Start: medellin Finish: Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
Physical rating: Medium
Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Meat
Tour code: 10daymedpaccart
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*THIS PACKAGE TOUR IS FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE! You’ll start your Colombian journey in Medellín, where you’ll enjoy the culture of the Paisa (the name given to those born here). You’ll love this city tour, filled with famous artwork, amazing graffiti in Comuna 13, cable cars, and a journey to the massive Guatape Rock. Here you’ll climb to the top for an amazing view, and have the opportunity for a boat cruise, a coffee tour, or even a helicopter flight overlooking this magnificent area.
Next, you’ll discover the untouched beauty of the Colombian Pacific Coast; with whale watching, beautiful beaches, and thermal pools.
Finally, Cartagena will be waiting to show you the beauty of this ancient city, along with a day on a Tropical Island and the unbelievable experience of a mud bath in a Volcano!
Meals: No Meals
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.
You'll enjoy an amazing tour of the city of Eternal Spring (so named for its consistent weather all year long). On this tour, you'll see the most important locations in this grand city, and enjoy a mix of culture, history, and local traditions.
Combined with this tour you're also going to enjoy an extraordinary tour through Comuna 13. Once a place unsafe for the police, this is now a hub for tourism with amazing murals and graffiti covering the street walls. Along with this you'll enjoy wonderful views and ride the outdoor escalators.
Your tour will be finishing up around 2 pm, giving you the remainder of the day free to explore.
You'll enjoy a beautiful drive through the scenery of Antioquia towards Guatape Rock. On the way, you'll be stopping at a replica of Old Peñol's town plaza. The original town was actually sunk and is now at the bottom of Lake Guatape. The only piece still visible is the spiral from the church tower.
Next on today's adventure will be La Pierda (The Rock or better know as Guatape Rock). This is simply a wonderful and huge stone standing tall and overlooking Lake Guatape far below. Once here you'll have the opportunity to climb the 740 steps up to the very top, with breathtaking views every step of the way.
Following this, you'll explore the colorful town of Guatape itself and stop for a spot of lunch at one of the many restaurants.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Enjoy a short flight to Nuquí arriving around mid-morning.
Your transport will be waiting to collect you and take you on the dock to catch your boat to your eco-lodge.
The PACIFIC COAST and WHALE WATCHING
On arrival to Nuquí you'll be collected from the airport and taken directly to the marina for your boat ride to your home for the next 2 nights; La Bayka eco-lodge. Set in an amazing scene just a short stroll to the water's edge, La Bayka is an idyllic location to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
You'll be arriving late-morning and have time to organize your things before enjoying a wonderful fresh lunch.
Following lunch, you'll be going out in search of some of the many humpback whales that visit every year between the months of May and November (best months July to October).
Following this wonderful experience (Please bear in-mind occasionally whales may only be seen at a distance) you'll return to the eco-lodge to relax and enjoy this beautiful setting.
If you wish on your return you can enjoy an easy 30 min walk to the Cascada del Amor (The waterfall of Love) where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in this peaceful location.
Additional optional activities:
massages, and aromatherapeutic relaxation.
nb. This is an example Pacific Coast itinerary. Your itinerary can be varied and adapted to the weather conditions and preferences of travelers.
You'll wake to the wonderful relaxing sounds of the ocean and the native birds singing at the start of another beautiful Pacific Coast day!
After breakfast, you'll be off in search of some of those amazingly wonderful humpback whales and their baby that will be swimming nearby. You'll be enjoying 2 hours out on the ocean before heading back to the eco-lodge for another fresh lunch.
Following lunch, you'll be walking along the beach for approximately an hour until you come to some wonderful thermal hot springs. Once here you'll soak in the pools and relax in this amazing dream-like setting. You'll then venture back to the eco-lodge in time for a beautiful sunset and another wonderful dinner.
You'll be waking once again to the soothing sounds of the waves and the singing birds searching for their morning meal.
You'll have time for a quick swim or a short hike, and another wonderful breakfast before taking a boat back to Nuquí and on to the airport for your flight back to Medellín.
On arrival, you'll be collected and taken directly to your hotel to check-in and relax in the city of the eternal spring.
Enjoy a short flight to Cartagena arriving around early afternoon.
Your transport will be waiting to collect you and take you directly to your hotel, to check-in and enjoy a bit of "me time" before being collected for your city tour.
Cartagena City 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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's 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.
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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.
7x nights in a double room in your choice of 3, 4 or 5-star hotels.
2 nights in a double room in a beachfront Pacific Coast Ecolodge
9x breakfast, 4x lunch, 2x dinner
8x Airport transfers
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National or international flights are not included.
Yes, all entrance fees mentioned are included.
Yes, local guides mentioned tours English speaking.
Yes, there are two days free on this itinerary with optional tours.
Yes, airport transfers are included.
Good reasons for travelling privately
Make changes to the itinerary, accommodation, or transport method
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Your tour guide can focus all their attention on your group
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