This trip was amazing! One of the best Gate 1 trips that I have taken. Juan is an exceptional group tour manager. I enjoyed every day of my trip, and I learned so much about Colombia. I have wanted to visit Colombia for many years. This trip exceeded my expectations. I really enjoyed using public transportation, the lunch at the gentleman's house in Medellin, playing tejo, and interacting with the locals. The hotels were wonderful and the food was amazing. I would take another trip with Juan David to other parts of Colombia!Kimberlee W.
The trip was fantastic - it was my first Gate 1 trip and I was impressed. Juan, the tour manager, was outstanding. His knowledge, care, concern, honesty, humor, enthusiasm etc made the tour a delight. All the local guides were outstanding. The hotels were really nice and very comfortable. I felt Gate 1 excelled at the logistics. I've already booked a second tour to Morocco in Feb 2023.Carole E.
It was wonderful thanks to Leon, our Colombian tour guide. He was the very best! He went above and beyond to make it memorable for all of us. He was tireless, always available for questions or help with paperwork. He surprised us with special add on fun like a horse carriage ride in Cartagena with champagne for those of us with birthdays. For those with special interests such as birding, he provided birdwatching books and detours to see the best birds. We feel very fortunate indeed to have had Leon guide us through this spectacular country!Denise B.
This trip was great!! It is an absolute teaser! This trip gives you a window view of what is Colombia, reason I love these short trips, looking forward to go back on longer excursions. Must say the Gate1 team in Bogota was extremely diligent including our boarding passes readily available for us, very much appreciated since check in for Avianca using mobile device was impossible. Tour guide Andrea was great in Bogota, very attentive to everyone. Medellín tour guide Francisco was so diligent and attentive!!! Congratulations!Nilsa M.
Our words to describe the trip are greater than spectacular, super, incredible, awesome, etc. Our guides were not only knowledgeable but were extremely (one could say almost overly kind!) when it came to the care, protection, and assistance to their fellow travelers!!! Note worththy were Paulo and Carlos, and our efficient bus drivers! Patience and understanding were on display at all moments of our tour! Need to mention the surprise treats after long bus trips! They really didn't need to do that but out of the kindness of their hearts! They treated us like we were their prized "little chicks" while at busy airports! Gate 1....You truly have gems working for you! Above all that...the people of Columbia were sooooo very friendly and accommodating to our needs at cultural sites and at restaurants and gift shops! Not to speak of the amazing money exchange! We were pleasantly pleased when making purchases while on our free time! What else can we say other than AMAZING!!! Once again, special kudos to Paulo for his extreme kindness!!! Gate 1.....You hit a Grand Slam on this one! Looking forward to a trip in the very near future.Alfredo P.
My trip to Colombia was amazing and Polo, our guide, was one of the best guides I've had in traveling to 78 countries. He is very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and very attentive to travelers needs. Wish I could have him as a guide on all my travels.Paula D.
I would like to give recognition to our tour guide in Columbia. His name is Juan. He was amazing. He took care of us. He made sure we were safe all the time and we had lots of fun. Thanks to him we love Gate 1 and we plan to use you again in our future travels! Thanks for having such an exceptional tour guide. I loved him, great employee and very knowledgeable. Thanks again!Odalys B.
I just want to specifically mention how outstanding of a job our tour manager, Carlos did during this trip. He was absolutely amazing. He had the best control of the group I have ever seen. He was organized, caring, fun, on time, kept everyone cohesive. He was excellent. I cannot say enough good things. The tour manager "makes or breaks" the trip, so having one so great really is a plus. He gave 110% or more to us.Sherri I.
Tour manager Carlos was stellar! He is highly organized, personable, patient, remembered the smallest details, followed up with questions even when he was incredibly busy, and provided great background as well as suggestions. He's excellent! The local guide Julian, in Medellin, also needs to be recognized. He made history come to life in his stories that he shared. We were all so engaged in his stories and details about Medellin. All of the local guides and drivers did an outstanding job. They could not have been more kind and clearly took our enjoyment and safety as highly as their own. We had a wonderful group and were on the go a lot though got to see so much. Colombia left me so inspired!Lee W.
Thank you Gate 1I was a little nervous about traveling because of virus. The entire trip was EXCELLENT. We can't figure out how you make a profit with all the extra goodies you throw in. Leon our Tour Guide handled the group and any issues with 100% Grace-Professional. Thank you again and again Gate 1 for another miracle.Martha N.
Wanted to take a moment to sing praises of Juan and his support staff as guides on our Colombia trip. The experience was very wonderful, and Juan went above and beyond the necessary. He shared with us his personal experience and love of country/history. He took care of every emergency. He kept a genuine positive demeanor throughout. I would say without hesitation that Juan was the best single part of this trip. Special mention goes to Carlos, but that goes for the others as well. Their connection made us feel very comfortable and delighted to be with them.Miguel M.
