Juan David Borja
Juan David is a passtionate and fun-loving gay traveler. He enjoys being in touch with nature and constantly learning about different cultures. After spending some time in Miami he discovered his love for travel and cultural exchange. With a broad set of skills in digital marketing, sustainable tourism, business administration, and communication, Juan is constantly working his magic behind the scenes in a seamless way to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch.
Sam Castañeda Holdren
When Sam first came to Colombia in 2013, it was love at first sight. He wanted to share the magic he discovered with other gay travelers, and with that goal in mind he founded OUT in Colombia. And, as an expert in sustainable tourism with a Master of Sustainability Leadership (and currently finishing a specialized degree in sustainable tourism), he has laid the foundation for OUT in Colombia to be a leading sustainable tour operator in South America.
Jorge Mario Rios
Jorge is our talented intern that supports the team to ensure that all operational work runs smoothly. He is an International Business student who grew up in Medellin, Colombia, and enjoys good food and has a passion for fitness. A natural adventurer, Jorge has keenness for extreme sports and outdoor activities such as paragliding, hiking, mountain climbing, among others.
The New Definition of All-Inclusive
We created OUT In Colombia to offer one-of-a-kind experiences curated by diverse travelers for diverse travelers. We have been working in Colombia since 2016 to offer impactful vacations to LGBT+ travelers so they can explore Colombia in a fun, safe, sophisticated, and sustainable way.
We strive for equality through travel and hope that every new experience and cultural exchange leads to more compassion and understanding while uplifting the diverse communities of the world. We hope to accomplish this by providing opportunities for meaningful interactions to take root and grow.
Beyond the simple pleasures of a well-planned holiday, you will also have opportunities to learn about the local culture, people, and biodiversity that make Colombia such an incredible place.
We Go Above and Beyond
Your vacation, your time, your own experience. We personalize and rearrange your itinerary according to your needs so you can travel just as you are.
Your Experience Manager will be at your beck and call for you during your entire trip to ensure a seamless and worry-free experience.
GAY & GAY-FRIENDLY GUIDES & HOSTS
Our network of LGBT+ guides and hosts aren't only friendly, but also know the ins and outs of Colombia so you can make the most out of your vacation.
As part of our commitment to sustainable tourism, we have partnered with the Cocora Alliance, a charity supporting community organizations that promote economic, social, and environmental sustainability in the Colombian destinations where people travel. We are giving back by donating a portion of every sale to the Cocora Alliance. We invite you to learn more and consider making your own contribution at www.cocora.org
Travel Well. Travel OUT. Make a Difference.
& SOCIAL IMPACT
1. Biodiversity & Environmental Impact
For every positive experience enjoyed by an LGBT+ traveler with one of our sustainability committed partners, we hope to make an impact protecting the beautiful biodiversity in Colombia. We design our experiences to protect these precious landscapes and raise awareness in ways that travelers can continue to make a difference back home.
We work with local businesses and suppliers in order to enrich Colombian lives and generate entrepreneurial opportunities for LGBT+ community members. Our commitment is to support the growth of local economies to help eliminate poverty.
2. Economy & entrepreneurship
Through our community-based experiences, we celebrate local cultures and promote intercultural exchange, helping break down barriers and bringing people closer together.