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 Panamá until the mid-XIX century. Gran Colombia was 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
“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.
“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.
“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.