We greatly enjoyed our trip to Bogota. We were enchanted with Colombia's natural beauty, energy of the city, art, culture and cuisine. We even watched Tour of Bogota, the cycling race. We were very glad that we had the same awesome guide Luis on all our optional tours.Joanna R. Chicago, IL
The trip was amazing! The tour guides exceeded my expectations! They were knowledgeable and so helpful!!!! I love Gate 1!Lynn C. Philadelphia, PA
Excellent. Colombia is such a diverse and interesting place. I would go back now that I have had an introduction. Thanks for such a great deal which enabled me to go to such a wonderful place.William G. Mashpee, MA
Wonderful! Our guide, Juan, was very professional, efficient, and friendly. All guides were! Accommodations were good to great. Thank you! Looking forward to my Greece trip booked with you!Michelle R. Chambersburg, PA
We loved our trip to Cartagena. Highlight was the walking City tour with Vicky....she was excellent. Very informative, funny, and great at keeping the group together/moving along.Debra W. Jupiter, FL
It was very nice, thank you. Everything went as planned, the day tour was nice and our tour guide was knowledgeable and patient with us as a group even though it was very very hot out that day. The day tour at the Rosario Islands was beautiful as well.Daniella M. Barnegat Township
My trip could not have been better. The local guides were terrific. Zero complaints about the accommodations and activities. We even had a group that got along the whole trip. I would especially like to single out my tour manager, Alejandra. I can't say enough good things about her. She is an absolute gem. Kept everything moving. Was great with everyone. And was genuinely fun to be around. I would tour South America with her anytime. Can't wait for our next Gate 1 trip in December.Donald R. Mount Vernon, OH
It was a great trip. Our guides Victoria & Leon were absolutely the best!!! Our hotels were wonderful and the trip was full of activity. The airline was very good. Can't say enough about this trip ...Doris H. Lehigh Acres, FL
A very enjoyable and memorable trip. My wife and I had a great time, made many new friends that I'm sure will see on future Gate 1 tours. Karin was funny, knowledgeable and very accommodating to everyone which makes it easy to plan another trip.Raymond C. San Ramón, CR
My first adventure internationally was a big success. I loved Colombia. And our tour guide, Patricia was knowledgeable, patient and super fun. So glad for this experience. I look forward to another Gate 1 trip in the future.Alice B. Decatur, GA
My trip to Colombia was fantastic! The group was terrific and the tour manager Leon was simply fabulous and just went above and beyond! Can’t wait to go on my next trip with Gate 1 in April to Croatia + Slovenia!Christine E. Lansdale, PA
Our trip was GREAT!!! It was so much more than what we expected. Our trip director Juan deserves a 10+++ rating. His attention to detail was beyond amazing. Gate 1’s travel itinerary for this tour was great as well. We learned so much about Columbia and had so much fun. We plan to take other trips with Gate 1, but I have to say this one will be a hard act to follow.Carmen V. Ocala, FL
My Gate 1 trip to Colombia was amazing. It far exceeded my expectations for the tour and for the country and I was already expecting a pretty great experience. You all did a very nice job. John the tour guide was exceptional, competent and very accommodating. I have no complaints and would HIGHLY recommend the tour to anyone asking. Thank you for such a nice travel experience.Bruce R. Denver, CO
The trip was amazing. Loved every minute of it. Karen Zuniga, our Gate1 tour guide was excellent. She took great care of us from start to finish. Julian ... was also an excellent local guide in Medellin as well as Leon in Bogota and best of all was Vicky in Cartegena. The entire group exchanged information and we are sharing our pictures with one another. We all became one big family during the trip. We are already looking for other great deals from Gate1 for our next vacation.Javier A. Coral Gables, FL
Hi Caitlin, Thanks for reaching out. My family really enjoyed our time in Colombia, and we'd like to send our special thanks to Andie for her excellent tourguiding, friendliness, and care for all members in our group. The tour itself was well organized and not too packed. Overall we are very satisfied.Linh P. Saint Paul, MN
My trip was absolutely superb. My first time with Gate 1 and I came away duly impressed. Guides, hotels, transportation, food was all superb. I have previously traveled with Tauck and Overseas Adventures. You will be seeing a lot more of me in the future. I especially want to commend you on the caliber of the tour leader and the various local city guides. All your personnel were extraordinary - competent and knowledgeable. Kudos for a job well done.Richard W. Sherman Oak, CA
It was wonderful! Our tour manager Vicky was the best!! Knowledgeable, upbeat and always going above and beyond to make everyone happy and engaged. She’s a real asset for Gate 1.Denise E. Biltmore Lake, NC
The trip was great! We really enjoy it! Andres was a very good tour guide director!Francis C. Quebec, CA
