8 Days Colombian Caribbean Express

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    BnB Colombia

    Our goal is to present to the world the beauty, nature, culture, history and gastronomy of the wonderful country of Colombia. For you to enjoy multiple experiences, in multiple locations, and to ensure your time in Colombia will be a life changing encounter that creates amazing memories that will last a lifetime.

    • 8 Days/7 Nights
    • Max People: 10
    • Colombia

    The Colombian Caribbean is like no where else in the world. It is famous for its temperate waters, white sandy beaches, giant palm trees and music. When combined this creates a magical Caribbean Vibe unlike anything you have experienced before.

    You’ll walk through the Caribbean jungle discovering hidden beaches and wildlife along the way; You’ll enjoy a  tour of Minca, a coffee tour, a cocoa farm tour and a refreshing swim under a hidden waterfall in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada; You’ll enjoy a day on the Rosario islands, explore Cartagena by night, and have options to visit an indigenous village, rejuvenate your body in a Volcanic mud bath, cruise through mangroves in a canoe, and still have some free time to explore other hidden gems. 

    In this express tour of the Colombian Caribbean you’ll find all of these experiences and so much more. This is the tour for you if you love the sun and the warmth of a Caribbean Summer, all year long!

    Price Includes

    • 7 nights accommodation in a double room in your choice of 3-5 star hotel
    • 7x breakfasts
    • Private transfers in an air-conditioned car
    • Airport transfer on first and last day
    • Private excursions
    • English-speaking bilingual guide on all excursions
    • All entrance fees

    Price Excludes

    • International flights
    • Travel insurance

    Optional Extras

    • Kogi Indigenous Village Tour
    • Playa Cristal in Tayrona Park including 2x boat ride and Seven Waves Beach
    • Mud-Volcano and Mangrove tour including lunch

    Important Notice

    Please note during the month of February Tayrona National Park is closed in order for the park to rest and recover for another year.

    Bookings required min 60 days before start date.

    Accommodation

    Standard Accommodation

    • Santa MartaHotel Sierra Nevada or similar
    • CartagenaHotel Patio de Getsemani or similar

    Comfort Accommodation

    • Santa MartaSenda EcoHab Los Naranjos or similar
    • CartagenaAlfiz Hotel or similar

    Luxury Accommodation

    • Santa MartaVilla Playa Los Naranjos or similar
    • CartagenaAmarla Boutique Hotel Cartagena or similar

    Recommendation

    • Booking pre-accommodation in Santa Marta and post-accommodation in Cartagena to experience all these regions have to offer
    Itinerary

    Day 1Santa Marta

    Arrive at any time, your driver will be waiting to collect you from the airport and take you to your hotel. Depending on the hotel style you choose, you will be staying in the Historic Sector of Santa Marta or
    surrounded by native jungle and vegetation.

    There are no activities planned for this day, so just relax and drink plenty of water. If you arrive early we may be able to organize an additional tour for you, or simply give you directions to the nearest beach.

    Day 2Minca

    Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy this wonderful little mountain pueblo (town) full of artisan shops. Enjoy a tour of a Cocoa Plantation, a Coffee Plantation, hidden Waterfalls, a bamboo house and some exotic bird watching.

    Your tour will be for approximately 8.3 hours

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 3Tayrona National Park

    You’ll be taken into Tayrona National Park and enjoy a 2 hour ecological walk through the jungle, visiting 4 beaches including Arenillas, La Piscina, Los Arrecifes and Cabo San Juan. You’ll learn about the local environment and the local indigenous; about the native animals that can be seen and or heard; where Caimen (similar to an alligator) are likely to be hiding if they are around; which beaches are safe to swim in; which indigenous are from this area and what do they do while Tayrona Park is closed for a month
    every year.

    Once you’ve arrived in Cabo San Juan you’ll enjoy some fantastic beach time (approx. 3 hours), along with time to explore the area or partake in watersports, such as snorkeling. After your beach-time has past you’ll enjoy a 1.3-hour walk through the jungle and your waiting transportation.

    Your tour will be for approximately 9-10 hours

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 4Free Day

    Free Day: Relax and make your own plans for today or enjoy one of 2 additional tour options.

    #1 Visit a Kogi Indigenous Village. Enjoy a relaxing transfer up the coast to the beautiful seaside town of Palomino. Here you’ll be changing transport to the back of a motorbike and take a 1-hour ride through some magnificent scenery to the Kogi village of Tungueca. Here you’ll enjoy visiting and interacting with both the young and old Kogi people for approximately an hour, before heading off to take a refreshing swim in some spectacular waterfalls nearby. Next you’ll head back to the village to say your goodbyes and any last minute photo opportunities. Then back onto the motorbikes for a ride to Palomino and your waiting transportation.

    #2 Tayrona National Park – Playa Crystal. Enjoy another excursion into the magical Tayrona Park; this time enjoying different scenery, a lookout over Seven Waves beach, 2 boat rides and a spectacular beach with crystal clear waters. With this tour you’ll enjoy at least 4-5 hours of wonderful beach time in Playa Crystal.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 5Cartagena

    Relax in a morning drive along the coast and through the mountains to the awaiting walled city of Cartagena. Once here you’ll check into your hotel and enjoy some free time before a City Tour starting
    around 4:30pm. On this wonderful tour you will not only get to see the most important sites and this beautiful city during the day, but the spectacular sight of this ancient city under lights as well.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Day 6Rosario Islands

    You’ll be starting your day with an 8am pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. From there we’ll take you to pier de la bodeguita (Wharf of the Bodeguita) where a speedboat will be waiting to take you on a breathtaking ocean cruise touring the Rosario Islands to arrive at a beautiful picturesque beach. Once here you’ll also 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 not receive any annoying beach vendors trying to sell you souvenirs or anything you do not wish. You will have the full day to relax and enjoy your space, along with the ability to hire gear for snorkeling, paddle boarding or
    kayaking.

    This will be one of the highlights of your Caribbean adventure!

    Your tour will be for approximately 8 hours

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 7Free Day

    Free Day: Enjoy parts of Cartagena you haven’t yet explored or an optional additional Mangrove and Mud-Volcano Tour. Explore the Cartagena Mangroves in a canoe skippered by an expert local fisherman; following this you’ll enjoy a walk through their community to see how the locals truly live. Next you’ll enjoy a fabulous typical Caribbean lunch including Coconut rice, fried fish, green salad and patacones (think of them as banana fritters).

    Following lunch you’ll enjoy a mud bath in the mineral rich, world famous El Volcán de Lodo El Totumo (The mud volcano of Totumo). Here locals will help you massage the mud onto your body. After your relaxing mud bath a group of woman in the Totumo Marsh will be responsible for your cleaning. At the end of this process we head to the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo del Mar where you’ll enjoy a swim in the tropical waters.

    Your tour will be for approximately 8 hours

    Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch (if tour taken)

    Day 8Cartagena - Farewell

    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 you’d enjoy a trip to some fruit markets and a cooking class?

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