Cartagena

4 Days

The Romantic Capital of America; Cartagena combines multiple architectural styles from its magnificent colonial houses, baroque and neoclassical style. Let yourself be enveloped by its colorful streets, the sea breeze and the best of its people. 

Trip Facts

  • Available
  • Double or Triple
  • Spanish
  • Colombian Pesos
  • Comfortably
  • Yes

Overview

The Romantic Capital of America; Cartagena combines multiple architectural styles from its magnificent colonial houses, baroque and neoclassical style. Let yourself be enveloped by its colorful streets, the sea breeze and the best of its people.

Trip Highlights

  • Historical and Cultural City Tour In Chiva
  • 4 Islands Tours (Rosario Islands, Cholon, Agua Azul and Playa Tranquila)

Itinerary

Day 1 :
City Tour

Historical and Cultural City Tour In Chiva around the modern and ancient city

4 Islands Tour with Lunch (Rosario Islands, Cholon, Agua Azul and Playa Tranquila)

Includes/Excludes

Includes

  • Destination advice
  • Transfers Airport - Hotel - Airport
  • Accommodation 4 days and 3 nights in comfortable rooms, according to the chosen accommodation. Superior Tourist Hotel.
  • Breakfast from the first night of accommodation
  • Historical and Cultural City Tour In Chiva (Around the modern and ancient city)
  • 4 Islands Tour with Lunch (Rosario Islands, Cholon, Agua Azul and Playa Tranquila)
  • Medical assistance card during the trip.

Excludes

  • Air tickets (Check with us for the best rates)
  • 19% VAT on the accommodation service
  • Meals not included in this plan
  • Expenses not stipulated in the program
Best time to visit Cartagena

The best time to visit Cartagena is during the dry season, which typically runs from December to April. This period offers sunny days and lower humidity, making it ideal for exploring the city and its surroundings.

Visa requirements

Most visitors to Cartagena do not need a visa for short stays (up to 90 days) if they are citizens of countries that have visa exemption agreements with Colombia. However, it’s essential to check the specific requirements based on your nationality before traveling.

Safety in Cartagena

Cartagena is generally safe for tourists, but like any major city, it’s essential to remain vigilant, especially in crowded tourist areas and at night. Avoid displaying valuables openly and be cautious of petty theft.

Must-visit attractions

Some of the must-visit attractions in Cartagena include the historic walled city (Ciudad Amurallada), Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, Plaza de Bolívar, Getsemaní neighborhood, and the Rosario Islands.

Weather in Cartagena

Cartagena has a tropical climate with relatively consistent temperatures year-round, typically ranging from 75°F to 90°F (24°C to 32°C). However, it’s advisable to check specific forecasts for the time of your visit.

Currency and money exchange

The currency in Colombia is the Colombian Peso (COP). Money can be exchanged at the airport, banks, exchange offices (casas de cambio), or ATMs throughout the city.

Cultural customs

Colombians are known for their warmth and hospitality. It’s customary to greet people with a handshake and maintain eye contact during conversations. Tipping is also common in restaurants and for other services.

Local cuisine

Some local dishes to try include arepas, ceviche, empanadas, bandeja paisa, and fresh seafood dishes. Don’t miss trying local fruits and juices from street vendors.

Tap water

It’s recommended to drink bottled or filtered water in Cartagena to avoid stomach issues. Most hotels and restaurants provide bottled water.

Public transportation

Taxis are a convenient way to get around the city. You can also use buses and Transcaribe, the city’s public transportation system, to reach different areas.

Packing essentials

Pack lightweight and breathable clothing, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellent, comfortable walking shoes, and a reusable water bottle for staying hydrated. Don’t forget your camera to capture the beautiful sights!

Map

From $319
/ Adult
From $345
/ Child
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