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Full of colorful caribbean flavor, discover Colombias infamous coast!

Discover the incredible Caribbean coast! Ridden with history of mystical pre-Colombian cultures, Spanish conquers, and pirates, discover this laid back sun drenched coastline, with colorful Afro-Colombian flair, exotic secluded beaches, candy colored colonial buildings and UNESCO historical sites!

Promenade through Cartagena, one of the most fascinating cities in South America due to its Caribbean charm and well conserved colonial architecture. A defensive wall surrounds the old city, which overlooks the sea and its well-preserved colonial architecture makes Cartagena deserving of the title UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Explore the Rosario Islands, made up of 43 idyllic tropical islands, covering 20 hectares of coral islands and reefs. The climate is tropical, humid, and averages 27 degrees Celsius. The Parks mangroves, coral reefs, and sea flora constitute one of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the planet.

Stay in the quaint fisherman’s cove of Taganga, and watch the sun set over the sandy bay dotted with old fishermen’s boats that bobble in the seas tranquil waters.

Tayrona National Park has long been known to connoisseurs as one of the wildest and most beautiful corners of South America. Its swimming beaches are reached by a trail that dips and climbs through the rain forest and over mounds of giant white boulders.

Santa Marta boasts a fine natural harbor and splendid views, but that’s not the only reason the Spaniards conquers chose it for their first settlement. They also came hypnotized by the legends of gold as the local Tayrona indigenous communities were known for their incredible goldsmith work.


Daily breakdown

Day 1 – Cartagena

Transfer Airport – Hotel in a private car. Once here you can rest in the romantic and tropical atmosphere of the historic city.

Meals – Breakfast Accommodation – Hotel 3 Banderas

Day 2 – Cartagena

Morning city tour (approximately 4 hours)- Includes visits to the modern El Laguito and Bocagrande districts before returning to the old city. Complete tour of the old city, with extensive visits to the most important historical sites and buildings, and a visit to the magnificent San Felipe Fort and Castle, and La Popa monastery.

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel 3 Banderas

Day 3 – Cartagena

Tour to the beautiful Rosario Islands – (8 hours) Visit the Rosario Islands at the San Pedro de Majagua resort includes lunch, welcome cocktail, and transportation in a private boat.

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel 3 Banderas

Day 4 – Taganga

Transfer from Cartagena – Taganga, in a semi- private car (this is a shuttle that will pick you up at the hotel in Cartagena and drop you off at the hotel in Taganga). Free Afternoon in Taganga to walk around the quaint fisherman town.

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel La Ballena Azul

Day 5 – Taganga

Private guided Visit to the Tayrona National Park (entry fee is included). -A guided trek through the Park, going along the different beaches and through beautiful trails as far as the Pueblito Chairama (indigenous village). (8 hours)

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel La Ballena Azul

Day 6 – Taganga

Private guided visit to the Tayrona National Park (entry fee is included). This time you will have the opportunity to visit Neguanje and Playa Cristal; some of the most beautiful beaches you can find in the Caribbean.

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel La Ballena Azul

Day 7 – Santa Marta

Fully guided City tour of Santa Marta (4 hours approximately)

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel La Casa

Day 8 – Cartagena

Transfer from Santa Marta – Cartagena in a semi- private car, (this is a shuttle that will pick you up at the hotel in Santa Marta and drop you off at the hotel in Cartagena). You will have a free afternoon to enjoy the city.

Meals – Breakfast | Accommodation – Hotel 3 Banderas

Day 9 – Cartagena

Transfer Hotel – Airport in a private car, to take your flight back home.

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Comments for The Colombian Caribbean Tour

  • Comment by Catherine — 08/10/2009

    I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed my vacation in Colombia. It was an absolutely fabulous experience, and I loved not only the scenery, but most of all, the Colombian people. I can’t wait to go back, and I would definitely use Mantaraya Kayak again. Your arrangements were perfect — I loved my hotels and guides everywhere I went. I’m already thinking about my next trip to Colombia. Perhaps I’ll go to Medellin and Eje Cafetero next time.

    Thank you again for such a fabulous experience.

    Catherine Gordon

  • Comment by John McMahon — 08/19/2009

    They worked seamlessly for us and the whole experience was smooth and perfect. Our drivers were courteous and punctual, and we felt very safe and comfortable with their driving. The airport connections were easy and effortless, and the drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena was pleasant and relaxed.
    The ecohabs were a great experience and the view was simply breathtaking. The service and food was terrific, and we couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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