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Cartagena, Colombia

Cultural South American getaway!

  • From
    1850
    per person
  • 5
    days
  • 4
    nights
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Secure your trip with a $50 deposit only! Pay the remaining balance with a flexible payment plan

Overview

Bringing you the best of Cartagena

Cartagena de Indias is the undisputedly one of the most beautiful cities of the Caribbean coast. Explore the cobblestone streets, soak up the sun at some of the best nearby islands, meet the locals who make the city ever so vibrant, try the amazing local cuisine and of course visit some incredible bucket list sites.

Our trips are customized to work for you – so you can select your daily activities and you get the final say on your accommodations!

This package is perfect for:

  • Solo travel
  • Group travel
  • Family getaways
  • Couples

Top highlights

Explore the most beautiful places in Cartagena, Colombia

Details

Sample itinerary

We have curated the perfect Colombian getaway with all of the highlights of the incredible city of Cartagena.

Please note this is a sample itinerary and your actual itinerary would be adjusted based on your selected activities, dates of travel and of course your travel style!

Day 1
Welcome to Cartagena.

Your flight should arrive at Rafael Núñez International Airport which is an airport serving the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, Colombia. This is where you will be welcomed by one of our representative holding a signboard of your name and/or “Chidi Ashley Travels”.

Kick start your vacation with an authentic Colombian dinner out in the city center!

Day 2
City Tour & photoshoot experience

Enjoy a cultural tour of the city with your own private bilingual guide. Visit to the entrance of San Felipe Castle and La Popa, walking tour of the old town and Getsemaní. Get the best pictures with your private photographer.

Later, head out for a salsa dance experience

Day 3
Palenque Experience

After having breakfast at the hotel, you will head out head out for an intimate cultural experience!

The tour starts at the “Plaza de la Aduana” – we will take you to discover Cartagena’s African roots. This place was a slave´s market where africans were sold to work in plantations, as housekeepers and others with no good luck to build the wall to protect the city.

From here you take private transportation to go to “San Basilio de Palenque”. On this trip we explain slave´s route and strategies to escape from Spanish and found this town in 1603 and reach their freedom in 1713.

Enjoy dance performances, learn about the many African practices still alive, experience traditional music and authentic Colombian food.

(Alternative activities available for this day)

Day 4
Beach day!

Rise and shine! You will have your breakfast at the hotel.

Today is all about the white sand beaches and exploring Colombian Islands with clear blue water and relaxation.

Tonight end your stay with dinner at a top rated resturant and enjoy the Cartagena night scene.

(Alternative activities available for this day) 

Day 5

CHECK OUT & GOODBYE

Snap some last pictures of your beautiful vacation in Colombia. Say your goodbyes, checkout & await your private transfer back to the airport to take you back home

Included

  • 5 days, 4 nights luxury 5 star hotel
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • City tour and private photoshoot experience
  • Choose between a Palenque cultural experience or an island beach day
  • Chose between rum tasting, a cooking class or a mud volcano experience
  • Salsa dance class
  • Welcome gift bag
  • All ground transportation for scheduled activities
  • Dedicated on-ground staff to ensure you have an incredible experience

Not included

  • Flights To And From Cartagena, Colombia
  • Any applicable Covid Testing and travel insurance
  • Any Extra Personal Expenses & meals not mentioned

Optional Extras

  • Additional activities provided on request once your trip is confirmed

Pricing

The payment towards your Cartagena trip can be paid out monthly or in full. We provide flexible payment plans for all travelers, all payments must be completed no later than one month before your scheduled arrival date.

Prices are based on double occupancy – this means you will be sharing with your partner or with a friend. If you are traveling solo there is an additional one time single occupancy fee of $550 which can be paid up to 2 months before your trip.

  • January, February, March, April, May

$1850 Book

  • June, October, November, August, July

$1850 Book

  • December

$1950 Book

Agent details

Your Cartagena Travel Expert - Paz

Have questions about this trip?

Schedule a call with Paz, our travel expert based in South America.

Next steps

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Step 1. Review details

Ensure the dates and trip price work for you. If you have any questions please schedule a call with our team. Once you are ready to book that dream vacay go ahead and pay your deposit! Please note spots are open on a rolling basis until the trip is sold out. We highly suggest securing your spot on the trip by paying your deposit promptly.

Step 2. Pay deposit

Once your trip is confirmed log into your account on our website and stay up to date with the latest info for your upcoming trip! You will also have access to your trip group chat where you can meet & connect with the other travelers and coordinate flights. You will receive monthly payment reminders and updates leading up to departure with everything you need from a finalized itinerary to travel guides, a packing list and more!

3. Pack your bags!

Arrive and get ready for an adventure! Our suggestion would be to look for arrival time in the early afternoon as check in starts at 2pm. If you arrive early, you will have more time to settle into your hotel and explore while getting adjusted to your new surroundings! Our welcome dinner starts in the evening at 6pm, this is where our official introduction begins!

Frequently asked questions

Find answers on your questions

You can travel whenever you choose! Just find the flight and the time of the year that works for you and we will make it happen. You can change your dates up until your accommodations have been confirmed as booked. After this, any changes may incur a fee.
Your international flight should arrive in Rafael Núñez International Airport (IATA: CTG, ICAO: SKCG) For assistance finding flights please email support@chidiashleytravels.com
Flights are not included however we do provide assistance with finding the right flights for your dates. Please email support@chidiashleytravels.com with your preferred dates and state of departure and we will send over some options.
Prices are based on double occupancy - This means you will be traveling with a friend or family. If you are traveling solo or if you would like to book a single room there is an additional one time fee of $550.
Email your Colombia trip expert - Paz@chidiashleytravels.com and you can change any aspect of your upcoming vacation! The itinerary is fully customizable to work for you.
We will provide you with a list of luxury villa options for you to choose from once you provide us with your confirmed travel dates and your confirmed guest list. You get to choose where you want to stay and we will always provide as many options as needed until you are absolutely satisfied with your accommodation.
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Some key points

Important things to note

  • We will provide you with a list of accommodation options based on your budget and any preferences you provide to us once your trip is confirmed – this gives you the opportunity to select the villa that best suits your taste.
  • You must have a passport to travel to Colombia – Passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after your arrival date and have a least one blank page.
  • The best months to visit Cartagena are December through to September. The primary months to avoid would be October and November, accommodation is greatly reduced due to the warm showers of the rainy season .

If something goes wrong

Cancellation policy

  • All deposits are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your deposit to a future trip of your choice.
  • If you’re over 60 days away from departure, switching to another trip is easy! Simply send an email to your trip coordinator and move your payment balance over to another trip of your choice. Please note if your accommodations have already been booked the property may apply penalties – our team will always try to book flexible options ,however, if the property has a strict cancellation policy the credit applied to your account will be less any applicable cancellation fees by the property.
  • Cancellations within 30-60 days of your departure date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee of the total amount paid after the deposit. The remaining 50% balance will be applied as a credit towards a future trip.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled departure date or less are subject to a 100% charge of the total amount paid after the deposit.
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