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True Colombia Travel

True Colombia Travel is a destination management company (DMC) that specializes in offering fully customized tours and unique experiences throughout the country of Colombia. We are Colombia-based, bilingual, and focused on making sure you have a trip to Colombia you’ll be talking about for the rest of your life. We make all in-country arrangements for you based on your unique desires, expectations, and individual travel style. Our goal is for you to have the trip of a lifetime without having to worry about any logistics.

We pride ourselves on showing the ‘true’ Colombia: the people, history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty that make this such an incredible place to visit. We believe in taking time to soak in and enjoy each stop on the itinerary, and in seeking out experiences that are not always found in guidebooks.

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Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days
Luxury Family Adventure in Colombia - 10 Days

There are few countries in Latin America that offer a more well-rounded, culturally immersive travel experience than Colombia. A great benefit is that nearly all of this nation's highlights—be it the beaches, cities, islands, and mountains—make perfect outings for the entire family. The best way to enjoy them is by abdicating all the stress that often accompanies planning a family vacation and giving yourself over to a luxury itinerary like this one. From private beaches to comprehensive city tours, and sampling gourmet chocolates, this itinerary is all about perfecting the details of what makes a family vacation truly unforgettable.

Color, rhythm and culture permeate every moment in the Land of Magical Realism
Luxury Mountain Coffee Experience - 6 Days

In this luxury itinerary, you'll enjoy the best of Colombian culture. Start with a day spent horseback riding in the Cocora Valley and exploring the charming town of Salento for an insider's look at the local artisan's work and way of life. Then, set off on a high-altitude trek through Los Nevados National Park and indulge in world-class cuisine in Medellín. Finally, head to San Cayetano and enjoy a 5-star overnight on a coffee finca—highlights include a private tropical waterfall and infinity pool.

Colombia in January: Travel Tips, Weather, and More
Colombia in January: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

January in Colombia is one big party. It's the tail end of holiday season, and locals and tourists alike are out in force, enjoying the last weeks of a much-deserved vacation. The crowds may be formidable, but there are still plenty of ways to enjoy this diverse nation.

Hike through the Valle de Cocora in Colombia's Coffee Triangle.
10 Days in Colombia - 5 Unique Itineraries

If you have 10 days in Colombia you can visit two or three areas of the country, thanks to low cost airfares that can jet you quickly between different regions. Enjoy the country's dynamic urban centers, get out in the countryside for hikes, visit a coffee plantation and sunbathe on the Caribbean coast, these are just a few of the things you can pack in during your 10-day stay.

Colombia Honeymoon
Great Honeymoon Ideas for Colombia

The romantic city of Cartagena, white-sand Caribbean beaches, beautiful Coffee Country and sizzling salsa dancing combine to make Colombia a wonderful honeymoon destination. This list covers some of the top destinations to consider when making plans for your post-nuptial getaway.  

Recent Trip Reviews for True Colombia Travel

Family trip-travelers looking to really experience colombia - meet locals, understand culture, venture off the beaten path vs. generic tourist experience, Colombia - Dec 29 - Jan 3, 2019

Traveler: Marlene A. - Local specialist: Brian Schon

Working with Brian and his colleagues was truly a great experience. Brian was very responsive from the start and provided great input. After my initial contact, Brian suggested a call to learn more about what we were looking for and to share with us what his company was about. We travel quite a bit and have used local guides for tours, but this was the first time that someone suggested a call to better understand the travel experience we were looking for. We wanted a more cultural... read more

