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Elisabeth Grosset

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

A mountainous plantation in Colombia's Coffee Triangle

Bogotá, Coffee Triangle & Caribbean Coast - 7 Days

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. 

Aerial view of Medellín at dusk

December Holiday Adventure in Colombia - 7 Days

Take advantage of the ample time off work in late December and travel to a place that knows how to do the holidays. This fun and festive 7-day Latin American adventure starts in the up-and-coming city of Medellín. With hip restaurants, art galleries, and eternal spring-like temperatures, this city goes bonkers with Christmas lights. From here, you'll head to lakeside Guatapé for hiking, visit a coffee farm, and then fly to Cartagena -- a fairy-tale city that draws a vibrant international crowd. Reserve early and get a seat at one of the city's best rooftop bars overlooking stunning colonial architecture and the Caribbean Sea -- what a way to start the new year!

Beach at Tayrona National Park

One Week in Colombia: 5 Great Itineraries

Planning to spend a week in Colombia? Seven days is enough time for a solid exploration of one region, or you can divide your time between two cities. Where you go depends on your interests. Historic Cartagena and the beautiful Caribbean coast remain the most popular short trip. Bogotá and Medellín both offer excellent urban adventures, with side trips to quaint villages and coffee farms.

Manizales, Colombia

Wild Colombia: Hiking, Hot Springs, & Whale Watching - 10 Days

This 10-day trip provides an intimate glimpse into the wild heart of Colombia. On this trip, you'll explore the bustling metropolis of Medellín, experience traditional farm life of Manizales, relax in the tropical beauty of the Pacific Coast, and go whale watching off the shores of the Tribugá Gulf. While this is an active trip, the schedule allows for plenty of down time to relax or explore on your own.

Recent trip reviews for Elisabeth

Tayrona, Colombia - Oct 17 - Oct 18, 2017

Traveler: Ruth R. - Local specialist: Elisabeth Grosset

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.

Marine Guérin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Ruth,
Thanks for your comment. I think maybe the confusion came from the term "customize": here it means we will design a trip just for you, sticking as well as possible to your requests and at the dates you wish, as opposed to a group tour where the dates would be fixed and you would not be able to choose the activities or guides or hotels.
Now of course there are wishes we cannot accommodate, simply because they don't exist!! I am sorry about this and still hope you had a great time on your trek, since everything went well there.
All the best!
Marine