EXPERIENCES FOR THE CURIOUS
CARTAGENA HISTORY TOUR
Cartagena's past is fascinating. Each street reveals former times, each door contains history and each plaza represents an important event that took place hundreds of years ago. Follow a fun and entertaining local who will tell you the story behind every corner, from the colonial years to what it has become today. Learn and understand why Cartagena is full of magic.
Includes: Session with local English-speaking host. Approx. 2 hours.
Your English-speaking guide will pick you up to take you on a short stroll around the Old City and get you introduced to Cartagena's history and present. Then, he will provide transportation to the Castle of San Felipe, one of the most important tourist places of the city of Cartagena. The castle is located on the Hill of San Lázaro in a strategic location, dominating approaches to the city by land or sea. It was built by the Spanish during the colonial era. After visiting the castle you will visit one of the oldest convents in the city named Popa's church located 150mts high in the top of a hill. La Popa, as we call it, originally served as a refuge for the black Maroons and then used as a stage for fighting and used as a quarter.
Includes: Round-trip transportation, english-speaking guide, entrance fees and a bottle of water.
AVIARY & PLAYA BLANCA
Cartagena's aviary, located in Baru Island, is considered the biggest aviary in South America. Here you will witness how Colombia has the largest bird diversity in the world, while spotting spectacular toucans, flamingos, macaws, humming birds and more than 1,200 other species. By visiting the aviary, you are promoting the care of nature and enforce the importance of environmental sustainability. After the aviary visit, delight yourself with traditional lunch at a beautiful beach at Playa Blanca (meal is not included).
Includes: Round-trip transportation, entrance fees, English-speaking host to accompany you. Approx. 5 hours.
Soothe your skin in one of Cartagena's top (& messiest) attractions. About 45 minutes away from Cartagena, you can relax in the warm mud which locals claim to have body-benefiting minerals.
Includes: English-speaking guide, private roundtrip transport, water bottles and tickets to the volcano. Approx. 2.5 hours.