Tours in Cartagena

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Shore Excursions
6+ hours
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Day Cruises
2 hours
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Bus Tours
5–7 hours
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6+ hours
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Shore Excursions
1–2 hours
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Cooking Classes
3 hours
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Sunset Cruises
60–120 minutes
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Self-guided Tours
6+ hours
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  • ARFoodieGuy
    Little Rock, AR116 contributions
    My wife and I did the Rosario Islands tour. We’d labored over choosing this or taking a speedboat to a beach. We were happy with this decision. The boat is big and nice, our tour wasn’t super crowded, and we had plenty of space to lay out and get some sun. The group on our trip was having fun but it wasn’t a crazy party scene. The staff was friendly and the food was good. We had two swimming stops and the water temp was great. Recommend.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Carolyn H
    Portland, OR2 contributions
    The boat was of good quality. They took us to several location to snorkel and see a sunken airplane. They made reservations at a wonderful day resort for lunch.
    I did request English speaking but our guides didn’t speak English so we made due with Google translation
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • kenzie
    Washington DC, DC1 contribution
    My friends and I had an amazing experience with Cartagena ATV! There were 9 of us and they had a van pick us up from the old city close to our Airbnb. They allowed us to have a little fun with the ATV’s but in a very safe way. We got to see 3 very local beaches, eat fresh sea food, and drink milk from a coconut. The tour guides were super friendly and helpful. Definitely a highlight of our trip to Cartagena. Highly recommend!
    Written August 9, 2022
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  • Janice D
    Huntington Beach, CA27 contributions
    The tour was a great deal of fun! Wish the snorkeling was a little longer, was great to be in the sparkling Caribbean waters. It was well worth it - only 13 on our boat and we all had a great time. I didn’t rate it a 5 because there was no hotel pickup and it took a long time to leave the pier. I would definitely recommend this tour.
    Written January 8, 2022
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  • michelle o
    1 contribution
    Bora Bora Beach Club did not disappoint. The boat ride was something else lol but overall the experience was amazing. They have excellent service. My friend was celebrating her birthday and one of the guys took her pictures and the whole team surprised her with a treat. And let me tell you about the 2 hour zumba session we had. I might be exaggerating but that's how long it felt. The instructor was amazing I don't think he had any bones in his hips! We danced till we couldn't dance anymore. For the entree we picked the red fish and coconut rice with salad and plantain chips. To be honest that was the best fish I've had in my life!! Really recommend.
    Written August 4, 2022
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  • Tia J
    6 contributions
    Wonderful tour & guide. Great history. Walking tour around the town. Plenty of breaks and time to sit and learn. Please bring cash. And smaller bills. You would want to leave donations at the different stops. I believe 4-5 stops total where you can learn diff aspects of the Palenque people history. Then a stop at the monuments & then for lunch. Food was delicious by the way. I read other reviews of people saying the vendors were over bearing and aggressive. I didn’t encounter that. There were people selling different items but you can refuse by saying “no thank you”.
    Written July 28, 2022
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  • angela r
    Ocala, FL6 contributions
    We accidentally booked our tour on the wrong day but Adam, the owner was extremely understanding and accommodating. He let us go on the date we intended. He even made lunch reservations for us. We had a great time! Lina, our tour guide was great! The crew was very attentive as well. Overall, we had a great experience and we’d love to do it again next time we go back to Cartagena.
    Written August 2, 2022
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  • Love-On D.
    Nassau, New Providence Island49 contributions
    Love this dinner cruise to end our vacation. The food, the music, the staff, and the boat ride itself was absolutely beautiful. They were even accommodating by playing English music to which we were grateful. It was so relaxing, everyone was so nice, it was a beautiful set up….totally recommended and would do again just because.
    Written July 22, 2022
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  • Kieran
    2 contributions
    Cartagena is a beautiful city and we were so fortunate to have a guide like Nico Vergara to show us around the city he has called home for many decades. He brought the city to life from the 1500’s through today. No question went unanswered, even the uncomfortable ones, and he answered each with the passion he has for the city. I cannot imagine that there is anyone as knowledgeable as he is. A true gem. And not to forget Edwin who drove us expertly throughout. Hasta la proxima vez.
    Written August 6, 2022
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  • Sydly
    Southampton, UK47 contributions
    A fun experience, a bit random but overall enjoyable.
    The pick-up was a little late but the guide for the day Luisa kept in touch to let us know. She was also very friendly & speaks good English.
    The lake sadly wasn't pink for our visit, they explained that is very weather dependent due to the conditions required for it.

