Cartagena is a thriving port city on the Caribbean coastal region of Colombia and was established as a major trading port in 1533. Blue skies, cool clear Caribbean waters and steeped in history, fun-filled adventure and some of the finest Colombian cuisine. This beautiful city with its dark past is a city that is the heart and soul of Colombia and a destination well worth visiting. With its color streets lined with buildings painted in bright happy shades and complemented by ornate balconies. Horse-drawn carts still idly clop down cobbled through bustling streets and sunsets fill the sea with gold. The people are friendly, the coffee is unbeatable and there is something for everyone to do!
Cartagena Walking Tour
To truly soak up the atmosphere and see the city put on your hiking boots and take this 3-hour walking tour of the city. Your guide will entrain you and you’re the rest of the party with tales of pirates, legends and the deep dark secrets of the city’s history. You will get to see some of the top landmarks, markets and mingle with the locals at their favorite coffee shops. Because you cannot go to Colombia without trying at least one of their coffee shops with their fresh brewed beans tempting you with their intoxicating aroma
Chiva Night Tour
You cannot help but want to party and dance to the catchy Latin America tunes as you board a brightly colored Chiva bus. The tour takes you around the city with vibes pumping, people swaying and have a really great time. This tour helps you let down your hair and get to mix and mingle with the other tourists on the bus. A great way to see the sites, have a good time and see the sights.
Traditional Weaving With The Zenu Women
The Zenu are the indigenous people of the region and as you wander about the city you will see all the crafts that are on sale. These are handcrafted from techniques that are over 3000 years old. Why not give it a go and be taught by one of the local Zenu women who love to show you the tricks of their trade. Visit their workshops and the Zenu museum for a guided tour.
Mud Volcano, Pink Sea, and Indigena’s Town Tour
The Cartagena mud volcano, pink sea, and Indigena’s town tour takes up an entire day and is so worth it. You get to start with a relaxing volcanic mud bath rich in minerals before going off to visit a salt mine before stopping to enjoy the pink sea. Stop for a traditional lunch and roam around Indegena’s community taking in the culture.
Indoor surf simulator
For everyone who ever wanted to surf but was not too keen on going out into the ocean this is one theme park, you are not going to want to miss. Take a 15-minute ride on the only surf simulator in Latin America. Take in the tunes pumping through the attraction and then relax with the three-course meal that is included in your ride. This is the ideal attraction for all sized families, singles or groups especially those with kids. The park supplies all the equipment needed for the simulator.
Located 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the coast of Cartagena are a collection of Caribbean islands named the Rosario Islands. Indulge in the crystal-clear waters that surround Cartagena as you sail around Rosario and Cholon. Stopping off to snorkel in the crystal-clear waters lead by well-trained guides and a nautical team. Listen to the guide informative narrative as you hop from island to island before digging into a fresh seafood lunch. The tour includes all the gear you will need as well as hotel pickups and drop offs. So you can relax, have fun and enjoy a fun-filled day of sun, sea, and adventure. Some of the 11 Best Hotels in Cartagena offer this tour for you!
There is no better way to see the beautiful historic city than the new craze to hit Cartagena. Paragliding! See the city from a bird’s eye view and feel like you are flying with them as you sail over the colonial rooftops with the wind in your hair. Opt for a GoPro in order to get some incredible snaps of the city as your guide swoops you over some of the historical sites and landmarks. Get pictures from a completely different and new angle that are sure to give Instagram envy with their uniqueness.
If you are going to do a walking tour of Cartagena why not do one that you get to eat your way around. The Street Food tour takes you around some of the best street food locations the city has to offer. You get to learn about the city’s rich culture, traditions, and history as you tuck into little corners that you may not have otherwise seen. It is an experience that is not to be missed but you may not want to have a heavy breakfast before you go and wear nice loose clothing! You are going to want to taste the cuisine the town has to offer.
Cartagena Treasure Hunt
This is a kid-friendly tour and is for the whole family to have 3 hours of fun as you search for the treasure of Black Beard. The tour takes you through some of the tops sites of Cartagena such as the Gold Museum, Parque Bolivar, the Modern Art Museum and La Presentacion. As you go from site to the other you follow clues left to you by a friendly Pirate. But don’t get mislead by false clues! A fun filled 3 hours spent stepping back into a time of Pirates, looting and treasure hunting.
Pescador de Letras Charity
Visit Pescador de Letras Charity that takes in around 118 children and gives them food, complementary activities, and education. These children come from La Boquillas. After the visit, you get to take a canoe and navigate the Mangroves on a guided tour. It is an educational and fun activity which is rounded off with an optional lunch on the beach. The Mangroves are a site that everyone should get to experience and what a way to do it but with some enthusiastic locals.