A significant part of Colombia’s rich cultural diversity and impressive natural wealth is rooted in the Amazon

The Neptuno Team

Awesome People
Behind Us

Our international team is composed of local experts with different back grounds and different origin.  No matter if biologist, tourist manager, engineer or geologist, the things that we all have incommon are the love for Colombia, the drive to explore and travel, as well as customer focus.



Stephan Stober

General Manager

German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2011.
As a geographer, Stephan has been fascinated since his first visit to Colombia by the diversity of the landscapes in Colombia. He has lived in Colombia since 2008, and in May 2011 became a vital member of the incoming team of Promotora Neptuno. At the beginning he worked as an incoming & marketing manager and also taught evening courses of geography at one of the university in Bogotá, but since 2018 he is businesspartner and head of the incoming department.


Camila Gaviria

Head of Incoming Department, Senior Incoming Manager

Spanish, German, English With Neptuno since 2016
Camila grew up in Colombia and has travelled with her family through the whole country during her childhood and youth. Thus, she developed a great affection for the natural and cultural diversity of Colombia. She lived almost 10 years in Germany, where she studied ecology and worked in that area. After this experience abroad, she returned back to her homeland. Since 2016 she is part of the Neptuno team.



Paola Guzmán

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2013
Paola was born in Colombia and studied Business Administration. She has good experience in different industries and discovered her passion for tourism by traveling. She has lived in San Diego, CA and Dallas, TX where she had the opportunity to share and learn from multicultural environments. She is now married, has a little daughter and enjoys designing and planning travel packages for people around the world to come to visit her beautiful country of Colombia.


Julian Lizarazo

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2015
Julian is an enthusiastic traveler and a business administrator with a specialization in hotel and tourism business. He loves his family and since 7 years he is married to his wife Camila. They have a little boy called Benjamin. With his job as an incoming manager, he is delighted to be able to promote and organize trips around Colombia for everyone around the world who wants to visit and enjoy this beautiful country. He´s proud to be an urban cyclist for almost 10 years and enjoys riding his folding bike everywhere he goes.


Maia Cartwright

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English, French With Neptuno since 2015
Maia is Colombian, with a degree in anthropology. She has been involved with tourism all her working life – in adventure, natural and cultural tourism projects – and she has a special interest in the respect and conservation of the natural and cultural assets of her country. She loves travelling and she has guided numerous people across the Colombian territory. She is responsible for designing and planning trips for foreign people interested in her country.


Andrea Botero

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2014
Andrea is Colombian, she is a flight attendant with specialization in tourism and travel agencies. Passionate about travel, she lived in Germany for a year learning German and the culture, and spent some months in the Netherlands and Australia. She likes to design unique programs for visitors so they fall in love with this beautiful country just like her. She lives in La Calera, near Bogota, with her boyfriend and her three beloved cats.


Andrea Acero

Incoming Manager

German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2022 Andrea is Swiss-Colombian and moved from Colombia to Switzerland at the age of 8 with her sister and mother, which is why she has always had a special relationship with Colombia. As often as possible she would visit her father and family in Colombia, and on each of these visits they would take tours to new places, which is how she discovered a love for tourism. Andrea studied business administration and worked for a long time in a large company in project and process management. In 2018, she made the decision to emigrate to Colombia, where she gained valuable experience in various fields of work, including tourism. She is very happy to be part of Neptuno and to be able to combine her passion and hobby with her work.


Carlos Bello

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2022
Carlos is Colombian, with a degree in Economy and post-graduate degrees in Innovation, business developments and product design manager. He has experience as an entrepreneur; he has developed restaurants, bars, beach clubs and a traveler’s magazine. His passion for the sea, surf and sailing led him to live in the Caribbean cost. His purpose is to design travels above your expectations.


Daša Kotlárová

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English, French, Slovak, Czech, Polish With Neptuno since 2022
Daša is from Slovakia where she studied linguistics and did various interships abroad after (including in Morocco and India). She speaks English, Spanish, French, Slovak, Czech and Polish. Since 2012 that she first came to Colombia as a university teacher, she knew this incredible place would become her home. She used to guide all over Latin America, but is based in the mountains of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta now.


Celine Rouchy

Incoming Manager

French, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2017
Céline grew up in south of France where she spent a lot of time skiing and hiking in the Alps with her family. She is an architect who first came to Colombia in 2008 to study Latin American cities. Her passion for outdoor activities and traveling led her to change the drawing table for her current work in tourism.

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Paola Andrea Carvajal

Incoming Manager

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2018
Passionate about Colombia and her people, Paola studied Business Administration focused on Tourism in Bogota after undertaking specific travel and tourism courses in England and France.She has had the opportunity to travel around the country and its culture, traditions and, above all, its gastronomy surprise her every time. She feels that this is her way of doing her part by showing Colombia to people who enjoy unique experiences and come to visit different regions.She is an expert on the Caribbean Coast, since she has had the opportunity to live there.


Claudia Blaas

Incoming Manager

talian, German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2018
Claudia grew up in the Rainbow Nation South Africa. She has lived in Italy, Austria and now Colombia. Her greatest passions are languages, cultures, travel, food and salsa! She strongly believes that “the best way to learn about one´s own country is to leave it” (Henry Rollins). Travel changes the way we see things and this is precisely why Claudia has proudly joined Promotora Neptuno in Bogotá.


Valeria Beitsch

Incoming Manager

German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2021
Valeria was born in Bogota, lived 13 years in Germany, where she studied sports and nutrition. After a few years she wanted to return to her roots to get to know her country better. She thinks that Colombia is a wonderful country with a beautiful Biodiversity. She loves dogs and lives in Bogota with her boyfriend and her dog named Bruno.



Luisa Uribe

Content Assistent

Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2019
Luisa is born and raised in Colombia. She loves sports, music and dancing (specially colombian salsa) and is currently studying International Business. Although she hasn’t had the chance yet to explore Colombia to its core, she is convinced that every visitor is going to leave this country with a unique story of special moments that will last a lifetime.



Verena Grötzner de Márquez

Product and Quality Manager

German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2018
During her studies on international culture and business, Verena already developed a passion for South America and the tourism sector, which was reinforced by a year abroad in Argentina. By now, she benefits from almost 10 years of incoming-tourism experience. For a couple of years she worked in an incoming agency in Venezuela before returning to Germany. Here, as head of sales for South America of a German agency, she sent South American tour operators to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. However, the wish to return to South America remained, so in October 2018 Colombia, which she had already explored on various trips, became her family´s new home and here she has been supporting our team since. Her free time she spends mostly in the mountains, hiking or climbing with her husband and little daughter.



Lena Bartelt

Incoming & Marketing Manager

German, Spanish, English With Neptuno since 2018
Since her internship in Peru in 2010, Lena got bit by the travelbug and was curious for new cultures, landscapes and surfspots. In 2017 her search for waves brought her to Termales, Chocò, where she fell in love with the locals and the area and decided to stay in Colombia.As her passion for languages, travelling and outdoor unfortunately don`t go too well with her up to then engineering profession, she changed courses towards tourism and supports our Neptuno-team since 2018.








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