    The volcano was interesting, is not huge & you do end up in it with site a few people so can feel a bit cramped though not too uncomfortable.
    The massage was better than expected, the wash in the lake was, weird but understand that they do this as a way of gaining tips as this is a source of income for the locals. You are not obliged to have a massage or be charged by someone, you just need to make that clear beforehand.

    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Yvonne
    New York City, NY2 contributions
    The overall tour was good. Let's start with our tour guide Jesus and Luis, they were great and made it an awesome time for us. They were funny, informative, and helpful. We absolutely loved them. The Volcano itself was a cool experience but it was crowded and a bit unorganized. We spent more time picking up people then we were actually at the Volcano. Jesus did inform us that we were only going to spend 30 minutes at the Volcano and that's okay, but we didn't know we were going to spend the 1st hour of our day just riding around in a bus and waiting for people.

    Overall, I would say it's a good and cool experience.
    Written May 7, 2022
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  • shakinastryker
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    So I'm down here for a wedding but I really wanted to do this excursion I am extremely happy that I chose to do private it was the best experience ever Gilberto our translator and driver was amazing he was helpful and very nice. He was punctual and we wasn't but he had so much patience with us. If you are contemplating on doing this excursion don't. Do it because you won't regret it at all do it for the experience the mud volcano was so relaxing the massage was so relaxing. The pink sea wasn't really pink but to hear about the history and see some slight pink was still a great experience. I truly enjoyed doing private because the one on one experience is the best and we got to enjoy the mud volcano in private just me and my husband. Also once you finish walking the pink sea have some fresh coconut it is delicious.
    Written August 3, 2022
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  • Yolanda C
    18 contributions
    My husband and I booked a 7-hour private tour of Cartagena. We took the tour on a Monday. Our tour guide Nelson picked us up at our hotel at 9:00am. He brought us to San Felipe Castle and explained the history of this sight in to give us a sense of the significance of the city's history. He then brought us to the Popa Convent overlooking Cartagena. The views of the city from the convent are absolutely stunning. We then headed to the Walled City. We had a delicious arepa lunch at a local well known restaurant. Afterwards it started to rain heavily. We were unable to complete the walking tour. Nelson drove us to a few noteworthy parts of the Walled City by car and then we ended the tour early since the weather was not improving. We contacted the tour company afterwards and they arranged part two of our tour with Analberto who brought us to the Walled City and Getsemani. We enjoyed learning about these two historical neighborhoods. Analberto is an excellent tour guide and deeply knowledgeable about Cartagena's history, culture, art and music. It’s rare that you get a true inside view into a city, it’s culture and its history.
    Walking with Analberto, a native of Cartegena, was like walking with a living piece of history. We were pleased to be able to finish the tour which set us up for a wonderful visit to Cartagena. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who wants a private experience to learn about Cartagena's rich and expansive history.
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • Antoine Jackson
    Brooklyn, NY6 contributions
    This was a great tour! The lunch that was provided was tasty. With multiple options. The only bad part was waiting to board
    Written May 17, 2022
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  • Daili R
    1 contribution
    Everything was going okay until we went to see the corals and when was time to leave the boat left without me, they picked up to other guys but they left me in the corals, a guy in his kayak help me trying to find my boat and then we found other two girls who ere left too, now my hand are swollen because I try to climb a rock trying to find the boat, and when they finally show up they were saying sorry and all that and then for compensation they were gives us a drink; something that was already part of the booking.
    Written July 28, 2022
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