Nidia Penagos Director
Nidia started Uncover Colombia after feeling the tug to promote her native country through a positive perspective. What better way to do that than showing visitors the beauty and diversity of her homeland?
She was well-aware Colombia didn’t have the best reputation and she wanted to change that. So in 2012, with the help of her Colombian husband and close group of friends, she laid the foundation to build a Colombian tour operator that offers unique adventures, safe experiences and utilises local knowledge on each and every tour.
When she first created Uncover Colombia, not many tour operators existed in Colombia. By starting before the tourism bump Colombia is currently seeing, Nidia and her friends were able to make connections with locals and develop unique Colombian holidays before the big tour companies jumped on the bandwagon.
A former engineer, Nidia spends her work days organising tours through Colombia, helping customers prepare for their holiday to Colombia and so much more. She’s always finding ways to improve existing tours and develop new ones so guests will leave Colombia with fond memories and an eagerness to return.
because you can see how spectacular this region of Colombia is in only four days. The area has an incredible mix of wildlife, stunning views of the Amazon river and unique traditions of local communities.FULL BIO
Constanza Olaya Product Developer
As a lover of nature and culture, Constanza is the perfect person to develop tours for Uncover Colombia. She’s always on the go and travels extensively throughout Colombia.
That one really remote Colombian pueblo no one has ever heard of? Connie has probably been there and chatted with the residents. She knows her native country has so many wonders and landmarks to offer visitors and she’s eager for them to experience the “off-the-beaten path Colombia.”
With a Master’s degree in Development Administration and Planning and a Bachelor’s in Hotel and Tourism Management, Constanza has more than 10 years of experience in tourism. She also volunteered for more than 15 years with international NGOs working on social development issues. In addition to working with Uncover Colombia, she’s also the co-coordinator of Travolution Colombia, which focuses on community-based tourism.
It’s Connie’s love of every part of Colombia that motivates her to develop hands-on and unforgettable Uncover Colombia tours. She wants to show you the best destinations she has encountered during her years of travel, so you can get to know her fantastic country.
because it shows a splendid example of the biodiversity of Colombia – where you can enjoy the beauty of the Andean Region and the Caribbean Region in just a single trip.FULL BIO
Daniel Rodriguez Operations Director
Daniel joined the Uncover Colombia team as the Operations Director because, like his colleagues, he wanted to reveal all the great cultural activities and landmarks in Colombia and improve his native country’s reputation in the eyes of the rest of the world.
Daniel organises all the components of an Uncover Colombia tour, from booking accommodations to arranging transportation and matching the right guides to specific travel groups. He’s the one who makes sure your hotel room has that king bed you requested. He also teaches tourism on a university level in Bogotá. He has been working in the tourism industry since 2004 when he began collaborating with hotels, parks and tour companies.
He enjoys witnessing how visitors have fallen in love with Colombia after a tour. The big smiles on travellers’ faces and their eagerness to tell friends back home about their wonderful experiences in Colombia is what makes his job worthwhile.
because you get to know the different cultures of the various Colombian regions. You will also get to participate in different activities related to cultural and nature tourism.FULL BIO
Anneliese Delgado Online Marketing Manager
Anneliese never expected to live in Colombia. She was only supposed to visit Colombia during a two-week vacation, but three years later, she’s still here.
As the Online Marketing Manager, she uses multiple digital channels to spread the word about Uncover Colombia tours and why Colombia should be your next vacation destination. She’s the one you’ll talk to if you have a question about one of our tours or want a custom tour package.
Born and raised in the United States, Anneliese put down roots in Colombia at the beginning of 2016 and continues to learn about Colombian culture and new travel spots. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication with a focus on Electronic Media in the United States.
In her role as Online Marketing Manager, Anneliese develops and executes social media strategies, coordinates with freelance bloggers, runs marketing campaigns and more. Her favourite part of her job is going on Uncover Colombia tours and hearing from guests to determine which experiences are making the biggest impact so guests can have the best holiday possible.
because you can try new foods and learn how to cook a traditional Colombian meal. Between tasting foods at a traditional market, then whipping up something delicious at a cooking school to finishing with dessert, this tour will leave you stuffed.FULL BIO