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Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros
Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros Cartagena
Holiday Inn Express Cartagena Bocagrande
Hotel Almirante
Hotel Caribe
Hotel Las Americas

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Miami-Cartagena, Cartagena-Miami
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 3 nights accommodations in your choice of hotels
  • Breakfast daily
  • Included City Tour of Cartagena on Day 2

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. A variety of airfare options are available for this program, including some low-cost fares which may exclude complimentary checked luggage and advance seat assignments. Please read each offering to ensure you choose the option that best fits your wishes. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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DAY 1 - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the port city of Cartagena, the queen of the Caribbean coast. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city independently
Overnight: Cartagena

DAY 2 - Cartagena City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city's colonial district beginning at Bolivar Park shaded by large trees and a statue of the great Liberator in the middle. Surrounding the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits its fine collection of archaeological objects dating back to the pre-Colombian period. The visit continues to San Diego Square with its outdoor terraces. Pass by the house of the famous Nobel Prize Laureate novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, on to the Vaults', archways built within the walled city that were used to store armaments and later served as a prison. Today, this entire area is a thriving artisans' center with beautiful local handicrafts. After the tour, remain in the walled city of Cartagena for individual explorations. Afternoon is at leisure to spend more time in the colonial district or join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves of La Boquilla. Glide through the dense growth of mangroves, on an original wooden canoe and view up-close this rich and diverse ecosystem. In the evening perhaps, participate in the optional Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets, pass by age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine
Optional: Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove (PM)
Optional: Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or join the optional full day Rosario Islands with lunch*, to visit the idyllic Rosario Islands, famous for their pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, or choose to attend the optional half day Cooking Lesson where you will get to create your own authentic Colombian three-course meal. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon
*The Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch and Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Depart Colombia
Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1 - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the port city of Cartagena, the queen of the Caribbean coast. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city independently
Overnight: Cartagena

DAY 2 - Cartagena City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city's colonial district beginning at Bolivar Park shaded by large trees and a statue of the great Liberator in the middle. Surrounding the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits its fine collection of archaeological objects dating back to the pre-Colombian period. The visit continues to San Diego Square with its outdoor terraces. Pass by the house of the famous Nobel Prize Laureate novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, on to the Vaults', archways built within the walled city that were used to store armaments and later served as a prison. Today, this entire area is a thriving artisans' center with beautiful local handicrafts. After the tour, remain in the walled city of Cartagena for individual explorations. Afternoon is at leisure to spend more time in the colonial district or join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves of La Boquilla. Glide through the dense growth of mangroves, on an original wooden canoe and view up-close this rich and diverse ecosystem. In the evening perhaps, participate in the optional Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets, pass by age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine
Optional: Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove (PM)
Optional: Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or join the optional full day Rosario Islands with lunch*, to visit the idyllic Rosario Islands, famous for their pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, or choose to attend the optional half day Cooking Lesson where you will get to create your own authentic Colombian three-course meal. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon
*The Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch and Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Depart Colombia
Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1 - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the port city of Cartagena, the queen of the Caribbean coast. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city independently
Overnight: Cartagena

DAY 2 - Cartagena City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city's colonial district beginning at Bolivar Park shaded by large trees and a statue of the great Liberator in the middle. Surrounding the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits its fine collection of archaeological objects dating back to the pre-Colombian period. The visit continues to San Diego Square with its outdoor terraces. Pass by the house of the famous Nobel Prize Laureate novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, on to the Vaults', archways built within the walled city that were used to store armaments and later served as a prison. Today, this entire area is a thriving artisans' center with beautiful local handicrafts. After the tour, remain in the walled city of Cartagena for individual explorations. Afternoon is at leisure to spend more time in the colonial district or join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves of La Boquilla. Glide through the dense growth of mangroves, on an original wooden canoe and view up-close this rich and diverse ecosystem. In the evening perhaps, participate in the optional Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets, pass by age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine
Optional: Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove (PM)
Optional: Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or join the optional full day Rosario Islands with lunch*, to visit the idyllic Rosario Islands, famous for their pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, or choose to attend the optional half day Cooking Lesson where you will get to create your own authentic Colombian three-course meal. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon
*The Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch and Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Depart Colombia
Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1 - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the port city of Cartagena, the queen of the Caribbean coast. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city independently
Overnight: Cartagena

DAY 2 - Cartagena City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city's colonial district beginning at Bolivar Park shaded by large trees and a statue of the great Liberator in the middle. Surrounding the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits its fine collection of archaeological objects dating back to the pre-Colombian period. The visit continues to San Diego Square with its outdoor terraces. Pass by the house of the famous Nobel Prize Laureate novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, on to the Vaults', archways built within the walled city that were used to store armaments and later served as a prison. Today, this entire area is a thriving artisans' center with beautiful local handicrafts. After the tour, remain in the walled city of Cartagena for individual explorations. Afternoon is at leisure to spend more time in the colonial district or join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves of La Boquilla. Glide through the dense growth of mangroves, on an original wooden canoe and view up-close this rich and diverse ecosystem. In the evening perhaps, participate in the optional Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets, pass by age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine
Optional: Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove (PM)
Optional: Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or join the optional full day Rosario Islands with lunch*, to visit the idyllic Rosario Islands, famous for their pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, or choose to attend the optional half day Cooking Lesson where you will get to create your own authentic Colombian three-course meal. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon
*The Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch and Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Depart Colombia
Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1 - Depart for Colombia
Depart for Colombia, a country of great diversity, culture, and natural beauty. Arrive in the port city of Cartagena, the queen of the Caribbean coast. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure to explore the city independently
Overnight: Cartagena

