There is so much to see and discover in this amazing country! And I am so thrilled to help inspire people to travel to Colombia and experience its incredible beauty and diversity the same way I first did.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"All types of tourism! From discovering the bustle of big cities to the charm of small towns."
How did you get involved in travel?
"After my first trip overseas to study abroad, I haven't stopped traveling and exploring this beautiful world of ours. It inspires me to see new places and experience new cultures, and travel has become my biggest passion. After working in education abroad, I realized what I loved most was encouraging people to visit amazing new places. After arriving in Colombia as a traveler, I quickly learned it was the place for me to put down roots and encourage others to come visit."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My trip deep into the coffee region of Antioquia honestly made the decision for me that Colombia was the place for me to stay. The incredible greenery and nature that surrounds that area took my breath away, and the kindness of the people is something truly unforgettable. "
Featured trips & expertise
Perfect for travelers who love urban energy and culture, this fast-paced itinerary highlights four awesome Colombian cities: Bogotá, Medellín, Santa Marta, and Cartagena — each with their own special qualities and vibes. Too much city? You'll visit a coffee farm in the Andes and hike through a rainforest for a dose of beach and Caribbean Sea to round out this fun adventure.
This cultural, yet outdoorsy Colombian adventure starts off in one of Latin America's most striking and up-and-coming cities — Medellín — safe for travelers after a turbulent past. Enjoy the constant spring-like weather while exploring vibrant neighborhoods by foot and gondola before flying north to the Caribbean coast. From Santa Marta, relax on the beaches and trails of Tayrona Park and then head for the cobblestoned streets of Cartagena's inner-walled city, oozing with Spanish colonial romance and history.
Perfect for first-timers, this smart, action-packed itinerary begins in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá and then makes its way to the Caribbean coast. Along the route, you'll drive through the Andean highlands visiting preserved colonial towns, fly to the up-and-coming city of Medellín — and then hike through Tayrona Park to get to white-sand beaches and turquoise sea. Spend your last three nights in the romantic UNESCO-listed Old Town of Cartagena, founded in 1533.
This rugged 10-day trip is ideal for those who want to focus on nature and the outdoors, as it highlights two of the country's biggest natural attractions. Start with a four-day trek to Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) located in the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a mountain range close to the Caribbean sea. Dubbed 'the new Machu Picchu', this challenging journey reaches the archaeological ruins of Teyuna -- accessible by steep climbs and several river crossings. Continue the adventure with a sailing trip in the Caribbean Sea, and then spend two days exploring Tayrona National Park. Finish the adventure with a relaxing float on the Don Diego River.
Recent trip reviews for Lisa
Jardin, salamina, and cartagena, Colombia - Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2018
We visited Colombia in August and traveled through Jardin, Salamina and Cartagena. Our travel specialist Lisa Calabrese, did an outstanding job in arranging everything including transfers between the towns, tours and our choice of hotels. We were looked after every step of the way right from the booking. Initially I wasn't sure which places I wanted to visit but Lisa helped me through and after week or two we finalised an itinerary. Lisa always answered my query promptly.
We even got to meet her in Medellin. I will certainly book more tours through her.
Colombia's caribbean coast - 8 days, Colombia - Aug 18 - Aug 25, 2018
My cousin and I booked our trip through kimkim and I could not have been more pleased! Lisa, was our specialist, created our itinerary, took care of us, and tackled any concerns that we had. We had expert tour guides with us on several excursions that made all the difference. I felt completely safe and was able to have a stress-free experience in Colombia. Our trip was truly memorable!
Tayrona National Park was amazing we were able to see lots of monkeys and other wild life. Our... read more
Honeymoon on the caribbean coast - 15 days, Colombia - Aug 4 - Aug 18, 2018
Working with Lisa and her team was amazing! Everything was seamless and wonderful - from the drivers to the hotels - we loved everything. I was hesitant to use a travel agent at first, but I am SO thankful we did and it was totally worth it. Lisa was really attentive and checked in every few days, which was such a nice touch. The hotels she helped find were lovely and all the service providers along the way were timely and friendly. There was only one experience that wasn't my favorite and... read more
Bogota, coffee region, and cartagena, Colombia - Aug 24 - Sep 2, 2018
Lisa was instrumental to the success of our trip. I would recommend to anyone interested in visiting Colombia for the first time or a repeat visit to book. I felt safe, informed, guided and assured. The guides were friendly and helpful and Lisa was able to track me thought the entirety of our trip.
Colombia's coffee region, Colombia - Jul 13 - Jul 15, 2018
Lisa from Adventure Colombia was fantastic as our travel coordinator and advisor to the coffee region of Colombia. We flew from Cartagena to the city of Pereira where we were met by a private driver and van for the ride to Salento. Lisa had made reservations for us at the best hotel in right in the heart of the town. We were met by David our tour guide the next morning for a fantastic day of hiking in the Cocora Valley and touring OcaSa Coffee Farm. David has fantastic knowledge of the... read more
Cartagena and tayrona, Colombia - Mar 16 - Mar 19, 2018
All of the services were provided just as promised.
The boat ride from Taganga to Playa Cristal was quite unpleasant. (The return trip was OK.) The sea was quite rough. My wife and I felt like we were being tossed around in a clothes dryer for close to an hour. We were bounced very hard on wooden benches with no cushions. I felt very sore for several days after the boat ride. You should warn people about how unpleasant the journey can be.
The drive between Cartagena and Santa Marta was also a bit scary at times, as the drivers tried to pass trucks.