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Colombia is a tourist destination that has been on the rise in recent years. It’s still a little-known country, and it may be worth using an agency to organize a tailor-made tour of Colombia.

Organizing a tailor-made trip to Colombia with the help of a local travel agency offers several advantages, the first of which is surely to call on a Colombian expert to concoct a tour that meets your expectations.

That’s why in this post we’re going to give you a few tips to help you choose the best travel agency to organize a tailor-made tour.

Disclaimer: we apologize in advance for any grammatical or syntactic errors, as our native language is not English (we’re a Colombian-French couple), so we hope you’ll forgive us and still enjoy the information we share with you! Please note that all the information on our blog is based on our own experience, and is checked and updated regularly.

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Quote for a tailor-made tour in Colombia with local travel agencies
Colombia has the greatest diversity of birds in the world(Hummingbird in Pijao, Quindio)

First of all, depending on your wishes and needs, not all travel agencies will be able to meet your expectations. So it’s a good idea to take two minutes to think about what you want from your trip.

List your desires for your trip to Colombia

To give yourself the best chance of success, you need to be able to explain to the agency what kind of trip you want. That’s why we advise you to write down your wishes for this tailor-made trip to Colombia. After all, “made-to-measure” means “travel in your image”.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Discuss with the agency

There are three ways to discuss your Colombia tour with a travel agency.

Either you keep control

If you really want to make sure that your trip is just the way you want it, without any bad (or good) surprises, then don’t hesitate to be as specific as possible in your requests. This will keep you in control and ensure that your trip to Colombia meets your expectations. (A little flexibility doesn’t hurt, though).

You can either listen

An in-between approach can also be interesting: tell us what you want, what you’re looking for, what you’re sure of, but listen carefully to what the other person has to say.

Once again, if you choose a good agency (that’s what our partners are there for), you’ll be dealing with country experts who’ll be able to give you good advice! Colombia is a big country, and there are plenty of off-the-beaten-track destinations just waiting to be discovered! It would be a shame to miss out on a few surprises you might not have thought of.

Either close your eyes

Of course, you can also let go, put your trust in your contact person and let the agency propose a totally new tour! And why not? Good agencies know what they’re doing, and they know what travelers like!

In this case, you’ll just have to make sure you don’t have any regrets if, during your trip, certain destinations, activities or hotels disappoint you or don’t suit you. That’s the risk you have to accept if you don’t want to get involved in choosing your itinerary, hotels and activities.

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Choose the best agency to travel in Colombia

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Quote for a tailor-made tour in Colombia with local travel agencies
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The most important aspect, or at least the first question to ask: how do I find the best travel agency to organize my tailor-made trip to Colombia?

What type of agency should I choose for my trip to Colombia?

There are many different types of travel agency, and in our opinion, not all of them are equal when it comes to organizing a tailor-made tour of Colombia!

To sum up, here are the different players you’ll come across:

  • Tour operators tour operators don’t offers tailor-made trips. They offer a catalog of pre-packaged, all-inclusive trips. They are sellings local agencies offers.
  • Franchised or independent agencies: these agencies resell tour operators’ circuits. They can be large groups or small independent agencies in your town.
  • Local agencies (or receptives): these are travel agencies operating directly in the country visited, offering tailor-made tours. They are experts on the country, work without intermediaries, and have a network of local service providers to create tailor-made tours.

To travel in Colombia, we recommend that you use the services of an receptive agency .

Why choose a local agency?

  • No middlemen
  • Local expertise
  • Best advice
  • Tailor-made travel
  • More authentic travel
  • Large network of local service providers

The local partners we work with are all english-speaking, Colombian-based receptive agencies . They all have long experience in the country and an extensive network of local service providers, enabling them to offer services tailored to each traveler.

Choosing the best agency to organize a tailor-made tour in Colombia

Your wish list will give you the basis for discussions with receptive travel agencies in Colombia. You’ll be able to direct them in the organization of a tailor-made tour that’s just right for you.

In short, now’s the time to choose the local travel agency you’ll be working with in Colombia. We have several tips to help you choose the best agency.

