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Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena
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From US$ 67.87 per person

Discover the fascinating Rosario Islands on this day tour from Cartagena. Visit some of the islands' most beautiful locations, including Barú island, Isla Grande, Private Island Resort, and Cholon.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup will be between 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM and can be made at any hotel in the touristic zone of Cartagena, or next to Éxito San Diego. Please be ready 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Delight in a full day on the most beautiful beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coast
  • Visit several different islands in 1 day and learn about native culture
  • Snorkel in Isla Grande and enjoy a mini party in Cholon
  • Chill out with beach chairs and umbrellas on a private island
  • Discover a more secluded spot in Playa Blanca away from the main concentration of boats and vendors
Full description

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 with a morning pickup from your hotel. 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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel/hostel in the touristic zone of Cartagena
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • You must walk for about 7 minutes around the beach to arrive at the place the boat is
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 232 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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I had a great time but the host was not as attentive as I hoped. I told him prior that I needed a special attention snorkeling and I did not receive it. He actually ignored me and enjoyed snorkeling himself. Very disappointing as snorkeling as the main reason I booked the tour.

May 27, 2022

I won't lie that I started the tour thinking wouldn't be as great as the reviews say... The staff was incredibly responsive and the tour get you to a few paradises on earth. I highly recommend the tour and encourage the participants to appreciate how the group works hard for the future guests to have a great memory in Colombia. I give a special shout-out to Alex, our guide, that was going above and beyond for our comfort and to keep everybody happy.

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May 25, 2022

Perfect day at the Rosario Islands! Alex was a great tour guide - very enthusiastic and accommodating. Fruit, lemonade, water, (some beer), and $25 for lunch was included in the tour. We snorkeled, relaxed on a private island, went to Cholon for the party scene, and then to Playa Blanca for lunch. It was an excellent day. Highly highly recommend!

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May 22, 2022

Product ID: 291745