Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

8 Days
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$1664
$1564

Caribbean Colombia Express

8 Days Starting in Cartagena and ending in Santa Marta

Visiting:

Cartagena

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Minca

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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Taganga

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Santa Marta

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Physical rating:

3 - Average

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

22648

Group size:

12 - 16

Age range:

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:

$1664

$1564 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100


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Tour Overview

Take it from us — the nature of Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. On this one-week trip packed with active highlights and laid-back moments, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.

Highlights

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    Meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca

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    Spend a day with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community

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    Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast

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    Hike through lush jungle with an Indigenous guide

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    Indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties

Places You'll See

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Caribbean Colombia Express

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Cartagena

Location:

  Cartagena


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  No Meals


Arrive at any time.

ACTIVITY: Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

icon Day 2 : Cartagena

Location:

  Cartagena


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.

Additional Information: Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area.

Opt to pre-book the "Totumo Mud Volcano" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

ACTIVITY: Learn more about Cartagena’s history from a bilingual guide on a tour of this lively city. Travel between sights by private transport and visit the clock tower, Plaza Bolivar, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. Take in sweeping views of the city from the hilltop Convento De La Popa and enjoy a walking tour from San Pedro Claver Church to Santo Domingo Church.

FREE TIME: AFTERNOON Get out and explore this vibrant colonial town. Refuel with some local fare—"patacones" or fried plantains are a must!

icon Day 3 : Cartagena/Minca

Location:

  Cartagena, Minca


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Minca La Casona (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.

Additional Information: Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

FREE TIME: Enjoy free time to explore the lovely town of Minca. Go looking for unique birds, explore the area on foot or hang out at a local café by the river.

icon Day 4 : Minca/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Location:

  Minca, Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Posada Villa Margarita (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.

Additional Information: Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

TRANSPORT: Lace up your hiking boots and get to the next stop under your own power.

ACTIVITY: Get outside with a hike into this beautiful park! Learn more about the rich diversity of Tayrona's natural heritage and explore Tayrona's gorgeous scenery with a local guide. Spend the night surrounded by nature in a lodge close to the park.

icon Day 5 : Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Location:

  Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Posada Villa Margarita (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch


Spend the day with the Gotshezhy indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls.

FREE TIME: This evening get to know the area surrounding Tayrona National Park, enjoy the tranquil setting or relax in a hammock.

ACTIVITY: Visit the Gotshezhy community and enjoy a meal cooked by women from the community with local ingredients. Visit the nearby village where youth from the four indigenous tribes in the region come to school to learn about their cultural customs and languages. Upon entry into the village, experience a soul-cleansing ceremony and learn about traditional customs, stories and handicraft methods from this region. After, jump in the river for a cool dip, visit nearby waterfalls and natural swimming pools, or rest in a hammock and reflect on your accomplishment before returning to Santa Marta.

icon Day 6 : Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Taganga

Location:

  Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Taganga


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Accommodation Name:

  Ocean Taganga (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

ACTIVITY: Take a CEO-led orientation walk of this traditional fishing village and get acquainted with the main sites.

FREE TIME: Soak up the Caribbean feel of this coastal town with some free time. Be sure to indulge in the area's fantastic fresh seafood or hang out in one of the many cafés along the beach

icon Day 7 : Taganga/Santa Marta

Location:

  Taganga, Santa Marta


Accommodation:

  Hotel,


Accommodation Name:

  Hotel Tayromar (or similar)


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


With a free day at leisure, tour Taganga by foot or don a snorkel and mask and explore the water. This evening, travel to Santa Marta and join your group for an optional evening out on the town.

FREE TIME: Take advantage of free time in this coastal town by relaxing on the beach or exploring the waters with a snorkel.

TRANSPORT: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

icon Day 8 : Santa Marta

Location:

  Santa Marta


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Depart at any time.

ACTIVITY: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

What's Included

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    Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotshezhy Village

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    Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group.

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    Taganga orientation walk

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    Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures) hike with local guide (5hrs)

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    City tour in Cartagena

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    Wiwa Community visit and lunch

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    All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

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    Accommodation

    Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).

