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 this tour of Colombia expose travellers to the most exciting combination of Colombian nature, wildlife and culture.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 this tour is an extraordinary adventure to uncover some of the most fascinating and hidden places in the Caribbean coast of Colombia.FULL BIO
Leslie Anglade Online Marketing Manager
From a young age, Leslie has been passionate about travelling and always said that one day she would take a backpack to travel to South America and never come back. But for now she’s in charge of getting you to Colombia!
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 is from a small town in France, but she moved away as soon as she could to start exploring new horizons. She came to London after finishing her Master in marketing and was supposed to stay here only six months to learn English, but she quickly fell in love with the city and never moved back.
In her role as Online Marketing Manager, Leslie develops and executes Marketing strategies, coordinates with freelance bloggers, runs marketing campaigns and more. What she prefers about her job is sharing her passion for travel and her love of Colombia with people.
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
Carlos Valencia Tour Guide
Carlos is a proud ambassador of his beloved Colombia and loves working as tour guide. For him, guiding a tour is a two-way cultural exchange as visitors learn from Colombia at the same time he learns from their home country.
Originally from the Antioquia Department of Colombia, Carlos joined the Uncover Colombia team more than 4 years ago after becoming a professional tour guide. During a tour with him, you will learn not only all the historical aspects of the places visited but also the culture and local traditions. He will also take you to his favourite spots and tell you interesting stories that only locals know.
because you can see how one of the most dangerous areas in Medellin is now a shining example of resilience and community empowerment. This is just one example of how the situation in Colombia has changed in the recent years.FULL BIO
Diana Sierra Tour Guide
Diana is passionate about travelling and exploring new places. She understands what travellers are looking for when visiting a new country and always tries to do her best to show them the most interesting places in her hometown, Bogota.
As the rest of the team, one of the most rewarding moments for her is listening clients say that they never imagine Bogotá was such beautiful and diverse city, with many interesting activities to do and full of friendly and helpful people.
Because you will visit the surrounded areas of La Candelaria, the famous historic district, to see a different side of the city. You will visit the Egipto neighbourhood to learn about the cultural traditions and routines practiced in the community. You will also hear about the political, social and economic struggles and triumphs locals have encountered over the years while living there.FULL BIO
Gloria Ramirez Administration and Finance
Gloria has been working with Uncover Colombia since 2012 when the company was created. Her work supports the daily operation of the company by making sure all the administrative activities and payments happen on time to guarantee the efficient operation of our tours.
because during this 10-day tour you can visit some of the most iconic places in Colombia to get an idea of how diverse our country is from historical colonial cities to spectacular natural parks.FULL BIO