If you've already danced to Cartagena's colonial melody and want to tap into a more local beat, this authentic voyage into four of Cartagena's most traditional barrios will be right up your street.

  • This Is What We Love

    • This is your chance to stay off the tourist tracks and absorb the entire cityscape.
    • This tour has been designed with the local community in mind.
    • Visiting off-the-radar parts of town you don’t see on the brochures
  • What You Need To Know

    • The tour’s meeting point is in our office located in the city centre
  • The Details

    Address: Meeting point: Centro, Calle Sargento Mayor, Calle 38, Cra 7, No. 6-107, Of 104, Cartagena, Colombia

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  • THE LOWDOWN

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    The tour starts in the bad-boy-gone-good neighbourhood of Getsemaní, takes in a street food pitstop at the pulsating Bazurto market, a dreamy canoe ride through lush mangroves in La Boquilla and a visit an inspiring social project in the heart of the unpretentious San Francisco district.

LOCATION & MAP

  • Centro

    Cartagena's nerve centre serves up breathtaking colonial architecture, the city's top attractions, finest hotels, eateries and drinking dens as well as being the administrative and cultural heart of the city. 

    Centro has lost none of its importance thanks to the universal lure of its colonial pomp and the concentration of government buildings, hotels, tourist attractions, bars and restaurants in the area. 

    Cartagena's finest hotels and restaurants have taken over the uber-casas built by slave traders and Spanish plunderers in the 17th century. 

    The richest residents knocked up stunning two and three-storey mansions by the westernmost tip of the walled city, where they bagged the sea breeze and first whiff of pirates. Today only those at the very top of Colombia's rich list can afford to maintain these opulent houses in their original residential state.


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