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    Meals

    7 breakfasts, 2 lunches Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

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    Fully Guided

    CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

Meals Included

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).

Transport

Private vehicle, public bus, walking.

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Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

Money Exchange

Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit or debit cards will actually work in Latin America. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US dollar cash, travellers cheques and cards is best. Always take more rather than less, as you don't want to spoil the trip by constantly feeling short of funds. CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100USD (or equivalent).

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Highlights

Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast, hike through lush jungle with an Indigenous guide, meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca, indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties, Spend a day with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community

Feedback

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    What to Take

    Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Remember that although near the Equator, the higher altitude on some parts of the trip make for cool evenings and you will need a warm sweater or pullover. It’s best to layer clothes rather than bring a heavy parka so that you can take layers off.

    Meals

    Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets.

    Transport

    Private vehicle, public bus, walking.

    Emergency Fund

    Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

    Group Leader

    Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

    What's Included

    Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotshezhy Village Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. City tour in Cartagena. Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures) hike with local guide (5hrs). Wiwa Community visit and lunch. Taganga orientation walk. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

    Departure Tax

    USD $33

    A Couple of Rules

    Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of people in the sex trade is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they utilize the services of paid sex workers, in any capacity.

    Important Notes

    TAYRONA CLOSINGS In 2020, Tayrona Park is closed the month of February, June 01-15, and October 19 - November 02. On departures during these dates we will go tubing on the Don Diego River to Taironaka Park, known for its beautiful terraces and indigenous community. Visit a museum about the local Kogi people, meet members of the community, and relax while enjoying an included lunch.

    Accommodation

    Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).

    Joining Instructions

    To take a taxi to your destination, pick up a taxi voucher from the official stand in the baggage area before getting into a cab which will have the price printed on it depending on where you're headed. The price to get to the old city or anywhere in the "Centro" area Zone 1 including hotels in Getsemani should not cost more than COP $18,000. ------------------------------------------------ The supply of yellow taxis in Cartagena is abundant and cheap so if needed they are the preferred choice. This said, one does not need them within the boundaries of the old town so what is left are the so called Boca Grande development and Convento de la Popa /Castillo San Felipe direction. The first makes sense but the Convento is a bit awkward and the taxi drivers know it so tough negotiations are a prerequisite for not being gauged on the way. Airport rides are regulated and cost no more than 5USD.

    Minimum Age

    You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

    Itinerary Notes

    In 2020, Tayrona Park is closed the month of February, June 01-15, and October 19 - November 02. More details on the itinerary for these departures can be found under Important Notes on the Tour Details tab.

    Visas and Entry Requirements

    All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity). Contact your local embassy, or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. Upon entering Colombia, officials will issue you a “platinum card” (tiquete platinum). You must keep this card and show it upon leaving Colombia. YELLOW FEVER: This trip visits Tayrona National Park. Some national parks in Colombia may deny entry to travellers who do not show proof of yellow fever vaccination. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

    Packing List

    Documents: • Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border) • Insurance info (required) (With photocopies) • Passport (required) (With photocopies) • Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies) • Vouchers and pre-departure information (required) Essentials: • Binoculars (optional) • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries) • Cash, credit and debit cards • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights) • Ear plugs • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking) • Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal) • Fleece top/sweater • Footwear • Hat • Locks for bags • Long pants/jeans • Moneybelt • Outlet adapter • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.) • Reusable water bottle • Shirts/t-shirts • Sleepwear • Small travel towel • Sunglasses • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) • Watch and alarm clock • Waterproof backpack cover • Windproof rain jacket Health & Safety: • Face masks (required) • Hand sanitizer (required) • Pen (Please bring your own pen for filling out documents.) • Rubber gloves Warm Weather: • Sandals/flip-flops • Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended) • Sun hat/bandana • Swimwear

    Group Size Notes

    Max 16, avg 12

    Arrival Complications

    We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, please refer to the emergency contact details provided in this dossier and contact us as soon as possible. If you have a pre-booked transfer, and you have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we recommend that you make your own way to the Starting Point hotel, following the Joining Instructions. Please apply to your travel agent on your return for a refund of the transfer cost if this occurs.

