CARTAGENA DE ÍNDIAS - SANTA MARTA - NP TAYRONA - PALOMINO - PUEBLITO TAIKU
DAY 1 / CARTAGENA DE ÍNDIAS
Reception at the CARTAGENA airport and transfer to the CASA INDIA CATALINA 3* Hotel (2 nights, breakfast).
DAY 2 / CARTAGENA DE ÍNDIAS CITY TOUR
After breakfast, tour of the colonial city of CARTAGENA DE ÍNDIAS, (UNESCO), with a population of around one million inhabitants and located in the extreme north of the country on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. Cartagena was founded in 1533 by Pedro de Heredia on the site of the Calamares Indian village. Cartagena was one of the first cities in the New World and thanks to its advantageous geographical location it experienced rapid development and became the most important Spanish port in the Caribbean, which was coveted by pirates who besieged the city on several occasions. Of the many sieges, it is notable that Sir Francis Drake, who led the most famous attack in 1586, set fire to the city and held it hostage for over a hundred days. After this terrible attack, the Spanish, once Cartagena was liberated, began to build a large fortification called “Las Murallas” made up of more than 11 kilometers of stone walls. The city preserves a series of monuments from an important colonial past, all in excellent condition. Tour of the San Felipe fortress and panoramic tour of the modern district of Bocagrande.
DAY 3 / CARTAGENA - EL RODADERO (SANTA MARTA)
In the morning transfer to El Rodadero de Santa Marta. Accommodation at the TAMACA BEACH 4* hotel (5 nights, breakfast).
DAY 4 / CAPE SAN JUAN DEL GUÍA
This day you will have a wonderful experience in the TAYRONA National Park. The path to the entrance gate to the park and a two-hour walk to the most photographed place “CABO SAN JUAN DEL GUÍA”, where we will spend the rest of the afternoon. On the way we will pass through beautiful places such as Arrecife, La Piscina and other magical corners. Optionally you can rent a horse and arrive earlier. It's an authentic experience! The way back to the entrance door can be done again on foot or on horseback.
DAY 5 / CRISTAL BEACH
Today we will return again to the Tayrona National Park. A bus trip to Neguanje, from where we will sail by boat to the beach “PLAYA CRISTAL” and as its name indicates, the place is proud of its crystal clear waters. The beach will delight you with its virgin nature and its crystal-clear waters that invite you to practice snorkeling. Underwater you will find many types of fish and corals.
DAY 6 / PALOMINO & TUBING
After breakfast, departure to PALOMINO, a short walk through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Next you will descend the Palomino River in tubing or float where you can have contact with nature and be dazzled by the silence and tranquility of the landscapes. It is a unique experience, as you slowly go down the river you will admire the beautiful exotic fauna and flora. This type of entertainment is really easy and suitable for everyone. Relaxing afternoon on Palomino beach
DAY 7 / PUEBLITO TAYKÚ
We will take a vehicle heading to the Calabazo path for a 45-minute journey. Upon arriving at our destination, we will meet with the guide, who belongs to the Kogui indigenous community. It will be then that we will begin a walk of moderate difficulty to the TAYKÚ VILLAGE. Throughout the tour, we will be able to enjoy the spectacular landscapes that surround us: gigantic trees, native fauna, lush vegetation and unbeatable views of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. After two hours walking, we will arrive at the Taykú Village to meet its inhabitants. We will learn about their history, culture and ancestral traditions that they still preserve. We will even have the opportunity to receive a talk from one of the village members.
DAY 8 / TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT
Transfer to the airport. of Cartagena and ,,Hasta pronto en Colombia".
All land and boat transfers
Bilingual guide (spanish, english)
Privat tour in Bogota
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Internacional Health Insurance
Other expenses not mentioned