Working with Brian and his colleagues was truly a great experience. Brian was very responsive from the start and provided great input. After my initial contact, Brian suggested a call to learn more about what we were looking for and to share with us what his company was about. We travel quite a bit and have used local guides for tours, but this was the first time that someone suggested a call to better understand the travel experience we were looking for. We wanted a more cultural experience vs just the usual tourist sites and we are so grateful for the experience we had with Brian and his colleagues. Brian and his team handled the logistics from start to finish.
We were a family of 11, including 4 children, traveling on a family vacation. We couldn't get enough of the delicious fruits at the local market with our lovely guide Ana and her husband Freddy. We then cooked dinner with Brian and his fiance at their place...what a treat. Added bonus was Freddy playing his cello after dinner. We were lucky enough to visit a couple of private homes and meet the amazing owner and her family in Santa Fe de Antioquia and visit a coffee farm that does not do public tours and can only be visited with Brian and his team. On our last day, we visited communa 1, which was led by the local artists in the neighborhood and had lunch at one of the local artist's home cooked by his mom. It was truly a special moment to have met these amazing people with their inspiring stories. We very much enjoyed talking to our guide Diego as well as his story started off in a neighborhood similar to communa 1 and his journey that took him from Medellin to US and now back to Medellin.

From reading the review, one would think our trip went without any glitches. However, on our 2nd day in Medellin, the glass shower door broke while my niece was in the shower and cut her right foot deep enough to cut a couple of tendons requiring an emergency surgery in Medellin. As unfortunate as this situation was, we were very grateful that if it had to happen, it happened in Medellin where there was good medical care and Brian and his team along with the staff at the hotel were just amazing in the care they gave us. The hotel had someone Spanish/English speaking with my niece and brother-in-law the whole time at the hospital and must have pulled some strings as they were able to operate on my niece's foot the same day.

Overall, we feel very lucky to have visited this very special place and very lucky to have found Brian and his team for our journey.

Family trip, Colombia - Dec 22 - Dec 30, 2018

Traveler: ezra s. - Local specialist: Will Osolinsky

A very good trip. Tatiana and Pablo were great guides and we all enjoyed the places we were at. Favorites were Bogota and Salento. Great food and lots of fun.
Just a few hiccups, not unexpected in South America.
Some suggestions for future travelers around Christmastime.
Do Salento on the 24th and Christmas Day. Everything is open there.
Do the coffee farm in Salento on one of the days instead of Cocondo. Too many bugs at Cocondo. We all got eaten up despite the repellent.
Don't do Medellin on the 24th. Everything is closed.
Thanks.
Ezra

Stacy

Trip to colombia, Colombia - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Stacy R. - Local specialist: Brian Schon

We loved our trip to Estación Corcornan. We enjoyed birds, monkeys, hippos, waterfalls and life on the river - all without a single other tourist or boat in sight! Our guides Ana and Victor were awesome and super knowledgeable about the area. Victor knew all the birds, frogs, and wildlife in general and even some of the tree species. I asked for a bird guide (I am a birder) and I definitely got someone who knew his stuff!

The trip felt very authentic and we enjoyed living like locals and eating traditional foods. Highly recommended and thanks so much for all the arrangements!

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Brian Schon, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Stacy,

Thank you so much for the kind words! Everyone had a blast with you in Puerto Triunfo and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time!

Take care and we hope to see you again in Colombia sometime soon.

Best,
Brian

Trip to colombia, Colombia - Jun 30 - Jul 8, 2018

Traveler: leah d. - Local specialist: Will Osolinsky

A great planning experience and an amazing trip. Thank you True Colombian Travel. The entire team was professional and personal and went beyond the extra mile to plan us the perfect Colombian adventure. They are there and touring you around. They are the perfect trip planners and guides. I can’t recommend them more. Responsive and flexible. We felt completely taken care of. Thank you.

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Will Osolinsky, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Leah! It was fantastic to have you visit us and we're so thrilled you had such a wonderful experience. Take care :)

Jamal

Sight seeing in the old city, Colombia - May 10 - May 14, 2018

Traveler: Jamal S. - Local specialist: Will Osolinsky

Pedro Salazar was an excellent tour guide to have. He was very knowledgeable about the city of Cartagena and helpful with lots of information.

Will Osolinsky was extremely helpful setting me up with information for my trip.

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Will Osolinsky, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you! It was our pleasure to have you visit us in Colombia and look forward to the next time you're out this way. Take care, W