I was born in France, but Colombia is my home. I am fluent in Spanish, English, and French and I specialize in eco-adventure and cultural travel. Since founding Expedition Colombia in Medellin, I have worked with local Colombians and indigenous communities to celebrate Colombia’s biologic and cultural diversity, and protect some of the country’s wildest places. I can design unique travel experiences to share these places with you and connect you with warm, happy, and unforgettable personalities along the way.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"Adventures that let you see Colombia’s top natural and cultural destinations from a completely different perspective. Fun active travel: hiking, river rafting, kayaking, biking, surfing, horseback riding, etc., that naturally lead you to interact with local people on riverbanks, in mountain villages, or in Colombia’s beautiful beach towns and cities. Custom built trips with experts in fields of study such as wildlife biology, cultural anthropology, archeology, photography, botany, and language. "
How did you get involved in travel?
"I have been a professional whitewater kayaker for over ten years and had the chance, through this sport, to travel to remote, natural places across the world. Eventually, fellow athletes started to ask me for advice on trip planning and expeditions, and this naturally led to Expedition Colombia. "
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Bay-hopping off the coast of Parque Tayrona from a chartered sailboat with Santa Marta’s greatest captains and explorers. We hiked in Parque Tayrona and visited the archeological sites, but when the tourist groups crowded the park, we escaped to sea kayak, scuba-dive, and snorkel off our boat!
What makes Colombia so magical, and why I am so grateful to call it my home, is how you can go from the black sand beaches of the Pacific Coast to the snow-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada, or from the desert of La Guajira to the rainforest of the Amazon, and always make a Colombian friend. The people are just so friendly and there are simply a million ways to share unforgettable memories. "
Featured trips & expertise
This 10-day intrepid adventure covers a lot of ground. Starting in the reinvigorated city of Medellín and it's surrounding Antioquia countryside, you'll then journey to Colombia's central Andean region. Go from fast-paced city culture to dense tropical rainforests and all the way to cool highlands and snow-capped volcanoes. Through it all, you'll experience local culture and traditions in colorful mountain towns and remote villages.
From the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada glaciers to the lush tropical rainforest, discover Colombia's astounding biodiversity and contemporary cultures. This tour takes you from city culture to scenic mountain landscapes to the famous coffee region. Finally, experience Colombia as few do, on a river rafting expedition through lush forest.
In nine days, explore the ice-capped summits of the Sierra Nevada to the white sand beaches of the tropical Caribbean coast to discover a range of indigenous and contemporary cultures, as well as astounding biodiversity. Drive across city centres and take scenic mountain roads through the famous coffee region. Experience Colombia’s warm climate and culture by river and sea on rafting and sailing expeditions.
With its colorful street life, intriguing colonial history, and tons of museums, Cartagena is fun for the whole family. The cobbled streets of the Walled City echo with the memories of conquistadores, as well as the calls of palenqueras (Afro-Caribbean women selling fruits). Here are some ideas that will guarantee a happy family holiday in Cartagena.
Enjoy the natural beauty of Colombia on this 7-day itinerary which takes you through the mountains and valleys of Colombia's famous coffee region. You'll undertake a multi-day trek in the Andes, relax in the peaceful city of Manizales, and then finish with some urban culture and great museums in the city of Medellin.
Most travelers to Colombia visit two or three of its big cities and the popular Caribbean Coast, but Colombia is much more than its popular sights and cities. If you’re looking to truly experience the country's unique blend of culture and landscape, here’s a list of places to help you get off-the-beaten-path and discover its more hidden gems.
Recent trip reviews for Jules
The real colombia - 9-day adventure, Colombia - May 19 - May 29, 2018
While we really enjoyed our trip overall, I would not book with Kimkim again without there being more transparency on the costs. We spent nearly $6800 with Kimkim for only about 9 days of services including one internal flight for 2 people.
Jules did a pretty good job communicating with us but he did say the following about providing us with some tips on packing but he did not provide this detail, even after we followed up with him inquiring about this. He later apologized saying he was on... read more
Cartagena, Colombia - Mar 24 - Mar 30, 2018
Our family of two teen boys + Mom & Dad had the best time on our trip to Cartagena and the Caribbean coast. Our guide Nicholas was amazing. Flexible enough to change things on the fly, but also got to every place on the itinerary. Jules and Nicholas put together a terrific itinerary based on our looking for a mix of city and country. We wanted some off the beaten path and we got it in spades! Colombia is a big country and we look forward to exploring more next time.
Medellin tour, Colombia - Feb 16 - Feb 15, 2018
We had a wonderful time on our 1 1/2 Medellin tour last week. Our guide couldn't have been more friendly and informative. It was abundantly clear he loved his city and his job! Despite the mix up with the itinerary at the start, everything was smooth and fun, especially the fabulous hike to Angel Waterfalls. Definitely recommend Kimkim Tour for any sort of tour and adventure! They are so responsive and professional from all the emails to their vehicles, thank you!!
The real colombia - 9-day mixed adventure, Colombia - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2017
Jules and his colleagues made the trip a wonderful and memorable one. We cannot speak more highly of their guidance, hospitality, support and knowledge.