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The Freedom Tour is the most authentic tour offered in San Basilio de Palenque given by certified guides that are native to the community. We offer door to door transportation in comfortable AC cars with flexible pick up time to fit any schedule. Visitors are able to learn about incredible history of the community and feel the African essence that the community has maintained alive for over four centuries. During this tour our guests will hear traditional music, see the practice of traditional medicine in person, learn about the unique language that exists in the community and much more. More than traveling is living grand experiences.
Panoramic tour of the city, in which you will know why Cartagena was the economic epicenter of the Spaniards in South America, which made it the target of pirates and privateers in the Caribbean that in turn caused the most heroic and fearsome Naval battles of the continent, and therefore this city was walled and fortified with the largest defense system in the Caribbean. You will visit the Convent of the stern founded and built from 1606-1611, which is located on a mountain at 140mts altitude and where the patron virgin of the city (Virgen de la Candelaria) is located, and then reach the largest fortification of the Caribbean The Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, which witnessed and executioner in the most epic naval battle of the Caribbean in 1741 against Admiral Vernon, and finally will make a journey of approximately two hours walking in the old city visiting its squares, churches and monuments being part of this magnificent city (Not for cruises).
If you’re a fan of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, one of Latin America’s most beloved authors, then don’t miss out on this literary walking tour, ideal for travelers that are familiar with Marquez’s work. With a guide, you’ll visit hard-to-find places that correlate to the fictional places in the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s books. Plus, a mid-afternoon start time means you’ll avoid the midday heat.
Discover Cartagena’s major sightseeing spots on this guided tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at the convent of La Candelaria, which is located on top of La Popa Hill, for panoramic views, plus the San Felipe Fortress, popular neighborhoods, parks, and public squares. Also, enjoy free time to shop.
Climb inside the Totumo Volcano in an amazing activity near to Cartagena in one of the world's smallest volcanos and enjoy a relaxing soak in the warm mud inside. Some locals say the mineral-infused mud has healing properties. After floating in the mud, rinse off in the ocean nearby. Massages are available for an additional fee. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included and a typical breackfast is included in tours that depart only in the morning, in the afternoong is including a typical snack, both count with drink
Our certified, bilingual guide will pick you up at your accommodation in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and, over the course of three hours, take you to all the city’s most famous landmarks.
Make sure to bring your camera – we’ll be taking you to some incredible places – like atop the convent, Cerro de La Popa, where you’ll have an outstanding view of the city or even into the ancient tunnels under San Felipe Castle. We’ll take you into the old village of Getsemani where you’ll see beautiful street art and visit the stunning beach of Bocagrande. We’ll make a stop at the famous Emerald Museum and even treat you to a refreshing glass of traditional coco-lemonade.
Most importantly, this is your tour – you’re the boss. We can go faster or slower or stop where you wish. If there are specific places you’d like to visit, we can certainly do that. Maybe you’d like to go somewhere special for lunch; ask your guide – he knows all the best places.
Adventures Cartagena accompanies you to explore with your five senses the corner of Africa hidden in Colombia:
• PALENQUE •
San Basilio de Palenque is the first free black community in America since 1713.
Even today, we can see in its inhabitants the combination of a strong look, with an unshakable spirit and a welcoming smile.
Today they are happy to see visitors who value their history, struggle and resistance.
You will know this crucial point in the history of black roots in Latin America.
Discover all the experiences that are waiting for you in this brave town.
See the city of Cartagena through the eyes of iconic Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez with this 3-hour independent audio tour. Learn about the work of “Gabo,” a renowned author whose work seamlessly blended reality and fiction, exploring this colonial city’s many mysteries through his own words and characters. The audio content lasts for approximately 3 hours and includes 35 unique ‘stations’ that match different stories within the city. It's a fun, unique way to explore this charming city through the eyes (and pen) of one of the world's most famous novelists.
Explore Colombia beyond the city of Cartagena with this full-day tour to the village of San Basilio de Palenque. Learn about the village’s music, language, and traditions during a guided visit. Discover local food with a traditional lunch and listen to music students perform. Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
Follow your guide to Cartagena’s must-see sights and distinct enclaves on this Cartagena sightseeing tour. From the trendy neighborhood of Manga to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic center, this tour introduces you to the Cartagena’s charms. As you walk, your guide fills you in on local history, culture, and lore, making this tour a holistic overview of the city.
