was launched in November 2007 for the simple reason that there was, at
the time, no reliable, comprehensive online English language guide to
travelling in Colombia. Rapidly, PaisaTours.com has become the
internet's most popular and frequently visited independent website
offering Colombia travel advice. Being 100% independent means that we're
100% free to offer you advice that (hopefully) really counts, and
As of February 2010, PaisaTours.com is getting about 900 unique visitors a day
- over 300,000 visitors per year. Our Spanish language translation was
completed in July 2009, so we expect traffic levels to continue to grow.
About the Author
moved from the UK to Medellin, Colombia in September 2007. Soon I
discovered that it was almost impossible to find any useful online
information about Colombia's travel destinations. With a background as
a Latin America travel consultant (I previously worked for Journey
Latin America, the UK's top tour operator to Latin America), plus
experience in website design (rather basic I admit!) and SEO, I
launched this website.
I'm a 30 year
old Brit. I write all the English language content, and my amazing
Colombian wife translated the Spanish language content for this
website. I offer advice in my own style - advice based around a
preference for high quality and authentic travel experiences, unique
destinations suitable for cultured, discerning, well travelled,
adventurous people. If a hotel or company is crap, I'll tell you. If
it's great I promote it.
On this site you
won't find me promoting big chain hotels or all inclusive resorts, as
that's just not the type of travel I like to encourage. Having worked
in the past as a community ecotourism consultant, I've a particular
soft spot for responsible, philanthropic, ethical travel. I love
Colombia, and love to promote the country.
If you want to contact me about this site, email chris ~ @ ~ paisatours.com (remove the ~'s of course).
I am very happy for people to email me suggestions or feedback with
regards to the information provided on this website, please do not email me asking questions or seeking advice on travelling in Colombia. If you want advice, I suggest you post your question on a Colombia travel forum. Alternatively, if you are a journalist wanting to write about Colombia, or a travel agency / tour operator seeking advice about this up and coming destination, I'm very happy to help in any way I might.
PaisaTours.com is owned by UK company CH Travel Ltd.