Peter is an exceptional tour guide. He knows his business, knows very well the culture, history and people of Colombia. His heart and soul is dedicated, when he takes on... read more a new group of people to guide in Colombia. We felt extremely privileged to have found Peter and his agency. He was present any moment around the clock and very supportive, resourceful in unexpected situations. We are truly blessed to have found Yourcolombia tours and we gladly recommend them to our friends and family. Colombia is a wonderful place to visit and discover and if you need support, Peter is your best contact!
The background that provides security is a help, which provides a lot of help even to the experienced traveler - Although we like to organize our trips ourselves, a local background team that takes care of small but important things, helps you navigate the maze of local peculiarities, and can... read more provide immediate help in case of any questions that arise along the way, is a huge help and, above all, security. it's just a transport, or an unexpected problem, help in getting a ticket, or immediate advice on an important or less important issue. It helps the traveler a lot if there is someone at each station that you can contact in person! And they do all this professionally, almost invisibly. Thanks!
Amazing customer service, amazing country and great prices. - What an amazing ethos this travel company has! From my first enquiry emails were responded to quickly with full information, subsequent questions answered immediately and itinerary changes incorporated with no... read more fuss - we had multiple international flight schedule changes which required juggling of the itinerary which posed no obstacle for Peter, our contact at YourColombia, he also quickly rebooked us onto alternative flights when VivaAir went bankrupt for domestic flights.
Peter could not have been more helpful during the booking process and then even more hands on during the actual holiday, I don't know how he finds the time for this attention to customer service. Peter uses WhatsApp for communication especially when in Colombia and sometimes requested that we contact him upon landing so that he could relay messages to the pick up driver for a smooth transit to the next location, he would also send a message every evening detailing/ reminding us of the fine details of the next days activities, including pick up time, drivers name, sometimes also a contact number and any other information that was needed.
Colombia itself was a great country to visit, but it is a treat to have a touring holiday run so efficiently and with so much care and attention. I can't recommend YourColombia enough, but if you need one more reason to request a quote I found them to be up to 50% cheaper than British online travel companies and even more from the big high street brands.
'Holiday's R Us' visit Columbia - What an amazing country ! It felt like we went round the world in 18days, with varied climate, nature, culture, food and experience.
Our journey started in... read more Bogota where we stayed 2 nights followed by 2 nights in Salento, 2 nights in Medellin, 2 nights at Tyrona National Park followed by 3 nights in Cartagena and some R&R in Isla Mucura for 4 nights. We would have never found such a place on our own!
The itinerary was created by Peter and his team at Your Columbia for our group of 6, as they provided all the internal flights, airport transfers, all land transfers and the local guides. The service was impeccable and always on time. The guides were all local, very knowledgeable and passionate about their country.
All in all we would highly recommend Your Columbia to anyone travelling to Columbia. The local sim card they provide upon arrival means that you are in touch with them at all times.
Thank you Peter and your excellent team for making our trip a memorable one!
We travelled on our first ever trip to Colombia, from the UK, in February 2023 for a private tour planned and organised by Peter at Your Colombia, based on our... read more requirements. The trip was a variation of their standard 11 and 14 day trips (as shown on their website) extended up to 18 days. Our primary route was – Bogota, Villa de Leyva, Barichara, Medellin, Salento, Cartagena, Isla Baru and Tayrona Park – with stops at other places in between (before returning to Bogota for our flight back to the UK via Miami). It also included four internal flights as well as transfers by car. It was an amazing trip taking in a variety of towns, cities, beautiful countryside and beaches.
The planning and organisation of the trip, with so much attention to the small details, was done by Peter and his team at Your Colombia and was simply outstanding. We were given a phone SIM card when we arrived and we were fully in touch with Peter at all times. This is NOT a 9am-5pm service – Peter was personally available (on Whatsapp) at most times to respond to queries we had and to pass on information updates about hotels, drivers, guides, pick-up times and places, and internal flight details. In our memory of trips abroad, Peter and Your Colombia are probably the best travel agent we have ever used. Every detail was sorted and taken care of, and drivers and guides (who were excellent) always turned up early for the next guided tour or journey. It really shows the advantage of a local travel agent on the ground (rather than a large international travel agent) with local knowledge of everywhere that you are travelling to, and with direct connections to local drivers and guides.
We chose YourColombia on the basis of recommendations here on Tripadvisor, which were almost too good to believe, but we shouldn’t have had any doubts – they really are that good, and we would wholeheartedly recommend them. Our thanks go to Peter and his team for making our trip such a wonderful experience.
Let me finish with a few other comments for first-time travellers to Colombia -
- Wherever we went, we always felt really safe – even in walking around in Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena, so don’t have any concerns about this (Colombia has clearly changed a lot in recent years)
- Spanish is mostly the only language spoken across Colombia, even in tourist areas – with English rarely spoken except in some larger hotels. Most of our drivers were solely Spanish speaking. This is great if you want to practice some basic Spanish (like my wife) – however if you don’t know any Spanish, get a Spanish dictionary/phrase book app and Google Translate, as you will need it!
- We had previously heard bad reports about Colombian/South American Airlines, but we didn’t experience any problems on any of our flights (Latam, Viva, Avianca). All took off on time, and landed on time or early – and we never lost any luggage. As an alternative to many hours by road on some routes, air travel made a big difference.
Amazing Colombia - YourColombia let us to see Colombia as so wonderful, colourful, surprising, unforgettable contry. It was realy well organised: starting from planing, till tours, guides, transfers and good surprises ☕️ Everinthing... read more was on time and it is very important to mention, we always felt caring about us. Big hug for Peter
Peter made traveling in Colombia by myself seamless and one of the best vacations I have ever been on. I did zero planning, just told him my general interests and... read more he planned the perfect trip. I had no worries, even when travel plans shifted due to flights changing, etc, as he handled all of these details. The hotels, transportation, and guides were all top notch. Cannot recommend highly enough!
We booked a 11-day highlights of Colombia trip with YourColombia. Peter organized everything perfectly, domestic flights, private transfers, hotels, tours, etc. He was very communicative and checked in on us... read more everyday via Whatsapp. We really enjoyed this short but amazing trip and beautiful Colombia. Thank you so much Peter and the whole YourColombia team!
The best travel company EVER. We asked Your Colombia to put together a bespoke 3 week itinerary for 2 of us to see as much of Colombia as possible. The... read more package they put together could not have been better and surpassed our expectations. Great value for money and allowed us to experience this fabulous country.
It was well organised down to the smallest details, meaning we didn’t have to do much thinking and could just enjoy the experience.
Peter in particular was fantastic and set up a WhatsApp message for us, checking each day that things were ok and the transport, tours etc happened as expected. Peter made it so easy for us and great to know he was there. We miss him now we are home!!!
The transport between places was fab. Great hotels. And the tour guides arranged were brilliant.
Overall the best travel company you could ask for. Happy to provide more details if needed. Would absolutely recommend using this company.