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You’ll begin this amazing day with a collection by your personal bilingual guide at 8:30 am from your Cartagena hotel, and start a beautiful and relaxing journey of approximately 6 hours through the Caribbean countryside passing over amazing rivers and enjoying spectacular views.
You’ll be stopping along the way for a quick spot of lunch before carrying on to Mompox (or Mompos as some prefer to call it) with an expected arrival of approximately 2:30 pm. On arrival you’ll start your walking tour, strolling through this world heritage site admiring the many colonial buildings that are still used for their original purpose to date. Making the city of Santa Cruz de Mompox an even more charming location. You’ll be passing by and enjoying a number of photos stops at some of the 7 churches that are within close proximity. Many of these churches are over 400 years old, with The San Francisco Church being the oldest and was originally built in 1564. But the most famous, and in my opinion the most beautiful is The Santa Bárbara Church with its baroque bell tower and a balcony.
You may not have known this, but the Mompox cemetery is also a tourist destination and one that you will also get to appreciate today. Filled with wonderful headstones, colonial-style tombs, and beautiful fences.
Following your tour by foot, you’ll enjoy a tour by boat, with a magnificent cruise on the Brazo de Mompos River from the equally magnificent Mompox farmer’s market. You’ll enjoy over 2 hours on this guided cruise up to Troncosito on the Magdalena side of the river before heading back. You’ll not only appreciate delightful scenery on both sides of the river, but also a multitude of birdlife filling the sky with their songs and flight.
With your voyage coming to an end, you’ll enjoy two more magical experiences that can only come from this magical location. First, you’ll be view one of the most breath-taking sunsets anywhere in this amazing world, and lastly, to cap off a super day, you’ll be returning to Mompox with the lights on in this gorgeous city to provide you with such an amazing, picturesque experience you’ll feel that your entire tour of Colombia was worth it for just this moment.
Next, it’ll be time for some dinner at one of the must-see locations in Mompox; La Albarrada avenue is located on the waterfront, and with its many restaurants and cafes is the perfect setting in this colonial town for a wonderful evening meal.
Day 2 will see you waking to the sound of church bells and a feeling that you have actually traveled back in time and woken in a small Colombian village 400 years ago. You’ll peacefully rise and venture back to La Albarrada avenue for a super breakfast and a quick walk around the many stores filled will amazingly Filigree jewelry. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase some of this detailed jewelry at a fraction of what you would pay elsewhere.
Lastly, on this fantastic experience to one of the most amazing examples of a colonial town, you’ll begin your journey back to Cartagena, carrying a piece of Santa Cruz de Mompox in your heart forever.