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This 3 day plan is just a fantastic amount of time to spend in this Caribbean Paradise. Giving you enough time to relax and enjoy places most don’t have time to experience.
Cruising around the Rosario Islands is a must do experience when you’re visiting the ancient city of Cartagena. You’ll love the amazing sites that can only come from this boat cruise.
Like to enjoy a bit of exercise while enjoying the beautiful sights of Cartagena? Then this 3 day experience with this City Bike Tour is going to be perfect for you.
You’ll enjoy the healing powers of the mud volcano as you soak in this relaxing paradise before you are cleaned from head to toe by members from the local community, followed by a relaxing swim in the temperate Caribbean ocean.
You’ll cruise through the mangroves on a manmade canoe navigated by a local fisherman who will wind through the mangroves pointing out wildlife and enjoy a walk through their beachside community.
(want to hire a private boat for the day, let us know and we’ll organise the boat and skipper for you, so you can go anywhere you wish and stop for as long wish – perhaps a spot of fishing?)
Approx. 8 hrs (8am – 4pm)
Approx. 3 hrs
– Just let us know what time you’d like to go
Approx. 8 hours (9am-5pm)
You’ll be starting your day with an 8 am pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned car. From there we’ll take you to pier de la bodeguita (Wharf of the Bodeguita) where a speedboat will be waiting to take you on a breathtaking ocean cruise touring the Rosario Islands to arrive at a beautiful picturesque beach for a typical Caribbean lunch, crystal clear waters, water-sports, white sands, palm trees and a return trip to Cartagena for a 4 pm arrival.
You’ll be assigned your personal beach space which will be exclusive for yourself and members of your group.
You’ll receive full beach service, a fantastic typical lunch; use of deckchairs and umbrellas; a cocktail on arrival and English speaking hosts.
You will have the full day to relax and enjoy your space, along with the ability to hire gear for snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking.
This will be one of the highlights of your Caribbean adventure!
Approximate Duration: 8 hours (8am-4pm)
You will be starting today’s journey at a time of your choosing after 8 am from The Holy Trinity Square in Getsemani. Here you will learn the background of one of the earliest neighborhoods of Cartagena, and also among the first places in Colombia to hear the cries of independence. From there you’ll take the path east for Manga Island and Fuerte Del Pastelillo (Fort Pastelillo).
You’ll then continue east to the most important fort of Cartagena; Castillo San Felipe, where you will learn the complete history of this amazing structure, including how many centuries this massive structure took to build. How many times it has been overrun by pirates and how this was a central part of the slave trade for South America.
Next, on this fun ride you’ll be introduced to India Cartagena; a beautiful statue and tribute to an amazingly strong indigenes woman. Where you’ll learn her importance to peace in this region.
Last, on your tour, you will explore the great walls and the old city itself. Where you will learn the fascinating history of when construction started, how it was built and why it took 2 centuries to be completed.
You’ll be completing this tour before lunch and have the rest of the day to relax and roam this magical city.
Approximate Duration: 3 hours
You’ll begin your tour with a collection from your accommodation and a short drive to El Volcán de Lodo El Totumo (The mud volcano of Totumo). With an approximate elevation of just 20 meters this volcano houses a natural pool of volcanic mud, with an amazing relaxing effect and attributed healing powers of the skin, this is one of the most desirable tours of Cartagena.
After your relaxing mud bath, you’ll be cleaned by local women, all of whom are heads of their respective families and responsible for your cleaning. At the end of this process, we head to the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo del Mar where you’ll enjoy a swim in the tropical waters.
Next, you’ll enjoy a wonderful traditional Caribbean lunch and a bit of relaxation before heading to part 2 of this fantastic tour.
In Boquilla, a small community of fisherman on the coast of the Caribbean Sea you’ll start your panoramic journey in a comfortable man-made canoe through the canals of the surrounding mangroves with the guidance of some of the local fisherman. At the end of the tour, you will enjoy a stroll through the community while drinking coconut water and discussing all the amazing wildlife you have just seen.
Approximate Duration: 8 hours (9am-5pm)