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Marie Sophie Bentz

Born and raised in France, I've always had this adventurous spirit and a deep desire to get to know new places and people. I was lucky enough to visit many places but never found a place where I could say "here is where I want to live" before I set foot in Colombia. And here I am, 3 years later, helping travellers to get inspired by this wonderful and vibrant destination.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Everything about Colombia! Its natural and cultural wealth, and all of the activities that can be done in the country, from cultural sightseeing to cultural immersions by way of adventure activities, relaxation, wildlife viewing and much more."

How did you get involved in travel?

"After travelling to Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador in 2016, I came back to France with one idea in mind: to be part of the tourism industry. After a Master Degree in Tourism with a specialisation in Latin-American countries and ecotourism, I was given the opportunity to do a first internship in Medellin, Colombia and to discover the country. I felt in love and after a second internship, I got hired and never left!"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Every travel experience is unique and not to be forgotten. If I had to pick only one, I guess I would choose that one time when I got to see whales in the Colombian Pacific for the very first time. It was my childhood dream."

Marie Sophie is part of the following groups: Colombia Travel Agents
Iconic skinny wax palms in Colombia's coffee region.
Colombia's Coffee, Whitewater, and Caribbean Islands Adventure - 13 Days

With 13 days you can experience all of the highlights Colombia is renowned for throughout the world. Your journey starts in the heart of Colombia's Coffee Region, where you'll overnight on a working coffee farm. From there, head to the reborn metropolis of Medellín, a city whose reputation as a global hotspot is enhanced by its rising culinary and art scene. Then, it's time for a bit of nature as you embark on a rafting trip down the Río Verde and end your adventure on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore Cartagena and nearby islands.

Cityscape of Medellín at dusk
Discover Bogotá & Medellín - 6 Days

For travelers who love urban energy and metropolitan culture, this six-day jaunt is for you. It highlights two of Latin America’s most exciting cities—Bogotá and Medellín. You'll kick things off in the capital, Bogotá, where you can explore cobbled colonial streets, visit Pre-Columbian museums, and enjoy a thriving nightlife scene. Then, fly to Medellín, a revitalized metropolis best viewed from above—by scenic gondola car. Due to its mid-range altitude, the city enjoys a perpetual spring-like climate, so count on some delicious weather. Then there's all those hip bars and restaurants in the trendy El Poblado district that are begging to be enjoyed. Yes, six days is enough to live it all.

Iconic skinny wax palms in Colombia's coffee region
Colombia's Best Cities & Coffee Region - 10 Days

Check off three unforgettable cities on this whirlwind 10-day tour starting with Bogotá's Spanish colonial sites and buzzing nightlife. You'll then fly to the heart of Colombia's Zona Cafetera for an overnight at a coffee farm where you'll hike the green mountains of Cocora Valley, dotted with towering palm trees. From here, head to Medellín—a city with outdoor art and spring-like weather—before ending on the Caribbean coast where you'll explore the romantic streets of Cartagena's Old Town.

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How to Experience Colombia's Indigenous Groups

One of Colombia’s greatest appeals is its diversity of indigenous peoples. From the Arhuaco of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to the Zenú of the Golfo de Morrosquillo, Colombia’s 87 native tribes represent an indigenous heritage as rich as anywhere in the Americas. While some groups are not receptive to outsiders, others welcome visitors. The following five pueblos indígenas provide an immensely rewarding way of experiencing Colombia at its most unique and intriguing.

The lush coffee region of the Cocora Valley
Bogotá, Cocora Valley, Medellín, and Cartagena - 9 days

On this 9-day tour, you'll get to explore the historical and cultural side of Bogotá 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 Medellín, the home town of the famous Colombian artist, Fernando Botero. Finally, head north to the Pearl of the Caribbean, the colorful town of Cartagena.