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9 nights in and around Cartagena--looking for advice!

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9 nights in and around Cartagena--looking for advice!

Hi everyone,

My girlfriend and I are flying to Cartagena next month and will be in Colombia for 9 nights. Other than Cartagena, what are the must-visit destinations in the area that don't require getting on a plane? We definitely want to go to Parque Tayrona.

We're pretty adventurous travelers, so we don't mind going off the beaten path.

Also, with 9 nights in Colombia, how many should we spend in Cartagena, how many in Tayrona, how many elsewhere?

Thanks in advance!

Sam

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1. Re: 9 nights in and around Cartagena--looking for advice!

La Guajira - beautiful place and you can do a 2 day tour from Santa Marta.

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2. Re: 9 nights in and around Cartagena--looking for advice!

I may recommend you take a 4 hour long minibus (Marsol) ride to Taganga. Stay in one of the many hotels or hostels and take the 9am speedboat to Parque tayrona for the day (boat ride is not for the faint of heart, you may like it).Taganga is good and fun for 3 or 4 days.

Minca (near taganga) is a small town about 1000 metres high on sierra nevada. You can stay ina hostal and arrange a 4AM motorbike ride to the reachable tip (about 3,000 meters) it gets cold. Its fun.

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4. Re: 9 nights in and around Cartagena--looking for advice!

Hi Sam, I am planning the same trip for Christmans/New Year's. What did you do at the end? Was Tyrona and Santa Marta worth it? Did you go to La Guajira/Punta Gallinas? tks

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