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Old Town Cartagena
With brightly-colored buildings, colonial landmarks, and bougainvillea-covered balconies, Old Town Cartagena is known for its beauty and its UNESCO World Heritage Site status. Highlights include the leafy Plaza de Bolivar, the striking Clock Tower (Torre del Reloj), and the Gold Museum (Museo de Oro).

The Basics

The Old Town is a staple of most Cartagena sightseeing tours, which provide a comprehensive introduction to the walled city for first-time visitors. Explore top attractions, including the Palace of the Inquisition (Palacio de la Inquisición), the church of San Pedro Claver, and Las Bóvedas (a series of vaults beneath the city) on foot or by bike, Segway, or air-conditioned minibus. Tours typically also cover the nearby San Felipe de Barajas Castle (even though it’s not technically part of the Old Town).

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Old Town Cartagena is one of the city’s highlights, popular with first-time visitors and history buffs.
  • Cobbled streets and uneven surfaces can make tours bumpy for travelers in wheelchairs and families with strollers.
  • There are plenty of accommodation, restaurants, and bars in Old Town Cartagena. During peak season, make hotel and restaurant recommendations in well in advance.

How to Get There
The vast majority of Cartagena hotels are located in the Old Town, within walking distance of the main square and other attractions. From Cartagena Airport, you can take a private taxi to the Old Town or opt for a local colectivo (shared taxi), which depart from just outside the arrivals hall.

When to Get There

To avoid the heat of the day, try getting to the Old Town in the early morning or late afternoon. The Plaza de Bolivar also offers shady spots comfortable in the middle of the day, as well as air-conditioned museums and restaurants.

San Felipe de Barajas Castle
No visit to Cartagena would be complete without a visit to San Felipe de Barajas Castle, the city’s most visible architectural symbol. The 14th-century fortress, built by the Spanish, protected the coastal city from English invasion. The castle attracts visitors interested in its history and its panoramic harbor views.
Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Sibarita Express Cartagena Harbor Cruise with Dinner and WineWater Tours

Sibarita Express Cartagena Harbor Cruise with Dinner and Wine

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Sail around Cartagena Bay on this small-group evening cruise. As you take in the coastal sights and skyline views, dine on a 3-course meal, which includes two choices for the main course and two glasses of wine per person. There is also a 4-course dinner and private table option available for couples.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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rumba in night chivaBus & Minivan Tours

rumba in night chiva

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In Cartagena there are some buses called Chivas Rumberas probably you have noticed the bright, colorful buses painted at full volume of Latin music. It is full of people who seem to be having a great time. The tours of Chiva are emblematic of Cartagena and you really have not visited Cartagena without getting on board and experiencing a Chiva rumbera. The colorful bus of Chiva will take you and your companions on tour through the streets of Cartagena. We present to you everything that needs to be seen in our city and, in the meantime, you will have a lot of fun!
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Round-Trip Sunset tour in Cartagena's BayDay Cruises

Round-Trip Sunset tour in Cartagena's Bay

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Sail, sip, and enjoy stunning coastal views on this cruise of Cartagena Bay. An open bar keeps you refreshed throughout the trip, and snacks are available for purchase. Plus, this Cartagena Bay catamaran cruise is limited to a small-group tour of 12 people or fewer, making for a more intimate experience watching the sunset over the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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City Tours, Cartagena-Private.Cultural Tours

City Tours, Cartagena-Private.

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Panoramic tour of Cartagena de Indias.Includes tour of Bocagrande, visit to the Emerald Museum, Manga, Cerro de la Popa, San Felipe de Baraja Castle, walled sectorApproximate duration: 3 to 4 hours.(It will depend on the time spent in the places visited)Includes hydration: According to pax.Does not include: tickets to the hill of La Popa, or the Castle of San Felipe de Barajas. The customer must cancel directly at the box office.IMPORTANT:1. The bilingual driver or Spanish / bilingual professional certified guide has an additional AND optional cost. (IMPORTANT)Once finished touring the indicated places, It is the client's decision whether or not to finish the tours before.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Chiva Night Party TourCultural Tours

Chiva Night Party Tour

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Experience Cartagena the fun way—on a “Chiva,” a commuter coach transformed into a party bus. After convenient pickup at Bocagrande or Laguito hotels, head to the city’s Old Town and party like a local while a band provides the soundtrack. Check out important landmarks, dance, and kick back while enjoying complimentary drinks and snacks.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Historic Segway Tour 10:00amCultural Tours

