Explore The Best Of Colombia In Latin America Escorted Tours

Explore The Best Of Colombia In Latin America Escorted Tours

Colombia is an exciting combination of ancient and modern attractions. There are beautiful city centers and cobblestone streets left behind from Spanish colonial eras. Modern Colombia is twisted with a thriving cultural scene and a spicy-hot nightlife. Visit Tayrona National Park, relax on the Caribbean beaches, shop in the Bazurto Market, or grab a partner and dance to the pulse of Afro-influenced rhythms, this Latin America escorted tour is a perfect itinerary. Read More

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Colombia is an exciting combination of ancient and modern attractions. There are beautiful city centers and cobblestone streets left behind from Spanish colonial eras. Modern Colombia is twisted with a thriving cultural scene and a spicy-hot nightlife. Visit Tayrona National Park, relax on the Caribbean beaches, shop in the Bazurto Market, or grab a partner and dance to the pulse of Afro-influenced rhythms, this Latin America escorted tour is a perfect itinerary.

Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy Cartagena’s vibrant culture and exceptional nature on a guided tour

  • Take a volcanic mud bath and take memorable photos of the pink sea

  • Explore Colombia’s rich history with an expert local guide

  • Spend a day at Rosario Islands

  • Feel the Caribbean sand between your toes

  • Snorkel or kayak near the

  • Explore the local life at the buzzing Bazurto Market

  • Visit Tayrona National Natural Park via Santa Marta

Tour Description

Experience Cartagena’s famous mud volcano, pink sea, and the rich community of Galerazamba on this Latin America escorted tour. take a mineral-filled mud bath, visit a salt mine and a uniquely eccentric sea, view a museum and monument devoted to a legendary indigenous woman, India Catalina, and savor a delightful seaside lunch.

Enjoy a fun-filled day in an excursion from Cartagena to the beautiful Playa Blanca beach on Baru Island. Travel for an hour outside of the city and arrive at this paradise of white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters. Spend the day sunbathing, swimming and relaxing amidst the beautiful tropical scenery.

Travel by speedboat to a dividend beach resort located amidst the gorgeous Rosario Islands treasure trove of tropical islands. Snorkel and kayak in the crystal-clear waters, or simply relax taking a sunbath on the white-sand beach. A tasty lunch of fish, coconut rice and fried plantains will keep you refreshed for fun.

Discover the fascinating colonial grace of Cartagena on a panoramic City Sightseeing hop-on-hop-off bus tour of the city. View all of Cartagena’s alluring attractions from the outstanding perspective of a double-decker bus. Visit the famous Rafael Nunez house, the colossal Castillo San Felipe and the customary statue of Simon Bolivar.

Bazurto Market is Cartagena’s largest and bustling market, and it’s a puzzle of colorful stalls, fascinating foods, and local artisans. This 3-hour guided visit will take you to the center of the market, where you’ll get the opportunity to meet the vendors, watch craftsmen at work, taste local delicacies and enjoy a delightful Colombian lunch.

Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and explore the unique beauty of Tayrona National Park on a full-day tour. Declared as one of Colombia’s most scenic and popular national parks, Tayrona deserves attention with its diverse wildlife and magnificent scenery. Walk through the widespread park with an expert guide, spotting the monkeys, dolphins, and condors.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1 - City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

savory an amazing location on the curve of the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is a climatic colonial city considered as one of the most wonderful places on earth. Board your unique red double-decker bus to start your exploration of the city’s most famous sights.  Feel the warmth of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you travel past Cartagena’s top attractions. Admire the impressive structure of the statue of Simon Bolivar, wonder at the beautiful monuments of Cavite and Santiago de Cuba besides the harbor. You can sit on the bus for the entire journey, accompanied by an interesting audio commentary, or hop-on and hop-off whenever an appeal captures your attention. Throughout the tour, relax and explore the city at your own pace, safe in the sense that you’re visiting all of the most famous sights.

Day 2 - Playa Blanca and Baru Island Day Trip from Cartagena

Your escorted tour begins with hotel pickup by your guide in Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage-listed old city. Board your car, and proceed to Baru Island, about one hour away. During the travel, listen to your guide's commentary about the area's neighborhoods, fishing villages, and modern region of Mamonal. When you reach  Playa Blanca, enjoy the white-sand beach and pristine waters. After your relaxing day in the sun, return to the city, after enjoying lunch with Colombian dish.

