A Caribbean journey on the coast of Colombia
Discover the Caribbean coast of Colombia
Make the most of the Caribbean coast of Colombia. You will discover the lovely colonial city of Cartagena. You will then head to the Tayrona region in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. Your stay will end up with the extraordinary Mucura Island, for 3 days of 100% relaxation.
Length of stay: 10 days
Fix: For all public
Countries visited: Colombia
Cartagena de Indias
San Bernardo Archipelago
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Day 1 : Cartagena de Indias
Arrival in Cartagena de Indias , the undisputed queen of the Caribbean coast , a city of romance, legends and superbly preserved beauty lying within an impressive 13km of centuries-old colonial stone walls. Cartagena’s old town is a Unesco World Heritage site – a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea, and massive churches that cast their shadows across the plazas.
Transfer to your hotel in the historical center. Free time to enjoy the rest of the day. Overnight at La Passion hotel in Premium room.
Day 2 : Cartagena de Indias
Half day dedicated to the visit of the historic center and the main sites of Cartagena. We invite you to a walk, to discover the past and present of Cartagena by visiting the most beautiful monuments of the city such as the Clock Tower or Don Pedro de Heredia .
During the visit, you will notice the different influences – Romanesque, Moorish, Colonial, Military, Arab, Spanish and North American – that shaped Cartagena.
You will also discover the Palace of the Inquisition , one of the most beautiful buildings in the city, or the San Pedro Claver sanctuary , formerly dedicated to Spanish priests and missionaries. Free afternoon to enjoy the city at your own pace. Overnight at La Passion hotel in Premium room.
Day 3 : Cartagena de Indias
Departure for an adventure in Getsemani district , at a stone’s throw from the walled city… You will go for a walking tour in the streets of this Bohemian district to discover the foo d the “local” way , the real Colombian food that the Cartageneros love!
Whether you are looking for a snack or something more substantial, a healthy starter or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! This is one of the best ways to get insight into the daily life and culture of the local people.
The visit will allow you a more personal contact with the Authentic Cartagena , with street vendors filling your bellies with their delights and warming your hearts with their hospitality! You will taste tropical fruits, arepas, buñuelos, chicharrones, limonada and other cocadas…
Note: About 2 hours
Overnight at La Passion hotel in Premium room.
Day 4 : Cartagena de Indias
You will enjoy a last moment in Cartagena before heading to Santa Marta , on the Caribbean Coast.
Transfer to you hotel and end of the day free.
Note: about 4-5 hours drive. Free afternoon to enjoy the Tayrona aera between Sierra Nevada and Caribbean sea : taking a walk in the jungle, relaxing on the beautiful beaches…
Note: Swimming can be hazardous on some beaches due to strong currents and undertows. We strongly do not recommend it. Overnight at Cayena Beach Villa hotel in Junior room.
Day 5 : Tayrona surroundings
Whole day to take advantage of Tayrona Park , between jungle and beaches of the Caribbean Sea.
You will alternate between hiking in the lush tropical forest, observing the fauna and flora and walking on a beautiful desert beach before arriving in Cañaveral , where you will stop for the lunch break and where you can enjoy swimming.
Note 1 : your passport will be asked to enter the National Park
Note 2 : 3 to 4 hours hike. Keep in mind that the weather is really hot.
Note 3 : equipment: walking shoes, tropical clothing,, swimming cloth, sun protection, insect repellent and backpack to carry your food and water
Note 4 : swimming can be hazardous at some beaches due to strong currents and undertows. We strongly discouraged it.
Note 5 : it is mandatory to have an official tour guide within the Tayrona Park. If you asked for a bilingual guide, you will be with a local guide and a translator guide.
Note 6 : This park is quiet touristy, we can propose you an alternative if you wish. Overnight at Cayena Beach Villa hotel in Junior room.
Day 6 : Tayrona surroundings
Departure for the Sierra Nevada .
Tayronaka is a lost city of the Tayrona indigenous people. Mythical city, it is precisely here that the movie Mission, starring Robert de Niro has been shot. With your guide, you will retrace the history of this ancient civilization.
Then you will board a lancha, a small motorboat, to go down the Don Diego river till the Caribbean Sea. On the way, you will have the chance to see many monkeys and colorful birds.
Return to the reserve and lunch in the heart of the Sierra Nevada. In the morning, departure to Cartagena de Indias , on the Caribbean Coast . Transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the end of the day to mix with the locals and soak up the regional atmosphere of this splendid colonial city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Note : 4 to 5 hours ride.
Overnight at La Passion hotel in Premium room.
Day 7 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer between your hotel and the port of Cartagena . Departure for the Archipelago of San Bernardo , a set of coastal coral islands, located in the Caribbean Sea and part of the Corals National Natural Park.
After about 2 hours on board, you will reach Mucura Island .
Welcome drink and installation in the bungalow.
The rest of the day will be yours to relax and swim in the crystalline water of the Carribean sea…
Note: At Cartagena port, before boarding, you will be charged a local tax of 17 500 COP/person. Overnight at Punta Faro hotel in Standard Superior room.
Day 8 : San Bernardo Archipelago
Overnight at Punta Faro hotel in Standard Superior room. A whole day of relaxation in San Bernardo Archipelago.
In this heavenly place everything is done to make you enjoy your stay: waters activities , scenic tour of the surroundings islands, diving , hiking tour or just simply relax on the beaches…
Day 9 : Cartagena de Indias
Transfer between the port and your hotel in Cartagena . At the end of the morning, departure for Cartagena by boat.
Note: 2 hours boat-ride. Overnight at La Passion hotel in Premium room.