If you're keen to rip the 'tour' out of tourist and embark on a bona fide, real Cartagena experience then keep reading.
Our tailor-made tours created by yours truly are designed to send you home feeling like a local, and we've got the keys to the city to help you click with the marvellous people that make Cartagena tick.
From sun-tingling beach trips to cultural jaunts, our tours portfolio will connect you to the faces that make us smile.
We've broken down the week into sizeable chunks, picking out the best days to do specific activities in the city and islands. So now all you have to do is tick off your holiday wish list.
Under the expert tutelage of an international chef and a team of strong-willed Caribbean women, you’ll be cooking, tasting, feeling (and even singing) the restaurant’s unique approach to local cooking, which artfully combines fresh local produce and ‘grandmother recipes’ with a refined European spin.
As well as making three delicious dishes from scratch, you’ll also pay homage to Colombia’s fabulous fruit culture by making a tropical fruit juice or mojito.
For the curious ceviche-hunter on holiday however, the avalanche of ceviche options in the city makes it hard to gut the little swimmers from the big fish. So our foodie insiders are at hand to help you discover Cartagena ceviche at its very best.
We’ll take you to the undisputed king of street ceviche, with a Guinness World Book of Records under his belt and two other top restaurants where you’ll get to try signature ceviche dishes and learn how to prepare some elaborate fishy fare of your very own.
Led by a charismatic local hero, the trail starts in the bad-boy-gone-good neighbourhood of Getsemaní, takes in a street food pit-stop at the pulsating Bazurto market, a dreamy canoe ride through lush mangroves in La Boquilla and a visit to an inspiring social project in the heart of the unpretentious San Francisco district.
Stay off the tourist tracks and absorb the entire cityscape to truly get under the skin of this complex, yet beautiful city.
One can wander the streets of Cartagena, listlessly soaking up the wonderful multi-coloured pastel balconies jutting out along the narrow streets, the coral-stone foundations and Moorish-columned grand buildings. It's easy to get lost in your own world in Cartagena.
But it's also easy to miss the significance of, and untold stories behind, the city's still standing physical remnants—including the churches, Spanish mansions and military fortifications
From exotic parrots and hummingbirds, to the majestic condor and a flock of pink flamingos, this natural reserve is a holiday-calling for enthusiastic birders, families or any nature loving traveller looking to go off the well-trodden beach trail.
We'll make you feel like a real Indiana Jones by picking you up from your hotel to cruise through Baru island in style.
Let Cartagena's brilliant Caribbean archipelago be your world class oyster with a day trip to a laid-back, family-orientated beach resort that will more than live up to your Caribbean fantasies of platinum sands and crystalline waters.
Get ready for a day in paradise on Isla Grande, the largest of the Caribbean islands in Colombia's Rosario Islands National Park.
An adventurous journey on mountain bike that will get you out of the city to explore the nature trails, historic castles and beaches of Tierrabomba, the largest of Cartagena's nearby islands.
As well as enjoying the nature trails, you'll see a totally different side of Cartagena's rich military history including a visit to the impressive maritime fortifications of San Fernando Castle and Angel San Rafael.
Reward yourself for getting up and out of your hotel early and spend the afternoon lounging by the pool and enjoying a delicious meal at one of our favourite beach clubs.
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