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Jeanne Sevanche

Travelling is the best school: you discover other ways of thinking, other cultures, customs, landscapes, food, music, and dance. After having organized a lot of travels myself, I started to do it for my family and friends and realized that I loved introducing people to a new place.

Show them the cultural richness, and abundant nature of a new place but also organize something adapted to what they want. You will not prepare the same thing for a couple on their honeymoon than for a large family and the goal is that everyone comes back home with stars in their eyes. This is a challenge I love and Colombia has a great diversity that can fulfill everyone.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Share with local people and discover their culture and customs, not just visit but catch the soul of small villages and big cities, walks in beautiful landscapes, dancing classes and music workshops."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I grew up with the stories of the adventures of my parents in foreign countries. At sixteen I started to organize my own trips at first near France and then a little bit further and further. And here I am, 23 countries visited, lived in 5 countries and now in love with the beautiful country of Colombia. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I always traveled alone and for a young girl it is not always easy but Colombian people just received me with open arms, big smile, curiosity, giving everything even though some of them do not have a lot. This is a unique experience that feels magic."

Featured trips & expertise

Bogota graffiti murals
Colombia Perceptions Cultural Tour - 10 Days

This tour takes you through three of Colombia's most diverse and interesting cities — Bogota, Medellin, and Cartagena. You'll begin in Bogota, with its high-Andean look but altogether bohemian feel. You'll visit world-class museums, learn about a rich and eventful history, and experience a complex urban scene with stunning graffiti murals, topped off with a varied culinary offering and some great nightlife.

Tayrona Parque, Colombia
Best Time to Visit Colombia

Colombia is the ideal year-round destination: warm, tropical weather and a generally stable equatorial climate. One of South America’s most geographically diverse countries, it’s one of the most culturally diverse, as well. Whenever you plan your visit, you’ll have a variety of experiences to choose from.

Church of Santa Barbara in Barichara
Colombia's Central Andes and Coastal Tour - 9 days

After exploring the markets and culture of Bogota, head to the colonial town of Villa de Leyva, famous for its Salt Cathedral located 200 meters underground. Afterwards, enjoy the majestic views of Chicamocha Canyon before heading to Rosario Islands for a taste of the coast.

The lush coffee region of the Cocora Valley
Bogota, Cocora Valley, Medellin and Cartagena - 9 days

On this 9-day tour, you'll get to explore the historical and cultural side of Bogota before heading to the wax palm forests of the Cocora Valley. After spending some time on a local coffee plantation, head over to the beautiful city of Medellin, the home town of the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Finally, head north to the Pearl of the Caribbean, the colorful town of Cartagena.

Recent trip reviews for Jeanne

December trip, Colombia - Dec 21 - Dec 30, 2017

Traveler: Marilyn L. - Local specialist: Jeanne Sevanche

All of the guides were fabulous. Very knowledgeable and respectful. Most of our tours were in Spanish as requested. Drivers were on time, very courteous and hospitable. Every day on this trip seemed to top the day before. Don't miss the Valley of the Cocora (Wax palms) and a shopping trip through Salento. Staying in the coffee region was a great relaxing time between Bogata and Medellin and provided a feel for the more rural part of the country. Also great was the bike tour of downtown Bogota. Kimkim was attentive and flexible every step of the way. They made our trip! Thank you.

Jeanne Sevanche, local specialist, responded to this review:

I am so glad you enjoyed your trip and the amazing country that is Colombi, it has been a pleasure to help you having the best experience!

I wish you a very happy new year,
Best,

Jeanne