talk to us and we will advise you.Contact us
What is there to see?
Simply everything! From cities like Cali and Medellín to breathtaking coastlines and spectacular mountains right through to idyllic beaches, volcanoes and deserts, Colombia is incredibly diverse and has something for every adventurer and thrill-seeker. We will be happy to help you plan your route and give you insider tips on the best places in the country depending on your interests and driving abilities.
What vaccinations do I need?
The Federal Foreign Office recommends the conventional vaccinations against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and also hepatitis A. Vaccinations against hepatitis B and typhoid fever are also recommended for long stays of more than 3 months. A yellow fever vaccination is also advisable. You should have mosquito repellent sprays in your luggage.
Will my driving licence be valid?
Your German driving licence will be perfectly sufficient to rent an off-road vehicle from us and drive through Colombia. You do not need an international driving licence.
Do I need a visa?
German, Austrian and Swiss citizens do not need a visa to travel to Colombia. A passport which is still valid for at least 6 months is entirely sufficient. You will be asked to fill out the D.A.S. form when you have arrived and will be issued with a visa for up to 90 days.
What is the traffic like in Colombia?
There are road traffic regulations, most of which are in line with international standards, but the rules are not always followed entirely, as is the case in many parts of the world. Most of the road surfaces are good. There are occasional potholes and unpaved roads from time to time to increase the enjoyment. The “Pico y Placa” rule is important because certain cars are not allowed to drive into the city on certain weekdays and at specific times in the rush hour, depending on the licence plate number. Every city has its own rules and these change every 6 months, so you should look up the latest information in advance on the Internet – we will be happy to help you.
How does the rental process work?
Simply contact us on WhatsApp, by email or use the contact form and ask for a vehicle with a rooftop tent. Once you have arrived in Colombia, we can help you coordinate a transport to our base near Bogotá. Since our offices are located in Cali, it is important that we resolve all questions before your arrival. Our local staff will show you how to put the rooftop tent up and down so that you have seen how it works and can easily do it again. We are happy to offer you 4x4 off-road driving training and help you to plan your route.
When can I return the car?
You can return the cleaned car from Monday to Friday from 02:00 p.m. to 04:00 p.m. and on Saturdays from 09:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.. Please note the national public holidays in Colombia.
What do I need to bring with me?
We will of course provide you with the basic camping essentials. This consists of:
- Portable stove
- Cool box
- Emergency kit
You only need to bring your own towels, sleeping bags, torch, kitchen utensils (napkins, rubbish bags, etc.), food and drinks.
Your question hasn’t been answered? Then simply write to us on WhatsApp or by email. We will be happy to help you.