At each property we have handpicked a team of passionate and charming individuals. A team that welcome guests like family; a chef that goes above and beyond to personalise their daily menu; enthusiastic and captivating guides that show off their region with excitement and pride.
The most rewarding part of our job is reading the guestbook reviews where guests mention each team member by name, and how each of them made their experience extra special.
No matter how remote, every property has been adapted to offer guests the highest level of comfort. We understand the details that make a difference, from hot water showers and beds outfitted with luxury linens, to bathrooms stocked with Loto del Sur amenities, and turndown service every night.
Oh, and we also specialise in fresh hand towels to cool down after riding in the savannah or trekking in the Andes!
Alongside hosts and fascinating locals, we have designed a large variety of immersive experiences to explore Colombia off-the-beaten path. Guests can choose anything from biking, trekking, riding, white-water rafting, birdwatching, and wildlife tracking, to doing yoga, visiting artisans, and participating on cooking classes.
Every activity is tailored to allow guests to feel like a local whilst getting special insider access to the destination. Get an invitation to a neighbour’s private art collection in Barichara, or visit the Sierra Nevada’s most iconic coffee hacienda with the owner herself.
Let our team curate an itinerary that is perfectly balanced –whether it’s for a family with young children and teenagers, or an active couple seeking adventure.
Alejandro Ramirez, owner of renowned Cartagena restaurants Don Juan and Maria, and our talented onsite chefs, have designed exquisite menus that showcase Colombia’s incredible cultural and gastronomic diversity.
Our menus feature seasonal products from nearby farmers, and vegetable and herbs from our properties’ gardens. Savour both ancestral cooking methods and creative preparations ranging from coffee rubs, to cacao infused sauces, and ceviches featuring local ingredients like caramelised coconut.
Prior to guests’ arrival we request dietary restrictions, food preferences, dislikes, and special requests, to make sure we personalise each guests’ dining experience and please even the pickiest palates.
We appreciate the importance of a chilled Côte de Provence Rosé at sunset, or mixing the right type of tonic in your G&T, so we have partnered with some of Colombia’s best to stock up our bars! Alongside the sommelier of renowned wine importer Marpico, we have handpicked a selection of South American and European wines, ideal to pair with the various dishes prepared by the chefs.
We understand holidays are a time to disconnect and unwind, so we have equipped our properties to offer massages and/or yoga sessions. In Barichara, guests can enjoy extra-specialised wellness treatments such as Tibetan singing bowls, walking meditations, and various types of massages.
For those seeking a digital detox, we offer our guests the opportunity to disconnect from the world by limiting access to internet to allow a truly relaxing holiday.
Our helicopter and private charter services allow guests to seamlessly reach our properties. Additionally, our helicopter expeditions have been designed for guests to explore the most far-flung yet captivating spots in each destination.
Fly over the ancient terraces of the Lost City. Visit remote nature reserves, waterfalls and glaciers. Land inside a 2,000-metre deep canyon for epic white-water rafting.
Anything is possible –the sky is the limit!
All Galavanta Collection properties follow sustainability guidelines in order to minimise our carbon footprint and environmental impact:
Galavanta Collection properties allocate part of their profits to support local charities and projects related to education, wildlife conservation, and community welfare.
All our guests are welcome to visit the active projects in each destination. Be it as a way to invite younger guests to get involved in volunteering, or as an experience where guests directly finance a project related to their interests.
We strive to constantly search for new ways to support our local communities and help make every destination flourish.