9 Days to - Santa Marta, Barranquilla & Cartagena
Day 1 - Thursday
Arrival | Santa Marta
Upon arrival, you will be met by IBMT Tours representative and will be transferred from Airport of Santa Marta to the selected hotel.
Day 2 - Friday
Santa Marta | City Tour
After breakfast, morning at leisure untill one of our representatives will pick you up at afternoon (around 2.00 PM) to take you on a tour along the city. Santa Marta is one of the oldest cities of South America; it was founded by the Spanish conqueror Rodrigo de Bastidas in 1525. First, you will visit some of the most emblematic places of the city as “Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino” a colonial hacienda where, the liberator Simon Bolivar died on December 17 of 1830. Then, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset at the view point of Taganga. Next visit is tour around the historic downtown where, you will visit the Gold Museum and The Principal Cathedral. Return to the hotel and overnight.
Duration: About 04 hours
Operation: The tour starts approximately at 2pm.
Day 3 - Saturday
Santa Marta (Tayrona National Park & “Playa Cristal” Tour)
After morning breakfast, a tour representatives will meet at hotel and take you on a day tour from Santa Marta to the Natural National Park Tayrona (1hour), this is a reserve of 15,000 hectares of green tropical rainforest where, you will visit the beach of Neguanje. Then you’ll have a 10 minutes ride on a wooden boat (bongo) to arrive to “Playa Cristal”. There you’ll find a beautiful beach to enjoy its clear waters and white sand. Time to take a typical lunch and return to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure and overnight.
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch
Duration: About 07 hours.
Includes: Tayrona park entries, transfers, boat trip to Playa Cristal and typical lunch. (For bookings passenger must previously provide the following information: Name and Lastname, ID number, date of birth and nationality)
Day 4 - Sunday
Santa Marta | Barranquilla
After breakfast, a tour representative will be waiting at hotel on schedule time, with a private land transfer from Santa Marta to Barranquilla. Arrival to the hotel of your choice and overnight.
Day 5 - Monday
Barranquilla | Historical City Tour
After morning breakfast, At the agreed time a representatives will pick you up to start a city tour. You’ll visit: El Prado Neighborhood, Los Fundadores Park, House of the Carnival, Amira de la Rosa Theater, Metropolitan Cathedral, Customs Old Building, Montoya Station, Railway Plaza, and Museum of the Caribbean. Return to the hotel, rest of the day at leisure and overnight.
Duration: 3 ½ hours approximately
Operation: The tour starts at 8:30am or at 2pm. Includes: A/C Transportation, Museum of the Caribbean Ticket and English-speaking guide.
Day 6 - Tuesday
Barranquilla | Cartagena
After breakfast, a tour representatives will pick you up at scheduled time for a private land transfer from Barranquilla to Cartagena. Arrival to the hotel of your choice and overnight in Cartagena.
Day 7 - Wednesday
Cartagena | City Tour
After morning breakfast at hotel, you will be picked up by tour representative from hotel to a tour around Cartagena de Indias. The tour starts at the modern neighborhoods of Bocagrande and Manga, where, you will be able to see the contrast between modern architecture and the beauty of the old houses from the twentieth century. Afterwards, you will visit the Castle where, the Spaniards sought to protect the city from the attacks of the English in the seventeenth century, “El Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas”. At the end, you will walk around the historic downtown, visiting the San Pedro Claver Church and the Emerald museum. Return to the hotel and overnight.
*It includes entry to Castillo de San Felipe, San Pedro Claver Church and Emerald Museum.
Duration: 3 ½ hours approximately
Operation: Departures from Monday to Friday at 14:00 Hrs. Saturday, Sundays and National holidays at 09:00 Hrs.
Day 8 - Thursday
Cartagena | Full Day Tour to “Isla del Encanto”
After breakfast and you will be transfer to start a full day tour to “Isla del Encanto”, this tour includes transportation on speedboat to the Rosario’s Islands National Park. “Isla del Encanto“ is located on south of the Bay of Cartagena, there you’ll enjoy coral beaches and variety of fauna of the reef, ideal for relaxing and swimming. Return to Cartagena and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Includes: Typical lunch
Doesn’t includes: Pier tax (Approx. USD 10 per person), Aquarium entrance, snorkeling and additional aquatic activities.
Duration: Approx. 7 hours
*This tour is not private and it doesn´t include assistance of bilingual guide.
Day 9 - Friday
Good morning! It is now time for you to wrap this tour full of good memories of your beautiful vacation. It will be our pleasure, to plan your next tour for any of our world wide tours. After breakfast, according to your departure flight transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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- Transfer airport of Santa Marta – hotel in private service
- 3 nights with daily breakfast
- City Tour in private service
- Tayrona Park Tour with Cristal Beach in private service
- English-speaking guide
- Transfer from Santa Marta to Barranquilla in private service without english-speaking guide
- 2 nights with daily breakfast
- City Tour in private service with English-speaking guide
- Transfer from Barranquilla to Cartagena in private service without english-speaking guide
- 3 nights with daily breakfast
- City Tour in private service with english-speaking guide
- Full day Tour to (Isla del Encanto) with typical lunch in regular service without english-speaking guide
- Tranfer hotel – pier – hotel in private service
- Transfer hotel – Cartagena’s airport in Private service
- Flights, not described meals, tips and unspecified expenses.
- Pier Tax to “Isla del Encanto” is not included. It is approximately 10 USD per person and it has to be payed in cash in colombian pesos.
- All services are quoted in private, except Full day tour to “Islas del Rosario “that is a SIC service without english speaking guide.
- Travel insurance
*Extra Charges apply for transfers arriving or departing on flights at night*
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