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Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

1. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Experience clear blue waters, white sand, and awesome corals on a day tour to the Corales del Rosario National Park. Discover the group of islands on the coast of Colombia, a perfect natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day from the meeting point and after a speedboat ride, explore the fortress on Bocachica island. Continue to a relaxing private island where beach chairs and umbrellas await you. Spend time in the sun and have a seafood cocktail or lemonade in one of the most beautiful places you will visit. Afterward, continue to Cholon to enjoy a mini party in the water with music, drinks, and people from other boats. Finally, stop at Playa Blanca in Barú Island, where there will be a more private space waiting for you away from the main concentration of boats and vendors. Here, eat a typical island lunch and spend the rest of the day on the beach, relaxing and swimming, before returning to Cartagena.

Cartagena: Rosario Island and Mangroves Private Day Trip

2. Cartagena: Rosario Island and Mangroves Private Day Trip

Embark on a customized day trip from Cartagena and enjoy a trip to some of Colombia's famous sites and beautiful islands along the way. Leave Cartagena and travel to Baru Village and the Rosario Islands, and enjoy boating through the beautiful mangrove forests while trying to spot local wildlife. Enjoy the freedom of a customizable private tour and choose the stops you'd like to visit on the tour for a personalized experience catered to your group. Be picked up from your accommodation and travel by land to Baru Village, about an hour and fifteen minutes outside of the historic center of Cartagena. Start the tour with a visit to the Baru Village and enjoy a tasty traditional breakfast in the village, and visit Villa Bonga before leaving for the mangrove forest and Rosario Islands on the boat. Take the time to stop for a snorkeling activity in a coral reef environment. Stop at a local beach and have a welcome drink while resting on the beach. Enjoy a local lunch from 1-2 pm at a house in Baru before continuing the trip with a walking tour of the village and a visit to some of the village's handcrafters. Return to your hotel following the end of the tour at 3 pm.

Cartagena: Cooking Experience with a Local Chef

3. Cartagena: Cooking Experience with a Local Chef

Located in Getsemaní, with beautiful views of the wall and Castillo de San Felipe, we deliver cooking experiences were people learn to cook, enjoy their own creations and most importantly live and share with others a wonderful experience. We have different menus depending on the day and time of the week. We go from local meals such as "Posta Cartagenera" to more regional dishes like Ceviches. It is a hands on experience, so you will expect to spend a great time where you are going to roll up your sleeves, put on an apron and cook, unleashing the Chef inside you. During the experience you will learn some cooking tips that will impress friends and family. At the end, we will sit down together, have a glass of wine/beer and enjoy our delicious food together!

Cartagena: Sunset boat party with drinks

4. Cartagena: Sunset boat party with drinks

Get your night off to the perfect start with an evening boat party in the Bay of Cartagena. Help yourself to an open bar as you enjoy the music from the live DJ, as well as the beautiful views of the horizon and city skyline. Depart on the Bay of Cartagena and get a great view of the old city and the modern skyscrapers. Admire the views of the ocean horizon and the glow of the city lights during the evening. Help yourself to alcoholic drinks onboard, including rum and vodka mixers. Get to know your fellow partygoers, who often come from all corners of the world. Enjoy the party music from the onboard DJ as you feel the breeze of the sea. After a fun evening of dancing and drinking, be returned to the shore so you can continue your night out with your new found friends.

Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

5. Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

Climb aboard a beautiful yacht and enjoy a 2-hour cruise along the calm waters of Cartagena Bay. Sit back and take in the amazing views of the colonial city from the water. Get a panoramic view of the palm-lined promenades of the upscale neighborhood of Bocagrande as you sail towards the lighthouse. Continue to the elegant district of Castillogrande, and then head back to the inner bay. Soak up the night views of the cruise ship port and residential neighborhoods of Manga and Getsemani. Continue back to the departure pier and enjoy breathtaking views of the old city at night. Enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal. Choose from a menu of seafood risotto, beef in wine sauce or noodles with beef, chicken or shrimp as your main dish. Relax to the sound of background music and experience the magic of the city after dark.

