• Location: Cartagena, Colombia
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Capture the color and charisma of Cartagena’s vibrant nightlife on a 4-hour city tour by bus. Climb aboard a vibrant ‘chiva’, a colorful wooden bus typical in rural Colombia, to begin your exciting excursion into the night. Listen to pulsing live music, sip complimentary drinks and admire spectacular sights as you cruise around the captivating colonial city. Carry on the revels at a popular local nightclub, or return to your hotel at the end of this energizing excursion.


  • 4-hour night party tour in Cartagena
  • Hop aboard a rustic bus known as a chiva
  • Travel through the charming streets of the historical walled city of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Enjoy domestic liquor and snacks on board
  • Continue the party at a local nightclub
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

What You Can Expect

Cartagena Nightlife Tour by Chiva Bus

Continue the party at a local nightclub!

Depart from either your hotel in Bocagrande or a central Cartagena location to begin your exuberant expedition. Climb aboard your colorful chiva bus and absorb the electric atmosphere created by lively music and excited chatter. 

Sip refreshing rum and coke cocktails as the music bursts into life and you embark on a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed walled city; admire legendary landmarks and listen to comic commentary as you sample local Colombian fritters and enjoy the festive atmosphere. 

Drive past the fabulous fortification of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, a protective castle that reigns supreme from the top of San Lazaro Hill. Learn about the purpose of its construction and its ancient 14th century origin before travelling to the impressive archways of Las Bóvedas, in which bespoke boutiques and quaint craft shops sell artisan treasures. 

Keep the party spirit pumping as you arrive at one of the city’s most popular nightclubs; enjoy free admission and an exuberant ambience as you prepare to dance the night away. Move to Latin, electronic and salsa songs as they pulsate from state-of-the-art speakers, enjoying South American rhythms like reggaeton and vallenato (popular folk music from Colombia).

When the clock strikes midnight, return to the bus and relax during the journey back to your hotel. Stay at the club until the early hours if you wish, however return transportation must be arranged independently.

Customer Reviews

Candie A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Fun time with a bit of music culture history lesson that was sprinkled in between drinks, great music and great energy Highly recommend.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was a great time! We had a great guide and had a lot of new friends by the time the night was over. The city is so beautiful at night! A must do in Cartgena!

Perry United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

great party

Viviana G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Did it on a Friday night. Quick way to see a lot of the city at night. We stopped at a couple locations and toured. We got to eat some empanadas and arepas for free..Rum and a fruit flavored soda mixer provided... drink fast though because it stops right before you end up at the nightclub. The night club had a good mix of english and spanish music. Do it!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a blast and the staff were all VERY friendly and entertaining!!!!!

Loryn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

You must do the chiva bus if you're in Cartagena! it's so fun, even if you don't speak Spanish just go and wiggle wiggle! unlimited Colombian rum and very live! Great way to meet new people too1


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

You have to do this, best party in Cartagena for tourist.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

It was quite an experience I fully enjoyed every minute, made new friends and had a ball .what a way to celebrate life. I look forward to my next trip and party bus.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great, fun tour... just remember to get a cab to the meeting point in BocaGrande as the Chiva bus does not enter the Old Walled City area. The Chiva bus will circle around a bit picking up more passengers, so be patient, get to know your fellow passengers. My Spanish is limited, but the tour lead speaks excellent English and so do the other passengers.. It was so refreshing to be the only American on the Chiva bus and Asian to boot... most of the Chiva bus passengers are Colombians visiting Cartagena for the weekend or from South America. There was rum and coke provided in the Chiva, you can drink all you want till the stock runs out. There were 2 stops, both were outdoor stops where there's live music, salsa dancing. The last stop would be at a local bar in the Getsemani area. You're free to stay at the bar, have the Chiva bus drop you back to your hotel in Bocagrande or take a cab back to your hotel. I ended up making new friends from the Chiva bus and we opted to have a few more beers at a local restaurant till 3am.... this is truly a fun way to get to know the locals and culture.

Karelin P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Super duper fun!! Loved, loved, loved it! Definitely have to do this if you go to Cartagena!

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