Explore Places Others Won't

We create unique & meaningful experiences. Our trips are carefully
crafted by our exploration team, then built and operated, hands in hands with local communities.

What We Do​

Rio Samana

Medellín Rafting

Medellin is Colombia's ideal rafting destination for it's pristine rivers, fun rapids, warm water and climate.

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Kayak Colombia

Join our world-renowned kayak guides to improve your paddling skills and experience Colombia's rivers.

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Cultural Tours

We foster unique travel immersion experiences, taking you to the roots of Colombia's cultural heritage.

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Conservation

See how you can be part of our commitment to protect Colombia's clean, fishable and swimmable rivers.

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Trekking Colombia

From tropical rainforest jungle to snowy mountain peaks, trek in Colombia with knowledgeable guides.

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Multisport Adventures

Use adventure sports to reach Colombia's most iconic natural and cultural experiences. Group and custom itineraries.

Explore the wilder side of Colombia

Meet Our Team

MAEL NGYUEN

Manager and co-owner

After traveling in search of the worlds best Whitewater, Mael has made his home in Colombia. Charismatic, knowledgeable, and professional, Mael will keep a smile on your face.

FERNANDO GUZMAN

Rafting Guide

Born and raised in the Samana he knows the place better than everyone else. Full of energy and passion in and out of the river he will share with you all the knowledge and the story that his life in Antioquia has taught him…

DIANA RAMÍREZ

Bi-lingual Trekking Guide

Diana used to be an accountant in another life, but the legend has it that she was spending too much time staring out the window during work hours. She is now a kick ass trekking and adventure guide!

ELIANA BUENAVIDA

Administration Director

Working in the shadows, you may never meet her but you, owe your good time with us to her! She is the one who makes sure that everything is orderly and by the law at Expedition Colombia.

DAVID HURTADO

Professional Driver

David is the man who can drive you safely anywhere in Colombia. We enjoy his positive energy, big smile and great sound system. He has been with us since day one.

What People Say

“These guys are organized and passionate about every aspect of the trip; from the rafting to the surroundings you pass through, and bringing awareness to the challenges facing Colombia rivers and ecosystems. Safety measures are fully covered, and rafters are fully equipped with all necessary gear, including a fulfilling lunch along the way. There is so much to take in, therefore a second go is practically a must and well worth it.”

May, 2017, Trip Advisor

“Fantastic hiking and rafting experience! We just concluded a fantastic experience with Expedition Colombia. Our family of four, including 2 teenagers, was picked up at our hotel, driven to the starting point for our excursion, then hiked 2 1/2 hours to the Rio Verde. It was a two day hiking and whitewater rafting experience, with an overnight at the jungle “camp”. It was a fantastic experience all around – the guides (Mael and Theo) were personable, experienced and knowledgeable. We loved the whitewater rafting on the Rio Verde and the experience of camping in the jungle. As with other reviewers on trip advisor, we swam in the river, jumped off rocks and ran the rapids. The water was warm and the scenery beautiful.”

May, 2017, Trip Advisor

“Incredible Active Holiday adventure from La Guajira to Rafting the Rio Verde and every amazing sight in between! Jules and the staff at Expedition Colombia helped us to plan an AMAZING itinerary, but once we began our active holiday, the places we went and sights we experienced were beyond anything I could’ve dreamed. The entire trip was truly extraordinary. I figured Colombia was a beautiful place, but everything far surpassed all of my expectations!”

June, 2017, Trip Advisor

“We had an incredible fantastic experience with Expedition Colombia. First day we had amazing coffee farm tour. On Fredonia Coffee farm we got pampering hospitality from staff, and it was a setting up for next day- Rio Verde rafting. Although we came in the middle of rain season, we had also almost a good weather and mainly we had a lot of water. Jonathan and Maël were the perfect guides, and they provided us a perfect guidance through white water. We had a bath in middle of waterfall, ate a lunch in middle of jungle and even it was only 2 hours from the Medellin, we felt like explorers of jungle. Great.”

