Colombia/Ecuador - Security

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1. Posted by patch264 (Budding Member 3 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!


Will be landing in Colombia on my own next week. Plan is to spend a couple of weeks in the country taking as much in as possible whilst making my way down the west coast to Ecuador and onto Peru & Bolivia.

I have been reading up on the dangers of travelling over the border from Colombia to Ecuador. The most recent incident being the kidnappings near the Cuyabeno nature reserve near a common crossover spot in Ipiales. Basically I am just getting a little "ancy" and was wondering if anybody had made the trip down recently and if anybody had any advice etc.

Any help would be much appreciated.


2. Posted by SamSalmon (Respected Member 626 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

You worry too much-Relax & Enjoy Your Life!

3. Posted by Piecar (Inactive 1218 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Meh. I agree. You worry too much. I lived in Colombia for two years. There are places that are bad, but crossing that border ain't one of them. I stand with Salmon.

4. Posted by dsguasc (Budding Member 27 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

agree, we did the border crossing from ecuador to colombia... no problems! :) You will have an AMAZING time! :)