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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.
My second favorite place is obviously Panama. Whenever I feel like escaping from the city, I go there to relax in this peaceful environment. Trust me, there is nothing like the Panamanian beaches!"

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 now I only leave the country to go to Panama."

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.

Bogota and Cartagena - 6 Days
Bogota and Cartagena - 6 Days

Six days is just long enough to experience the energy and culture of Colombia's most exciting destinations—with a bit of beach time thrown in for good measure. You'll start off in the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá where you can indulge in the thriving food and art scene, then jet off to Cartagena to explore Old Town—the inner-walled city that abounds with colonial architecture and history. Throw in a day trip to the Caribbean Rosario Islands and you have a vacation worth its weight in gold.

Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyon Tour - 8 Days
Colombia's Amazon Rainforest & Canyon Tour - 8 Days

This 8-day adventure starts with two nights in Bogotá, Colombia's capital city. After a stop in Villavicencio, you'll be whisked away by charter plane deep into the Amazon rainforest. You'll hike and boat around two dramatic canyons, enjoy plenty of wildlife viewing, and interact with native tribes. Return to Villavicencio and spend your last night enjoying a performance by local dancing cowboys.