Cartagena on the Caribbean
4 days Daily departures
Arrive into the Caribbean port of Cartagena and transfer to your hotel. B.
Start with a panoramic view of the city from the Monasterio and Iglesia de La Popa. Formerly known as the “Popa del Galeon” and famous for resembling the stern of a galleon. Constructed in 1606 this church and monastery offer 360º views of the city and the sea as well as the port zone, one of the most important in the Caribbean. Continuing to the San Felipe fortress, erected in honor of the poet from Cartagena, Don Luis Carlos López, made famous for his sonnet “A mi ciudad nativa”. It was built on San Lázaro Hill to defend the city from pirate attacks. Walk around the fortress and see how the castle was constructed, the engineering feats, the tunnels, underground galleries and passageways. Continue to ‘La Ciudad Vieja’ (old city) to visit the Convent and Church of San Pedro Claver, built in the middle of the XVII century which owes its name to the “apóstol de los esclavos”. Lastly, visit the handicrafts zone of Bovedas, a collection of archways built into the city wall of Cartagena which were used until the end of the 1700s to house armaments and then later as a prison. Nowadays it’s an artesan centre. Free afternoon to explore or relax at the beach. B
Day at leisure. A full day cruise to the Archipiélago del Rosario is recommended. B
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Perhaps extend your stay with a few days on Colombia’s Caribbean Island of San Andrés. B.
|Boutique Ananda Hotel||AUD||830||1620|
|Sofitel Santa Clara||AUD||995||1950|
Accommodation with private facilities - Return airport transfers - Sightseeing and Meals as indicated - Service charges and taxes
What's not included
Airfares or airport taxes - gratuities - any items not mentioned as included
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