Who we are
Travelongo Colombia is a privately-owned company based in the city of Armenia, Colombia (Department of Quindío). We are dedicated to showing the world this gorgeous mountainous coffee region, with its semi tropical climate, tremendous biodiversity, tourist friendly infrastructure, and welcoming Latin population.
Travelongo Colombia was founded by a Colombian from Armenia Quindío, with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Trade and a U.S. citizen physician entrepreneur who visited Armenia Quindío in 2016, fell in love with its land and its people and now desires that other world travelers enjoy this country of extraordinary natural and cultural wealth.
To create a truly unique and carefree vacation experience, especially for foreign travelers, by engaging the scenic beauty, vibrant culture and historical landmarks of this Colombian coffee area.
To become a leading international corporation which provides highest quality tourist services at competitive prices and with a high degree of social and environmental responsibility.
Liliana Betancurt Castañeda was born and university educated in Armenia, Colombia and Malaysia. She is fluent in English as well as her native Spanish and has partnered with Dr O'Connell to bring you the best of what central Colombia has to offer. She understands the concept of "single resource tour planning" for visitors to this rapidly modernizing, high mountain region. At the customer’s direction, her tours can concentrate on historical or scientific education, recreation, focused instruction or a combination of all.
Dr O'Connell, a U.S. citizen, retired physician and frequent traveler, has long recognized the shortcomings of travel agencies, especially in Latin America – many fraught with incomplete services and persistent language barriers.
Together, Travelongo Colombia recognizes the mismatch between what English speakers want and what other agencies typically provide. By simply choosing from a checklist of desired accommodations, activities and an assortment of additional tailored services, Travelongo Colombia can make it all happen. Finally, a truly complete vacation coordinator.