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  • Cartagena: 4 Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

    1. Cartagena: 4 Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

    Experience clear blue waters, white sand, and awesome corals on the perfect sunny day trip! Corales del Rosario National Park is the name of a group of islands on the coast of Colombia, located just an hour away by speed boat from Cartagena or 20 mins from Barú. This paradise is the favorite destination in Cartagena and it offers a natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day with a morning pickup from your hotel. Continue to a relaxing private island where beach chairs and umbrellas await you. Spend time in the sun and have a seafood cocktail or lemonade in one of the most beautiful places you will visit. Afterward, continue to Cholon to enjoy a mini party in the water with music, drinks, and people from other boats. Finally, stop at Playa Blanca in Barú Island, where there will be a more private space waiting for you away from the main concentration of bo...

    The team were very attentive and willing to help out in every aspect of the trip. Every activity was prepended by the guide giving recommendations as to what to expect and what was going to happen

  • Cartagena: Rosario Islands Catamaran with Lunch and Snorkel

    2. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Catamaran with Lunch and Snorkel

    Set sail for the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park on a full-day tour from Cartagena. The catamaran departs from the Muelle de la Bodeguita pier in front of the walled city. After your welcome drink, enjoy the journey to the Rosario Islands, sailing and motor sailing on the catamaran. The vessel is equipped with comfortable seats, where you can sit both in the shade and in the sun. There is a bar service on board, so you can enjoy a variety of soft drinks throughout the excursion.  Experience paradise with a stop in front of an idyllic beach of turquoise waters and white sands, where you can swim and play with fun inflatables. Practice snorkeling, if you wish, and admire the fascinating underwater life with colorful tropical fish and various types of coral. The crew will prepare a delicious lunch for you to enjoy on board while you sail back to Cartagena at the end ...

    Beautiful boat , great crew and the places are very nice . They serve a very nice lunch and you can buy alcoholic drinks. You can also snorkel , though we didn’t see any fish . Great experience though overall

  • Cartagena de Indias: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

    3. Cartagena de Indias: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

    For the most romantic evening, this sunset cruise excursion is ideal. Leave at 5:00 PM from the Muelle de la Bodeguita pier in front of the walled city. Enjoy the relaxing but at the same time exciting sailing through the Bay of Cartagena de Indias. Accompanied by good music, enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail or a soft drink and a delicious appetizer in a magical atmosphere. Watch the sunset and the lighting of the spectacular skyline of the city of Cartagena while you sail into the night.  The itinerary of the tour includes departure from the Bodeguita Dock/Pegasos Dock, located in front of the walled city of Cartagena. First sail between Manga and Bocagrande neighborhood. Then continue sailing between Castillo Grande and Manzanillo Island. Enjoy the sunset while sailing between El Laguito neighborhood and Tierrabomba Island. Then sail back to the departure point.

    The overall experience was very pleasant, the view of the city from the sea as the sun sets is very beautiful. I just think there were too many people on the boat considering the current worldwide restrictions.

  • Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

    4. Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

    Discover Cartagena in a unique way. Sail around the bay while you enjoy the bar and restaurant on board of the Sibarita Express Yacht. On your 1.5–hour trip, benefit from an open bar with a nice musical background and the services of the lovely crew. This activity runs from Wednesdays to Sundays. You will be welcomed by the lovely crew and set sail a short while later. Take in a panoramic view of the modern area of Bocagrande and arrive at the lighthouse. From there, head to Castillogrande, the most prestigious area of the city, to see the sunset on the ocean. Once the sun has set, head back to the inner bay where you can enjoy the night views of the modern area of Bocagrande and the residential neighborhoods of Manga and Getsemani. Finally, prepare to be welcomed back to the pier with a breathtaking view of the old city at night.

    Met a lot of friendly people who all wanted to have a good time. The atmosphere was lively and the weather and views were beautiful.

  • Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

    5. Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

    As the minivan leaves town, hear some curious facts about Cartagena history and some tips to ensure a better experience at the mud volcano. The trip to Santa Catalina, another beautiful Colombian city and the location of the volcano, lasts around 45 minutes. Upon arrival at the volcanic zone, be greeted by the owner of a small nearby restaurant. Then, prepare for a unique experience as you climb the 50 steps that surround the volcano; remember to wear old clothing as the mud can be rough on delicate materials. Immerse yourself in the volcanic mud, reaping the health benefits for your skin from the millions of minerals. Some people say afterward, you'll appear 10 years younger. Inside the volcano, you can float thanks to the high number of minerals present. There will be some locals around offering massages for an extra price of 2 USD. Outside of the volcano, pay to get your photo taken...

    Very nice guide. This man didn't speak all the time, but he told us just the useful information.

  • Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

    6. Cartagena: Guided City Tour w/ La Popa and San Felipe Castle

    Discover the magic of Cartagena — declared a World Heritage Site for its architectural distinction and its history — on this 4-hour, small-group tour. Visit the main sites around the city and learn the rich stories behind its culture. Head to the La Popa monastery, located on the tallest hill in the city, to get amazing views and take the best pictures from above. From there, explore the Fort San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th-century hilltop fortress built by the Spanish to protect against pirates and the English navy. Your guide will accompany you to tell the stories within the fort and explain more of its importance to Cartagena. Make a quick stop at an emblematic symbol of Cartagena — the Old Shoes Monument — and continue into the Walled City. Take a guided walk around the historic center and gain a deep understanding of its culture and architecture before returning to your hotel.

    Really nice activity! We went around to places we wouldn't have thought of or wouldn't know how to get. It was nice that all the stops were arranged for us and all the tickets of each location was taken care of. We even got to skip the line to every place we visited because we were on this tour!

