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Colombia Cartagena houses

The Queen of the Caribbean

Bite-sized trip

  • Itinerary:
    Cartagena
  • Duration:
    4 days / 3 nights (flexible)
  • Price:
    from £ 235.- per person (excluding flights)
Cartagena is located on the Caribbean coast with large squares, colourful colonial buildings, graffiti districts and walled old town.
Cartagena Colombia buildings
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Day 1 – Arrival in Cartagena

Today you’ll arrive in Cartagena and quickly understand why this is seen as the most beautiful colonial city in Colombia. Your charming accommodation is in the historic city centre and just a few minutes from the beach and all the main sights. The old town is a bit touristy, but its beauty means it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of a labyrinth of small alleys and many squares. Check out the historic centre in the district of El Centro. Otherwise known as “The Walled City”, it’s here that you’ll find a thick wall fortification and colonial buildings that date back centuries.

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Days 2-3 – Cartagena bike tour / your own time

For your second day in Cartagena, you’ll have a half day bike tour planned. Together with a guide you will get to know more about the history of Cartagena. You’ll explore the neighbourhoods of Getsemaní, Manga and Bocagrande, passing well-known sights and stopping at various places for your guide to tell you all about the cultural and historical aspects of Cartagena that many people miss out on. The rest of your time here is free to do as you please and there is a lot to discover just by strolling through the streets, watching the hustle and bustle and enjoying the cafes and local street food.

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Day 4 – Departure from Cartagena

If Cartagena is your last stop in Colombia, you have the option of boarding your international flight from here. If you are lucky to have some more time on the Caribbean coast, then travel east to Santa Marta, the perfect base to explore the beaches and jungle of nearby Tayrona National Park.

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Accommodation

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The Queen of the Caribbean

For this bite-sized trip we offer the following options

Cartagena Colombia hotel bedroom
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Upgrade to our In Style accommodation

  • Price:
    From £368 per person (excluding flights)
  • Included:
    In Style accommodation, excursions, transport and meals as described above

For this bite-sized trip we have an alternative option available for your accommodation. Our In Style version is something a bit more special or unique but still with lots of local flavour! If you would like to upgrade your accommodation for this bite-sized trip select our In Style option below.

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