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Jhon R.

Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia

My name is Jhon Rivero, I was born and grown up in a small town named Buenavista, in Cordoba department that is located in the Caribbean region.

My father and mother took care of me until I was 15 years old. Then, I moved to Cartagena to finish my secundary, after graduating I was enlisted in the army when I was 19 years old, at present I am 49. My family is big, I have eight brothers and two siters, and we are all a live, I am very happy and give thanks my parents for everythings they did for us, and God for his blessing.
After leaving for the army, I started working for an industrial company for 15 years, after I stop working in there, and studied tourism and I graduated as a professional tour guide. Today, I am 9 years of experiences as a local guide and nacional guide, since Cartagena is a privileged city of Colombia as a cruise ship destination, I enjoy leading travelers when they arrive in each season in my city. This is the job I was searching for my life and now, it became true.

I love Cartagena de Indias, it is my best city, its charms are magical, with its colonial houses, streets, walls, history, myths and legends but its friendly and nice people are spectacular sharing their culture with guests. As a local guide, I love so much this career, I have a lot experiences and knowledge of this activity, my attitude and my entire availability are parts of my job, I work with great enthusiasm, I always enjoy giving to my visitors the best of me when I lead them in my enchanting and magical city, I am well known as a local guide. I am doing well every time I assist travelers, always looking after them. My goal in life, is to become one of the best local guide by toursbylocals in this amazing City.

Each happy customer for me is the success for our local community to improve its economy, now you have the choice to know more about me and Cartagena, I encourage you to take the best tour and make the decision to discover the colonial city of Cartagena , you can't miss this marvelous and astonishing place, I will be waiting for you with great kindly anytime. I look forward to give you the best and show you the awesome World Heritage Site of Colombia. My country is the first on earth about biodiversity and the happiest territory in South America and Cartagena the first Destination, now you are ready to come and explore it.

I hope to see you soon in Cartagena!¡

A Recent Review of this guide

Jhon and his driver were lovely! We have so many amazing photos of birds to share. Was fascinating to see the roads and drivers in the walled city - I wouldn't drive there!
Joanne Kokol

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Trained by Aquila International.
I am a Licensed Colombian Guide and I am able to Guide in my Country.

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Amazing walking tour old city cartagena

This tour includes entrance to the gold museum and Saint Peter Claver,...

300 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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Private City Tour Cartagena

This Tour includes Entrance fees to la Popa Monastery.

320 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Astonishing bird watching in baru island,...

This tour will take you to the most dazzling aviary of Cartagena

400 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

4 hours

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Cartagena at your own pace tour

Enjoyable tour along with your local guide during the all day.

460 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

8 hours

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Mangrove Swamp Canoe Tour


Ecoligical tour in the Magrove Swamp of La Boquilla village.

360 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

3 hours

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Legacy of african slaves in Cartagena,...


African struggle and independece from Spain at the colony.

860 USD per tour

(max 10 people)

2 days

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