Discover Bocachica is a guided tour experience that combines historical and culture. Where all the important fortresses and monuments of Bocachica are visited, such as:
Fort of San Fernando, the batteries of San Felipe, Santiago, Angel San Rafael and Santa Bárbara.
Bocachica is an island town located just 20 minutes by speedboat from Cartagena. A native guide will accompany you throughout the tour while exploring the incredible history and architecture of the monuments. Get to know this isolated town, near Cartagena that keeps so many hidden treasures.
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 sector
Approximate 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.
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.
This tour focus on the culture and history of Palenque. It allows its visitors to feel the village just as a local, interact with them and experience the hospitality of its inhabitants.
Come and enjoy the first free village of blacks in the entire Americas! Born in the middle of colonial times from revolution for freedom and hope, this village has become the birthplace of personalities like Box World Champion "Kid" Pambelé.
Come and meet a local, passionate and knowledgeable guide who will tell you their story and show you what makes this village different from any other. Try local food, sing and dance with locals happy to share its traditions with the world.
A day trip to the island of Bocachica, with a beautiful unpopulated Caribbean beach. Combine a Beach Club experience with a tour of the fortress of San Fernando. The island town is only 20 minutes away by speedboat. Enjoy a white sand beach and clean Caribbean waters, perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Enjoy native seafood and barbecue dishes, tropical juices and exotic cocktails at the new Cartagena Beach Club.
The history of Cartagena is told from the fact that it has been the largest slave port in the colonies that make it a World Heritage Site, from fascinating stories about pirate attacks to the most special details about gastronomy and culture.
San Felipe de Barajas Castle
San Pedro Claver Cloister Museum or Monastery of La Popa (one of two options)
Walking Tour Historic Center
Squares, emblematic streets and churches
Enjoy the best experience you lived in Cartagena, touring the main squares and also with the best bilingual guides so you do not miss anything. The best story is that they tell you directly, try to live a different journey, a journey that everyone wants to take
Cartagena de Indias, is one of the most beautiful, enigmatic and mysterious cities in the Americas, do not miss the opportunity to get to know it from the inside, and understand why in Colombia, we are proud of this fascinating city.
Panoramic tour in air-conditioned vehicles and in the company of a professional bilingual guide, starts by the Cartagena Bay, Guided Visit to the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, Las Bóvedas Craft Center, We will finish with Walk in the Historic Center to appreciate beautiful and charming streets and squares and churches .
Pick-up from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at hotel north zone.
* air-conditioned transportation
* Tour San Felipe Castle (includes tickets)
* visit to the monument of old boots
* St. Peter Claver Church
Does not include:
* Stern monument, by restriction on the number of people.
Start of city tours: 14:00
End time 18:00
Minimum Quantity for regular tours: 2 Pax
Price indicated in this reservation is for 1 pax.
In a spectacular tour we will visit some of the most important cities of the Colombian coast, very close to Cartagena. First we will arrive at the beautiful city of Barranquilla, where the famous Carnival takes place that is already well known worldwide. We will have breakfast (it is not included in the plan) and we will make a panoramic tour around the city. Followed by this, we will arrive in Santa Marta where we will visit the San Pedro Alejandrino Hacienda, where our Liberator Simón Bolívar died. We will also visit some of its streets and the center of the city. Later we will go to the spectacular beaches of Rodadero, where you will taste a delicious and typical Caribbean lunch that is included in your plan. THIS TOUR ONLY OPERATES WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS. Minimum 2pax
Enjoy the magic and romanticism that can only be lived while strolling the beautiful streets in the heart of the magical and historic old city.
An expert guide will narrate and recreate the most unbelievable and extraordinary love stories that took place in this historic city. The perfect setting and backdrop for beautiful and unforgettable pictures that will come to mind as you remember this special time.
The history of charming Cartagena intertwined with the love affairs between slaves and slave owners, though some of them in hiding. Likewise others between founders (conquistador) and natives.
This tour will make you live and feel strong emotions!
If you’ve only got limited time in Cartagena, don’t let that stop you exploring Santa Marta Historic Center, the first city founded by the Spaniards in Colombia. In a small group limited to 14, you’ll take a whistle-stop tour of Barranquilla and tick off colonial highlights in Santa Maria. Enjoy a beachside lunch in El Rodadero and relish the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
Get in touch with a different side of Cartagena during this tour of the city's traditional 'barrios' — San Francisco, La Boquilla, Bazurto, and Getsemaní. On this 5-hour tour, you'll also navigate the mangrove swamp in a canoe and eat a traditional Colombian lunch.