Cartagena: Getsemaní Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

6. Cartagena: Getsemaní Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

Enjoy the Cartagena-style nightlife, with a bar tour through the most particular, local and popular places in the Getsemaní neighborhood, enjoying typical Colombian cocktails and drinks. This will be a night full of fun, with drinking games, quests and the opportunity to show your best steps in our Salsa or Champeta classes, you will also be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure you have the best night! In this place you will have a typical Colombian welcome cocktail that you will enjoy with the best view of the city. Also, we will have more games where you can win shots and other prizes. We will close the night by pleasing everyone, dancing in low light to the rhythm of Reggaeton, taking the forbidden steps with tropical music, salsa and merengue, singing the best rancheras out loud and transporting us on the terrace with the best techno. Lets party in Getsemani!

Cartagena: Walled City of Cartagena & Getsemani Private Tour

7. Cartagena: Walled City of Cartagena & Getsemani Private Tour

Explore the Walled City of Cartagena and the neighborhood of Getsemani on a private tour. Travel through Colombia's history as your guide takes you through the city's historic center. Savor Colombian staples with a tasting of traditional snacks in the hip Getsemani. The tour begins in Plaza de Bolívar, also known as Peace Square, by the clock tower. Travel. Enter a different century as you visit the Walled City of Cartegena's historic spots and attractions. Visit San Pedro Claver Square and see the walls and bastions bordering the sea. Hear how these fortifications were important in the 16th and 17th-centuries in defending the territory from enemy troops. While on the square, also admire San Pedro Claver Church and its Spanish Colonial architecture. Stroll through narrow streets and among old colonial heritage houses to then try some Caribbean Colombian food. Have the chance to enjoy 2 traditional snacks, arepa with egg (a fried corn-based tortilla with an egg inside) and raspao (a cup of shaved ice with a fruity syrup). Experience different sides of Cartagena and catch up with the locals in Getsemani. Get to know the city's culture, tradition, and diversity on this walking tour.

Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

8. Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

The Bazurto Market has everything you could ever need. This 3-hour tour is for adventurous souls looking for a glimpse into the lives of the people of Cartagena. Explore the traditional vegetable, fish, meat, fruit, clothing and art market. Marvel at the labyrinth created by the multiple food stands. At every turn there’s an opportunity to taste foods or drinks. If you like, buy the ingredients here and prepare a traditional Colombian meal later, or just enjoy the magical atmosphere of this popular place. After visiting the herb market, the music market and the arts and crafts section, head to the market’s cafeteria for lunch.

Cartagena: Nightlife and Bar-Hopping Tour With Cocktails

9. Cartagena: Nightlife and Bar-Hopping Tour With Cocktails

Enjoy an exciting and social night out on the town in Cartagena during this nightlife experience. Bar hop in charming rooftop bars and get the VIP experience with skip-the-line access and reserved tables. Meet your local hostess and tour group at the Clock Tower to begin your night out on the town. Walk to the first rooftop bar and admire amazing views of the city and the Cartagena sunset. Enjoy skip-the-line access, a reserved table for the group, and a signature cocktail. Next, get the same VIP treatment at another rooftop and gastro bar next to the Navy Museum and meet other interesting people from your group or local patrons. Finally, visit a bar located on top of Cartagena's wall, known for its good vibes and enjoyable music. Revel in the company of a diverse group of people and your hostess, ensuring you have an amazing experience.

Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

10. Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

Discover the relaxed spirit of Cartagena with a tour designed for you to taste caribbean cuisine. This tour will allow you to visit and experience places that are not featured on conventional guides. Meet your local guide at the iconic Clock Tower to begin your route of the best local eats, and key sights of the city. During the morning, visit 9 street food spots, usually unnoticed by foreigners but worshiped by locals. Try original recipes while seeing some of the most important sights of the historic center such as the Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de los Autos, and Proclamation Square. Meet and greet the guardians of local culinary treasure and take home their secrets and recipes. You'll have a small-group experience with no more than 10 people on the tour. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Cartagena historic center after the tour has finished. This experience is a blend of mouth-watering cuisine and wonderful local people, get ready to share your stories and be part of the conversation.

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It was a perfect day from beginning to end! Luis and his family were amazing hosts. All activities were well planned and both breakfast and lunch were amazing! This is a must-do for anyone traveling to Cartagena!!! Thank you Luis, Mariella and Gabriel for making our first day here one to remember!

We had such a blast on the boat! Everyone was very nice and lively. Definitely a good time if you’re looking to drink and dance.

Jorge was a great tour guide. Informative and friendly. The tour moved quickly and we covered a lot of ground and saw a lot.

wonderful experience, great food and staff. totally recommend

Wonderful way to see the islands and so much fun!!