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Yuliana Martínez

I am a professional in Tourism. My passion about traveling started long time ago when I decided my career, because I wanted something different, something that I enjoy everyday of my life. I love to show the beauty of my country to the people, I like to organize tours and trips to amazing destinations, where people can really get in touch with Colombia and its magic.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I am really into nature and cultural activities, I love to give unique experiences, in which the people can discover Colombia in a deep way, falling in love with it and discovering why the risk is wanting to stay."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started traveling at university. I went to Ecuador and Chile with friends, and I helped to organize those trips... the first was for more than 40 people, it was chalenging but great at the same time and I learn lot. I really love to know other cultures, people and places, I think is the best way to grow and open your mind to the differences and ways of life. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I had the opportunity to be out of the country for two months some years ago. In that time I went to Chile and Argentina. In this time I learnt a lot about other cultures and my mind was opened to the love of traveling.
When I went to Argentina, Mendoza, which is a city 6-hour long from Santiago in Chile, I was planning to stay just for 4 days, but there were a lot of snow and the border with Chile was closed for many days. I had to stay there for 5 more days and at first it was hard because it was not planned, and it was stressful to go everyday to the bus terminal, got on the bus for hours and then go back again to the hostel many times. At the end I could travel to Santiago, but those 6 hours finished in 12, for the long traffic jam all over the way. Through this experience I became more patient, solucion oriented and efficient when planning trips."

Featured trips & expertise

Explore Tayrona National Park - 4 Days

If you only visit one place on Colombia's northern coast, make sure it's Tayrona National Park. You'll pack a lot of activity into this short itinerary—arrive in the colonial city of Santa Marta before spending two days hiking to some of Tayrona's most secluded beaches and the Pueblito Ruins.

Family Travel in Colombia: 3 Options for Your 7-Day Trip

Colombia holds plenty of solid itinerary options for families with a week to spend. Combine city exploration with a visit to coffee country, check out the Caribbean coast, or head to the more remote southern reaches—wherever you decide to go, all three of these curated options are perfect for kids and parents alike.

Bogotá, Amazon & Cartagena - 10 Days

In just 10 days, this exciting tour of Colombia covers a great deal of ground including four nights in the Amazon region, sandwiched between two world-class cities. You'll start off exploring the cosmopolitan capital of Bogotá before flying south to Leticia; from here, take part in a series of unforgettable days via foot, canoe, and other small boats in Colombia and across the border in Peru and Brazil. Then fly north to the Caribbean Sea and wander Cartagena's romantic inner-walled city before culminating with a speedboat ride to the Rosario Islands.

Bogotá, Medellín & El Cocuy - 14 Days

This scenic two-week trip loops around Colombia's interior, focusing on two of Latin America’s most exciting cities and one of its best national parks: Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Though it’s harder to get to, El Cocuy boasts stunning mountains, glaciers, waterfalls and lakes, and plenty of hiking trails, so this adventure is ideal for travelers who want to explore a lesser-known slice of Colombia's great outdoors. You'll also have time to explore Bogotá and Medellín, as well as the Colombian Highlands, Río Claro Nature Reserve, and Guatapé's lakeside region.

Squirrel monkeys near Leticia
Planning Your Visit to Colombia's Amazon Region

Lush, steamy and unmistakably tropical, Colombia’s Amazon region seems very remote, even from the rest of the country. The main town, Leticia, is an easy-going, friendly little place, located right on the border with Brazil and Peru. But the main reason to visit is the Amazon River and the vast rainforest that surrounds it – full of strange and exotic plants and animals, from lazy sloths to electric eels – a massively important environment that provides a lung for the whole planet.