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Colombia’s Magdalena River Cruise in Global Tourism List’s Top Ten


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Sunset on the Magdalena River. Credit: Luis Ospino/Colombia One

Colombia has recently earned a prestigious spot in the global tourism sector. Time Out, a renowned portal highlighting the world’s top tourist destinations, has placed a Colombian attraction in the fifth position on its list of must-visit places for the year 2024. This recognition is not only a testament to Colombia’s rich cultural and natural heritage but also marks a significant milestone for the country’s tourism industry.

A Unique Journey Along the Magdalena River

The attraction that garnered international attention is a unique river cruise along the Magdalena River, inspired by the famous novel “Love in the Time of Cholera” by Gabriel García Márquez. Starting in November 2024, AmaWaterways, a prominent river cruise company, will embark on this journey, offering a seven-night voyage that promises an immersive experience into the region’s flora, fauna, and local culture. This cruise is expected to provide a personalized experience, showcasing the diverse landscapes and rich biodiversity of the region.

Colombia’s Rising Profile in Global Tourism

The inclusion of this Colombian attraction in Time Out’s ranking is a matter of national pride, especially as it stands as the only representative from Latin America in the list. The top ten list, dominated by destinations known for their culinary delights, cultural traditions, and unique activities, highlights Colombia’s growing prominence in the global tourism landscape. The Magdalena River cruise, in particular, is set to offer a distinctive blend of natural beauty and cultural richness, reflecting Colombia’s commitment to showcasing its unique heritage and biodiversity to the world.

This development is a boost for Colombia’s tourism sector, which has been increasingly recognized for its unique offerings. The Magdalena River cruise is not just a journey along a river; it’s an exploration of Colombia’s heart and soul, promising an unforgettable experience for travelers from around the globe.

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