Fantastic!! David and John were phenomenal. Can’t wait until my next tripMichelle S. Dallas, TX
Good trip! Fast, educational, good guide - Paulo, good hotels, good food, good flights! A real travel bargain! Nice group of travelers. I'll travel on Gate 1 again. Already looking for another trip.Karyn S. Ponte Vedra, FL
My trip was great! I really enjoyed my time in Colombia. It's a country that I would recommend anyone to visit. The tour guide person was very professional, informative, and sweet.Shelly L. Philadelphia, PA
We are very pleased. It was an expectacular trip and the memories wil be with us for a long time. We will like to commend your Colombian Tour guide Diego. He was instrumental on the well-being of everyone on our tour. The only thing we can complain about, it the fact that time flew by so fast. We are looking forward to traveling again with you in the future.Alexsandro B. Miami, FL
The trip was amazing!! Our guide Juan was EXCELLENT in every sense of the word! The other guides Pati and Vicki were amazing too! I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my future travels.Salome G. Marietta, GA
Fantastic. Excellent. Guide staff very professional and entertaining. Well versed in the country, history and culture. Will go back again!Margarita C. Cutler Bay, FL
The trip was great. We had an excellent guide Juan who took a very good care of everything. I would highly recommend this trip to Colombia to all my friends.Galina O. Fair Lawn, NJ
Fantastic. We had a terrific time. The guides were very attentive and made our trip. Leon is the best!Paulette A. Woodstock, GA
Thanks for putting such a great package together. Hoping to book the Morocco tour next.Jennifer C. La Jolla, CA
The trip was better than what I was expecting. I thought much of the tour was on our own, but turns out, it was escorted most of the time. I got to see the highlights of Colombia and I am impressed of what I saw. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an experience in South America.Rodger W. Narrows, VA
It was amazing.. I truly enjoy it... Love Gate 1 Travel. It was a small group, so we were like family. Tour manager was awesome. Thank you.Maria R. Miami, FL
Best trip ever. Superb guide. Great fun. Nonstop entertainment.Would love to return to Columbia. Beautiful beaches, great hotel in Cartegena. A zoo on site. Just fabulous.Dorothy D. Saint Louis, MO
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time and our tour guide was amazing!! We loved our hotel in Cartagena, good job. We will be traveling with you guys again. Thanks for making our travel an amazing time.Yrmaris V. Port of Spain, Trinidad
The 5 Day Classic Colombia Trip was fantastic! It was everything expected and more! The two tour guides Vicky and Juan were exceptional. I was particularly impressed with Vicky. Many thanks for a great trip and May of 2017, (Ecuador), will be my 3rd Gate 1 trip!Kevin J. Covington, LA
Once again Gate1 provided a memorable experience. Our tour guide, Leon, the hotels, NH and Caribe, the city guides, Juan and Sam and all the Colombians we met were wonderful. They went out of their way to make our stay a treasured memory. Yo amo Colombia y Gate1!!!!Denise F. Charlestown, RI
My trip was amazing!! I really enjoyed everything we did in Colombia. Our tour guide, Victoria, was so much fun and made such a difference in our experience. I highly recommend her for future trips to Colombia. I think it's my 4th trip with Gate 1. I've never been disappointed. I'm looking forward to Dubai next month.Sylvia C. San Antonio, TX
Our trip was wonderful our guides Andres and Samuel were great the tours were great, Cartagena was like a sauna hot and steamy. The accommodations were great especially the Caribe in Cartagena. Food was good so all in all a great rip.Geoffrey W. Toledo, OH
The trip was outstanding for me and my travel partner, Jeffery Stroud. The other people in this group were all friendly and outgoing personalities. I cannot applaud our in-country guide Karen, with enough accolades. She was always available, knowledgeable and cheerful. The flight home was very turbulent but we survived. Thanks also, to Gate 1 for sponsoring such a wonderful trip. Looking forward to booking the next experience.John B. Brooklyn, NY
It was great. I want to compliment our program director and our local guide in Cartagena. Both were great and made sure that all of us were taken care. A great bargain trip.Maria P. Chevy Chase, MD
It was incredible. Our guide Ernesto was the best. He was knowledgeable, professional and went out of his way to make the trip enjoyable. I am already planning my next trip with Gate 1 to Argentina & Brazil. Gate 1 has excellent local guides and itineraries. They also give great value.Carol M. Harbor Spgs, MI
The trip was amazing!!!!! The country was beautiful.. Juan our travel guide was amazing.. He made the trip very memorable-- very knowledgable and just all around awesome.. He stayed on top of everything & made sure we were comfortable in every aspect of the trip. He loved his job and you can tell he loved his job... Thank you for checking upWedney J. Hallandle Bch, FL