- The charming Rosario islands
- Marvel at Cartagena`s beautiful architecture
- Have a coffee in a stunning plaza
- Bathe in the mud volcano
- Canoe through a mangrove forest
- Buy authentic gold jewellery
- Relax on the stunning beaches of Parque Tayrona.
Day 1: Flight from Bogota to Cartagena. You will be met at Cartagena airport by our representative and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon you will be collected from your hotel and will start a 3 hour walking tour of the Old City - your guide will explain the history of the fortress walls and the many monuments, plazas, and buildings within them. Meal plan: N/A.
Day 2: After breakfast take a boat out over the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean to the Rosario islands. Upon arrival to the island, you can choose to snorkel, take a nature walk (which makes a circuit returning by kayak), or have a relaxing massage (not included in tour price). Several gourmet lunch options are available! Take the boat back to Cartagena and the rest of the day is free. Overnight in Cartagena. Meal plan: B, L.
Day 3: After breakfast take a trip out for a dip in the mud volcano (you sort of float in the volcanic mud!), and discover its healing properties. After lunch, take a relaxing ride in a canoe as a buga, or canoe driver, paddles you through a mangal. Return back to Cartagena. Rest of the day free. Overnight Cartagena. Meal plan: B, L.
Day 4: Morning free to relax, wander the old city, or get in some souvenir shopping (Cartagena is famous for its gold jewellery). Afternoon transfer to Santa Marta (4 hours). Evening free. Meal plan: B.
Day 5: Today consists of a beach and jungle walk in Arrecifes and Cabo San Juan. A day trip from Santa Marta, hike about an hour and a half through the jungle (look for monkeys!) until you arrive at a totally exotic, white sand beach. Walk along the beaches until you reach swim-able waters. In the evening return to Santa Marta. Meal plan: B.
Day 6: Today is a relaxing day on the famous spacious, white sand beaches of Playa Crystal in Parque Tayrona. A day trip from Santa Marta, spend a day in the sun, relaxing on the beach with tranquil waters and working on your tan! Return to Santa Marta for overnight. Meal plan: B.
Day 7: Breakfast followed by airport transfer to Santa Marta airport and return flight to Bogota. Meal plan: B.
- 18 Dec. - 24 Dec.
- 6 Feb.- 12 Feb.
- 17 Dec.- 23 Dec.
Note: If these dates do not suit you but you are interested in this tour, please contact us for alternative dates.
Also see tour packages in:
South America Colombia Local Culture Cultural Journey
Email it to a friend:
Click here to email this vacation to a friend
US: , ext: 19691
Outside US, please use a number below and enter the extension "19691" when prompted:
UK: 01865 52 2588
Australia: 08 8121 5884
Note: If unavailable, leave a voicemail for the supplier to call you back.