Promotion Period: March 1, 2019 - February 29, 2020
Travel Dates: May 2020

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!
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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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How Safe is Cartagena?


First-time visitors may be a little leery of vacationing in Cartagena. After all, the common preconception is that Colombia is still “The Wild West” of South America with revolutionary groups, drug cartels, and kidnappers running rampant. This perception isn’t helped much by popular television and movies. But take it from us, traveling to the tourist locations and staying in well-traveled areas in the city is perfectly safe.

Indeed, Cartagena has positioned itself high upon the rankings of tourist hotspots in the Caribbean with a flourishing gustatory scene, amazing cultural exhibitions, and historic sightseeing opportunities unlike anywhere else in the world.

In fact, in Cartagena is the second-most popular tourist destination in Colombia for foreign travelers (behind only Bogota). Last year alone there was an astounding 11% increase of foreign vacationers coming into the country from all over the world!

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Will Smith LOVES Cartagena!



The Fresh Prince himself is a huge fan of the beautiful Cartagena, Colombia. While on location there filming his new movie, Gemini Man, Will absolutely fell in love with the sights, sounds and culture of this magnificent destination. Hirsch can't wait to share this incredible place with our hardworking customers!
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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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