Welcome to Expotur!

An Authorized Local Tour Operator in the Colombian Caribbean!

We are a local tour operator in the Colombian Caribbean dedicated to provide meaningful travel experiences in natural areas of the city of Santa Marta and the Colombian Caribbean region. We work closely with indigenous and rural communities through sustainable community tourism, generating decent and well paid, respecting the environment and customs of the locals.

Expotur was founded in 2003 with local human capital in order to provide travel experiences that focus on the human quality and welfare of all those involved in tourism related activities throughout the Colombian Caribbean Region. With the passing of the years, we grew to constitute ourselves as one of the authorized operators tour to the Lost City in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, with the best reputation thanks to the professionalism we profess, where we care about every detail of the whole operation up to the absolute satisfaction of our travelers.

Our Local Tour Operator, is part of Corpoteyuna, a corporation that looks after the welfare of farmers and indigenous communities living in the area where the tour to the Lost City of the Tayrona develops. The corporation tucks their efforts to preserve indigenous and rural culture, and the environment inhabited by those in the Caribbean Region of Colombia.

You can see more information about us in the description of the tours that we offer

MISSION

We are a travel agency and local tour operator committed to provide unique travel experiences where nature and adventure come together in the variety of the Colombian Caribbean destinations to create memorable moments. We have a team of highly trained staff, and we work closely with indigenous and rural communities by generating jobs, social development, preserving the environment and local cultures.

VISION

By 2020, we want to be recognized nationally and internationally as a leading company provider of integrated travel services to the Colombian Caribbean Region with a wide portfolio of services aimed at adventure and nature tourism, with strategic business alliances globally.

PHILOSOPHY

In Expotur, we are interested in the welfare of indigenous communities and inhabitants of the region where we operate our tours. That is why our raison d’être as a company it is established to contribute to the improvement of communities and their environment developing sustainable tourism projects that benefit the quality of life of people; creating jobs, developing and caring for environmental reserves.

Our Guides

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Gabriel Sánchez

Professional Guide.

One of the first settlers in the area around Lost City, he was the owner of one of the camps of the trek. He has extensive experience in the Lost City Trek. His proximity to indigenous communities allows him to provide information and interesting facts about the indigenous culture and history of the Lost City.

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Sixto Ramírez

Professional Guide.

He lived most of his life in El Mamey (starting point of the tour), so he knows the area very well the trek. His has particular fondness for birds, so he provides interesting facts about different species. His academic training and experience allows him to provide valuable cultural and historical information about the Lost City.

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Gabriel Ivan Aguirre

Professional Guide.

Gabriel lives in the Lost City Trek area, which makes him good knowledge of the region. He is a very enthusiastic and hospitable guide. He has particular interest in the welfare of travelers, and worries that they receive the right directions during hikes. His kindness and good treatment make walks more enjoyable.

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Daniel Suarez Valdez

Professional Guide

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John Jairo De La Hoz

Professional Guide

Originally from El Mamey, he lived most of his life in rural areas in the area. He has valuable information about the indigenous cultures that inhabit the area of the Lost City Trek. He has particular interest in the flora and fauna of the region. His experience and education allows him to inform travelers with major history data surrounding the Lost City.

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Wilson Alvarez

Professional Guide.

One of the few guides to the Lost City Trek who speak English (intermediate level), allowing you to have interesting facts in this language. He is a very organized guide and seriously every tour; people who have traveled with him, qualify him as a fun and attentive to the needs of individual travelers guide.

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Miguel Gómez

Professional Guide.

One of the Lost City Trek guides who speak English (intermediate level), so he is able to advise and give guidance on daily walks in this language, which brings it closer to foreign travelers. It is characterized as a fun guide which makes the sessions enjoyable during the tour.

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Levi Lara Luque

Professional Guide.

He is a connoisseur guide of indigenous culture and history of the Lost City. As a result of the studies he has done, his skills have expanded considerably. He is characterized by its kindliness with the travelers and attention that he pays to their requirements.

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Ariel Gallego

Professional Guide.

Ariel lives in the area to the Lost City, which makes him good knowledge of the zone. He performs simultaneous rural activities with the guidance of the Lost City treks. His academic background allows him to provide accurate information regarding the culture of the ancient inhabitants of the Lost City (indigenous Tayrona).

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Antonio Higuita

Professional Guide.

He is an enthusiastic and cheerful guide. His studies and experience as a guide facilitate him to provide detailed information of the indigenous culture and history surrounding the Lost City. Those who have traveled with him qualify him as an attentive and helpful guide.

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Enrique Guerrero

Professional Guide.

He is a dedicated and responsible guide, who is characterized by good treatment and willingness to manage the concerns of travelers. People who have traveled with him have stated that he provides very interesting data about indigenous communities and the characteristics of the area.

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Sigilfredo Camacho

Professional Guide.

His experience and education allows him to provide truthful information about the culture of the indigenous people of the area and the history surrounding the Lost City. His travelers describe him as a fun guide and concerned about the welfare of tourists.

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César Ramírez Parra

Professional Guide.

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Dennis Higuita

Professional Guide.

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Jorge Lara Perez

Professional Guide.

Ciudad Perdida

Gabriel José Aguirre

Professional Guide.