Cartagena - Custom Package
What to expect...
The colonial city of Cartagena de Indias - famous, popular, invigorating! Visit one of the most prevalent cities of not only Colombia, but also Latin America! And this is also due to the fact that the city, located on the northern coast of the South American continent, has its charm - not only because of the exceptionally good climate. UNESCO has declared the city a world cultural heritage: the entire old town is surrounded by a fortified wall that was supposed to ward off pirate attacks in former times. Small winding streets bear witness to the time when the Spanish Crown founded the city, founded in 1533, with its eyeball. Get to know the different districts; The historic center, the area "San Diego" and of course the nightlife is also missing: In the former slave district, some restaurants and bars have established themselves. Leaving the medieval streets, the modern life will catch you: skyscrapers stand in stark contrast to the old town protected by the city wall. Let yourself be surprised by what you can find in this city.
Arrived in the coastal town you will be transferred to your hotel. Stroll along the beach in the afternoon and enjoy the pleasant climate - with a yearly average temperature of 29 ° C you will feel like a warm summer evening.
Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia* (Classic) / Hotel Bastion Boutique (Comfort)*
Ready for your day in Cartagena? Then come along and enjoy the beautiful view from the monastery "La Popa". As early as 1606 it was built 140 m above sea level. Fort San Felipe was built not for monks, but for the defense of pirate attacks. Climb up the hill of San Lázaro to the fort and let yourself be transported back to ancient times: the tunnel and underground passageways are still accessible today. Continue to the old town. Within the walls of the city are the monastery and the church of San Pedro Claver: the Jesuit convent has also been in existence since the beginning of the 17th century. Do not miss to visit the densely planted courtyard before visiting the small craft shops in the vaults of the town wall. Today a colorful spectacle, they were in the 17th century. As a weapon chamber, in the 19th century even as a prison. Spend the afternoon strolling through the city - or do you want to get out into nature and make a canoe trip? Then have a look at our optional offer.
Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia* (Classic) / Hotel Bastion Boutique* (Comfort) Breakfast
- 2 nights in a hotel with breakfast
- Transfer to/from airport
- Guided city tour
- Other meals and drinks (2 lunches, 2 dinners)
- Tips & Gratuities
Combine this trip with
Day Tour of Islas de Rosario
Do you know the archipelago Nuestra Señora del Rosario? About 45 km southwest of Cartagena lies the island group. This archipelago covers 28 islands and is mainly known for its coral reefs, protected by the national park founded in 1988. Enjoy the ride through the clear blue waters with its rich marine life. Alone three ecosystems can be found here: coastal lagoons, mangrove forests and the tropical forest. If that does not invite you to relax - or would you rather dive deeper into this world? In the true sense of the word, because you can also snorkel! Do not miss it!
Price on request
Duration: approx. 7 hours
Incl. English-speaking guide, transportation from / to the hotel, lunch, charge
Mangrove Forest Tour
La Boquilla is a small town north of Cartagena located on a peninsula. The traditional fishing village is the starting point for your today's canoe tour. During the journey through the mangrove forests you will encounter many different bird species. You can also observe crabs and various iguanas on nearby shore regions. Enjoy this combination of sporting activity and proximity to nature!
Price on request
Duration: approx. 4 hours
Incl. English-speaking guide