Welcome to Cartagena


This is a place to drop all sightseeing routines. Instead of trying to tick off all the sights, just stroll through the Old Town day and night. Soak up the sensual atmosphere, pausing to ward off the brutal heat and humidity in one of the city's many excellent bars and restaurants.

Holding its own against Brazil's Ouro Preto and Peru's Cuzco for the continent's most enthralling and impressively preserved historic city, Cartagena is hard to walk away from – it seizes you in its aged clutches and refuses to let go.


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$35 Day Trips & Excursions

Playa Blanca and Baru Island Day Trip from Cartagena

Your day trip starts with hotel pickup or by meeting your guide in Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage–listed old city. Board your coach, and head to Baru Island, about one hour away. During the drive, listen to your guide's commentary about the area's neighborhoods, fishing villages, and industrial zome of Mamonal. When you arrive at Playa Blanca, enjoy the white-sand beach and crystalline waters. A lunch of Colombian dishes is included. After your relaxing day in the sun, head back to the city, where your day trip ends.

$11.91 Transfers & Ground Transport

Cartagena Airport Private Transfe to Hotel

You will be met at the airport and taken directly to your hotel in Cartagena. A representative will greet you when you clear airport customs and your vacation can start! When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Cartagena hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.

$93.34 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Rosario Islands Day Trip with 1-Hour Cruise from Cartagena

The Rosario Islands are a group of private islands off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. Due to its beautifully intact ecosystem, the archipelago was declared a national park in 1977. The beautiful array of natural flora and fauna is sure to impress you! On this day trip from Cartagena, take a sightseeing cruise to our eco-hotel at Isla del Sol and spend time relaxing on the beautiful beach of a private island! Take in astonishing Caribbean views from this point and go for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water. After visiting the aquarium you will be back to the island just in time for a tasty lunch prepared with fresh fish and the best ingredients of the region. Before returning to your boat for the sail back to Cartagena feel free to use the kayaks, hammocks, and even take a dive to do some snorkeling” (optional at own expense).Cruising back to Cartagena in the evening, witness a stunning sunset as you leave the beautiful Rosario Islands behind.

$60 Tours & Sightseeing

Cartagena City Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentTravelers will drive to Castillo de San Felipe, a strong fort built on top of a mountain by the Spanish as a strategic point to gain control of the bay, where incredible battles were fought during many centuries. There we’ll have the opportunity to discover from the outside the impressive architecture and history behind this fort. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Plaza Bolivar, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentHistorical centerDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Plaza de la Aduana, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentHistorical centerDuration: 20 minutesStop At: La Popa Monastery, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentTravelers can view Cartagena entirely from a watchpoint and know the history of this monastery.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Torre del Reloj, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentHistorical centerDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar Departmentwas built in the second half of the 17th centuryDuration: 20 minutes

$43.34 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cartagena Tour: Castle of San Felipe, San Pedro Claver Church

Cartagena is a beautiful city, that captures the heart of all its visitors because of its colors, Caribbean climate, warm people and its historical legacy. With our Cartagena city tour, we make sure you have the opportunity to discover the most amazing sites of the city, accompanied by an experienced tour guide in a short time. This tour starts by picking you up at your hotel to take you to La Popa monastery. In this place, you can view Cartagena entirely from a watchpoint and know the history of this monastery. Afterward, we will drive to Castillo de San Felipe, a strong fort built on top of a mountain by the Spanish as a strategic point to gain control of the bay, where incredible battles were fought during many centuries. There we’ll have the opportunity to discover from the outside the impressive architecture and history behind this fort. The Cartagena city tour continues with a nice walk through Historical Center where we will visit  Torre del Reloj, at Plaza de la Aduana, the place used for slave trade during the Colonial period. Then we will go to San Pedro Claver church, which was built in the second half of the 17th century, to finally visit Plaza de Bolivar.

$35 Tours & Sightseeing

Cartagena to Totumo Mud Volcano Half-Day Tour Including Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Historico, Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentThe pick up wil be for sectors:Getsemani 8:30 - 8:45 amBoca Grande and laguito 9:00 - 9:15 amSan Diego 9:15 - 9:30 amMarbella, crespo and via al mar 9:30 - 9:45 amManzanillo 10:00 amDuration: 1 hourStop At: Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), Cartagena, Cartagena District, Bolivar DepartmentThe experienceDuration: 20 minutes