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Lisa Calabrese

Getting to help others have unforgettable, unique travel experiences is my main goal. I'm thrilled to be able to encourage people to visit this beautiful world of ours!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I spent the better part of two years living in Medellín and organizing trips for travelers to come and experience Colombia for themselves. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"After my first trip overseas to study abroad in Italy, 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 one of my biggest passions. After working abroad in both Turkey and Spain for a few years, I realized what I loved most was encouraging people to visit amazing new places. I arrived in South America as a traveler, but immediately fell in love with the warmth and beauty of this place and its people, and have worked here in tourism ever since- mostly in Colombia and now in Peru."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The first time I ventured outside of the big city of Medellín when I was in Colombia, I visited the village of Jardín. Four hours on a winding bus ride and my face my glued to the window the entire time- incredible mountains and greenery, coffee and plantain farms- the views were like nothing I'd seen. Finally arriving in the colorful village, I knew immediately that I'd be staying in Colombia for a while. It was like being transported to another time. We took a tuk-tuk to visit a local coffee farm and the family there treated us like old friends. Over a year later, I went back to Jardín and was able to find the visit the same farm- they greeted me with open arms and the same kindness as ever. Colombia is beautiful in so many ways, and the warmth of its people is definitely one of them. "

Lisa is part of the following groups: Italy Travel Agents, Colombia Travel Agents
Colombia's wild Pacific coast
Colombian Cities and Nature: Bogotá, Amazon, Medellín, and Pacific Coast - 15 Days

This high-end itinerary covers a great deal of the country's territory, from its main cities to some off-the-beaten-path natural wonders. The adventure begins in Bogotá and its surroundings, then takes you deep into the heart of the mighty Amazon River, where you'll have a series of unforgettable days exploring the jungle via foot, canoe and small boats. Afterwards, you'll fly to Medellín to enjoy the city's history and vibrant modern culture before leaving for the Pacific Coast— a dense rainforest where you'll visit tiny villages and partake in a variety of activities including hiking and soaking in hot springs.

Tayrona National Park
Colombia's Caribbean Coast: Tayrona, Cartagena, Rosario Islands - 15 Days

This 15-day itinerary explores the diverse Caribbean coast of Colombia, from the sand dunes of La Guajira desert to the mountain village of Minca. Start in Cartagena, with its charming streets and markets, before a tubing excursion on a jungle river in Palomino. Next, you'll hike through Tayrona National Park. Your adventure finishes back in Cartagena and ends with a relaxing day trip to the beaches of the Rosario Islands.

italy
Rome & Sicily Highlights - 8 Days

Get ready for a brisk tour of some of the most famous, beautiful, and ancient sites in Italy. This eight-day getaway begins with your arrival in Rome and guided tours of Roman landmarks like the Colosseum and globally renowned art museums like the Borghese Gallery. In Sicily, you'll make the capital of Palermo your base of operations as you go on street food tours and day trips to gorgeous coastal cities like Cefalú.

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Naples, Amalfi Coast, & Sicily - 10 Days

Over 10 days you can add some of the most beautiful locales in Italy to your holiday scrapbook. This itinerary begins in the south and Naples and includes tours of both the ruins of Pompeii and an ascent of Mount Vesuvius. Then it's pure postcard beauty as you travel to the Amalfi Coast and Capri before jetting off to Sicily for a road trip around that island's most famous and historic sights.

Undeveloped coastland near Nuqui
Bogotá, Medellín, & the Pacific Coast - 13 Days

Colombia's wild and undiscovered region of Chocó on the Pacific coast takes center stage in this 13-day itinerary. The adventure starts in the country's capital city and nearby national parks. From there, visit Medellín, take in the dazzling views from a hike around lakeside Guatapé, and taste Colombia's coffee at the source. End in Nuquí, a dense rainforest where you'll spend three days exploring tiny villages and partaking in outdoor activities.

Take in the setting sun over Palmero
Palermo and Surroundings - 5 Days

Enjoy northwestern Sicily's top city with this 5-day tour of Palermo and its surroundings. Go on a street food tour of the regional capital after admiring the city's intricate baroque architecture before making a day trip to the stunning Doric temple of Segesta. End your quick trip with a day spent in the popular seaside town of Cefalù where you'll climb the Rocca for striking views, swim in the inviting Tyrrhenian Sea, and sip an afternoon apertivo while taking in the setting sun.