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  1. Colombia
  2. Bolívar
  3. Cartagena

La Boquilla: 3-Hour Canoe Tour through the Manglars

Product ID: 71565
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Enjoy a canoe trip in channels formed by the Cienaga de la Virgen mangrove forests. Head to the heart of the ecosystem and stop at small hideaways.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up included

Pick-up at your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Travel to the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen lagoons
  • Hear stories directly from local fishermen while in the canoe
  • Have a refreshing coconut water drink on returning to the dock
Full description
This 3-hour canoe trip takes you through the channels and tunnels formed by dense mangrove swamp forests at Cienaga de la Virgen. Head into the heart of the ecosystem by canoe with local fishermen, making stops at small hideaways along the way.

Mangroves are a key ecosystem for the environmental balance of many tropical coastal areas, and work as a natural barrier to protect the land from natural disasters.

Families of mainly African origin live in La Boquilla and live from fishing. The contrast between this area and the heart of Cartagena could not be more striking, and that is exactly what makes this excursion so appealing.
  • Round-trip transfers by taxi
  • English-speaking guide
  • Cold coconut refreshment
  • Canoe tour with fishermen
What’s Not Included
  • Travel/accident insurance
  • Additional drinks
  • Personal expenses and tips
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