Experience adventure with a purpose. More than a tourism company, we are a network of entrepreneurs & conservationists who know, care, celebrate and protect Colombia’s ecosystems and cultures. In partnership with local communities, sustained by these natural environments, we welcome curious and conscious travelers to play an active role in Colombia’s positive and peaceful transformation.
WHY WE DO IT:
Our passion is to not only take people to Colombia’s most wild places, but to also protect them. We want the world to discover and value Colombia as one of the planet’s richest countries in terms of cultural and biological diversity. We show how our voices are necessary to ensure vital ecosystems and cultures are conserved, instead of being drastically altered by big business or tourism at a critical turning point in Colombia’s history and development. We started our own foundation with the support of local river communities to be the voice for river conservation. Together, our voices are being heard – by government, big corporations and the media.
Jules Domine has traveled to over 15 countries as a hydrologist and professional athlete in the sport of whitewater kayaking. His unusual inclination towards committing, multi-day expeditions in remote natural environments, combined with unique wilderness skillsets, has resulted in the first descents of 10 major rivers, including the first solo descent in kayak of Canada’s Grand Canyon of the Stikine.
Throughout his travels, he realized he couldn’t keep going from one pristine river to the next, before it was polluted or dammed. He decided to stay in Colombia and work to protect its rivers. Here remains some of the world’s last wild clean rivers and ecosystems, but more importantly, a community of resilient, resourceful, and warm people brave enough to stand up to protect them.
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WHO WE ARE:
We make-up an adventurous community of bilingual travel professionals and certified instructors and guides. Our team of pioneering Colombian guides and international professional athlete instructors specialize in cycyling, sailing, surfing, white-water rafting, kayaking, and mountain climbing and treking. Our international guides came from Canada, France, and the U.S., fell in love with Colombia, and teamed up with the country’s expert guides to give you the best of both worlds! We’ve created our tours to give a truly unique experience that is inconceivable for travelers to accomplish on their own. To ensure the safety of our travelers, our guides have all received extensive wilderness medical training and are linked with outside services at all times, ready to provide urgent assistance if necessary. Our team loves discovering the unexpected, exploring the unknown, learning about their surroundings, and making new Colombian friends along the way, so expect an adventure!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“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
“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.”
March 2017, Trip Advisor
“Awesome Samana River Trip! One of the best river I’ve never paddle, beautiful environment and great organization of the 2 days river trip, by Jules, Mika, Mael and Kevin. Visit this valley and help Expedition Colombia to save this amazing river from the threat of a Dam!”
Jan. 2017, Trip Advisor
“Unforgettable Adventure! Hiking to the Paramo de Belmira was unbelievable! It was a steep start but worth the climb. Make sure to bring enough water if the sun is out, because I can get hot, but be prepared for chance of rain. The scenery was stunning for the entire hike and the view from the top of the mountain was breathtaking. I’m talking about being awestruck, not from the elevation. Would absolutely recommend it!”
Jan. 2017, Trip Advisor
“My fiancé and I went on a 2 day whitewater rafting trip and it was amazing! We hiked and camped in a hammock overnight in the middle of the jungle, and of course, rafted for 2 days. Normally all the above would scare me a lot, but I felt safe with this group and had a great time!! Jules and crew were very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and the rivers and made everything super fun! Whenever I go back to Colombia, I’m definitely signing up for another trip with them– which, by the way, Jules was excellent in setting up/modifying this trip according to our schedule needs and easy to correspond with over email. Thanks all for a memorable trip!!
Jan. 2017, Trip Advisor
Expedition-Colombia S.A.S is a registered business : NIT 900798182-1 / MATRICULA 21-525678-12
Legal Address : Carrera 27 D # 27 SUR 95 ENVIGADO, Antioquia, Colombia with pickup and drop-off at headquarters at Expedition Colombia Adventure Cafe: Cra. 43e #11-13, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia.
All tours come with Colasistencia insurance: http://www.colasistencia.net. , which covers extreme adventure sports.
Expedition-Colombia reserves the right to modify trip itineraries to ensure maximum enjoyment and safety of our clients.
Please book certain trips within enough notice so our guides can make necessary preparations. For 1 day trips, book at least 1 day in advance with a 100% non-refundable deposit. For our multi-day adventures, book at least 3 days in advance with a 100% non-refundable deposit. For our active holidays, book 2 weeks for advance with a 100% non-refundable deposit. We highly suggest our clients purchase independent trip cancellation insurance as an added protection.