CARIBBEAN ESCAPE (9 DAYS)
Explore the wonders of Colombia’s Caribbean coast, from colonial Cartagena to scintillating Santa Marta to tantalizing Tayrona National Park.
Ends: Santa Marta
Prices Per Person:
1-3 Travelers: US$2400
4-5 Travelers: US$1750
6-7 Travelers: US$1550
8 Travelers: US$1425
1-3 Travelers: US$1600
4-5 Travelers: US$1100
6-7 Travelers: US$1000
8 Travelers: US$900
Get lost in the walled city of Cartagena. Relax on a tranquil Caribbean beach. Take a coffee and chocolate tour in Minca. Explore the natural wonders of Tayrona National Park.
Arrive in Cartagena any time. You’ll be picked up from the airport and transferred to your hotel. A tour orientation will take place in the evening.
Day 2: BD
A free day to wander through the streets of the UNESCO World Heritage listed walled city. You can also visit Castillo San Felipe (the strongest Spanish fort ever built), the former slave quarter of Getsemaní, and sample street food and fresh exotic fruit juices. Have a delicious welcome dinner at Mistura.
Day 3: BL
Take an excursion to Isla del Encanto. The private island resort features a beautiful beach with crystal-clear water and a variety of optional activities.
Day 4: BL
Our transfer to Santa Marta will pick us up in the morning. We will have lunch upon arrival and then take a quick tour of the city. Finish the day with a visit to historic Quinta de San Pedro, an important colonial villa.
Day 5: BL
Get your caffeine fix in the town of Minca, where you will learn about the local coffee and chocolate industry. After lunch, take a dip in one of the natural swimming holes.
Day 6: B
The morning is free to explore the historic center of Santa Marta. After lunch, we’ll transfer to our lodge near Tayrona National Park.
Day 7: B
A day of hiking and beaches awaits at Tayrona National Park. A 2-hour hike takes you to the popular Cabo San Juan, or you can opt to get there on horseback instead. Restaurants are located within the park to satisfy your appetite for lunch.
Day 8: B
Spend the day relaxing at the lodge, which boasts its own private beach, or take an optional excursion in the area. You can visit an indigenous village to learn about the local culture or another spectacular natural place like Quebrada Valencia or Buritaca.
Day 9: B
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 1 dinner
Water throughout the tour
All transportation and airport transfers
All accommodation (5 nights in hotels, 3 nights in a lodge)
Excursion to Isla del Encanto from Cartagena
City tour in Santa Marta
Admission to Quinta de San Pedro in Santa Marta
Coffee and chocolate tour in Minca
Excursion to Tayrona National Park
Personal travel insurance
Accompaniment by the owners throughout the trip and local guides where applicable
What’s Not Included:
Horseback riding at Tayrona National Park
Optional tours, excursions, and activities not covered in the itinerary
Admission to museums and attractions not covered in the itinerary
Wine and mixed alcoholic drinks during meals included in the itinerary
Minibar consumption in hotels
Tips for local guides
Allow $200-$300 for meals not included