The travel agency must meet the following conditions:

  • Offer customer service in english
  • Be based in Colombia (Local Travel agency or Receptive Tour Operator)
  • Be experienced
  • Cover the destinations that interest you

Compare quotes for your tailor-made trip to Colombia

To make your final choice, we advise you to contact at least two local travel agencies in Colombia.

This will enable you to compare quotes and decide which agency you want to travel with in Colombia. This is what we propose by putting you in touch with our local partners in Colombia.

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Budget for a tailor-made trip to Colombia

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Quote for a tailor-made tour in Colombia with local travel agencies
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Obviously, this is the crux of the matter: what budget should you allow for a tailor-made tour with a local travel agency?

But for a tailor-made trip to Colombia, the budget can vary from simpleto double. Of course, this depends on many factors:

  • the duration of your trip
  • the destinations you choose
  • the level of comfort of the hotels
  • activities, etc.

Travelling alone is more expensive

ATTENTION: these rates are based on a minimum of 2 people. Travelling solo multiplies costs, because in a tailor-made tour there are fixed costs, and if you’re alone it’s not possible to spread them over several people. Travelling alone with an agency costs more.

Minimum budget for a tailor-made tour in Colombia with an agency

After consulting our local partners, we have been able to determine a minimum budget below which it is not possible to use a travel agency to organize a tailor-made tour in Colombia.

On a 2 people bases
minimum $150 USD per day per person

This price generally includes: national transport, accommodation, activities, meals included in activities, 24-hour assistance throughout the trip, management, administration and reservation services.
This price generally does not include: international flights, meals not included in activities

Minimum budget for a 2-weeks tailor-made trip to Colombia

For us, two weeks is a little too short a stay for a trip to Colombia, and we warn you: it will be impossible to discover the country’s diversity. It’s a big country, and it would be a shame to regret not having been able to visit this or that region, although of course you can always come back! In any case, in a two-week tour, you’ll have to choose and concentrate on a maximum of 2 regions.

15 days trip on a 2 people bases
minimum $2250 USD per day per person

Minimum budget for 3 weeks tailor-made trip to Colombia with an agency

From our point of view, three weeks is the minimum length of time needed to get a first impression of the variety of landscapes and cultures present in Colombia. It’s the average length that most travellers choose.

3-weeks trip on a 2 people bases
minimum $3150 USD per day per person

Minimum budget for a 4-weeks tailor-made trip to Colombia

This is the ideal length of time to start really enjoying Colombia. By concentrating on just a few regions, you’ll be able to take more time and really get into the country’s spirit!

4-weeks trip on a 2 people bases
minimum $4500 USD per day per person

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The advantages of using a local travel agency

Tailor-made tours in Colombia

Using a travel agency to organize a tailor-made tour in Colombia can have many advantages.

Local expertise

Travel agencies specializing in Colombia have in-depth knowledge of local destinations, activities and suppliers. They can offer invaluable advice on places to visit, activities to do and accommodation to choose according to your preferences and budget.

Save time

Organizing a tailor-made tour can take a lot of time and effort. Travel agencies can help you plan your itinerary, book flights, accommodation and activities, saving you time and allowing you to enjoy your trip more.

Personalized service

Travel agents can customize your itinerary to suit your needs and preferences. They can also provide you with local guides who speak english and can offer you a more authentic and immersive experience.

Emergency assistance

Travel agencies can be invaluable support in the event of an emergency, whether for health problems, itinerary changes or problems with bookings. They can be contacted at any time to help solve unexpected problems.

Better rates than a tour operator

Organizing a tailor-made tour in Colombia with a local agency (i.e. one based in Colombia) saves you money compared to tour operators or generalist agencies based overseas.

In fact, most of these generalist agencies actually use local agencies to organize your trip. You therefore pay twice for the services: the local agency’s fees and the generalist agency’s fees.

In short, using a local travel agency can help you organize a tailor-made trip to Colombia more easily, while offering you a personalized, more authentic and immersive experience, at a better price.

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Angélica & Samuel

We are Angélica and Samuel, a French-Colombian couple, professional photographers and web editors specializing in travel to Colombia. We created this blog to change the image of the country, help you prepare your trip and inspire you to discover Colombia in a different way!

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