After living in different parts of the world, I decided to take a new challenge and jump into the unknown by settling down in Colombia. It was propably the best decision I ever made! I fell in love with the beauty of the landscapes, from the mountains of the Andes to the beaches of the Carribbean Coast, and the kindness of its inhabitants.
My goal is to inspire you to discover the natural and cultural diversity of this amazing country!
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"All types of tourism, from the islands of the caribbean, the small villages and to the snow-covered mountains."
How did you get involved in travel?
"Travel has always been my passion and after taking my first trip abroad, I realized that there was so much to discover around the world! I have a degree in management of tourism activities and I did my end of year internship in a hotel in New York City. Such an amazing experience through which I got in contact with travellers from all over the world."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My trip to the Guajira desert! I got amazed at the magic and the contrast of this place, between the warm colors of the sand dunes and the bright blue colors of the Caribbean sea. Simply gorgeous!"
Featured trips & expertise
This sweeping Colombian itinerary covers major highlights from the country's Caribbean coast all the way to the Ecuadorian border. Start off with two relaxing days where you can unwind in a protected national park with white-sand beaches and tropical rainforests. Continue making your way through three of South America's most scenic and important cities — Cartagena, Medellín, and Bogotá — eventually heading south towards lesser-known destinations known for gorgeous Baroque architecture, salsa dancing, and a Gothic church built into a gorge.
One of the best aspects of visiting Cartagena on Colombia's northern coast is having close proximity to nearby Caribbean Islands for the ultimate culture/beach adventure. On this 5-day trip, you'll start off experiencing the city's narrow streets with palaces, churches, and mansions painted in pastel colors (not to mention hip hotels and galleries that are popping up). Then, boat over to San Bernardo's beautiful coral islands for white-sand beaches and watersports. Finish the adventure back in Cartagena for one more night of colonial romance.
Lush, steamy and unmistakably tropical, Colombia’s Amazon region seems very remote, even from the rest of the country. The main town, Leticia, is an easy-going, friendly little place, located right on the border with Brazil and Peru. But the main reason to visit is the Amazon River and the vast rainforest that surrounds it – full of strange and exotic plants and animals, from lazy sloths to electric eels – a massively important environment that provides a lung for the whole planet.
City slickers who like to hoof it will love this weeklong itinerary in Colombia spotlighting two of Latin America’s most exciting (and mountainous) hubs. The trip starts in the sophisticated capital of Bogotá where you'll have time to soak in the culture, restaurants and nightlife. From here, take a day-trip to the highlands to visit the region's salt mines. Next, it's a flight to Medellín, the scenic metropolis in the midst of a transformation after a turbulent past. With year-round spring temps and a free metrocable, there's plenty to see and do. Take a hike in lakeside Guatapé to round out this fun adventure.
Colombia is a nation of vibrant cities, sleepy pueblos, and extraordinary landscapes: this action-packed 7-day tour gives you a taste of the true diversity of this country. Within the span of a week you'll visit the superb museums of Bogotá, savor freshly roasted coffee near Salento and gaze at the sea from Cartagena's glorious ramparts.
Recent trip reviews for Elisabeth
Family trip to colombia, Colombia - Jun 14 - Jun 22, 2018
1. Final itinerary should come out to the group sooner. There was little to no time to consider changes for the group (example, we would have liked starting an hour later each day)
1. Our Bogota to Santa Marta flight was a complete mess! We didn't have confirmed seats and couldn't pre book them due to bad wifi connection speeds in Bogota. Because of this we almost didn't get to go on our flight and needed to wait while the airline asked 7 volunteers... read more
Bogotá, coffee triangle & caribbean coast - 7 days , Colombia - Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2018
My wife and I had arranged a holiday to Peru and took advantage of the international flights connecting via Bogota to spend a week in Colombia on the return journey.
I then researched via the internet for itineraries and transport options around Colombia, which is when I came across the Kimkim site for the first time. From then on the trip fell into place very nicely with Elisabeth from Aventur making contact with a suggested itinerary based on my stated preferences. A few changes were made... read more
Tayrona, Colombia - Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2017
The company described the trips as customized to your needs, but when I wanted a 3 day trek instead of a two day trek, I seemed to face a lot of resistance. I made suggestions as to how it could be done, but I was told it would not work, without much explanation. Also, these communications were very slow, and I was anxious to get the trek planned so i just gave up and took the 2 day trek. But, I really had hoped that it was more customized to our needs.
As stated in the previous question, answers came only after long delays. Also, some of my questions were not answered at all.