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Gran Colombia Tours is a travel agency started by two young entrepreneurs invested in showing Colombia’s beauty and potential to the world by thoroughly informing tourists and generating unforgettable and positive experiences.
The name of the travel agency comes from the name used by historians to refer to the old Republic of Colombia which encompassed today’s Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Panama until the mid XIX century. Gran Colombia was a great, unifying Latin American dream that was unfulfilled, but its legacy is still alive in the histories and culture of Northern South America.
Currently, Gran Colombia Tours only offers tours in Bogotá but its founders envision becoming a nation-wide travel agency with tours in Colombia’s biggest cities and major tourist sites
I studied Finance and International Relations at the Universidad del Externado, in Bogotá. After my graduation in 2015, I have always been involved with several projects related to receptive tourism around Colombia. I consider myself a curious person, with hunger of knowledge, passionate about foreign cultures and always willing to travel and discover the world. I specially admire Brazilian culture. What I appreciate the most of being a tour guide is the possibility to know and share with diverse people from all around the world which enriches me, day to day, personally and professionally.
"Love to Smile"
I am a fashionista who loves to dance salsa. I use to say "I want death arrives while dancing". I am a passionate learner of languages and I’m working as a tour guide because my real intention is that foreign and local people discover and appreciate the true Colombia by applying the knowledge and the passion I have acquired while studying Government and International Relations. I feel grateful with life for having the experience to spend my time with people who decided to take the chance to enjoy this colorful and multifaceted country.
I’m a very energetic person. Worker and eloquent. I’ve been studying drama since I was 11 years old. I started my professional career as actress at Teatro Libre in Bogota, and then I went to Argentina to finish my studies. Nowadays I’m studying a technical formation in locution. I find the Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center and Silva’s poetry house the most enriching places in Bogota. I love to be a guide because, beside to acquire a wider cultural knowledge, this is my chance to show to the entire world the city where I was born and that I am so passionate about.
“Genuine… Irreverent; ¡Alive!”
My parents called me Mateo. I was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and I’m 25 years old. I studied Anthropology and Political Science at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá and nowadays I’m studying Drama at Teatro Libre. Besides my studies, I´m also a tourist guide. I like to be a guide because I like to get involved and feel the energy created in any traveler´s soul.
“Passionate about sharing”
I studied Creative Writings because I believe that art and culture can connect people. I love to work surrounded by energetic people you can learn and share with. I like Bogota, because is full of never- ending stories and it’s always a welcoming city. Being a Colombian tour guide is one of the most fascinating challenges I have had. We are living in historical times and I am glad for being part of this in this company.