Naya Traveler is known for their one-of-a-kind travel experiences that cultivate rich experiences with beloved family and friends. Each trip is created to optimize travel time, and to ensure that guests have an unforgettable time at their fabulous destination.
Naya Traveler recently announced their latest Colombia trip that takes off this March.
Rich in biodiversity and full of the world’s most beautiful landmarks, Colombia is a travel destination like no other. Embodied by breathtaking ocean views to hills of green accompanied by Colombia-grown coffee to the snow-encompassed Andean summits, Colombia has everything that you could want out of a vacation and more.
The trip curated by Naya Traveler guarantees guests learn extensive background regarding Colombia’s roots from local experts. Unique and rare experiences are created and always aim to honor the heritage, tradition and culture of each space.
Luxurious levels of relaxation and assistance are certified through your trip with spectacular itineraries sure to cover all the landmarks Colombia has to offer. Whether you’re exploring through the mountains in the Sierra del Cocuy or setting out towards the Pacific Coast to enjoy some whale watching, each Naya Traveler trip will have you stunned.
Starting at $1,000USD per guest per day, rates consist of accommodations, domestic airfare, transportation, host and expert guides, daily activities and excursions, limited meals and services with an on-call team that safeguards your trip 24/7. International airfare not included in pricing. For more information visit HERE.
To celebrate this years upcoming International Women’s Day, Naya Traveler had the chance to chat with Blanca Londono. Blanca runs Colombia’s Finca Silletera – a female-owned business that puts tradition, culture and female empowerment at the forefront of their principles.
Born and raised in Santa Elena, Blanca works with her family on making silletas for decades. The business is something so sacred to her family, something passed down throughout their family history.
Q: Blanca, what are the traditional types of silletas?
A: The silletas can be presented in different types: the monumental, where the arrangement is made flower by flower, emblematic (flat), artistic (in three dimensions) and traditional. They are built using dozens of types of flowers.
Q: How many women in the family are dedicated to this?
A: Six sisters and three daughters. My three daughters and I plant and pick the flowers, we sell them and parade.
Q: What is it about Santa Elena that makes it such a special ideal area for flower-growing?
A: Santa Elena has very good, generous land. We are located 8,500 ft above sea level: we could plant anything in this soil. We don’t use greenhouses, everything is open air land, and we only use organic fertilizers.
Q: What are your childhood memories, growing up in the silleteros tradition?
A: I treasure the most beautiful memories being absolute winners in all 4 versions of silletas. The greatest pride is to be recognized among many artisans. It means that our teamwork is shared and celebrated as an entire family.
Q: How do people live their daily lives in Santa Elena?
A: Here people are wonderful, chatty, we love gathering among neighbors, cousins, siblings… people are so very kind.
Q: Blanca, how would you define Colombians and being Colombian?
A: Colombians are hardworking, honest, straight-forward. We value peace, tranquility and have much respect for visitors, wanting them to have a great experience when traveling around our Country. To me, being Colombian is the greatest thing in life. And living in Santa Elena is something I take immense pride in.