Day 3 - Day Trip to Rosario Islands

Your escorted tour to the laid-back, family-oriented beach resort in the Rosario Islands offers the Caribbean model of platinum sands and pristine waters. After pickup in Cartagena, board a shared speedboat to Isla Grande, the largest of all islands that form Rosario Islands, National Park. The tour involves a welcome drink and a traditional buffet lunch of fresh fish, coconut rice, fried plantains, and a soft drink. You may also enjoy the beach resort's facilities, kayaks, and other non-motorized water games. Towels are provided along with access to the hotel's bathrooms and shower facilities. You can also go for snorkeling.  Absorb up some sunshine and swim in the gentle waters until it's time to head back to Cartagena. The water can be pretty wavy on the way back to the mainland, so take a plastic bag with you to keep your belongings dry.

Day 4 - Mud Volcano, Pink Sea and Indigena's Town Full-Day Trip from Cartagena

The pick up will be at your Hotel in between 7:30 am and 8:00 am. Please, confirm the pickup time from your guide, so that you get time to get ready. Ones we depart the city it will take approximately 45 minutes to arrive at the famous mud volcano. Once you reach the place, you will be treated with a typical delicious snack from our region (Patacon con Ahogado). After that, we proceed to Galerazamba. This is located 10 minutes away from the volcano, the first stop will be at the nonindustrial museum where you will stay for 30 minutes, then next stop is at the India Catalina monument, a legendary woman of Colombian history. The best part of this tour is spending some time at the salt mine where you will have time to take pictures and enjoy the marvelous pink sea. The Lunch is around 1:00 pm, you have 3 options to choose from fish, chicken or vegetarian, also we will going to show you a folkloric presentation. The return is at 3:30 pm leaving the city, arriving at Cartagena around 4:30 to 5:00 pm.

Day 5 - Bazurto Market Adventure Tour in Cartagena

Start your trip with pickup from your central Cartagena hotel, then take a short ride to Bazurto Market. First, pass through Cartagena’s picturesque Getsemani neighborhood, famous for its graffiti street art and hip nightlife, and pay a visit to a local shopping mall, before entering into the buzzing marketplace. Follow your guide around the maze of stalls, stopping to take a glance at a metal mechanic workshop, and view the local craftsmen at work. Next, visit a music store, where you can enjoy a cup of cold beer as you listen to ‘Champeta’, the urban folklore music that is hugely popular throughout the region. You’ll even get to take away a CD of some of the famous music. Learn more about the engaging history of the market and the Getsemani neighborhood as you stop to explore the stalls and chat with the vendors. Halt for refreshments at a fresh juice stall, then meet one of the market’s most famous poster artists. You’ll even have the opportunity to have a handmade poster designed with your own personal message. Proceed to the herdsman stand, where you’ll get to experience a traditional Colombian healing potion, then wonder at the butcher’s stalls, filled with different cuts of meat. After working up an urge for food by walking around the market, stop to savor lunch at the legendary Ceci's restaurant, which was popularly featured on American chef Anthony Bourdain's TV show. After tucking into an array of Colombian masterpieces, enjoy a short walk through the fish market before leaving the market, where your driver will be waiting to drive you back to your hotel.

Day 6 - Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip Via Santa Marta

Depart from your Cartagena hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and relax during the spectacular 4-hour drive to Santa Marta. Once you reach the city, we will treat you with a delicious lunch. After launch, there will be a 1-hour drive to reach the alluring entrance of Tayrona National Park. Continue to Tayrona National Park, a protected plot of wilderness surrounded by the large Santa Marta mountain range on one side and the scenic Caribbean on the other. Today’s plan includes a fair amount of hiking, so be prepared and make sure your trekking shoes are on. It takes an hour or two to reach the first beach, with a few up and down parts, and if it rains it may turn a little sloppy here and there. The reward, however, is not only the beautiful beaches but the hike itself. The aura of the jungle, the wonderful scenery and the first sight of the sea make for an enchanting day out among nature. When it's all over and you have enjoyed enough adventure, we return to Cartagena.

Day 7 - Departure

Your Latin America escorted tour concludes after breakfast this morning. We will transfer you to the Cartagena airport.

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