Travel Tips

We look forward to you joining us and thousands of entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world to connect, share and inspire. Please see below important information to get yourself prepared for your arrival to the beautiful city of Villavicencio, Meta, Colombia.

Event Details at a Glance

  • Day 1: Wednesday, October 26th
    • Pre-Registration: 11:00am – 4:30pm
      • Location: Parque Las Malocas
    • Official WIBF Welcome Reception & Pre-Registration continued: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
      • Location: Los Ocarros Biopark
  • Day 2: Thursday, October 27th
    • WIBF 8:30am – 4:30pm
      • Location Parque Las Malocas
  • Day 3: Friday, October 28th
    • WIBF 8:30am – 4:30pm
      • Location Parque Las Malocas


Document: WIBF Safety Protocol

Government of Colombia MIG Form

Must be completed 72 – 24 hours prior to your arrival in Colombia and 72 – 24 hours prior to your departure from Colombia.

This form is highly sensitive to the information you input. Ensure that all your information is correct including spelling and punctuation’s prior to submitting or it might prompt you to re-do.

Click this link to complete the required form: https://apps.migracioncolombia.gov.co/pre-registro/public/preregistro.jsf

Mandatory Vaccinations and Health Information

  • Please note that the Yellow Fever Vaccination is required. Please contact your local travel clinic.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination is required
  • Please consult with a health care provider regarding malaria pills for your travel to Colombia.

Upon your arrival to Colombia

Once you land in Colombia and deplane, if you’ve travelled internationally, you must go straight through customs which takes approximately 2 – 3 hours total including picking up your luggage.

Once you receive your luggage, as expected anywhere that you fly to, we highly recommend to always keep your luggage in your presence and always carry it with you to any ground transportation that you might be taking to Villavicencio if you choose to take ground transportation.

Transportation upon your Arrival in Colombia

Ground Transportation to Villavicencio (approximately 3 hours)

f you’re arriving in Bogota, Colombia, there is ground transportation available either by these options:

  1. Booking with a chauffeur company through any of these suggested websites but not limited to:
    1. https://www.vehiculosvip.com/en/home
    2. https://www.teletrans.com/transportation-services-bogota-colombia/
    3. https://www.dottransfers.com/
  2. Book yourself a bus ticket at this link: https://www.busbud.com/en-ca “

Flight Transportation to Villavicencio

You can book a flight from Bogota to Villavicencio through either of these two airlines Viva Air https://www.vivaair.com/co/es or Avianca https://www.avianca.com/us/en/

Villavicencio Hotel Information

We recommend booking your hotel through a 3rd party website such as expedia, hotels.com, etc. as they show the cheapest rate for accommodations.

  • ESTELAR Villavicencio Hotel & Centro de Convenciones
  • GHL Hotel Grand Villavicencio

Bogota Hotel Information

If you plan on arriving to Colombia prior to WIBF or want to extend your stay before your departure back home, we recommend any of these three hotels to stay at in Bogota, Colombia.

  • Whyndam Bogota
  • Whyndam TRYP
  • GHL Capital

Apps to consider downloading

  1. Spanish Translation/Translating App – English to Spanish
  2. Currency Exchange Calculator – Colombian Peso

Websites for Information on Villavicencio and Bogota

Check out photos and tourist information about Villavicencio here:

Check out photos and tourist information about Bogota here:

Here you can read about the rich and diverse culture of the people of Bogota which is the capital and largest city of Colombia. You can also check out what types of activities and experiences are available to do here. You can read through a list of recommendations to best prepare you for your travel.

Once again, we look forward to joining all together in-person for the first time in 2 years!
Wishing you safe travel and see you soon.