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FEBRUARY 18 - 24, 2023

Cartagena

Colombia’s Caribbean Coast!

About Cartagena

This inner walled town is the main attraction – it's packed with beautiful churches, monasteries, plazas and mansions. This town, founded in 1533 by Spaniard Don Pedro de Heredia, was a major centre of early Spanish settlement in the Americas. Its gold and silver exports made it a popular target for pirates, and its walled fort (now on UNESCO's World Heritage list) was built to protect both shipping and the slave trade.  Whether you want to feel the Caribbean sand between your toes on one of their beaches or grab a partner and dance to the pulse of Afro-influenced rhythms. Colombia is calling as the best kept secret of South America.

passport

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel with at least 2 blank visa pages.

Visa & Vaccinations

VISA  Not required for stays 90 days or less.

Vaccination Currently, no vaccines are required to gain entry to Colombia.

Money

The Colombian peso is the country's legal tender. It is generally identified with the abbreviation COP, The most widely accepted cards are Visa and MasterCard

weather

Located on the hot Caribbean coast of Colombia, Cartagena's climate is typically Caribbean with where the weather feels like it’s hot—in the high eighties—and mostly sunny all year long with occasional clouds in the bright blue sky.

power

Electricity in Colombia runs at 110 volts, so transformers are not necessary for tourists from the U.S. If you are planning to use anything with a three-prong plug, bring a type B adapter,

Tour Summary

WHAT'S INCLUDED

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

Duration: 7-days / 6-nights

Dates: February  18 - 25, 2023

Accommodations 

  • 6 nights of 4.5* accommodations

  • All prices are per person based on double occupancy

 

Transportation

  • Round trip airport transfers to/from hotel

  • Local English-speaking tour guide 

  • Tour via private vehicle

 

Experiences

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Cartagena City Tour

  • Visit the Pink Sea

  • A Palenque cultural tour

  • Sail to Rosario Islands

  • Black Leisure Travel Thank You Gift

 

Costs

  • All entrance fees to sites/experiences noted in itinerary

  • All service charges and taxes

  • International Airfare

  • Entry visa

  • Passport fees, immunization costs, and local departure taxes (when applicable)

  • Early check-in or late check-out fr om hotels (unless otherwise specified)

  • Travel insurance, which we offer and can be purchased after you’ve booked your tour

  • Additional sightseeing, activities and experiences outside of your itinerary

  • Optional enhancements like room or flight upgrades, or local camera or video fees

  • Personal charges or expenses such as laundry, phone calls, SIM cards or room service

  • Tips for services and experiences

  • Beverage(s) during meals

  • Meals except where noted.

 

Suggested Gratuities

  • Tour Guide ($10-$20 per day)

  • Driver ($5-$10 per day)

  • Waiters/waitress ($2 per person)

 

 

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Tour Summary

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DAY 1

Arrival Day Welcome to Cartagena! This colonial fortress city on the Caribbean is rich in culture, architecture, romance, and even pirate history. Upon arrival, a driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Depending on the time of your arrival, you'll have a few options for activities. You can relax and enjoy the hotel amenities or get right into the mix with a neighborhood walk, either by yourself or with an English-speaking guide (optional add-on).

DAY 2

Your first full day in Cartagena.  You will experience the real Cartagena while being  immersed into the local culture to learn about music, food, people, customs and beliefs. Visit a local market where we try local food and local fruits, learn about natives of Cartagena and the African influence. Visit to traditional neighborhoods to understand the city from a geographic, cultural, social and economic point of view.

DAY 3

Today you will escape Cartagena for the day and discover the healing powers of the mud baths at Totumo Volcano. Climb up and inside this small volcano and dive into the natural mud that lies within. This is an experience you won't forget!

YES! After the mud bath you will visit the Pink Sea of Galerazamba The Pink Sea is actually a part of an authentic sea salt mine that’s been in operation for decades—perhaps even centuries. Local harvesters use the shallow pool to collect sea salt as the water’s dry up.

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DAY 4

Today is a free day for you to explore on your own, take an excursion or enjoy the hotel amenities.

DAY 5

A visit to the Rosario Islands will take you on an exciting day trip to the warm, crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. In the morning, you'll transfer from your hotel to the pier, where you'll board a boat headed for Isla Grande, the largest of the islands. Start with lunch at San Pedro de Majagua, and spend the afternoon discovering coral beaches and swimming amongst the diverse fauna of the reefs. If you're interested in water sports, Isla Grande is known for its scuba diving, snorkeling, standup paddle boarding, and kayaking. 

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DAY 6

Today you will visit San Basilio de Palenque and discover the lifestyle of the first free slave town in America, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  We will hear the Palenque people’s creole language which happens to be the only Spanish-Bantú spoken on earth, known as Palenquero, you hear this spoken and sung by the majority of the older local residents. You will also learn about their religious beliefs and practices within the Palenque culture which are very unique, such as celebrating death, mourning birth, and living each day as if it were a party

DAY 7

Departure Day It's time to say goodbye to Colombia. After breakfast at the hotel, a driver will transfer you to the airport to catch your return flight home. It's time to say goodbye to Colombia. After breakfast at the hotel, a driver will transfer you to the airport to catch your return flight home.

Flexible Payment Options

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Reserve Your Cartagena Spot Now!

AIR + LAND PACKAGE - INCLUDES FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $3,950 per person   |   DOUBLE: $3,450 per person

LAND ONLY - NO FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK

SINGLE: $2,950 per person   |   DOUBLE: $2,450 per person

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