April 2019, Trip Advisor

“My couple and I did a three days experience with Expedition Colombia, the communication was excellent all the time, everything was so easy, and they helped us a lot. The first day had an amazing experience going rafting. Everything was so organized, following the safety regulations and the river rafting was unbelievable and quite extreme. The second and third day we did trekking inside the beauty of Colombia’s landscapes, we met so two beautiful families that allowed us to stay with them, they take care of us, but also, they cooked for us even though that we are vegan. They did not know what was vegan, but they did a little research to be sure that we were taking care of us properly. This trip changed our life and definitely made us feel more grateful about life and nature. We really thank Expedition Colombia for helping us to have this beautiful and life changing experience, for organizing everything and taking care of these two vegans.”

May 2019, Trip Advisor

“We went with Expedition Colombia on a rafting trip down the Rio Verde and it was one of the most incredible experiences we’ve had in Colombia so far, and we’ve been here for a couple of months. The team was very helpful, informational, and a pleasure to spend time with. The journey to the river was beautiful, the lunch was eco-friendly and delicious, and the rafting trip was incredibly unique and beautiful. The river is secluded, very untouched, and surrounded by jungle, rafting down it was a unique and different way to see nature in Colombia.” Definitely recommend this adventure!

June 2019, Trip Advisor

“We went with Expedition Colombia on a rafting trip down the Rio Verde and it was one of the most incredible experiences we’ve had in Colombia so far, and we’ve been here for a couple of months. The team was very helpful, informational, and a pleasure to spend time with. The journey to the river was beautiful, the lunch was eco-friendly and delicious, and the rafting trip was incredibly unique and beautiful. The river is secluded, very untouched, and surrounded by jungle, rafting down it was a unique and different way to see nature in Colombia. Definitely recommend this adventure!”

June 2019, Trip Advisor

“We are an active 48yrs old couple visiting Medellin. Since we wanted to spend some time in the nature but didn’t know anything about what where and how, we decided to book 2 days of hiking + 2 days rafting on the Rio Verde with expedition Colombia. The booking of the trip went very fluent, all was clear and well explained, we didn’t have to think about anything from the pickup till the finish. We stayed at a hostal from where the hiking trips were made. The view from the hostal made us happy, the warm welcome and the delicious food were a relief from the nice but crowded center of Medellin. We spent 2 above expectations days. The knowledge and passion they have for the nature  made this more than just a nice hiking, we got so many explanations and had great fun. The hiking is adjusted to the required level. After hiking came the 2 days of rafting including outdoor sleep (in hammocks), that was such great adventure. The level of professionalism of the guides is really high, we felt safe and everything was so well organized again with respect for the nature. The 4 days showed us a beautiful non-touristic part of Colombia, we are so happy to have experienced this. Thank you to expedition Colombia team!”

November 2019, Trip Advisor

“Me and a friend kayaked for 6 days with Expedition Colombia. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and shared as many tips with us as we could handle. They made safe decisions and gave us the historical background of the areas we traveled through. Excellent experience!”

January 2020, Trip Advisor

“My girlfriend and I did the day rafting trip on the Rio Verde. The entire experience was amazing! On the way to the river we stopped for breakfast at a very local restaurant far outside the city of Medellin. It is more authentic than the restaurants in El Poblado neighborhood. Then we drove to the small mountain town of San Francisco. It was so great to be able to see a small town like that and see how the locals live. We then got on Mules to take us through the countryside. There was so much amazing scenery. We got off the Mules and finished the trek to the river on foot. The hike was long, but all downhill. Before we got on the river we ate lunch Riverside. The food was wrapped in this leaf which was so cool/authentic. Inside was rice / beans / plantains / meat. It was delicious. The River itself was beautiful beyond belief. The rapids were intense and consistent. From the start of the trip to the end, not once did we have the slightest hint of feeling unsafe – the hospitality and kindness of our guides made the entire experience unforgettable. From myself and Jessica, thank you Expedition Colombia to help make this the best part of our trip!!!”

November 2019, Trip Advisor

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