Aerial Tour of Colombia
The proud South American country of Colombia is known to offer diversity on many fronts. Culturally influenced by its population's European, African and indigenous origins, it offers major cities like Bogota and Medellin plus a wide variety of terrain, from mountains to beaches to rainforests. Drone pilot @joeygranath filmed it all in this energetic short video, which was selected as a Drone Video of the Week winner in October 2018.
Bogota by Drone
Mooreproductions created this awesome travel video of the great Colombian capital city Bogotá, which was shot using a combination of drones and ground cameras. You'll get an aerial view of the city's impressive skyscrapers (some of the tallest in South America), its colonial-era churches, and the magnificent Monserrate mountain looming over the city. You'll also get to see some of the city's legendary street murals, and some of the inhabitants of this gigantic metropolis of over 10 million souls.
Colombia Dronelapse Tour
In this remarkable video of Colombia, top contributor and drone pilot Jeffpilotbmx takes hyperlapes to a new level. Created with hundreds of photos and video clips, he skillfully sketched together a wonderful aerial collage of this beautiful South American country. You will see, in quick succession, a series of flashes from the natural and urban landscape of one of the world's most fascinating countries. This was a Finalist in the Countries category for the first annual Drone Video Awards.
Cartagena: Colombian Caribbean Port City
WorldMoments created this stunning video of the great Colombian city of Cartagena on the Caribbean Sea. Founded in the 16th century, it was once the most important port in the mighty Spanish Empire. While it's still an important seaport city, it now also draws a large tourism business, attracting travelers with its Miami-like feel but with almost 500 years of history as well. The video features amazing views of Bocagrande, Castillo de San Felipe, Manga, the Centro Historico, and more.
Tequendama: Colombia's Largest Waterfall
Tequendama Falls is a waterfall on the Bogota River near Bogota, Colombia. Standing roughly 130 meters (about 430 feet) tall, the falls is one of the largest in South America or indeed anywhere in the world. Unusually, the falls runs completely dry in certain months of the year. Drone contributor La.drones, a Bogota native, flew his drone above these magnificent falls to create an aerial perspective, of the falls, which unfortunately have been chosen by many suicide victims.
Medellin: Colombia's Second City
Medellin is the second largest city in Colombia, and the capital of the Antioquia region which occupies a northern section of the country. Like most South American cities, it was founded in the 16th century by Spanish conquerors. It sits atop numerous lists of the best cities in South America. In this video, contributor Unraveled Studios was able to fly a drone over Medellin during the approach of a major thunderstorm over the surrounding mountains.
Colombia's Mighty Chicamoca Canyon
The Chicamocha Canyon was created by the Chicamocha River in north central Colombia, in the Santander and Boyaca provinces. With a maximum depth of 2k meters (about 6k ft) Chicamocha Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world after the Grand Canyon. Contributor Scienceoftravel used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial view of this spectacular piece of South American geology, one of Colombia's top tourist attractions.
Colombia's Rock Climbing Paradise
Watch this spectacular drone video by Sarmientodanielph, and you'll see why Piedras de Suesca is one of Colombia's most popular spots for rock climbers and other outdoors-seekers. It's located on a high plain about an hour's drive north of the capital Bogota. Its rock cliffs make for some great climbing opportunities, and its fast moving rivers and streams offer some great spots for kayakers. Take in the landscape, which also offers some incredible deep shades of green.
Guatavita: Heart of Colombia
Contributor Sarmientodanielph created this beautiful drone video from a spot very near to the exact geographic center of Colombia. The town is called Guatavita, and it's in the Guavia province in the middle of the country. This area is part of a broad plateau formed by the different parts of the Colombian Andes. In the video you'll see the centerpiece of the area, Tomine Reservoir, which supports some of the hydroelectric projects in the areas and also supplies drinking water to Bogota.
Barichara: Treasure of Northern Colombia
Contributor and drone pilot La.drones created this magnificent bird's eye view of one of the treasures of northern Colombia. Barichara is a small town in the state of Santander, which is located in the north central part of the country. Fly over quiet cobblestone streets, bright red roofs and incredible landmarks of this iconic Spanish colonial town, and see why it's considered to be perhaps the most beautiful town in this vast South American country.
Colombia's Most Famous Church
If you find yourself adventuring through the southwest canyon in Colombia where the Guitara River flows below, and happen upon the basilica known as, Las Lajas Sanctuary — brace yourself for complete awe. Contributor la.drones shares stunning aerial footage of this architectural wonder in its natural habitat in this drone video. It was inspired by two women who saw an image of the Virgin in 1754, but wasn't completed for 200 years. It is considered one of the finest churches in the world.
Colombia's Rock of Guatape
Check out this amazing dronie from atop one of the world's most famous rocks. The Rock of Guatape (El Peñón de Guatapé) is an inselberg (isolated rock formation) in northwestern Colombia, not far from Medellin. It rises 200 meters (about 650 ft.) from the base, and is stunningly prominent in the flat terrain in this part of the country. The top of the rock wasn't scaled (at least officially) until the 1950's. Now it is accesslble by a staircase which runs up one of its sides.
