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Alternative Travel Cartagena - Day Tours

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Alternative Travel Cartagena was founded on the base of love for the city of Cartagena de Indias. We arrange dynamic, alternative and reliable tours in Cartagena in the Colombian Caribbean. If you don't want to follow the beaten track, our different...more
Barrio La Boquilla | Cra.1, 49A-40, Cartagena 5, Colombia
+57 320 3757261
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We contacted Alternative Travel prior to a cruise stop and they set up the perfect local tour for us. We wanted to see some of the local sights and specifically requested a visit to the Bazurto market to get a taste for local life. Irina...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pouncerw
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

This excellent review is solely for Will Dau and not Alternative travel! Alternative travel was misleading in the price of the trip which is bad business ethics on their part. Will on the other hand is amazing and I would recommend asking for him next...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Natalie P
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Tavo took us on a private tour around the walled city of Cartagena. He was knowledgeable, informative and a pleasure to be with! He suggested a tour of Palenque which we did a few days later. That also proved to be a great day spent...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Orin C
Nina S, Director General at Alternative Travel Cartagena - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 18, 2019

Thank you!

Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We made a morning reservation for private horseback riding on the beach. Jhon arranged for hotel pickup and drop drop off. He accompanied us during the entire trip, including the horseback riding. The horses were calm and we had a very pleasant 2 hour walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

I did an Excursion to the town of Palenque. It was the first freed slave community in the Americas. He took us all around the town. We got to socialize with residents. We actually shared a meal with residents. Will was very knowledgeable. He showed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Richard P
Nina S, Gerente at Alternative Travel Cartagena - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2018

Thank you very much!!!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

We did the rhumba chiva tour, chiva city tour and street food tour. There are hidden fees-credit card and online payment. They don’t take cash. The subcontractors were 50-60 min late. Street food tour was great, but like the others, the website promises a lot...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nina S S, Director General at Alternative Travel Cartagena - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear nmdau, thank you very much for your comment which is very valuable for us. Both the rumba in chiva and citytour in chiva are group tours that collect all passengers from the hotels, as every day they have a different route for the pick...More

Reviewed August 18, 2018

We took a taxi to La Boquilla where we were welcomed by a group of maybe ten men who stopped our car and started knocking on the windows from all sides trying to sell us a tour. We got really scared and thought about returning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nina S S, Director General at Alternative Travel Cartagena - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Dear Annie, thank you for your comment. We want to express our sincere apologies Clearly there are many factors you describe and in several we can and will make improvements accordingly. The village of “LaBoquilla” is a place of local tourism and for that reason...More

Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

What great tour! I couldn't think of a better way to see the city! Our tour guide Roberto was fantastic! We rode over 15 miles and saw sights that you can only see by bike! Awesome tour! Highly recommend!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We had a really great experience. Our guides were amazing super friendly one of them Antonio is a English teacher so we didn't have to worry about any langue barriers. I would definitely recommended this tour we aren't in the best physical shape but it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

We did the horse back riding in La Boquilla with our guide Will and it was wonderful! We started off meeting at the cemetery around 10am in the small town of Boquilla and Will met us there (we requested a guide who spoke English upon...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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September 14, 2018|
Response from ninass2013g | Property representative |
Hi, thanks for contacting us. It will always be a pleasure for us to serve you. Each day you would like to ride per hour costs $75,000 or $140,000 two hours per person. We do not offer classes as such but we can put in an... More
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Response from amytorgeson | Reviewed this property |
Yes, email Nina. She is very responsive and will get back to you with prices.