Thank you, Peter and YourColombia for an absolutely fantastic and authentic trip in Colombia!!
This was the very first time that we used a boutique travel agency and I'm so... read more happy we did. They tailored everything to our needs. EVERYTHING! We could visit places that we didn't even know they existed with the most lovely local travel guides/chauffeurs.
Peter was super responsive and helpful. We literally got an answer for all of our questions within minutes and he also helped us with a last minute issue even after our trip officially ended.
I highly recommend YourColombia if you want to get an authentic experience of this breathtakingly beautiful country, Colombia.
I can't get to write a review of my experience with YourColombia, and they deserve it. I came across this agency by chance, at first I was worried about whether... read more it was risky to travel like that, but through emails and WhatsApp messages with Peter, I realized that there was no reason to worry.
The whole trip, tours, including hotels were adjusted to my wishes. The guides were professional, kind in every place I visited. They helped me to experience every city in Colombia authentically and to feel safe, by the way, Colombia is not as insecure as it is said.
Transportation to and from the airport, including domestic flights, was impeccably organized. Special greetings to the wonderful man who drove me in Bogota
Peter was in touch with me regularly, everything worked flawlessly.
All the recommendations, thank you guys, next time I'm going through what I didn't get to see this time.
What an amazing trip! I found YourColombia through a random Google search and their tour options interested me, especially the customization. After having multiple chats with Peter (the owner) we... read more were able to create the perfect program for my trip including all the highlights that I wanted to see. Peter was very caretaking, made sure he checked in with me every day and made this trip feel like an adventurous vacation.
I visited Bogota, Pereira region, including the a beautiful hike around Cocora Valley and a visit to Buenos Aires coffee plantation (the best!!), Medellin, Guatape day trip to hike up la Piedra rock for beautiful views and closed off in Cartagena.
The accommodations selected for my budget were nice and in the large cities, centrally located. Every driver was professional and Peter arranged knowledgeable and friendly guides as necessary. We even were able to meet for a beer when I was in Medellin as Peter is living there 🙂
Colombia is a beautiful country you need to see for yourself to believe! Gorgeous scenery, delicious food and friendly people. If you want to have an unforgettable experience, book it with Peter and YourColombia!!
Can you believe that me, the type who plans his trips on his own, is reviewing a travel agency? Well... letting go of control is hard. And the payoff is... read more BIG!
I've met Federico while visiting the castles of Bavaria, with my wife, and he stroke me as the caring and thoughtful type of guide. Obviously that's on top of his charisma and his knowledge about the history of the places for which he is doing private tours in Europe.
We found out that the most important part of his family is in Colombia and that along with Peter, his partner, he is involved in creating "hard to remember experiences" for the people that have the courage to look beyond the stereotype of "Colombia is dangerous".
So can you believe that some photos of Colombia, and the above, have convinced me, the control freak, to have faith in a professional that I've barely met? Well, miracles happen everyday and I surely did get one.
Federico has set up a joyful experience for us, one that touched our hearts and minds forever, allowing us to fall in love with the people of this country and some of the places we have visited. And we have always felt safe, which says about how much Colombia has evolved.
What we have done in this country:
- visited the best of Bogota and tasted local food
- trekked to the Ciudad Perdida, through the rainforest, and also enjoyed seeing and learning about indigenous people, plants and trees
- slept in a eco-hotel on the beach, under the coconut trees
- walked inside Tayrona National Park, where the Caribbean sea and the rainforest blend beautifully together
- visited the amazing city of Cartagena that just blew us off our feet
- sailed to and slept on a tiny island in the Caribbean sea, where we also had a fine snorkeling experience
- visited the town of Salento, where we visited a coffee farm and learned the secrets of the coffee and the amazing story of "how it's made"
- visited the famous Cocora Valley and went up to 3000 meters above sea level to see the beauty of the 30 meters+ palm trees and the beautiful birds flying out there
- and of course enjoyed the tasty and impressive local food, especially the fish, enjoyed the taste of the fruits which is far better than anything you can find in Europe, enjoyed the coconut water, and so so much more...
Now, going back to Federico and YourColombia, I really liked their approach. They offer custom made tours like ours, but in a thoughtful manner when it comes to the costs, which can be important for travelers coming from far away like we did.
And all that without sacrificing the quality of the service as they are collaborating with very nice drivers and guides, famous trekking or sailing tour operators in Colombia, and of course nice hotels. Everything was nicely and precisely planned, so we had a smooth experience.
So fellow traveler, hoping the above words were a good investment of your time, I wish you all the best!
Federico and Peter, we are grateful for this trip, your support every step of the way and we wish you "happy customers"!
Went on this trip with Sergio. The itinerary was great and relaxed. Loved the colourful ceramic town. Excellent guide. Not boring at all.
Peter, Sergio and the Your Colombia team are absolutely wonderful.
They arranged absolutely everything for me as this is a slightly off-the-beaten-path place. They are so professional I can’t... read more can’t recommend them enough. The trip itself was awesome but Peter really went above and beyond- even calling the night bus driver at 4am to make sure I was ok!!!!
They also helped me out with a ride from Bogotá to Salento when there were no buses that day and sorted out a bus ticket to San Agustin whilst I was in El Cocuy.
These guys are the best. DO IT!!!
I had only two days stay in bogota but could enjoy the nature experience. I was hoping to meet a wild sloth bears but not good luck this time, maybe... read more next time! Very kind and smooth tour operation and the tour staff took a great care of me since I booked the tour. Thank you!!
Truly recommend this agency and their services!
We had the chance with my mother to experience a day trip to Laguna Guatavita and Catedral de Sal with Your Colombia.... read more Everything went great from booking to the d day. I firstly wrote to Peter one of the managing founder who was directly very helpful and always available for communicating information. We heard about our guide and other detailed information roughly 48h before the trip. On the d day we were lucky to have Sergio as a guide, he made this day incredible and I could not recommend him more. Very caring he taught us many passionating facts about his country and culture. He was also very flexible, curious, attentive and gave us many information about the city on top of the tour.
I know sometimes agency trips can get standardized, prefabricated but truly with Sergio I felt like a local friend was showing us around.
Again I totally advise this agency and I thank the team again!
Thanks Sergio for letting me have such an amazing experience!
The ride from Bogotá to the starting point of the walk/hike is around 1:20 hrs. For people with... read more a medium fitness level it is absolutely no problem to go on this hike. We walked through the rain forest and the foggy forest, visited La Chorrera and the smaller waterfall with enough time for little breaks to take fotos and enjoy the landscape and nature.
On the way back we had dinner at a very small Cuban restaurant, that was amazing.
My guide Sergio picked me up around midday, which was a wonderful idea, as we were able to appreciate the sunset over the mountains during dinner.
I can highly recommend this trip!