Travel + Leisure A List Travel Agent Marc Beale

Marc Beale


Beale takes travelers well beyond Cartagena and Bogotá. Some of his favorite recommendations include the "White City" of Popayan, the remote La Guajira peninsula, and the Tatacoa Desert. But there are exciting opportunities in urban settings, too. "I aim to bring our guests into contact with the country's most inspiring individuals working towards a brighter future, from pioneering chefs who highlight exceptional gastro-diversity to local farmers working toward sustainable agriculture to graffiti artists living in Medellin's formerly dangerous Comuna 13," says Beale. "Who can better explain the way art and innovation has changed this blossoming city?" 

In the past he's connected a professional photographer with local artists, who accompanied the client to some under-the-radar areas, like the deserts of Guajira, in the country's northeast, and the colorful Caño Cristales River near La Macarena National Park. 

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish 

Minimum Daily Spend: From $450 per person per day

Trip Planning Fees: $250

Contact Info | 646-736-7582 | Medellín, Colombia


"My family and I worked with Marc on a two-week vacation to Colombia. He and his partner Boris were incredibly responsive both before and during our vacation. They created an itinerary perfectly suited to our family's needs. Whether it was top-notch luxury accommodations, arranging the perfect tour or adventure, using the very best guides, or recommending fabulous restaurants, they continuously exceeded our high expectations." — Ed B.