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What People Have to Say About Us


What People Have Said About Us

Stephanie Heydt

One of the best best vacations we've ever taken! Rainbow Nelson and his talented team looked after every detail of our nine days in and around Cartagena. We travelled with our three children and my parents—there was something fun for everyone. This Is Cartagena planned wonderfully creative adventures for us each day, like a treasure hunt for the kids, salsa dancing lessons, chocolate making, floating in a mud volcano, tours through the market and a gondola ride through the mangroves. They arranged for daily Spanish lessons (Gustavo was fantastic with the kids!) and private tours with dynamic, talented guides (Ronaldo and Alex!). We chose Colombia because we hoped to expose our children to other cultures and ways of life. I'll admit I was a little nervous to travel there, but we felt safe at every moment--and I appreciated the efforts they made to Introduce us to aspects of real life in Cartagena, beyond the typical tourist experiences. It left a lasting impact upon us all!

(Stephanie Heydt’s feedback after a 7-day family itinerary with This Is Cartagena).

Sarah Story
Ogden Museum, New Orleans

This is Cartagena is an excellent trip organization/planning company. They went above and beyond to organize a 4 day itinerary for 27 art patrons from New Orleans in Cartagena. We ate at the best restaurants, saw some amazing art, and went to the Rosarios Islands on private boats for a day. Rainbow and his team are very professional, flexible and willing to do anything to make the trip a success. We had many changes in the itinerary and they were always willing to help with whatever we needed or wanted to do. He and his team were available to us the entire time we were there. They even helped organize individual outings for some of the group members. The trip to the Rosarios Islands is a must! It was so much fun to take a boat out, eat lunch and relax in the beautiful islands. I would recommend using this company to anyone that is traveling to Cartagena.

(Sarah Story's feedback after doing a 4-day itinerary).

Ramona Gonzales
New York

I cannot praise this tour or the company enough. From the very beginning my experience with This Is Cartagena was nothing but fantastic. I have never seen such excellent customer service from an international tour company. I would recommend any tour with TIC to anyone. While we selected the Real Cartagena and the Ceviche Tour I am certain this company goes above and beyond for all of their tours, just as much as these two. If we ever returned to Cartagena (which we plan to) we would sign up for a few more tours with this company until we have completed them all. I cannot praise this company enough. I owe our amazing experience to them.

(Ramona Gonzales' feedback after doing the Ceviche and Real Cartagena tour).

Bo Mills
Real Estate Guru, Los Angeles

I am a very demanding traveller and typically only stay in 5 star hotels however I also want to have fun during the day and enjoy the nightlife. I've been to 60 Countries and have used many different travel advisors. I went to Cartagena for New Years Eve this year. I speak no Spanish and had done almost no research. This was a last minute trip and I was flying blind. The team at This is Cartagena is the best I've experienced (I've traveled all over the World with A&K, Belmond, etc). NYE is a very hectic time in Cartagena and the TIC team coordinating everything perfectly for me - from excellent, knowledgeable, and cool guides (it's very tough to find all three usually ITS did it), to dinner resi's at the best spots, the best nightclub tables, and private boats to the islands loaded with everything I had asked for and more. I can honestly say my trip would not have been nearly as special had Rainbow, Dani, Jonathan, Clementyne, and others not paved the way to this incredible vacation and NYE! Can't recommend them enough. Truly a special team that went out of their way to make trip amazing. Cheers.

(Bo Mill’s feedback after doing a 7-day NYE itinerary with This Is Cartagena).

Diana Smith
New York

If you're looking for an impeccable experience while traveling to Cartagena, I highly recommend using This Is Cartagena. As a non-Spanish speaking individual, their site was easy to use and we booked our two excursions without any hiccups. We booked one trip in the wee hours of the night and were still able to take our early morning tour. Now, the Real Cartagena tour was off the chain. This is reminiscent of a busy day living in NYC (think Chinatown). This day was the highlight of my entire trip to Cartagena. Highly recommended. You have to take this tour. I am a people person and the employees of This is Cartagena seal the deal. I can't speak enough to how kind and protective, Carlijn and Christian were while they served as our guides. They translated for us, bargained for us, and ensured that we had a great time in Colombia.

(Diana Smith's feedback after doing the Day to Paradise and Real Cartagena Tour).

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