Historic Segway Tour 10:00am

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The Historic Segway Tour is a comprehensive tour of 90 minutes, that offers our guests the experience of stepping back into colonial times, and submerge themselves in Cartagena´s rich history. Several stops along the way will bring the colony back to life, aided by expert commentary of our guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Biking ExperienceCultural Tours

Private Biking Experience

This is a private biking tour that you can enjoy with your friends, family or your couple! Get ready for a ride where the charming walls with their natural beauty and the sea breeze refresh your spirit in this adventure while listening to what a local, expert guide will tell you about the secrets, culture, traditions, and folklore of this beautiful city. We’ll visit the most remarkable spots in Cartagena and the local neighborhoods of Getsemaní, Manga and San Diego. Snacks, fresh fruits and soft drinks are included in the ride.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Panoramic City Tour of Cartagena-SharedCultural Tours

Panoramic City Tour of Cartagena-Shared

The passengers will take a panoramic tour of the most significant places of the city with great historical content, having as a last stop the walled city where we will make a small walking tour through its beautiful and charming streets and squares (Upon reaching the historic center the passengers will have 20 minutes for handicraft purchases).
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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NIGHT PANORAMIC City TourCultural Tours

NIGHT PANORAMIC City Tour

Pick up at the hotel to start a night tour of the "Corralito de Piedra" to live a magical night touring its streets, Bocagrande, large castle, Manga, Transfer back to the hotel.Approximate duration: 2 Hours Approx. The bilingual driver or bilingual Spanish guide has an additional cost.Bilingual driver 18 usd, professional bilingual guide 42usd
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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City Tours in CHIVA, Cartagena, RegularCultural Tours

City Tours in CHIVA, Cartagena, Regular

"It includes:Entrances to the castle of San FelipeGo through the old bootsWalled sectorHikeGuide.Schedule from 2pm - 6pm. "
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  • 2 hours
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CARTAGENA WALK AND ITS NIGHT MAGIC. RegularCultural Tours

CARTAGENA WALK AND ITS NIGHT MAGIC. Regular

Pick up at the hotel to start a night tour on foot of the "Corralito de Piedra" accompanied by a professional guide, to live a magical night walking through its streets and squares with its colonial balconies, visiting one of the bulwarks on the walls where you will taste a drink while enjoying a Caribbean sunset.Then continue the journey to the Plaza de Santo Domingo, framed by the church with the same name and the sculptures of the famous artist Fernando Botero, where they will enjoy another drink.The tour continues to end with dinner at a restaurant in the sector.Transfer back to the hotel.It includes:Transfer hotel - Center / restaurant - hotelGuideCocktailDinnerDuration: 4 hours approx.Operation: dailyHours: 5:00 p.m.Minimum Quantity for regular tours: 2 PaxPrice indicated in this reservation is for 1 pax.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

SEGWAY, Historic Tours4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

SEGWAY, Historic Tours

"Travel:Heredia TheaterSanto Domingo SquareCustoms SquareSanta Teresa conventSt. Peter's SquareNaval museumclock towerFernandez SquareSan Ignacio BastionInquisition PalaceGold MuseumSanta Catalina CathedralDuration: 90 min"
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes

CALLEJERA FOOD TOURSCultural Tours

CALLEJERA FOOD TOURS

Bring your appetite and an adventurous attitude. We reach the streets to experience the food the way the Cartageneros do it. Whether you are looking for a snack or something more substantial, a healthy entrance or a sweet dessert, the streets of Cartagena offer everything! One of the best ways to get a glimpse into the daily life and culture of local people is to experience their culinary culture.Here are some examples to whet your appetite:Exotic tropical fruits such as lulo, fried arepas, stuffed, empanadas, caribañolas,Included:• Food tasting• Walk in the center• English or Spanish guideNot included:• Travel or accident insurance• Additional drinks• Personal expenses• TipsThis reservation applies for 1 pax.The more people, the lower the price.
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  • 2 hours
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Historic Segway Tour 8:00amCultural Tours

Historic Segway Tour 8:00am

The Historic Segway Tour is a comprehensive tour of 90 minutes, that offers our guests the experience of stepping back into colonial times, and submerge themselves in Cartagena´s rich history. Several stops along the way will bring the colony back to life, aided by expert commentary of our guides.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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LA CARTAGENA REAL private tour.Cultural Tours

LA CARTAGENA REAL private tour.