    Trip Specific Safety

    Please take care when wandering about the main cities on your own, as pickpockets and purse-snatchers are common. Be safe and leave your passport, credit cards, traveller’s cheques and cash you don’t need in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Most Colombianos are honest and genuinely helpful and friendly, but be safe and enjoy the city!

    International Flights

    Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

    Health

    Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that quite often we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. When selecting your trip please carefully read the brochure and itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical ratings for trip specific information. G Adventures reserves the right to exclude any traveller from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our CEO they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group. YELLOW FEVER: This trip visits Tayrona National Park. Some national parks in Colombia may deny entry to travellers who do not show proof of yellow fever vaccination. Please consult with your travel doctor for up to date information well before departure.

    Group Leader Description

    All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders, a G Adventures representative, or an expedition team. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting- we think it's the best of both worlds.

    Safety and Security

    Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewelery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. When travelling on a group trip, please note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it deemed necessary, due to safety concerns. Your Chief Experience Officer (CEO) will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy and explore at your leisure. While your CEO will assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Although the cities visited on tour are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering throughout any major city at night. It is our recommendation to stay in small groups and to take taxis to and from restaurants, or during night time excursions. Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities (in countries with varying degrees of operating standards), have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our CEOs to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s). Swimming, including snorkeling, is always at your own risk. <a href="/travel-resources/safety/">Read more about travel safety</a> for ways to further enhance your personal safety while traveling.

    Dossier Disclaimer

    The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

    Planeterra Foundation - the non-profit partner of G Adventures

    Planeterra International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to turning travel into impact by helping local communities earn an income from tourism. Planeterra connects underserved local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting small community-owned businesses. These businesses support Indigenous people, empower women, grant youth access to employment opportunities, and protect the environment. Planeterra also works to ensure these businesses have a thriving customer base by integrating their projects into G Adventures’ itineraries globally. G Adventures is Planeterra’s largest corporate donor, covering all operating costs, so 100% of your donation will bring opportunity to people in need. G Adventures Dollar-a-day Program - Make Every Day Count - Turn your travel into impact with <a href="https://www.planeterra.org">Planeterra Foundation</a>. Did you know? Most communities around the world do not benefit from tourism. Give back to the places you visit on your travels by creating opportunities for local people to earn an income, and protect the environment. Make every day count by donating $1/day for the length of your trip, and join us in empowering the communities you will visit when you travel. 100% of your donation goes directly to Planeterra projects.

    Joining Hotel

    For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.

    Emergency Contact

    Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call either the G Adventures Representative (if one is listed below) or our G Adventures Local Office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. AIRPORT TRANSFER If you have purchased an arrival through G Adventures or if an arrival transfer is included in the cost of your tour, please note that: Your arrival transfer has been arranged based on flight information provided to us. If you are advised of a flight schedule change within 48 hours of your scheduled arrival time, we will do our best to rearrange your arrival transfer however we cannot guarantee this. If your arrival transfer does not arrive within 30 minutes after you have exited the arrivals area please take a taxi to your start point hotel. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Quito, Ecuador During office hours (Weekdays 9am-6pm Local Time) From outside Ecuador: +593 2250 6610 After hours Emergency number From outside Ecuador: +593 999 506 000 If you are unable for any reason to contact our local office, please call the numbers listed below which will connect you directly with our Sales team who will happily assist you. Hours of operation by region can be found <a href='https://www.gadventures.com/contact-us/?ref=footer'>here</a>. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999

    Meals Included

    7 breakfasts, 2 lunches

    Solo Travellers

    We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

    Max Pax

    Itinerary Disclaimer

    While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

    Laundry

    Laundry facilities are offered by some of our hotels for a charge. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

    Tipping

    It is customary in Latin America to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected - though not compulsory - component of your tour program and an expression of satisfaction with the persons who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $5-10 USD per day depending on the quality and length of the service; ask your CEO for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture. Also at the end of each trip if you felt your G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline $20-25 USD per person, per week can be used.

