Start: Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia Finish: Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
Physical rating: Low
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat
Tour code: 10dbaricharacar
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THIS 10-DAY PACKAGE TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE!
Explore the most beautiful town in Colombia; Barichara along with magnificent waterfalls, tropical jungles, magical beaches, crystal clear oceans, an ancient city, a mud volcano, a day on the amazing Rosario Islands and of course Cartagena!
This 10-day tour combines adventure, history, and more – it’s also simply the best way possible to spend your time in the spectacular country of Colombia!
Arrive at any time to be collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation.
Depending on your arrival time we can provide you with another tour or with suggestions of places to see and where to go.
Location: Girón, San Gil, Barichara
Today you’ll begin your day with a brief tour of Giron; one of 17 beautiful heritage towns of Colombia.
Following this, you’ll begin your trip to one of the most beautiful towns in Colombia; Barichara. To get there you’ll be passing the Chicamocha Canyon which will offer you some spectacular views along the way!
As well as this you’ll also get to checkout San Gil, the adventure capital of the world. With an option to stop here and enjoy some bungy jumping, rafting, caving, or more. (An extra day can easily be arranged to partake in more of these extreme sports.)
Once you’ve arrived in Barichara you’ll be taken directly to your hotel to check-in and relax before taking a tour of this simply beautiful location. You’ll then have the remainder of the afternoon free to wander and soak-up this amazing setting.
Location: Barichara, Cascadas de Juan Curi Ecological Park
You’ll start your day with a wonderful breakfast in your hotel before being collected by your guide to enjoying a magnificent morning in Barichara. You'll visit remarkable chapels, churches, graveyards, parks, sculptures, and even get to make some real paper.
JUAN CURÍ WATERFALLS - simply a paradise waiting to be discovered
Following lunch, you'll make the trip to Juan Curí Falls, with spectacular views and a combined 820 ft (250 m) waterfalls surrounded by native rainforest. Here you'll climb or hike to the very top, take amazing photos and have the opportunity to repel down a section of the waterfall or relax in the natural swimming pool.
Location: Bucaramanga, Santa Marta
You’ll have an early start today and travel back to Bucaramanga for an early afternoon flight to Santa Marta.
Enjoy a flight to Santa Marta, arriving in mid to late afternoon, with a short stop in Bogotà on the way.
Once here you’ll be collected and taken directly to your hotel in either Santa Marta or next to Tayrona Park to check-in.
You’ll then have the remainder of the afternoon free to relax and some “me time”
Location: Cabo San Juan del Guia
You’ll be taken to Tayrona park and enjoy a 2-hour ecological walk through the jungle and visit 4 beaches along the way including Arenillas, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan, and Los Arrecifes.
You'll also enjoy some fantastic beach time (approx. 3 hours), along with time to explore the area or partake of some watersports, such as snorkeling.
After your beach-time has passed you'll enjoy a 1.3-hour walk through the jungle and your waiting transportation.
During your ecological walks, you will learn about the local environment, native animals, and the local indigenous.
Your guide will also be safeguarding your possessions while you're relaxing in the temperate waters and taking as many photos as you may need.
Explore the artisan shops and cafes, along with a Coffee and a Cocoa Tour (perhaps you'll enjoy a cocoa facemask), some amazing hidden waterfalls (opportunity for a refreshing swim), and of course, you're bound to spot a few exotic birds in your travels.
Once here you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy some Free Time in this wonderful setting.
CARTAGENA HIGHLIGHTS - Explore the ancient city with a guided tour!
You’ll love traveling with us through this amazing city, going to the most interesting locations of the city in an air-conditioned vehicle. With our bilingual guide explaining the history behind every important site you visit. You'll discover panoramic views of the city from Cerro de La Popa; a convent built-in 1606. Explore the fort of Castle San Felipe. travel through Manga, Getsemani and the modern city of Bocagrande, before enjoying a walk in the historic center. This is simply a wonderful way to get to know this ancient city.
Location: Rosario Islands
Enjoy a wonderful ocean cruise on a speedboat to the Rosario Islands; arriving at a beautiful picturesque beach for a typical Caribbean lunch, crystal clear waters, water-sports, white sands, and palm trees.
You'll be assigned your personal beach space which will be exclusive for yourself and members of your group.
You'll receive full beach service, a fantastic typical lunch; use of deckchairs and umbrellas; a cocktail on arrival, and English speaking hosts.
You will have the full day to relax and enjoy your space, along with the ability to hire gear for snorkeling, paddleboarding or kayaking.
This will be one of the highlights of your Caribbean adventure!
Location: El Totumo
You'll travel to the Mud Volcano of Totumo, where you'll climb up into this natural phenomenon and enjoy a relaxing mud bath and a mud massage by local experts.
Following this, you will be cleaned from head to toe by locals dedicated to removing every piece of mud they can find. But there are always some hard-to-find pieces, which is why you'll be enjoying a swim in the temperate Caribbean ocean.
Next, you'll enjoy a typical Caribbean Meal and a bit of relaxation before continuing onto the second part of today's tour; a voyage through the Cartagena mangroves by canoe. You'll discover the importance of this ecosystem and the vast array of wildlife that lives within.
Hablamos pronto, safe travels home, and visit again soon!
We’ll have transport waiting to take you to the airport at your desired time.
Not ready to leave?
Let us know if you’d like to extend your stay in this beautiful region. Perhaps you’d like to add a tour to San Basilio de Palenque, the first slave-free African settlement in the Americas? Where you can try traditional African food and listen to a unique African dialect that is still spoken today.
Or perhaps a trip to the National Aviary of Colombia. Here you’ll enjoy 2-3 hours strolling through the grounds and enjoying more than 1700 birds, from over 170 different species living in 3 different climate zones; the coast, rainforest, and desert.
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9x nights accommodation in double rooms in your choice of 3, 4, or 5-star hotels
9x breakfast, 2x lunch
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Yes, there are two days free on this itinerary with optional tours.
Yes, local guides mentioned tours English speaking.
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National or international flights are not included.
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