Promotion Period: March 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Travel with us May 14-19, 2020!

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Cartagena Colombia



With only 3 MONTHS LEFT until our Cartagena promotion period ends in February 2020, we wanted to pull together some of the top reasons we're excited about visiting this incredible place. So, without further ado, the top 5 reasons to visit Cartagena, Colombia ARE:

1. It's rated as one of the top 10 destinations IN THE WORLD to travel to!
2. Cartagena is a safe, tourist friendly city full of culture, food, nightlife, history and FUN!
3. Located on the Caribbean coast, you can soak in the Caribbean breeze and DELICIOUS cocktails!
4. The Walled City offers old-world luxury, exquisite dining and a hip nightlife (PLUS.. It's Will Smith's favorite place to vacation!)
5. It's a modern metropolis packed with all of the same amenities we have in the good ole U.S. of A!!

We can't wait!! Still not registered? Register today for this once in a lifetime trip and we'll see y'all in May!

Live Your Movie Star Dreams With Hirsch



For many 1980s movie-goers, their awareness and impressions of Cartagena are formed based on the 1984 movie, Romancing the Stone, directed by Robert Zemeckis and staring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Set in Colombia, the story follows the adventures of romance novelist Joan Wilder and bird smuggler-turned-hero Jack Colton as they follow a treasure map leading to an exotic emerald. They ultimately end up in the city of Cartagena and have a climactic showdown scene at a Cartagena fortress on the waterfront involving a crocodile.

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A Taste of Cartagena



From the vibrant colors and people to the colonial history and relaxing Carribean coast, watch our video and get just a taste of all the excitement and wonder you can except from our 2020 trip to Cartagena, Colombia!

Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas



The Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (San Felipe de Barajas Castle) is a fortress in the city of Cartagena, Colombia. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish during the colonial era. Construction began in the year 1536, and it was originally known as the Castillo de San Lázaro, It was expanded in 1657.

This is just one of the incredible sites you'll see on our customer experience trip to Cartagena, Colombia in February 2020. Register today!

Hirsch Site Visit to Cartagena



A City of Culture, Food and Color: Our Site Visit to Cartagena, Colombia
I’m am beyond excited to share with all of you our recent site visit to Cartagena, Colombia. Our travel team, Bill Glockner, Maribel Venegas and I (Nikki Nixon, Hirsch Director of Marketing)traveled to Cartagena in May to experience the beauty of this city and plan our amazing customer trip happening in May 2020. For any of you who are wondering, is this a destination I want to go to? What is Cartagena all about? You’ll want to read on and hear why Cartagena is a destination you don’t want to miss out on. Leading up to our recent site visit, my only knowledge of Cartagena is what I was able find on Google and what I heard from friends and family who have visited. I know that Cartagena is rated as one of the top 10 destinations in the world to visit providing a good balance of history, food, and culture, however, I still had many questions and needed to experience it for myself.

In a nut shell, Cartagena lived up to everything I imagined it to be and so much more. It’s a safe, beautiful and magical city. I fully understand why this colonial city is one of the most popular destinations for tourists to visit. Its narrow colonial streets, ancient walls, grand plazas, and Spanish-style houses with their giant doors and wooden terraces, phenomenal restaurants, incredible nightlife, make this city a place everyone will want to go back to again and again. Here are a few of my favorite experiences in Cartagena. This is just a taste of what’s in store for you when you join us next year.

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NOTE: U.S. citizens must present a valid passport book for this trip. Allow up to eight weeks to obtain a new or renewed passport. It is REQUIRED that your passport have at least six (6) months validity from the date you will be returning to the United States. Please refer to The U.S. Department of State website for additional information on obtaining a passport www.travel.state.gov.

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