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Captivating Cartagena & Rosario Islands

Colombia in 5 Days, 4 Nights in Destination

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A fully-immersive experience in a vibrant caribbean city! Tour each of its emblematic neighborhoods and the nearby Islas del Rosario in-depth on this wonderful guided trip. Not to be missed!

Trip Highlights

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    Cartagena de Indias
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    Getsemani
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    Islas del Rosario
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    San Felipe de Barajas Castle

Included

  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. Some transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

Availability

  1. Departures available until July 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $360

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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    Accommodation: 4 Nights

    Itinerary

    Begin your exploration of Cartagena on a panoramic tour of key neighborhoods Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga and learn about the forts that surround it. Enjoy a delightful boat trip to the Islas del Rosario for a relaxing beach day out. Finally, be led through the colorful alleys of Getsemaní neighborhood, where you’ll encounter the artsy vibe of this special location.

    1st Day: Canada - Cartagena de Indias
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    Ready to experience the colorful Caribbean culture of Cartagena de Indias? Head to your departure airport to catch your flight*. Touch down in Cartagena de Indias and transfer to the hotel. The city sits on the Caribbean coast and is one of the main ports in Colombia. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

    *If your inbound flight departs in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
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    5366 Reviews

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    2nd Day: Cartagena de Indias
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    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, why not start the day with an optional cooking class* to dive right into the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Colombian cuisine. Create memories and master the recipes that capture the essence of Cartagena de Indias' gastronomic charm.

    At the indicated time, set off on an exciting journey to discover this colonial city on a Chiva: a colorful open-top bus, covered in festive decorations and vibrant art! Enjoy a panoramic tour through its most emblematic neighborhoods and learn all about Bocagrande, Castillogrande and Manga.

    Next, enter the Castle of San Felipe, one of the most important military feats of engineering of the colonial times. Finally, end your tour at the Monumento de Los Zapatos Viejos with a stop at the letters of Cartagena de Indias. The rest of the day is yours to continue discovering this vibrant city. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

    *Optional cooking class: Led by expert local chefs, discover the art of crafting a complete Colombian feast; from a traditional starter to a mouthwatering main dish and a sweet, authentic dessert. A hands-on experience that promises to tantalize your taste buds while you learn a skill, transporting you to the heart of this vibrant culinary tradition.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    5366 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Panoramic evening tour on a Chiva

    Light

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    Optional
    Cooking class in Cartagena

    Light

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    3rd Day: Cartagena de Indias
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    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, set off on an enchanting trip to the Rosario islands by boat, in the middle of the turquoise Caribbean ocean. This archipelago, located off the coast of Cartagena, offers pristine beaches, coral reefs, and crystal-clear waters.

    Self-transfer to the port to catch your speed boat over to the Rosario Islands National Park. The journey to the Rosario Islands provides a scenic boat ride through the Caribbean Sea. During the journey appreciate the beautiful Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, where the San Fernando and San José forts are located.

    After your arrival, spend the day enjoying the beach, soaking up the sunshine, swimming and snorkeling in the wonderfully mild waters. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch (included), freshly caught and prepared by locals.

    This experience allows you to savor the flavors of the region while surrounded by the natural beauty of the Caribbean. Transfer back to Cartagena at the indicated time. Overnight stay in Cartagena.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    5366 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Full day tour of the Rosario Islands

    Moderate

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    4th Day: Cartagena de Indias
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    Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, you have the wonderful opportunity to unleash your creativity and make a meaningful impact at our optional coconut souvenir workshop*, where some of the proceeds go towards a local, female-led organization.

    Later in the morning, set off on a guided tour of Getsemaní neighborhood. An area that is a true mix of traditional and modern, and art and culture. Huge art installations and stunning graffitis adorn the streets, and a real alternative vibe dances in the air. Visit the Plaza de La Trinidad, an important location, where independence was conceived on November 11, 1811.

    Enjoy a guided walking tour through its streets and alleys to behold the stunning murals. See the art created by locals that tells the story of tradition and the past. In addition to this, you will live a total immersive experience of popular life in the Getsemaní neighborhood. Overnight stay in Cartagena de Indias.

    *Optional coconut souvenir workshop: Join us for an unforgettable experience. You'll learn the art of transforming humble coconuts into personalized keepsakes. All the while supporting DAMARTES, a women-led charity committed to making a difference in the community. Under the guidance of skilled artisans, you'll discover the versatile nature of coconuts and their potential to become cherished mementos.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Hotel Cartagena Plaza or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    5366 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Guided tour of Getsemaní

    Moderate

    See more
    Optional
    Coconut workshop in Cartagena

    Light

    See more
    5th Day: Cartagena de Indias- Canada
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    Breakfast at the hotel. Sadly it's time to bid farewell to Cartagena de Indias. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Arrive in Canada and end your trip.

    Included activities

    Included

    Panoramic evening tour on a Chiva

    Included activity for day 2 in Cartagena de Indias

    See the city in style on a traditional Chiva bus, accompanied by upbeat rhythms and live music as you cruise the city at night.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:20 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Included

    Full day tour of the Rosario Islands

    Included activity for day 3 in Islas del Rosario

    Admire the views of the Bay of Cartagena and Boca Chica, before arriving at the idyllic islands and taking the time to enjoy the beach and surroundings. Lunch included. Return transfer not included and can be paid for at the port.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Included

    Guided tour of Getsemaní

    Included activity for day 4 in Cartagena de Indias

    Encounter the artistic, colorful and cultural neighborhoods of Getsemaní. From the Plaza de la Trinidad, and the art-covered alleys, to a full-immersion into the local history of the place.

    Duration 02:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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    Transfer back to the hotel from the workshop is not included.

    Cooking class in Cartagena

    Suggested activity for day 2 in Cartagena de Indias

    Indulge your senses in a captivating culinary journey with our cooking class in the heart of Cartagena. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Colombian cuisine as you embark on this hands-on experience.

    Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Optional

    Coconut workshop in Cartagena

    Suggested activity for day 4 in Cartagena de Indias

    Make your own souvenir while supporting a good cause. The DAMARTES project (Ladies and Mothers of the Arts), is an association formed by 7 women who create jewelry, vases, containers, belts and accessories, using coconut.

    Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    The price includes

    • Included in all our trips. more information
    • Departures from main canadian airports.
    • International flights: Canada - Cartagena - Canada.
    • 4 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.
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    • 4 breakfasts & 1 lunch.
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.*
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    • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English/Spanish speaking guide.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    Entry into Colombia mandates the obligatory payment of a $90 fee.

    Please note: transfers are with a Spanish-speaking driver.

    • Entry requirements

      Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Colombia.

    • Visa

      Canadians can enter Colombia for up to 90 days as a visitor without a visa.

    • Currency

      Colombian Peso.

    • Language

      Spanish.

    • Electricity

      110 V, 60 Hz.

    • Health

      Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

    • Time zone

      UTC - 05:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      http://www.colombia.co/en/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

    Bebés: 0-2 años.

    Niños: 3-10 años.

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