CARTAGENA TOURS & EXPERIENCES
Cartagena is a fantastic city to explore independently, but to really understand the culture that gives the city its name, “Cartagena - La Heroica”, we recommend booking some guided experiences.
Custom Walking Tours
Our walking tours are designed especially for your group’s interests. We can focus on the history of the city, its food, local music, art, architecture, daily life, or a combination. Most tours last 2 hours, but we can do longer 4 hour tours with special experiences included, for example, rum tasting, dance, or handicrafts.
Local Food Tour
Take a walk through the Historical City of Cartagena and the Getsemaní neighbourhood, sampling typical Colombian street snacks and drinks, while learning about the history of the city and taking in some excellent street art.
From the Spanish Inquisition to the magic realism of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cartagena is one of the most interesting cities in Colombia from an historical perspective. Hear the real stories, as well as local myths and legends, while taking in the spectacular architecture and beautiful squares of the historical centre.
Cartagena is one of the most beautiful and well preserved examples of a colonial city in the whole of South America, but it is also the heart of a vibrant modern Caribbean culture. Spend a few hours with a talented local photographer, who will take you to the most photogenic spots for a photo shoot of you and your friends or family, as well as the chance to learn from one of the best!
Evening Welcome Tour
Ideal for wedding parties and large groups. Starting at a perfect spot to enjoy the sunset, this evening tour can include a group photo shoot, street food, a group dance class, aguardiente shots, and live music, as well as giving you the chance to explore the city at night. Our tour guide knows all the best spots.
Sunset Boat Trip in the Bay
Perfect for wedding parties and larger groups, we can organise a sunset excursion in Cartagena bay. Watch the sun go down from your own private boat or luxury catamaran, and start your evening with style and a cocktail in the bay, before heading back to the city to continue your evening with a drinks reception or exclusive dinner reservation.
Rent a private boat for the day and we’ll take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Rosario Islands. We start early to get to some swimming and snorkelling spots, then head to the beach for a fresh fish lunch and an afternoon of lounging or liveliness - you choose your vibe and we’ll live up to your expectations.
Bazurto Market Tour
Not for the faint hearted, discover the chaotic, colorful, smelly and very local Bazurto market. Try the freshest local fruits and some lunch (if you’re feeling adventurous) and learn about the music and subculture that is Champeta. Truly an unforgettable experience!
The coral reefs just off Cartagena are the perfect place to gain your Open Water Certification, or take the day to explore old wrecks, the underwater art museum, or the wonderful reefs teeming with tropical fish, sting rays, octopus and seahorses.
Drinks Tasting Experiences
First, pick your poison! Rum, gin, mezcal or Colombian craft spirits.
Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you're taken on a journey through the history of your chosen liquor, before learning about the aromas and flavors with a flavor board, and tasting five delicious varieties of your chosen liquor. We can also pair up these experiences with chocolate or tobacco tastings.
TAILOR YOUR STAY IN CARTAGENA
As well as tours and experiences, let us help you find the best places to stay and more. Get in touch to discuss a tailored itinerary with a Concierge Service before and during your vacation.