Gramalote: Mudslide-Stricken Town
In a land full of rainforests and mountains, mudslides and floodings are an all-too-common occurrence in Colombia. In this poignant film, Alejandrogutierrezlonga flies over the still-standing historic ruins of Gramalote, Colombia, abandoned after devastating mudslides and floods. The somber footage captures the dignity of the once beautiful structures that have, at least for now, escaped total destruction. The city is located in the northeastern state of North Santander.
Cartagena: Colombia's Walled City
Cartagena is located on the north (Caribbean) coast of Colombia. It's a major shipping port and Colombia's fifth largest city. Cartagena was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century, and went on to become the largest seaport in the once-mighty Spanish Empire. In this video, contributor Alta Vista Epic Aerials used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create an amazing aerial view of this walled South American city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Puracé: Colombia's Explosive Volcano
Behold this amazing drone video of one of Colombia's most active volcanoes, compliments of top contributor la.drones. Volcán de Puracé is located in the Puracé National Natural Park, in the western part of this South American country. The stratovolcano is part of the Cordillera Central, one of the sub-ranges of the Andes which run through Colombia. Standing over 4.6k meters (just over 15.2k ft.) the volcano has exploded many times in modern history, most recently in 1977.
Colombia's Historic Boyacá Region
Contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic A created this beautiful drone tour of Boyacá, one of the 32 departments which make up the country of Colombia. Lcoated northeast of the capital city Bogota, Boyacá lies within an Andes sub-range called the Cordillera Oriental. Sometimes called the Eastern Range, this is the easternmost of the three Andes sub-ranges which cross Colombia. Boyacá played an important role in Colombia's 19th century war of independence from Spain.
Bahia Solano: Colombia's Pacific Shores
Top contributor Daniel Molina used a DJI Mavic Air to create this magnificent aerial video of a beautiful spot on Colombia's Pacific coastline. Bahia Solano is located in the Chocó Department, which occupies the northern part of Colombia's Pacific coast. Chocó features some of Colombia's most beautiful scenery, but is also one of the poorest of the 32 departments which make up the country. For reasons you'll understand when you see the video, Bahia Solano is an emerging beach destination.
Check out this amazing drone video of an ancient ruins site in South America known as the "Stonehenge of Colombia". El Infiernito is lcoated near Villa de Leyva, a town in the Boyacá Department northeast of Bogota. The name ("Little Hell") derives from the Spanish explorers who conquered the area (although they didn't discover this site) who thought that there were diabolical pagan rituals afoot here. It's believed that the site was used for ritual bathing as well as rudimentary astronomical observation.
Towns of Colombia's Western Andes
Colombia is crossed by three sub-ranges of the Andes, which run roughly parallel on a southwest-to-northwest axis. The westernmost of these is the Cordillera Occidental range, whose peaks reach a height of about 4.1k meters (around 13.5k ft.). In this drone video by contributor AVEA (Alta Vista Epic Aerials), you'll get a bird's eye view of Salento and La Carbonera, two of the towns which sit in the midst of this range which is also known as the West Andes.
Punta Gallinas: Colombia's Northern Tip
Contributor and drone pilot thescienceoftravel brings us this beautiful aerial video of a spot which has the distinction of being the northernmost point of South America. Punta Gallinas (Cape Hens) is located at the far end of the Guajira Peninsula, a land mass which juts out into the Caribbean Sea in a northeasterly direction. It is the northernmost point of Colombia and also the entire continent. It's so far north that the entirety of Central America's Panama and Costa Rica sit to its south!
Colombia Trip Highlight Reel
Contributor Wyldandalive travels throughout Latin America making videos of the places visited using drone and camera footage. In this video, they take us on an "experience of a lifetime" as they travel through the vibrant jungles of Colombia over a three week period. Through their drone lens and ground camera footage, we get to ride along and see the best of nature and humanity in this amazing South American land, which sits in both the Andes and Amazon Basin regions of South America.
Aerial Tour of Colombia: Early 2018
Contributor AVEA - Alta Vista Epic Aerials created this beautiful aerial collage of Colombia from a trip to the South American country in January and February of 2018. It features aerial views of spots from all over the country, including the Cocora Valley, La Carbonera, Salento, Armenia, Quindio, Boyaca, Villa de Layva, Cartagena, and more. Strap yourself in for a tour of this amazing country, which sits at the crossroads of Andean and Amazonian South America.
Colombia Professional Demo Reel
Here's a Colombian aerial experience you won't want to miss! Luzalma Films is one of the top professional drone piloting and video production companies in this South American country. Their work includes landscapes, cities, action shots, and other demanding jobs for a high profile client list. Their 2018 highlight reel captures everything from the reknowned beauty of the Colombian rainforest to the excitement of local concerts and cultural events.
Colombia Compilation Video
Colombia is becoming a top destination for travelers seeking adventure and culture. If you haven't considered visiting this South American country, this drone videos compilation will surely pique your interest. Colombia's capital city of Bogota is surrounded by the massive peaks of the Andes. The city of Cartagena is a coastal treasure that posses romantic warmth with its cobblestone streets and colorful "old town." Medillín is a modern city with a temperate climate year-round.