Testimonials – Colombia

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“What an absolutely fantastic trip to Colombia with Christopher….loved it! It was one of those trips where all I could do was smile at all the wonderful things we saw and did!”  ~ Ann T., Colombia trip participant

“[Trip leader] Chris is delightful! He is extremely knowledgeable (of both photography and Colombian cultures), sensitive to the needs of the tour participants, and great fun to travel with. He quickly determined the photographic abilities and needs of everybody and offered valuable help and support to those who desired it.” ~ Colombia trip participant

“Chris and country guide Alex provided a smooth, varied, and well-organized trip, in spite of the fact that this was a maiden voyage. The deep knowledge of the indigenous communities we visited provided by Chris, Alex, and the local indigenous guides offered an exceptional experience that, I believe, was unique to this trip. In sum, the trip was fantastic.”  ~ Nancy A., Colombia trip participant

“Taken as a whole, a wonderful experience. The leader, Chris Baker, was outstanding. He enthusiastically assisted the trip members with all their photography questions and camera issues. His suggestions for the best shooting conditions, position, and set up were greatly appreciated. The food/dining opportunities were exceptional. Transport in an oversized bus (for our group size) was comfortable, cool and on time. Our local guide, Alex, added his country/local knowledge and advice with good humor throughout the trip. Five stars. Highly recommended.” ~ John K., Colombia trip participant

“I am so glad that I joined the Colombia 2022 photo tour led by Chris Baker. It was a great chance to see the colorful colonial architecture,, experience the friendly local people and their culture, enjoy the delicious food, observe the awesome flower festival with a lot of photography opportunities. It is also a great chance to learn from the other photographers. Thank you!!” ~Rosalie W.,  Colombia tour participant

“A well-resourced Jim Cline tour as usual. Chris Baker (tour leader), Alex (country leader), and all the individual city leaders and drivers did a great job and took good care of our group. All four lodgings were very nice, and the itinerary was very diverse and interesting. A great trip with a great group of fellow travelers!” ~William W.,  Colombia tour participant

This trip gave me many insights into what is to be Colombian and how Colombia is changing along with access to Colombian people, places, and activities. Lots of wonderful experiences and photo opportunities. “ -Karen C. 2018

Colombia is a definite “must visit” with a surprisingly wide variety of sights and cultures, friendly photogenic people, and is safe to visit. In particular, the Silletero flower parade in Medellin was great fun and a super event to anchor a trip around. The tour stops were ideal with plentiful photo opps. Christopher and the local guides did an outstanding job introducing us to the country and making photogenic situations possible. This trip ranked 5 out of 5 for me- highly recommended!” -Warren S. 2019

“Chris was the perfect trip leader. His knowledge of the country and its history is vast and he enthusiastically wanted to share it with us along with his years of experience as a photographer… He’s talented, interesting, accessible, and fun to travel with. Plus, he really did seem to care about each of us — if we were okay, getting good images, too tired, too hot, etc. I would certainly travel with him again. He certainly kept up the high standards of a Jim Cline Photo Trip.” -Judy B. 2018

“The photo opportunities were varied and interesting; for one, the graffiti makes fabulous photos. We felt surprisingly safe in Colombia and greatly enjoyed the diversity of places we visited. Chris [trip leader] was enthusiastic and helpful.” –Janny S. 2019

“The Colombia trip was amazing!  Going with the local guides was also fantastic. They showed us the beautiful countryside, and let us know how much the country has changed over the last decade. They shared their own histories with the group and brought Colombia to life by being able to hear their stories. The food was delicious. The murals, art, and architecture were beautiful to photograph. The people were friendly and diverse. I’m definitely ready to go back!” -Jennifer G.

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