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Colombia Dispatch 2024 Part II

Date: May 30, 2024 | By: Ashish Sanghrajka | Category: Travel Blog

Los Llanos to Drive or Not to Drive


As Susie’s Colombian adventure comes to a close, we share part 2 of our dispatch. One of the conversations I love having is right before my colleagues head out. We talk about “breaking” the destination, like the ones with Gisela before she went to Ecuador, Volker before he went to Zimbabwe, Tatiana before she left for Jordan, Colin before he delved head-first into Sri Lanka… and Susie before she left for the interior of Colombia.

In this dispatch, we focused on Los Llanos and the emerging areas that represent the evolution of Colombia. I have been visiting Colombia since 2006 when we opened our offices there. The feeling I get every time a region opens is exciting, and I cannot wait to get down there. I had that feeling about San Agustin, about Macarena, Barichara, Maranilla, and now about Los Llanos. Despite the rain, Susie has been sending video after video, photo after photo, each with even more excitement with every report.

The best part is that Big Five’s operation in Colombia has a vast network of private planes to access the areas, knowing which plane to use when and with the best routing. Susie took the long, arduous drive just as I did in Illescas, so we know what works and what doesn’t. Once we saw the private airstrip we wanted to use, we now know which plane, from which airport, and on what route would work best to avoid the drive.

Enjoy the video, and stay tuned for new programs coming soon that will take you to Los Llanos!



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