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About Us

Who We Are & Why We Do What We Do!

Meet Our Team Of Experts

  • Name: Bruce McLean
  • Title: Jefe
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Culture, Over 50’s
  • About Me: A Kiwi living right here in the heart of the Colombian Coffee Zone. I fell in love with this beautiful country (and a girl) back in 2009 and now live in a small country town in the heart of the Colombian Coffee Region. I’ve been lucky enough to have traveled through much of Colombia and have enjoyed some wonderful experiences and met some fantastico people along the way. It’s these experiences and many more that I’d like to share with you.
Natalia
  • Name: Natalia Arbelaez
  • Title: Mum / Tour Manager
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Logistics, Coordinator, Accounts
  • About Me: I truly am a Colombian girl through and through, born close to las lajas sanctuary in Nariño, and now living in Medelllín with my beautiful daughter; Maria, and newborn baby; Emmanuel. Although I have lived most of my life in my beloved Colombia, I’ve also enjoyed living in Israel, Argentina, and Panamá as well.
Karina
  • Name: Karina Arboleda
  • Title: Dream Creator
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Culture, Latino Travelers
  • About Me: Born in the south of Colombia, I have been fortunate to visit many different locations in my magical country. I love being surrounded by nature and sharing with other cultures. Without a doubt, traveling is my one great passion. I dedicate myself to designing incredible trips through my lovely Colombia. I want the world not only to know our spectacular natural landscapes but also to connect with the kindness and warmth of our people – Let me help you to create and experience the best Colombian trip!
  • Name: Helene Colmart
  • Title: Luxury Dream Creator
  • Languages Spoken: English, French, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Luxury, Remote Locations
  • About Me: Born in France, and having traveled and lived in the United Kingdom, and Canada over the years, I eventually fell in love with Colombia and especially the coffee region landscape on my first trip to this beautiful country. Since 2015 I’ve been living here in the heart of the Coffee Zone and exploring other parts of this amazing country at every opportunity. After 7 short years, this country still amazes me.
  • Name: Adam McConnaughhy
  • Title: Colombian Explorer
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Culture, Cartagena
  • About Me: I had the privilege to live in Cartagena, Colombia from 2011 to 2022, having the opportunity to see much of Colombia during that time. I started my website CartagenaExplorer.com to share with others my love of Cartagena and Colombia and would be happy to help you plan your own wonderful travel experience!
  • Name: Patrick Milson
  • Title: Dream Creator
  • Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Culture, Over 60’s
  • About Me: Having been brought up in Africa and fortunate enough to have lived on a variety of continents, I first arrived in Colombia over twenty years ago to assist in the aftermath of a severe earthquake. Immediately I fell in love with the people, the way of life, and the extraordinary beauty of the country itself. Such incredible diversity, much untouched and original. It was not long before I upped sticks and have been living here ever since.  I have explored and traveled much of Colombia and am now delighted to share my experiences.
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  • Name: Isabella Goovaerts
  • Title: Dream Creator
  • Languages Spoken: Dutch, English, Spanish
  • Specialties: Nature, Group tours
  • About Me: Originally from Belgium, I’ve and have been living in this paradise for the last 8 years. From the moment I stepped off the plane, I have found a love and passion for this beautiful country. So much so, that I’ve been working in tourism since 2016 as a guide, tour leader, and itinerary creator.
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Who We Are and Why We Started...

A bit more about Bruce...

 

Paula & Bruce McLean
My beautiful wife and I on the Amazon River

Hola,

My name is Bruce McLean and I’m a Kiwi living right here in the heart of the Colombian Coffee Zone. I’m also the very proud founder of BnB Colombia Tours.

Having experienced love at 1st sight with Colombia (and a girl) in 2009, I now live in a traditional coffee town with a population of 12,000 people called Viterbo. Here it’s not uncommon to see 1/2 a street taken up with coffee beans drying in the sun. Or a horse and cart being used to make deliveries. This is one of those towns where a Willys jeep is used for public transportation, and every day you can see children in their school uniforms packing inside, on the back, on the sides, and on top of a Willys making their way to and from school. It’s a pueblo (small town) where a local artist carves massive sculptures out of dying trees that line the “Tunnel of Samanes;” the entrance to this wonderful town. It’s from my pueblo that I have been able to build an amazing team of both local and international experts on Colombia to create BnB Colombia Tours!

 I’ve also been lucky enough to have traveled through much of Colombia myself and have enjoyed some wonderful experiences and met some fantastico people along the way. It’s these experiences and many more that I’d like to share with you.

Why I started BnB Colombia Tours…

  • When I first arrived here, I found it quite difficult to find English-speaking guides, so it was down to the people I was traveling with to translate for me as we went along. If you’ve ever been in this situation, you’ll know that it can become quite tiring and a bit annoying for everyone involved. 
  • I also found that every time I was anywhere experiencing something new and traveling to a different location, I wanted to get on a video call and share it with friends and family back home. This feeling has never left me.
  • Colombia has so much to see and experience, you just won’t believe it. There are 32 departments in Colombia. And in each one, you can find different music, food, clothing, architecture, and experiences. It’s somewhere you could spend years traveling through and still discover something new.

Now I have bilingual local expert guides providing diverse tours combining wonderful cultural and nature experiences, in almost every part of Colombia. All of which can be customized to create the perfect package just for you.

We’ve got the tours, the guides, the transportation, the accommodation, the expert local knowledge, and the complete logistics ready to provide you with your dream Colombian experience!

If you’d like to know any more about me or BnB Colombia Tours please feel free to book a chat .

Have a Fantastico Day and Hablamos Pronto!

Bruce

Nature

We absolutely love nature and the Colombian countryside is full of some of the worlds very best pristine jungles. 

Culture

Parts of Colombia were never invaded by the Spanish, so you can still venture into location free of any Spanish language.

Gastronomy

With unique cultures in every state of Colombia it’s easy to understand that everywhere you go will be a new culinary experience.

Combining Tours and Packages

You can combine different packages to create your perfect Colombian experience. Or we can simply create a bespoke package unique to you!  We have a team of travel local experts that be happy to help.

Create Your Perfect Experience

We have created some of the best possible packages to suit almost anyone wanting to travel to Colombia.

Including the Amazon, Caribbean, Coffee Zone, the Andes, Medellín, Whales, Turtles, Jungles, Beaches, and more.

But we also know that just as everyone does not like the same box of mixed chocolates, these packages may not be perfect for every traveler. So we are always happy to make changes to any package to create your perfect Colombian Experience.

We have guides and transport operators over every part of this beautiful country, so even if you don’t see the tour on our website, the chances are we can still provide you with your dream tour of the simply fantastico county of Colombia!

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