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Why MantarayaTravel?

Expert Advice.

For the advantage of our Expert Travel Advisors and firsthand experience in the Colombian travel market. You receive unlimited travel consultation before and during your trip.

Personalized Itinerary Planning.

Create Your Own Colombian Tour. Mantaraya offers a personalized itinerary planning and reservation service, where you receive a totally customized Colombian travel itinerary that meets your specific requirements.

Mantaraya™ 24-Hour Promise.

24 hour guaranteed quotation. We guarantee that we will have the best travel quotation for your Colombia tour within 24 hours of your initial contact.

Working with the best with a single point of Contact.

Access to a wide variety of established professional providers that include accommodation, transportation, activity and tour guides throughout the entire Colombian territory and with a single point of contact.

Quality of our tours.

All Colombia tours are provided with experienced well-established Colombian tour companies from which we have handpicked the best tours from each making sure you get the best possible Colombian experience.

Our people.

We work with highly experienced professional guides trained to North American standards for eco-tourism, hiking, first aid and food handling and cooking. All of our staff is bilingual (English/Spanish) and we also work with multilingual guides fluent in: English, German, Japanese, Chinese, French and Russian among others. Our guides are highly appreciated because they are smart, fun, safe, dedicated, responsible and respectful to the environment.

Less Hassle.

By using our recommendations and expertise we save you time, hassle and money, as well as providing you with advice that only a Colombian based expert travel agent can.

Customer Service.

We want to provide you with an awesome Colombia vacation, one you will never forget! Our entire staff is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, however big or small. If we can be of any assistance with travel details, accommodations, etc., please ask us at anytime. If you can’t get a hold of us, you can leave a message by phone or email and we will get back to you as soon as we receive your message, usually within a couple of hours. When our guests are out on a tour, our guides have full office support 24 hours 7 days a week. No worries!

Today, the company is one of Colombia’s leading full-service travel agencies with a business model built around its online presence. Recently chosen by Expedia as its local operator, Camilo is continually strengthening Mantaraya’s positioning a business in a fast-changing market.

Sustainable Tourism

We are sustainable and responsible travelers.

We’re supportive of local economies.

We ensure that 100% of the money you spend on your trip remains in Colombia by benefiting the local community rather than wealthy shareholders elsewhere. In every trip we have in Colombia, we hire local guides that understand local communities and cultures and run the trip in a manner that has almost no negative impact on the people or the environment.

We support the local economy by visiting local restaurants and markets.

Respectful and observant of local customs

The vast majority of Mantaraya staff and guides are locally employed, ensuring a more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and culture. We also involve local communities in remote areas that we travel to.

We work closely with all our partners to be aware of our Ecotourism Operator Standards.

No use of suppliers that support exploitative practices.

We don’t condone selling endangered species products or harming threatened habitats.

Giving back to the communities.

While much of the focus is on ensuring travelers are provided with an enriching experience, the same goes for the communities we visit and the cities we work in. Sustainability is at the core of our type of travel both near and far. Some of our community-based initiatives ‘at home’ include: Volunteers Colombia.

Volunteers Colombia

We are board members and main supporters of a non-profit, non-governmental organization that designs and implements high-impact social programs based on the work of volunteers. The mission includes the recruitment and hosting of international volunteers in community-work projects in Colombia, as well as the placement of Colombian volunteers in projects abroad.

How can you help?

Mantaraya offers a tour that gives people the opportunity to discover new means of vacation and traveling in Colombia. In this tour your trip to Colombia is combined with a visit to the WorldTeach, Volunteers Colombia program on the island of Baru where Native speaking volunteers are providing English-language instruction to students at two schools on the Island .

The costs of the tour are divided into the actual costs for the holiday (accommodation, food, transport etc.) increased by the donation that is usually 10-15% of the actual price for the trip. The donor receives a donation report as well as a receipt of the donation from the organization. This way, travelers can change their normal holiday to something really special and meaningful.

This Tour is combined with sustainable tourism, meaning tourism that complies with all aspects of responsible tourism. One main aspect is the intercultural interaction between different cultures, which creates a rising awareness within the participants. With the social and ecological problems in the world they will be positive ambassadors to act accordingly in the future.