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Taroa adventures specializes in highlighting the rich Nature and Culture of the Colombian Caribbean. We curate unique trips in new and little known places where our travelers can connect with Colombia’s authentic local culture and region. Our main...more
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Manga Cra 19 N_ 26-66 Edificio Oasis App 101 | Tercer Callejon de Manga, Cartagena 130003, Colombia
+57 320 5425270
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Me and my group of six enjoyed the South of Baru tour. It was amazing being able to interact with the children and locals of the remote village and then being able to end it with a beautiful lounge on secluded beach. Olinto was very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ashleio2016
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was one of my favorite days in Colombia. Olinto made it special with his enthusiasm for the area. He’s given this tour many times but it felt like it was the first time he was sharing a place that is very special to him....More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RobO1280
Reviewed 6 days ago

Thanks to our dear guide Olinto, dry forest hike was one of the most memorable experiences we had during the time we spent in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Oli, kind enough to react on a very short notice and adjust the trip to our...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank lil_elyna
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent combination between culture and beaches. We were traveling with a friend and on our third day in Cartagena, we wanted to see more than just beaches, so we decided to do the Barú Island tour. It was an amazing experience. When we arrived...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank guidoviajero
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a truly unique experience visiting a community yet to be overrun by the tourist trade. Oli has a special connection to the area and it's people and it shows in this excursion. If you are looking for a unique experience in a very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank ChocAHolic10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our tour with Oli to Baru island was fantastic. We enjoyed the cultural part of the tour visiting with local community members as well as the boat tour to the lagoon and beach. The youth of the island who taught us how to play the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Edward D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As tourists, we often travel to many places as if we were walking through a gallery of landscapes, without really connecting with the community we are visiting. If you really want to get to know a place, I think you need to know its culture,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Victoria C
Reviewed January 3, 2019

My husband and I decided to visit Cartagena, Colombia for our very first trip to South America. We had no idea what to expect but knew that we wanted to explore more than the beautiful old walled city. We found Taroa Adventures online and after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Colombianexperience
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

This was the most special tour I have ever taken !!!! The experience is carefully crafted to introduce you to a local community in Baru - experience the arts, food and music - swim in a beautiful lagoon and chill on the beach This was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Guide76448
Reviewed December 26, 2018

I was in Colombia for months and had gone to Baru with Taroa Adventures. I wanted a hiking experience so Oli, the guide, recommended joining this trip. I can definitely say that I'm SOOOOOO glad that I did! We went on a hike and saw...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from AleAngarita | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind response!!!
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Response from LJDobbs | Reviewed this property |
Email him. Owner is Olinto and he will reply quickly. I don’t know where you are, but internet in Colombia can be difficult.
February 27, 2018|
Response from AleAngarita | Property representative |
Many thanks for contacting us!!! It works athletic dry-fit capris or pants. Because of the rocks I´d be better to wear Closed toed shoes (sneakers) and a pair of flip flops after the hike
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Boat trip recomendations (0 Replies)
A friend and I are going to Cartagena in a few weeks looking for options for a boat trip to Islas del Rosario for the day. Someone recommended Taroa Adventures, but they aren't doing trips until the end of February. We are in our late 20's and would like being with other young people on a boat, but would like to avoid any large tourist boat trips. Budget for the day would be $100 US or less per person. We want a fun experience and to be with other people around our age. Thanks!
January 19, 2016|
Berlin, Germany
My lovestory with Colombia! (11 Replies)
So after I told not only my parents, my family but also friends and people at work that I am planning to go to Colombia everybody’s reaction was: Why?! I always felt like I am just more adventure seeking than the people I know around me. Plus I really heard amazing things. I also heard such amazing things about colombia’s nature, the people and the food hahah I always loved nature and being active and move around than just lying on a beach for days and days. So thats what I loved when I...More
June 17, 2018|
Response fromAlexU1987|
I usually get the same reaction from my friend and family circle. However, I love going to countries that are less visited and have some kind of rough history. I'll be going for 3 weeks with one of my friends visiting Bogota, Medellin, Cartagena and San Andres. Your story makes me look forward to the trip. Which day trip did you do with Tarao?