SECRET CARTAGENA BARU COMMUNITY , OLD CITY BEST KEPT PLACES

This itinerary takes you to enjoy the best keep secrets of Cartagena. Enjoy the  sunset at one of the cafes by the Wall. Visit the botanical garden with more than 300 endemic species from Colombia´s Caribbean zone. Discover the first free town in America. Admire an small untouched paradise with warm turquoise waters.  Relax, and explore by walking around the authentic towns dirt streets. Be amazed by the beauty of the mangrove and get a deep understanding of  the rich culture of minorities and traditional inhabitants in Colombia.

EXPERIENCE

History & Local living, Nature

TRAVEL STYLE

Slow, Ecotourism

Places you visit:

Cartagena, Turbaco, San Basilio de Palenque, El pueblo de Barú,

 

PHYSICAL RATING: medium

difficult-level-3

 TOTAL DURATION:

7 days

GROUP SIZE:

Max 16- Average 12 travelers

Acommodations

Hotels (3 nts)

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunchs, 2 dinners

Transportation

Private van,  boat

Staff & Experts

Destination specialist, bilingual guide, local guides

 

Journey From:

$ 509 USD/
Per person

Departures 2017

JANUARY 2017: Mon 23 – Thu 26
FEBRUARY 2017: Mon 20 – Thu 23
MARCH 2017: Mon 20 – Thu 23
APRIL 2017: Mon 24 – Thu 27
MAY 2017: Mon 22 – Thu 25
JUNE 2017: Mon 26 – Thu 29

*Prices may vary according to the dollar conversion rate and travel dates. Please click book now for a precise quote and choose your dates and # of pax.

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GALLERY FROM THIS EXPERIENCE

FULL ITINERARY

acommodationAcommodation
Hotel boutique
*option to  accommodation upgrade
mealsMeals include:  Breakfast
transportationTransport: Private vehicle 2 hours. (80km) staffFree time: Independent exploration

Walk through the old city of Cartagena, in a journey starting at the Torre del reloj and the Plaza de la Aduana. Discover the charming streets of Getsemaní while listening to stories of the neighborhood’s history. Explore the impressive tunnel system of the Castillo de San Felipe and enjoy the stunning view of the city. Admire the astonishing  Pre-hispanic gold and silver pieces at the  museum

Optional activities
Scuba diving in coral reef

Evening – At night
Enjoy Cartagena sunset at one of the cafes by the Wall.  At night have a wonderful dinner at one of the great places in the old city.

acommodationAcommodation
Hotel near Palenque

mealsMeals include: Breakfast –Lunch – Dinner
transportationTransport: private vehicle
Average 40 min (35km)

staffFree time: from 17:00


  • Visit to the Botanical Garden

This place is one of the last alive native forest in the region and home for more than 300 endemic species from Colombia´s Caribbean zone. Explore the different collections, follow the walking paths to find  a water spring that runs even during the dry seasons. This the perfect place to become familiar with the region wildlife and flora. Species Later on your trip you will appreciated this individuals even more

 

San Basilio de Palenque the first free town in America

A piece of Africa in Colombia. Palenque is considered a Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. One of the reasons is that “Palenqueros” how they call their selves, have their own language with more tan 33.000 speakers. It is seen as a source of cultural resistance, identity and self-belonging.  Find the hidden flavors of the Palenquera cooking , winner of international contest : the Gourmand cookbook in  2014.

 

Discover the free land of the black slaves that escape the Spanish and remain independent an authentic to the day. Walk through the dirt roads and sleepiness of San Basilio. In this place, the richness in culture it is difficult to miss

Your local guide will share with you the especial rites and everyday life of this unique village. How they relate to music  and the high-quality of the town´s groups is unlike anything else.

Become part of the community following their local custom: try a temporary new hairstyle and visit the Drum museum. Walk through the cemetery, learn about Lumabalu and others secrets of the culture  of Palenque.

acommodationAccommodation at Rosario Islands mealsMeals included: Breakfast –Lunch – Snacks – Dinner.
transportationTransport: Private vehicle 40 min (35km) staffFree time: from 17:00

Pueblo de Baru secret wonder to preserve

This small untouched paradise with warm turquoise waters, invites to relax and enjoy nature. You will be delighted by the Wildlife variety. It is an ideal place for bird watching, mangrove exploring, trekking and snorkeling.  A guide from the town will take you around to understand the dynamics of the place, admire the beautiful wooden houses and share with the wonderful people of the Pueblo de Barú.

Explore  this place walking around the dirt streets, enjoy the beauty of the mangrove and understand the current situation of the traditional inhabitants in Colombia. Admire the empowerment of the community , support the entrepreneur efforts of the inhabitants and help them to keep their traditions alive.

 

Optional activities

You can choose between  exploring the mangrove on a boat with a fisherman from the town , snorkeling or jet skiing.

Allready inlove with Colombia? Your travel concierge can help with travel arrangements to add more fun to your trip.

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