    Travel Insurance

    Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your leader, who will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency evacuation and repatriation. A minimum coverage of USD200,000 is required. G Adventures can provide you with the appropriate coverage. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Some tours include adventure activities that require extra coverage (e.g. crampon use); please review your itinerary and make sure that you are covered for all included activities. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

    My Own Room Exceptions

    Night 3: Minca, Night 5,6: lodge near Tayrona NP.

    Optional Activities

    Cartagena - Palace of Inquisition (Museum) Visit (30000COP per person) - Gold Museum Visit (7000COP per person) - Museum of Modern Art (Museo de Arte Moderno) Visit (5000COP per person) - Naval Museum of the Caribbean Visit (6000COP per person) - Night Exploration on Chiva (45000COP per person, 50000COP per group) El Totumo - Totumo Mud Volcano Taganga - Snorkelling (80000COP per person) - Playa Grande Santa Marta - Gold Museum Santa Marta (Free) - Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino (21000COP per person)

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    G Adventures was established in 1990

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Most of our trips do not have a single supplement. This means that the accommodation is on a twin share basis and, if travelling on your own, you will be sharing a room with another G Adventures traveller of the same sex. Some tours have an optional single supplement. An optional service that may be available is called "My Own Room". This service allows solo travellers to request their own room.

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    It's extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary, please consult us before you book.

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    https://www.gadventures.com/travel-with-confidence/

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    https://www.gadventures.com/about-us/core-values/

Reviews

Caribbean Colombia Express

G Adventures offers outstanding small group tours at reasonable prices

G Adventures offers outstanding small group tours at reasonable prices

Excellent tour


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David

12-Jan-2022

Caribbean Colombia Express

No to worried about anything, everything is take care for you. Social and family atmosphere. To explore a lot then usual.

No to worried about anything, everything is take care for you.

Social and family atmosphere.

To explore a lot then usual.

The kind of vacation that you can explore the country with local people and see the real life. Very active and social trip. You develop friendships and create memories that will last you forever! Freddy was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and answered


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Ludmila

12-Jan-2022

Caribbean Colombia Express

The CEO, Luis was incredible. Made the trip so easy and fun! - the trip was informative, punctual, organised and inclusive for everyone

The CEO, Luis was incredible.

Made the trip so easy and fun! - the trip was informative, punctual, organised and inclusive for everyone

Fun, inclusive and informative! Very organised.. literally had to turn up and enjoy!


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Neena

05-Feb-2022

Caribbean Colombia Express

It is an established and reliable company with many travel options and destinations

It is an established and reliable company with many travel options and destinations


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Davide

08-Feb-2022

Caribbean Colombia Express

Punctuality, organisation, and fun!

Punctuality, organisation, and fun!

Great adventure! Fun, informative, organised, inclusive and punctual .


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Kishan

06-Feb-2022

Dates & Availability

Sunday

Oct 02, 2022

Sunday

Oct 09, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$1664
$1564 (USD)
$1664
$1564 (USD)

Low availability

tourhub discount: $100

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Oct 16, 2022

Sunday

Oct 23, 2022
  • Operator discount: $185 (USD)

  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

  • discount
$1849
$1564 (USD)
$1849
$1564 (USD)

Operator discount: $185

tourhub discount: $100

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Sunday

Oct 30, 2022

Sunday

Nov 06, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$1664
$1564 (USD)
$1664
$1564 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100

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Sunday

Nov 06, 2022

Sunday

Nov 13, 2022
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$1664
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$1664
$1564 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100

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Sunday

Nov 13, 2022

Sunday

Nov 20, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$1664
$1564 (USD)
$1664
$1564 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100

Sunday

Nov 20, 2022

Sunday

Nov 27, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$1664
$1564 (USD)
$1664
$1564 (USD)

Low availability

tourhub discount: $100

Sunday

Nov 27, 2022

Sunday

Dec 04, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $100 (USD)

$1664
$1564 (USD)
$1664
$1564 (USD)

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tourhub discount: $100

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Sunday

Dec 11, 2022

Sunday

Dec 18, 2022
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1844
$1733 (USD)
$1844
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tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Dec 18, 2022