DAY 2 - Cartagena City Tour
This morning, take a tour of the city's colonial district beginning at Bolivar Park shaded by large trees and a statue of the great Liberator in the middle. Surrounding the square is the Gold Museum, which exhibits its fine collection of archaeological objects dating back to the pre-Colombian period. The visit continues to San Diego Square with its outdoor terraces. Pass by the house of the famous Nobel Prize Laureate novelist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Then, on to the Vaults', archways built within the walled city that were used to store armaments and later served as a prison. Today, this entire area is a thriving artisans' center with beautiful local handicrafts. After the tour, remain in the walled city of Cartagena for individual explorations. Afternoon is at leisure to spend more time in the colonial district or join the optional half day La Boquilla Mangrove. Enjoy a tour of the mangroves of La Boquilla. Glide through the dense growth of mangroves, on an original wooden canoe and view up-close this rich and diverse ecosystem. In the evening perhaps, participate in the optional Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets, pass by age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine
Optional: Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove (PM)
Optional: Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine (PM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Full Day in Cartagena
Today is at leisure in Cartagena to further explore the city on your own or join the optional full day Rosario Islands with lunch*, to visit the idyllic Rosario Islands, famous for their pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters, or choose to attend the optional half day Cooking Lesson where you will get to create your own authentic Colombian three-course meal. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon
*The Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch and Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: Full Day Rosario Islands with Lunch (AM)
Optional: Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch (AM)
Overnight: Cartagena
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4 - Depart Colombia
Make your way to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
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  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $65.00
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Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $119.00
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Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

This morning, you will be joined by other travelers as you board a boat to the idyllic Corales del Rosario National Park*, famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear waters. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. After a refreshing swim, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment (extra cost, paid locally) for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. Lunch is provided. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

*It takes one hour to get to the Rosario Islands by boat. This is not a Gate 1 exclusive tour, expect to share services with other travelers. No Gate1 representative will be at the island or on the boat. During January and February, strong winds are common in Cartagena. For this reason, you may encounter rough waters. Passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Pregnant women and children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour. Water shoes are recommended.

Departs at 8 AM from your hotel and returns at 4 PM (weather delays are to be expected). Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $89.00
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Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM

Today visit a local Colombian restaurant and learn about the regions gourmet seafood delicacies. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own three-course meal, highlighting the natural flavors and raw ingredients of the port city. After you have finished your lesson, savor your creations for lunch. Take away your knowledge and new recipes, to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends at home.

Departs 10:00 am from your hotel and returns at 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15-minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM" and "Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $55.00
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Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $65.00
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Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $119.00
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Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

This morning, you will be joined by other travelers as you board a boat to the idyllic Corales del Rosario National Park*, famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear waters. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. After a refreshing swim, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment (extra cost, paid locally) for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. Lunch is provided. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

*It takes one hour to get to the Rosario Islands by boat. This is not a Gate 1 exclusive tour, expect to share services with other travelers. No Gate1 representative will be at the island or on the boat. During January and February, strong winds are common in Cartagena. For this reason, you may encounter rough waters. Passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Pregnant women and children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour. Water shoes are recommended.

Departs at 8 AM from your hotel and returns at 4 PM (weather delays are to be expected). Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $89.00
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Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM

Today visit a local Colombian restaurant and learn about the regions gourmet seafood delicacies. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own three-course meal, highlighting the natural flavors and raw ingredients of the port city. After you have finished your lesson, savor your creations for lunch. Take away your knowledge and new recipes, to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends at home.

Departs 10:00 am from your hotel and returns at 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15-minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM" and "Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $55.00
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Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $65.00
Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM Thumbnail
Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $119.00
Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM Thumbnail
Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

This morning, you will be joined by other travelers as you board a boat to the idyllic Corales del Rosario National Park*, famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear waters. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. After a refreshing swim, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment (extra cost, paid locally) for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. Lunch is provided. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

*It takes one hour to get to the Rosario Islands by boat. This is not a Gate 1 exclusive tour, expect to share services with other travelers. No Gate1 representative will be at the island or on the boat. During January and February, strong winds are common in Cartagena. For this reason, you may encounter rough waters. Passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Pregnant women and children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour. Water shoes are recommended.

Departs at 8 AM from your hotel and returns at 4 PM (weather delays are to be expected). Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $89.00
Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM

Today visit a local Colombian restaurant and learn about the regions gourmet seafood delicacies. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own three-course meal, highlighting the natural flavors and raw ingredients of the port city. After you have finished your lesson, savor your creations for lunch. Take away your knowledge and new recipes, to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends at home.

