Having spent the past eight years traveling every inch of his adopted country, Beale has uncovered Colombian travel secrets that few other outfitters have tapped. His portfolio includes family-owned inns in coffee country and in the lesser-known Tatacoa Desert. Beale specializes in smart, engaging itineraries such as a Gabriel García Márquez–themed trip with stops in the writer’s birth town of Aracataca, the untamed Tayrona National Natural Park, and Cartagena, where travelers might enjoy a private recital of vallenato music.
A recent itinerary included a guided private tour of the famous Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá and a full-day trekking adventure through the Sierra Nevada. His clients are most interested in discovering unique and under-the-radar experiences, like visits to award-winning orchid farms.
"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 Belz