Cultural Excursion

Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast

Santa Marta Island, Colombia

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Prices From: $3,180 per person

Our tour will visit pristine islands, gorgeous historic cities listed as UNESCO world heritage places, local indigenous communities, night clubs pulsing with Latin rhythms, amazing National Parks and cozy natural isolated beaches to kick back and forget about the rest of the world. Highlights include: Cartagena City tour, Tayrona National Park, Pink Flamingo Sanctuary, and the pristine beaches of San Andres and Providencia Island.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Santa Marta

Wander around in this historic colonial city, with the atmosphere of a Caribbean town combined with the madness of a South American city. Explore the historical center of the Caribbean city including a visit to hacienda San Pedro Alejandrino where the legendary Simon Bolivar (south American hero) spent his last days.

Overnight: Colonial House - Santa Marta (Breakfast included)

Day 2 - Pink Flamingo Sanctuary

Get your cameras ready to take awesome shots of majestic South American flamingos. In the afternoon we'll visit a local Indian community to learn of their efforts to preserve their natural environment and indigenous culture. Transfer to Santa Marta in the afternoon to spend the night in Colombia´s oldest city.

Overnight: Colonial House - Santa Marta (Breakfast included)

Day 3 - Tayrona National Park

In the morning we leave for Tayrona Beach, where your breath is sure to be taken away by its natural beauty. It’s the place where the Caribbean ocean meets the deep forest and is home to ‘the best beach in South America’, as voted by the Lonely Planet. Bush walk adventure to visit the amazing beaches of Tayrona National Park. The popular Tayrona Park lies at the Caribbean coast near Santa Marta in Colombia. It has some of South America's loveliest coastline. This little, delightful spot is located about 30 minutes from the city center, with beautiful beaches, hammocks to rent for the night, food, water and surf.

Overnight: Colonial House - Santa Marta (Breakfast included)

Day 4 - Santa Marta - Cartagena

In the morning you will transfer to Cartagena. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time as you walk down the cobbled streets in the architectural jewel of Latin America. There will be plenty of time to wander around the streets and piazzas, dine in world class restaurants, shop at designer stores, or just have a drink watching the sunset over the ocean as you soak up the atmosphere of this amazing city. The afternoon is yours to wander around through the cobbled stone streets and plazas.

Overnight: Spanish style hotel - Cartagena (Breakfast included)

Day 5 - Cartagena

Today you will embark on a historic walking tour through the charming colonial city of Cartagena.

Overnight: Spanish style hotel - Cartagena (Breakfast included)

Day 6 - Cartagena

The day is yours to explore Cartagena at your leisure.

Overnight: Spanish style hotel - Cartagena (Breakfast included)

Day 7 - Cartagena - San Andres Island

Today you will take a short flight to the incredible island of San Andres. Upon arrival you will have the rest of the day to explore the Colombian Caribbean island filled with fantastic beaches.

Overnight: Caribbean Hotel – San Andres (Breakfast included)

Day 8 -San Andres Island

Today you will have the day to enjoy the prisitne beaches at your leisure. If you're feeling energized try out some of the water sports available, if rest and relaxation is all you desire, you can lounge on the beach and enjoy the perfect weather and surrounding atmosphere. In the evening you can dance the night away at one of the great local night clubs located on the island.

Overnight: Caribbean Hotel – San Andres (Breakfast included)

Day 9 - Providencia

In the morning you will take a short flight to the little island of Providencia. Upon arrival take a moment to enjoy this small peaceful island – truly a slice of heaven. Make the most of your time during your stay on this magical island, activities include: diving, water sports and bush walking.

Overnight: Providence hotel – Santa Catalina Island (Breakfast included)

Day 10 - Providencia

Enjoy a day of free beach time. Go for a swim in the warm waters of the Caribbean or just kick back and relax on the beach surrounded by nature.

Overnight: Providence hotel – Santa Catalina Island (Breakfast included)

Day 11 - Providencia

After you've soaked up your share of the Carribean sunshine make your way to the airport for your departure flight back to Bogota or any other Colombian city.

(Breakfast included)

Accommodation Information

Colonial House - Santa Marta

Built in the 1800s, this beautiful refurbished colonial house has an internal pool. A perfect base to explore the exciting eco touristic highlights of the area including the Flamingo sanctuary, beaches of the Tayrona national park, local indigenous villages or the historic quarter of the city.

Spanish style hotel - Cartagena

Picturesque and colorful family run colonial house located in the heart of the stunning Spanish fort of Cartagena de Indias surrounded by cobbled stone streets, museums, art galleries and churches that make Cartagena known throughout the world as the “pirate’s jewel” of South America.

Caribbean Hotel – San Andres

Located in front of one of the best beaches in the island, this Caribbean multicolor hotel with pool offers a local touch of simplicity and comfort in a tropical paradise.

Providence Hotel – Santa Catalina Island

A small, organized, well located and relaxed family run hotel with a refreshing pool will literally be your home away from home in the tiny Caribbean island of Santa Catalina.


Location

Region: South America

Address:
Santa Marta Island
Colombia

Amenities/Activities

Breakfast Breakfast

Day Tours Day Tours

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Hiking Trekking Hiking Trekking

Scuba Scuba

Wildlife Wildlife

Archeology Indigenous Archeology Indigenous

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

General Information

The price includes:

  • All breakfasts
  • All national park entrances fees
  • Return domestic flights Cartagena – San Andres – Santa Catalina
  • All accommodations as indicated in itinerary
  • All land transfers as indicated in itinerary

The price excludes:

  • International flight tickets and airport tax
  • Visas
  • Service tips and gratuities
  • Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Meals not specified
  • Insurance