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Marine Guérin

I first learned to travel in Colombia and thought it was one of the greatest countries to discover. It's got so much diversity, in people, landscapes, and cultures, and one just feels welcome here. I'm really happy to be able to help other people come here and see for themselves all this country has to offer!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Colonial towns, the Coffee Region, and the Amazon!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"Colombia was my first trip across the ocean. I spent a year in Cali studying political sciences, and found a second home! I roamed a lot through Colombia and got the traveling bug. From then on I went on traveling and living abroad from time to time, but finally came back here to work in tourism. It made sense to work in travel."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"The Amazon in Colombia will always stay one of my most striking experiences. It's just another world, and one feels both lost on another planet and strangely at ease. It's a truly unforgettable experience. The way people handle cultural differences there is also quite special, as Colombians, Brazilians, Peruvians etc share borders within the Amazon and cross each other all the time."

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Beach at Tayrona National Park

One Week in Colombia: 5 Great Itineraries

Planning to spend a week in Colombia? Seven days is enough time for a solid exploration of one region, or you can divide your time between two cities. Where you go depends on your interests. Historic Cartagena and the beautiful Caribbean coast remain the most popular short trip. Bogotá and Medellín both offer excellent urban adventures, with side trips to quaint villages and coffee farms.

Colombian Coast Adventure - 8 Days

An active 8-day adventure along the northern coast of Colombia. You'll visit the beautiful Tayrona National Park, hike through the jungle, go birdwatching, and finish your trip with a relaxing trip to the Rosario Islands by private speedboat. This trip works especially well if you're flying in and out of Cartagena.

Sky and trees reflected in the Amazon River

Colombia Andes, Amazon & Caribbean - 14-Day Itinerary

This tour takes you off the beaten path and truly epitomizes the diversity that runs through Colombia and its people. Colombia's mountains, jungles, Caribbean beaches, Spanish colonial architecture, rural and indigenous cultures combine to offer a quite unforgettable tour in one of the world's great (and yet uncharted) destinations.

Cartagena

Best of Cartagena - 5-Day Itinerary

Explore Cartagena’s colonial architecture by foot, partake in its rich culinary scene, and meet the local characters for an authentic glimpse into Colombia’s Caribbean culture. Cartagena’s old town is like an outdoor museum, whose stories will be told by an experienced local guide.

Recent trip reviews for Marine

Bogota, cocora valley, medellin and cartagena - 9 days, Colombia - Jul 28 - Aug 6, 2017

Traveler: Mark W. - Local specialist: Marine Guérin

Most of the trip was very good and well organized.

The Cartagena portion of the trip could have been better. There was some confusion with our day trIp to Rosario island. We didn't have the right information as to where to go and were told we needed a voucher which we never received. Tour guides in Cartagena tried to change our tour times and insisted on taking us to emerald shops (twice) even after we said we didn't want to go there.

Taxi drivers always showed up on time. Most guides were very good. Our favorite tour guides were Angelica in bogota and David in the coffee region.

Marine Guérin, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mark,
Thanks for your review!! I am glad you enjoyed your trip and everything went well. Cartagena, being touristy, does have these inconvenients sometimes... I hope you could still enjoy it!
We will let Angelica and David know how much you appreciated them!
We wish you the best!
Marine