TRAVELLING WITH CHILDREN – SAFETY TIPS
There are several compelling reasons for visiting Colombia.
It is a beautiful country known for its rich history, culture, and blending of indigenous, Spanish, and African influences, along with outstanding natural beauty.
From the colorful festivals, traditional music, and dance, to the vibrant arts and crafts scene, Colombia offers a unique cultural experience that is sure to captivate visitors.
Traveling with children requires a little more planning, but supremely rewarding. Keep these tips in mind to enhance the experience.
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Looking for fun family-friendly activities and places to visit in Colombia? Check out our blog for ideas on what to do with kids, including visits to parks, museums, and cultural sites that everyone will love!
Do your research before you book your tour to obtain the maximum benefit. Colombia has a variety of destinations that are suitable for children, including Cartagena, Medellín, Bogotá, and the Eje Cafetero or Coffee Zone. These cities offer a range of family-orientated activities such as museums, parks, zoos, beaches, camping, and swimming pools.
Carefully look for family-friendly accommodation options, such as hotels or vacation rentals that offer young people amenities – swimming pools, playgrounds, and babysitting services. Check reviews and ratings to ensure that the accommodation is safe and suitable for children. Have a reputable agency that specializes in this, and advises you, such as BnbColombia Tours.
Practice good hygiene while traveling. Encourage your children to keep appropriate habits by washing hands on a regular basis to prevent the spread of germs and stay healthy during your tour. Pack hand sanitizer and wet wipes for ease of convenience.
Be cautious with food and water, mindful of all that they consume. Stick with bottled water, even though in the larger cities the water is of good quality. Choose reputable restaurants and eateries to minimize the risk of foodborne illnesses.
Stay informed about local safety and updated on the overall situation in Colombia, including any travel advisories or warnings issued by your government. Avoid areas with known high crime or safety concerns. Most importantly use reputable transportation options like BnbColombia Tours rather than hailing a taxi in the street.
Apps. such as Didi, Ubër, InDriver, and Tapsi are widely available in larger cities.
Take precautions against mosquito-borne ailments as Colombia is known for having regions with a risk of dengue, zika, and chikungunya. Use insect repellent on exposed skin, and wear long-sleeved shirts and pants rather than shorts. In some regions, you should use mosquito nets at night.
Keep important documents, passports, air tickets, etc. safe and make copies in the cloud for additional security in the event of a loss or theft.
Working out the budget for your travels to Colombia? Then be sure to check out our article on the costs of a package tour to Colombia, and our article on how much money you’ll need while traveling through Colombia.
Like in any destination be vigilant and cautious in crowded areas such as markets, bus stations, or any tourist attraction. Keep an eye on your children at all times to minimize any risks.
Make sure you have a plan in case of emergencies. For example, have the location and phone number of your embassy on hand. Know your travel insurance details for medical emergencies and have a small first aid kit available.
Overall, with proper planning and precautions, Colombia can be a safe and enjoyable destination to visit with young people.
With its rich cultural heritage, natural beauty, warm people, delicious cuisine, and a wide range of activities and attractions, Colombia offers a unique and memorable travel experience for visitors.
However, it is always important to do your research, follow safety guidelines and take necessary precautions when traveling to any destination.
By being mindful of these safety tips you can have a wonderful experience.
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