Paisa Tours: Guide to Medellin and Colombia

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Colombia Discount Travel Tips


Travelling to Colombia? On a tight budget? Want your money to go that little bit further? Here's some travel tips for getting your money's worth, and getting discounts, on your vacation in Colombia.

1. Don't pay the IVA tax at any of the hotels you visit.  If you are a foreigner, you don't have to pay this tax.  The hotels will always try to charge it, but if you pay them with a foreign credit card, many will agree to not charge you this sales tax.

2. Get a Top Club Card. The Top Club card is especially worth it if you're living in Colombia, or plan to travel for an extended period of time. The Top Club Card costs approximately 220,000 Colombian pesos (about $100), but the travel discounts that come with it are truely brilliant. When your purchase the Top Club Card, you're entitled to one free night in a Intercontinental Hotel, itself almost worth the $100 fee. You can then share the card with your friends, family, or even complete strangers, to be entitled to large discounts (up to 30%) on a huge range of upmarket and luxury hotels, restaurants, entrance fees, car hire etc. etc.

3. Check out the Colombia flights tips section. Internal flights can be remarkably cheap form of travel - you need to know which airlines fly where, and what airpasses are available to you. You'll also find discount travel tips on booking your international flights to Colombia.

4. Don't travel to Colombia during the peak domestic tourism seasons of mid December to mid January, Easter Week and mid June to mid / late July. Hotel and flights prices rise dramatically during these months, and everything is far more crowded.

5. Always haggle politely or ask for discounts.



Colombia Girls
Colombian girls won't be impressed by cheapskates, but they might if you're a savvy traveller.

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