  • From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

    7. From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

    Enjoy a paradisiacal day relaxing on the white sand beach of Baru Island's aptly-named Playa Blanca. After getting picked up from your hotel in Cartagena, take a 1-hour journey in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to Baru. Learn more about local life in both the city and the island towns from your local driver. Once in Baru, take a quick, idyllic stroll along the beach to reach where you will spend the day. Make the most of all the facilities the place has to offer, including sundecks to relax on the beach or snorkel equipment if you wish to take a dip in the beach's crystal-clear waters. In the afternoon, savor a delicious lunch with several options including vegetarian and meat dishes washed down with local juices. Head back to the beach after lunch to relax for another few hours before beginning the journey back to Cartagena in the evening.

    Nice trip to Baru island, the place with sun chairs and the lunch were located a bit from the big crowd, pretty good food and drinks. Jose is English speaking and a great guide . Had breakfast a little bit further up the beach for 10 000 COP ( ham omelette with 2 pieces of toast ) that included a cup of coffee Expect a long time for the return trip… took over 2h for us.

  • Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

    8. Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

    Climb aboard a beautiful yacht and enjoy a 2-hour cruise along the calm waters of Cartagena Bay. Sit back and take in the amazing views of the colonial city from the water. Get a panoramic view of the palm-lined promenades of the upscale neighborhood of Bocagrande as you sail towards the lighthouse. Continue to the elegant district of Castillogrande, and then head back to the inner bay. Soak up the night views of the cruise ship port and residential neighborhoods of Manga and Getsemani. Continue back to the departure pier and enjoy breathtaking views of the old city at night. Enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal. Choose from a menu of seafood risotto, beef in wine sauce or noodles with beef, chicken or shrimp as your main dish. Relax to the sound of background music and experience the magic of the city after dark.

    The cruise itself was exceptional, excellent service and highly recommended.My one very important observation was the apparent confusion as to the organization of what package you purchased and what was implied once we boarded.Once you enter the dock, someone verifies your reservation and directs you to the proper boat staging area with chairs, once there, someone else comes along and takes your meal choice. Notice you can seat wherever in this staging area, but when its time to board, they start in order from the chairs closest to the boat.When we boarded, we where asked to 'choose' from upstairs or downstairs, there appeared to be no difference in the meal package purchased.Downstairs accommodates larger groups/families as the tables are larger.Upstairs is more intimate with fewer, smaller tables.We had the 'private' table package and just headed upstairs, the couple next to us in a similar table and same meal could have paid the 'regular' 3 course meal and just been directed uptairs

  • Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    9. Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    Get picked up from your accommodation at 7:30 AM in an air-conditioned bus. Meet your guide who will provide all the details about your upcoming adventure and the route. At 9 AM, arrive at the island of Baru and board a boat. Cruise for 15 minutes through the crystal clear waters until you arrive at the snorkeling site. After 1 hour of enjoyable snorkeling, continue the tour into the mangroves to see birds, iguanas, and other species. Discover the fascinating landscapes of the island and the life of the native species who inhabit this magical ecosystem. At 1 PM, head back to Playa Blanca to enjoy a delicious lunch with options of fish, chicken, or vegetarian. Once you've eaten, spend some time swimming in the clear waters or relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. At 3:30 PM, board the return bus which will drop you off back at your hotel.

    This tour was one of my favorite tours while in Colombia. I had never done snorkeling before so I really enjoyed it. The tour was great. Daniel (bus guide) Ivan (boat guide) both did a great job. They promised to send me all the pictures they took and they did the only thing I’d recommend for anyone planning to attend this tour is to make sure your tour guide sprinkles some bread before they snap your pictures to make sure they capture fish around you otherwise you will end up with just a picture of yourself under water :( I think that was the only downside for me. The food was great, I literally ate everything on my plate (went with the fish option). I definitely recommend this tour.

  • Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

    10. Cartagena: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour & Optional Attractions

    Located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, few places on Earth are as beautiful as Cartagena. Sightseeing in this astounding city is a hugely enjoyable experience, offering both modernity and history. There is something to suit all tastes. From beautiful architecture to striking monuments, there is plenty of inspiring sightseeing opportunities while on your City Sightseeing bus tour. Discover all of beautiful Cartagena in 14 bus stops, as you explore the city's beautiful architecture and striking monuments in the most flexible and enjoyable way. Visit key sites in the city, such as the Clock Tower, the San Felipe Fortress, the walled city, the Rafael Núñez House, Rio Casino, and much more. With the many stops along the way, there are things to suit all tastes, including a complementary walking tour inside the walled city, starting everyday at 4:00 PM in front of the clock tower (stop 4...

    Guide was difficult to understand. Also she was talking when the audio explanation was running so it was difficult to hear either

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Robert Lopez was SUPERB!!!!!! I had a very great walking tour with him. He was knowledgeable, personable, and took amazi g photos of my friends and I! If I can give him 10 stars I would! He definitely comes highly recommended and I look forward to referring him in the future! The tour itself was amazing and I enjoyed the murals, graffiti and art behind Getsemani! Totally worth the time!

We had a great experience in the Sabrita Dinner Cruise. We got chosen to sit at the front of the boat which served a very special experience for us! The food was amazing and filling and the service was great. We will recommend

The team were very attentive and willing to help out in every aspect of the trip. Every activity was prepended by the guide giving recommendations as to what to expect and what was going to happen

Lovely evening with excellent food and music. Accomplished and friendly crew. Super for date night!

Very nice guide. This man didn't speak all the time, but he told us just the useful information.