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Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

1. Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena, a city that bewitches, welcomes you to the best tour of the beautiful and magical city of Historic Cartagena full of stories, sayings and fascinating myths of its walls, streets, convents and houses of the walled downtown and San Diego that transcends the city limits. Discover the secrets, customs and legends of the tradition inherited from the Spaniards and popular from our Caribbean miscegenation, among which Gabo (Nobel Prize for Literature) accompanies us through his writings, such as his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the most read in the world. We start, at the agreed time, the shared tour, in the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The process of commercialization of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old "Plaza de la Aduana", has been historically important. In "Plaza de la Aduana" we will see important buildings such as the Municipal Hall. Of course, art is no stranger to the tour, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of beautiful considered the most beautiful in the world, worn by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Then we go to the San Ignacio Bastion which was built to defend the "Bay of Souls" from any pirate attack. On this tour we will see the history behind the walls of Cartagena. Do you like the feats of pirates and corsairs? We count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. Do you know the sloths, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, Centennial Park, former Railway Station, which is a relic of the Tropical Dry Forest where we refresh under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unique architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route at Calle San Juan to the sound of salsa and the African champeta.

Cartagena: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

2. Cartagena: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour & Extras

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 13 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 complimentary walking tour inside the walled city. Choose between a 1-day pass and a 2-day pass. Hop-off at the sights that interest you the most, or if you prefer, remain on the bus tour for the entire loop, listening to the informative audio commentary. You will see palaces, monasteries, plazas, and beautiful overhanging balconies, as well as Colombia's major seaside resorts, where you can enjoy beaches and scuba diving opportunities. Tour Stops: 1. Muelle de la Bodeguita 2. Centro de Convenciones 3. Torre del Reloj 4. Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas 5. Museo Rafael Nunez 6. Boquetillo (entrance to the Walled City) 7. San Francisco (entrance to the Walled City) 8. Plaza Bocagrande 9. Avenida San Martin 10. Casino Rio 11. Hotel Caribe / Playas de Bocagrande 12. Hotel Hilton / El Laguito 13. Iglesia de Castillo Grande

Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

3. Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour. Discover the colonial streets of the Walled City and the vibrant neighborhood of Getsemani as you try some local sweets. Meet your guide at La Plaza de la Aduana. See the colorful colonial houses as you learn about main squares and bastions of the city. Visit Santo Domingo Square and see the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandria. Afterward, head to the Getsemani neighborhood which is known for having a bohemian spirit. Walk through its streets and alleys boasting vibrant colors. Stroll around picturesque pieces of street art paintings. Taste a variety of typical Colombian sweets as you explore the city. Enjoy some tropical juice from unique fruits, some of which can only be found in the region.

Cartagena: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

4. Cartagena: Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings

We will meet at the indicated time in "La Plaza Cervantes - Camellón de Los Mártires". Just look for the orange umbrella. There we will meet with the local guide to begin this shared stree food tour of Cartagena de Indias. Is your mouth watering already? In total, we will taste 7 to 9 dishes of typical Colombian street food: typical sweets, fried, salty and local refreshing drinks. With these products we will discover not only the incredible history of each meal, but you will also find hidden vendors you'd miss on your own, and learn about the influence of different cultures on local cuisine. During the tour, we will also discover which are the most outstanding recipes and flavors of Colombia in general, and of Cartagena de Indias in particular. Finally, after a 2.5-hour tour, we will conclude this shared tour in the center of Cartagena.

Cartagena: Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus

5. Cartagena: Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Discover all of beautiful Cartagena on 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, walled city, 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 04:00 PM in front of the clock tower (stop 4). You may also chose different options when booking including a 2-day pass, a 2-day pass + San Felipe Fortress entrance or a 2-day pass + audioguide specially made about Nobel prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Take the advantage of adapting your day along the routes between 9:00 AM and 7:30 PM and if you prefer, remain on the bus tour for the entire loop, listening to the informative audio commentary. You will see palaces, monasteries, plazas, and beautiful overhanging balconies in the colonial part of town and Colombia's major seaside resorts in the south part, where you can enjoy beaches and scuba diving opportunities. Stops 1. Muelle de la Bodeguita 2. Centro de Convenciones 3. San Sebastian del Pastelillo 4. Torre del Reloj (Clock Tower) 5. Rafael Nunez Museum 6. Boquetillo (entrance to the Walled City) 7. San Francisco (entrance to the Walled City) 8. Plaza Bogrande 9. Avenida San Martin 10. Casino Rio 11. Hotel Caribe 12. Hotel Hilton 13. Iglesia de Castillo Grande

Cartagena: Funnytour at Chiva Party Bus Tour at Night!

6. Cartagena: Funnytour at Chiva Party Bus Tour at Night!

Embark on a unique and fun experience in Cartagena: a party bus tour in a chiva – an artisan rustic bus from Colombia that has especially been designed as a party bus. Dance your way into the night along the flashing bus dance floor and as you drive past the city highlights. Let the bus driver organize the route and the music while you see various important points in Cartagena and enjoy brief stops at the old shoes, Castillo de San Felipe and the letters of Cartagena so you can take photos. Along your route, pass by the hotel sector of Bocagrande, the old city like Getsemani, Muelle de los Pegasos, Centro de Convenciones, and Calle del Arsenal – all while dancing and moving. Continue your tour along the walls of Cartagena and end up by a nightclub, where you can choose to continue dancing or head home.