Departs 10:00 am from your hotel and returns at 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15-minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM" and "Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $55.00
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Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $65.00
Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM Thumbnail
Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $119.00
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Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

This morning, you will be joined by other travelers as you board a boat to the idyllic Corales del Rosario National Park*, famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear waters. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. After a refreshing swim, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment (extra cost, paid locally) for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. Lunch is provided. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

*It takes one hour to get to the Rosario Islands by boat. This is not a Gate 1 exclusive tour, expect to share services with other travelers. No Gate1 representative will be at the island or on the boat. During January and February, strong winds are common in Cartagena. For this reason, you may encounter rough waters. Passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Pregnant women and children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour. Water shoes are recommended.

Departs at 8 AM from your hotel and returns at 4 PM (weather delays are to be expected). Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $89.00
Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM

Today visit a local Colombian restaurant and learn about the regions gourmet seafood delicacies. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own three-course meal, highlighting the natural flavors and raw ingredients of the port city. After you have finished your lesson, savor your creations for lunch. Take away your knowledge and new recipes, to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends at home.

Departs 10:00 am from your hotel and returns at 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15-minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM" and "Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $55.00
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Half Day La Boquilla Mangrove 2:00 PM

Enjoy a tour of the mangrove swamps of La Boquilla, a fishing village located twenty minutes north of Cartagena. Take a ride on an original wooden canoe that glides through the dense growth of mangroves, providing a close up view of this rich and diverse ecosystem; you will observe different birds. Your guide will provide facts about the surroundings and talk about the flora and fauna that you will encounter. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Departs at 2:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 5:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $65.00
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Old City Carriage Tour with Gourmet Dinner & Wine 6:00 PM

Surrender yourself to the majesty of this historic city by taking a magical tour of the walled city, stepping back in time to the days of the conquistadors. Enjoy the sights from an open horse-drawn carriage. Riding along the narrow cobblestone streets you will pass age-old plazas and elegant colonial mansions with balconies filled with tumbling bougainvillea flowers. Finish the tour with a special gastronomic three-course dinner including wine & beer, at a restaurant renowned for its innovative nuevo-Caribbean cuisine. Return to the hotel for an evening at leisure.

Departs at 6:00 pm from your hotel and returns at 9:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Day #2 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $119.00
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Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM

This morning, you will be joined by other travelers as you board a boat to the idyllic Corales del Rosario National Park*, famous for its white beaches and crystal-clear waters. The 'Islas del Rosario' archipelago is a national park and a natural habitat for a large variety of marine flora and fauna. Three ecosystems thrive here: coastal lagoons, mangroves, and tropical forests. After a refreshing swim, relax in the shade of a palm tree. Perhaps, choose to rent equipment (extra cost, paid locally) for snorkeling, in the beautiful barrier reefs, full of colorful marine life and gorgeous soft and hard corals. Lunch is provided. Return to your hotel late in the afternoon.

*It takes one hour to get to the Rosario Islands by boat. This is not a Gate 1 exclusive tour, expect to share services with other travelers. No Gate1 representative will be at the island or on the boat. During January and February, strong winds are common in Cartagena. For this reason, you may encounter rough waters. Passengers with back problems and other medical conditions should consider whether this optional tour is right for them. Pregnant women and children younger than 8 years old are not permitted to participate in this tour. Water shoes are recommended.

Departs at 8 AM from your hotel and returns at 4 PM (weather delays are to be expected). Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15 minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 7-8 hours

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $89.00
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Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM

Today visit a local Colombian restaurant and learn about the regions gourmet seafood delicacies. Here, you will have the opportunity to prepare your own three-course meal, highlighting the natural flavors and raw ingredients of the port city. After you have finished your lesson, savor your creations for lunch. Take away your knowledge and new recipes, to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends at home.

Departs 10:00 am from your hotel and returns at 1:00 pm. Pick-up from hotel lobby approximately 15-minutes prior to departure time. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

*Optionals "Full Day Rosario Islands with lunch 8:00 AM" and "Half Day Cooking Lesson with lunch 10:00 AM" operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #3 01 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020 $55.00
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4 Day Bogota Special, February 2020
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We greatly enjoyed our trip to Bogota. We were enchanted with Colombia's natural beauty, energy of the city, art, culture and cuisine. We even watched Tour of Bogota, the cycling race. We were very glad that we had the same awesome guide Luis on all our optional tours.

Joanna R. Chicago, IL
4 Day Bogota Special, February 2020
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Excellent. Colombia is such a diverse and interesting place. I would go back now that I have had an introduction. Thanks for such a great deal which enabled me to go to such a wonderful place.

William G. Mashpee, MA
4 Day Cartagena Special, September 2019
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We loved our trip to Cartagena. Highlight was the walking City tour with Vicky....she was excellent. Very informative, funny, and great at keeping the group together/moving along.

Debra W. Jupiter, FL
4 Day Cartagena Special, August 2019
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It was very nice, thank you. Everything went as planned, the day tour was nice and our tour guide was knowledgeable and patient with us as a group even though it was very very hot out that day. The day tour at the Rosario Islands was beautiful as well.

Daniella M. Barnegat Township

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