Travel Dates: May 12 -17, 2022

Optional Tours

Overview City Tour

Dress code: Casual Comfortable

This is an amazing opportunity to experience the uniquely magnificent city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World heritage site, in air conditioned buses with local bilingual qualified guides.

The tour starts with a visit San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, which is situated outside the walled city. This monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feature of Spanish military engineering in the New World. Its construction began in 1536 and completed after 121 years.

Visit to San Pedro Claver Cloister, with its half-point arches and its beautiful church in honor of Pedro Claver, the protector of slaves. Visit to San Pedro Claver Cloister, with its half-point arches and its beautiful church in honor of Pedro Claver, the protector of slaves.

The Historic Museum of Cartagena de Indias is an institution with 92 years of presence in the cultural life of the Colombian Caribbean. Its mission is to show its own and visitors the contribution of this city to the formation of our nationality and the culture of the Greater Caribbean. It works in the Houses that in the colonial period served as headquarters to the Court of the Inquisition.

Panoramic City Tour

Dress code: Casual Comfortable

Tour of the city touring the residential neighborhoods bordering the Bay of Cartagena, Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga and Bordering the Wall in the Historic Center, ending with a sample of the work of emeralds in a jewelry store.

Jewelry making class

Dress code: Casual Comfortable

This trip is designed for people with minimum skills but a lot of interest in learning about jewelry making easy techniques. It is held in three comfortable air conditioned classrooms that easily fits up to 70 apprentices. The classes have a duration of two hours, and are given by instructors with teaching experience in the manufacture of jewelry in a friendly and bilingual environment.

Walking Tour in the walled city

Dress code: Casual Comfortable

The walking tour takes place in the magical walled city, a construction that took 194 years to be completed and enabled Cartagena to defend itself from the attacks from pirates. The Spanish colonial architecture is one of the most impressive and best preserved in South America with its imposing merchant’s houses, narrow streets, flower bedecked balconies, stunning civic buildings and beautiful churches. The city is dotted with many squares and public spaces which are now are home to sidewalk cafés and restaurants where Colombians and visitors, relax and enjoy the magic of this amazing city.

Visit to San Pedro Claver Cloister, with its half-point arches and its beautiful church in honor of Pedro Claver, the protector of slaves. Visit of the Historic Museum ( Inquisition Palace)

Visit the Adolfo Mejia theater if permitted on the day of the tour and if not used for night event.

Salsa Class

The history of Cartagena has a big Cuban musical influence. Salsa collectors opened clubs more than thirty years ago and these places still flood Cartagena’s nights of happiness, maracas, drums and congas. This tour makes It possible to go deep down into the authentic life of the city through a lesson. This activity includes a walking tour in the old section passing through the main squares and streets.

One Hour of classes in a casual setting with professionals who share their art and techniques to the public/p>

Full day at Rosario Island

Dress code: hat, shirt, shorts and bathing suits

60 minutes from Cartagena you encounter the Archipelago of the Rosario Islands . These islands known for its crystalline waters and small coralline beaches are the best accomplice for a amazing day at the sun.

.One hour boat ride, crossing the Cartagena Bay and ending at the beautiful Rosario Islands. With 2 areas with access to the sea, 17 rooms, a meeting room with capacity for up to 50 people, bar, restaurant, body massage, relaxing in outdoor area, PADI Diving Center , rental of kayaks, sunfish and snorkel.

Coffee Experience

Exclusive Experiences at Cafe San Alberto, enjoying the aromas, flavors and knowledge of the most awarded Cafe in Colombia.


Not far from Cartagena is the largest aviary in America, travel in one place the 5 different regions of Colombia with their local birds. This will give you the opportunity to learn and appreciate more than 2,000 species, 170 native birds and 20 exotic birds. Approximate duration: 150 mins of walking + 2 hours in transfers During the tour you will find two hydration zones with toilet service. At the end of the tour there is a shop where you can buy handicrafts.

One of South America's greatest cultural treasures

Cartagena is one of South America's greatest cultural treasures. Take a private Cartagena tour with a local guide and experience the rich history and romance of this coastal town.

The entire city of Cartagena is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best way to explore this historic colonial town is by wandering its winding, cobbled alleys with your knowledgeable guide explaining the sights you see along the way. Your guide is flexible to your personal travel interests and will tailor your exploration of Cartagena to see the highlights that intrigue you most.

Among the walled city's many attractions are the 17th century San Felipe de Barajas Castle - the greatest Spanish fort ever built in the colonies - and Plaza Bolivar. Your guide will be sure you don't rush your time here: savour Cartagena's rich architectural details, street life and local snacks along the way.

We know you'll enjoy your Cartagena tour, and see the absolute best of the city, from a local's perspective.

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

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