Cartagena, Colombia: City Tour and main places

7. Cartagena, Colombia: City Tour and main places

Start with a convenient pickup service in the Centro, Bocagrande, Castillogrande, El Laguito districts or board the vibrantly colored Chiva bus at a centrally located meeting point. Start early with a morning tour or sleep in with an afternoon tour. Experience the modern and tourist area of Bocagrande, Laguito and Castillo Grande. See one of the most beautiful natural bays and a lush linear park. We will pass by the iconic India Catalina, a statue depicting an important indigenous woman and take photos at the Zapatos Viejos (a large shoe statue). Arrive at Castillo de San Felipe and have the opportunity to enter the castle, take a tour of it, or simply take some photographs of its magnificent Spanish colonial features. Head to the walled city where the walking tour begins. Follow your guide through the historic center and visit Las Bobedas (armoury) and see the Clock Tower. Return to your pickup point with unforgettable memories of this colorful city.

Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

8. Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

We start, at the agreed time, this Private Tour in Cartagena at the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The commercialization process of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old Comptroller's Square, has been historically important, Andian National Corporation and the Mamonal refinery, the Municipal Mayor's Office. Of course, art is no stranger to this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of precious considered the most beautiful in the world, used by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Do you like the exploits of pirates and corsairs? In this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena we count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. We link the Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence and the Plaza de la Proclamación- Old Government Palace and the Centennial Park as scenarios of the Independence of Cartagena and Colombia. Continuing along Calle Román is not only the symbol of the best drinks until it allows you to remember one of the Presidents of the Republic who has transcendent in history. Do you know the sloth bears, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, the Centennial Park, old Railway Station, which is a relic of Tropical Dry Forest where we cool off under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unparalleled architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route on Calle San Juan until the sound of salsa and African champeta; previously passing by the church and square of the Holy Trinity.

Cartagena: Private Food Tour in Walled City and Getsemani

9. Cartagena: Private Food Tour in Walled City and Getsemani

A trip wouldn’t be complete if you don’t go beyond touristic places and give yourself the chance to taste the place’s food. So, come with us to this food tour around Cartagena’s heart, so you get the best of Caribbean cuisine and its people: cocadas, carimañola, arepa de huevo, and more. Although those names are hardly relatable to something common or widely known, we are sure that it will be a gastronomic experience to remember. Your day will start by meeting our local and friendly tour guide. With him you will be headed to the first stop in the best place for food tours in Cartagena: The Walled City. As you walk around you will have several stops to try the best of Cartagena and Caribbean typical flavors. From fruits to shrimp cocktails, deep-fried snacks, typical sweets and coffee or beer. Some of the things you can try are: Arepa with egg. Arepa is one of the most traditional Colombian plates, eaten almost everywhere in the country in lots of different versions. In the Caribbean coast, this corn-based tortilla is usually deep fried and stuffed with a tasty egg. You will also visit local food stands and try shrimp cocktail or carimañola: a very typical yucca and cheese finger food. If you’re craving for something sweet, you’ll also have cocadas, a sort of cookie made from dried coconut or typical fruits. But there are many other options of traditional sweets and candies. And of course, try a cup of nice high-quality coffee or have cold and refreshing beer before ending the tour. You will discover ancient culinary techniques, treasured family recipes, and life stories of all the locals that will make you swing from sweet to salty, from fresh to fried tasty appetizers and from tasteful to delicious snacks. Real samples of diversity of ingredients and customs. This is the most valuable souvenir of the very best side of Cartagena de Indias: tons of food offered to you by joyful and friendly locals. We know there won’t be regrets. You are in for a treat.

Cartagena: 2-Day Hop On-Hop Off Tour

10. Cartagena: 2-Day Hop On-Hop Off Tour

Up and down without time limit. You can spend more time in the place you want, getting on and off the bus as many times as you want and visiting the most iconic sites of the heroic city. Board the bus at the Muelle de la Bodeguita and delight your senses with the warm sun and the refreshing aroma of the sea as we transport you to the imposing Fort of San Sebastián del Pastelillo, the oldest fortress in Cartagena. Don`t forget to descend to capture unforgettable photos of the majestic Clock Tower, located in the heart of the historic center. And if you want to immerse yourself in the fascinating history of Cartagena, we invite you to enjoy a guided walk through the historic center, where you can discover up close the best kept secrets of the city.

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This your was awesome. Our guide Legaxy was very friendly. We were able to walk around and try 9 different food items. It left us full that we skipped dinner. Definitely recommend

Wendy was an enthusiastic and informative guide. I highly recommend this tour based on my learning and enjoyment of the tour

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The tour was great and the tour guide extremely engaging and knowledgeable.

Wendy did a real great job!!!! Thanks!!! 110% recomandation