The Cartagena Real tours, It is a real trip that consists of staying away from the tourist roads and absorbing the entire urban landscape to really reach the skin of this complex, but beautiful city, designed for those who want to know the other side of the Cartagena Tourism , the traditional Cartagena real.The trail will take place in significant popular neighborhoods in the history of the city, such as the Bazurto market, San Francisco neighborhood, Sector Olaya Herrera, among others.Certified bilingual Spanish guide.Tasting of typical foods.Includes: Water BottleDuration: 3/4 Hours.Recommendations: Comfortable clothes and shoes, Sunscreen, Sunglasses and / or hats
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

WALK THROUGH THE OLD CITY OF CARTAGENA, RegularCultural Tours

WALK THROUGH THE OLD CITY OF CARTAGENA, Regular

Meeting with the passenger at the hotel where he is staying and starting a walking tour through the walled sector, through the streets and squares of the city visiting the San Pedro Claver house museum and Return to the hotel.It includes:Roundtrip transfersProfessional guideEntrance to the San Pedro Claver museum.Tour duration: 3 hours approximatelyOperation: dailyHours: 09:00 a.m. or 3:00 p.m.Minimum Quantity for regular tours: 2 PaxPrice indicated in this reservation is for 1 pax.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Night Party Boat RentalWine Tasting & Winery Tours

Night Party Boat Rental

Party on a ship in the evening glow of the city skyline as you cruise around the waters surrounding Cartagena’s old city. Soak up the glittering lights of Bocagranda’s skyscrapers as you enjoy drinks and dance to music, an awesome ship that provides the perfect party atmosphere.Climb aboard your comfortable ship and socialize with other partygoers as you depart from the City Center. Revel in the smell of fresh air and the amazing ambiance present as you head out onto open waters. Listen to great music of you’re choosing as you get into the groove and cruise across the sea.Revel in the sight of Cartagena’s impressive skyline at night as you continue to move up and down the bay, constantly getting new views of the illuminated skyscrapers that stand behind the city’s beaches. You’re sure to have a great time as you dance, drink, and take in these epic views.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Rumba at CHIVA, cartagena de Indias, RegularCultural Tours

Rumba at CHIVA, cartagena de Indias, Regular

"La rumba in chiva (group tour): panoramic city tour, stop at the walls where all buses and people meet.It includes rum. Fried fizzy ice glasses, stop at a nightclub (entrance included).Time: 8 pm to 11:30 pm. "
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  • 1 hour
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  • 1 hour

Mangrove Route, RegularCultural Tours

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Mangrove Route, Regular

"It includes:1.Transfer round trip in north zone2. Transport by lever canoe3. Travel in mangroves4. Bilingual assistant5. Pre-Columbian Archaeological Park (optional)Start time: 1:00 pm - End time 5:30 pm "Minimum Quantity for regular tours: 2 PaxPrice indicated in this reservation is for 1 pax.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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  • 4 to 5 hours

Cartagena Ryhtm & Sunset - Musical experienceConcerts & Special Events

Cartagena Ryhtm & Sunset - Musical experience

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Watch the most beautiful sunset with the ambience of a Caribbean concert played just for the group and sharing local typical snacks.
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes
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Palenque Route, RegularCultural Tours

Palenque Route, Regular

"It includes:1. Ground transportation2. ethnoturistic visit to San Basilio de Palenque3. Typical lunch4. Bilingual assistantStart time 8:30 amFinal Time 4:30 pm "
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours

 SEGWAY, Tour Tours4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

 SEGWAY, Tour Tours

"Route:Heredia TheaterSanto Domingo SquareCustoms SquareSanta Teresa conventSt. Peter's SquareNaval museumDuration: 45 min "
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  • 45 minutes
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  • 45 minutes

 CHIVA, PrivateCultural Tours

 CHIVA, Private

"" "La rumba in chiva: panoramic city tour, stop at the walls where all buses and people meet.It includes rum. Fried fizzy ice glasses, stop at a nightclub (entrance included).Time: 8 pm to 11:30 pm. "" "
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours

Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca

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Explore the pristine beaches of the Rosario and Barú islands during this day trip from Cartagena. Travel off the coast of Colombia via speedboat to the Corales del Rosario National Park. Swim and snorkel in the azure waters, relax on the soft sand beaches, and take in the picturesque natural surroundings. National park fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Cartagena hotels are provided.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 8 hours
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