Sunday

Dec 25, 2022
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$1844
$1733 (USD)
$1844
$1733 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Dec 25, 2022

Sunday

Jan 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1844
$1733 (USD)
$1844
$1733 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Jan 08, 2023

Sunday

Jan 15, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $105 (USD)

$1754
$1649 (USD)
$1754
$1649 (USD)

tourhub discount: $105

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Sunday

Jan 15, 2023

Sunday

Jan 22, 2023
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$1754
$1649 (USD)
$1754
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tourhub discount: $105

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Jan 22, 2023

Sunday

Jan 29, 2023
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$1754
$1649 (USD)
$1754
$1649 (USD)

tourhub discount: $105

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Sunday

Jan 29, 2023

Sunday

Feb 05, 2023
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$1754
$1649 (USD)
$1754
$1649 (USD)

tourhub discount: $105

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Sunday

Feb 05, 2023

Sunday

Feb 12, 2023
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$1754
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$1754
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tourhub discount: $105

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Feb 19, 2023

Sunday

Feb 26, 2023
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$1754
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$1754
$1649 (USD)

tourhub discount: $105

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Sunday

Feb 26, 2023

Sunday

Mar 05, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $105 (USD)

$1754
$1649 (USD)
$1754
$1649 (USD)

tourhub discount: $105

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Sunday

Mar 05, 2023

Sunday

Mar 12, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Mar 19, 2023

Sunday

Mar 26, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Mar 26, 2023

Sunday

Apr 02, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Apr 02, 2023

Sunday

Apr 09, 2023
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$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Apr 16, 2023

Sunday

Apr 23, 2023
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$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

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Sunday

Apr 23, 2023

Sunday

Apr 30, 2023
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$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Apr 30, 2023

Sunday

May 07, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

May 14, 2023

Sunday

May 21, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

May 28, 2023

Sunday

Jun 04, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Jun 11, 2023

Sunday

Jun 18, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Jun 18, 2023

Sunday

Jun 25, 2023
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$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Jun 25, 2023

Sunday

Jul 02, 2023
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$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Jul 09, 2023

Sunday

Jul 16, 2023
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$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Jul 16, 2023

Sunday

Jul 23, 2023
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$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Jul 23, 2023

Sunday

Jul 30, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Aug 06, 2023

Sunday

Aug 13, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Aug 13, 2023

Sunday

Aug 20, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

Instant Booking Available

Sunday

Aug 20, 2023

Sunday

Aug 27, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $117 (USD)

$1949
$1832 (USD)
$1949
$1832 (USD)

tourhub discount: $117

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Sunday

Sep 03, 2023

Sunday

Sep 10, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Sep 17, 2023

Sunday

Sep 24, 2023
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$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Sep 24, 2023

Sunday

Oct 01, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Oct 01, 2023

Sunday

Oct 08, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Oct 15, 2023

Sunday

Oct 22, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Oct 22, 2023

Sunday

Oct 29, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Oct 29, 2023

Sunday

Nov 05, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Nov 12, 2023

Sunday

Nov 19, 2023
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$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Nov 19, 2023

Sunday

Nov 26, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Nov 26, 2023

Sunday

Dec 03, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Sunday

Dec 10, 2023

Sunday

Dec 17, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Dec 24, 2023

Sunday

Dec 31, 2023
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Dec 31, 2023

Sunday

Jan 07, 2024
  • tourhub discount: $123 (USD)

$2049
$1926 (USD)
$2049
$1926 (USD)

tourhub discount: $123

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Sunday

Jan 07, 2024

Sunday

Jan 14, 2024
  • tourhub discount: $111 (USD)

$1849
$1738 (USD)
$1849
$1738 (USD)

tourhub discount: $111

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Caribbean Colombia Express

8 Days Starting in Cartagena and ending in Santa Marta

Visiting:

Cartagena

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Minca

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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

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Taganga

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Santa Marta

Tour operator:

G Adventures

Physical rating:

3 - Average

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans

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Activities:

Tour code:

22648

Group size:

12 - 16

Age range:

You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

From:

$1664

$1564 (USD)

tourhub discount: $100


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