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Journey to Cartagena

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December 6 - 11, 2022

$1,550/Person

  • 4 Star Accommodations

  • Payment Plan

  • Roommate Matching

  • English-Speaking Tour Guide

  • Group Leader On-Site

**Note: Flights are not included!**

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 Day 1: Tuesday, December 6 

Arrival in Cartagena & Welcome Dinner

An English-speaking tour guide will welcome you at the airport before taking you to the hotel. The drive is about 15 minutes. 

The rest of your day and evening is free at your leisure to rest or explore. 

Tonight we'll have our welcome dinner and toast to the amazing journey ahead.

Dinner is included today. 

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 Day 2: Wednesday, December 7 

The Real Cartagena Tour

Prepare to be immersed into the local culture as we learn about music, food, people, customs and beliefs in Cartagena. We'll visit the local market to try local food and local fruits and  learn about the African influence in this beautiful city. 

Breakfast and lunch are included today. 

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 Day 3: Thursday, December 8 

Palenque

San Basilio de Palenque bears testimony to a moving and inspiring history through memorials and Afro-Colombian music and dance styles.

 

A specialized guide from the community will teach us some basic words in his language, Palenquero. With the help of a translator, we'll learn the exciting and brave history of this town. We'll also learn how to play some of its instruments recognizing warning sounds they used to defend its freedom.

Breakfast is included today.

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 Day 4: Friday, December 9 

Beach Day - Isla San Pedro de Majagua

Today's destination: The picture-perfect Caribbean island Isla Grande. We're talking clear waters, white sandy beaches and palm trees. Upon arrival at the island we'll be greeted with a delicious fruit cocktail. Today's program is to relax, soak in that Caribbean sun and enjoy the activities offered on the island (not included) like e.g. snorkeling. Our stay on the island includes a typical lunch featuring coconut rice and fish and a dessert.

Breakfast and lunch are included today. 

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 Day 5: Saturday, December 10 

Mud Volcano

The Volcano of Totumo is a real natural spa! We'll have the opportunity to hop into the warm mud pool. Although the crater is 500 meters deep, you won't sink into the thick mud. You'll float. Opt for a massage in the mud pool by the local women and a good rinse afterwards (not included)!

 

Evening Party Bus

Ready to soak up that infectious Caribbean zest for life? Hop aboard a colorful Chiva bus, sip traditional Antaño Rum and tap your feet to the cheerful rhythms of Vallenato live music. We'll stop for some savoury Cartagena snacks along the way (included in the tour). 

 

Breakfast is included today. 
 

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 Day 6: Sunday, December 11 

Farewell

After breakfast, we'll check out and our guide will transfer us back to the airport.

Breakfast is included today.

Pricing

  • $1,550 Per person (Double Occupancy)

  • $500 Single Supplement (No Roommate)


Fee Schedule

  • $200 minimum, non-refundable deposit to secure your spot.

  • Remaining balance must be paid in equal monthly payments, due on the 2nd of each month.

  • Final payment is due no later than September 2, 2022.  

  • All Payments are non-refundable.

Late Payments

Your first late payment will incur a $50 fee.

Your second late payment will incur in a $75 fee.

Your third late payment will result in the non-refundable cancellation of all services booked.

What's Included

  • Hotel Intercontinental Cartagena as per itinerary based on twin share

  • All transfers and transportation is by well equipped vehicles, automobiles, vans and buses (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation) 1 group arrival and departure transfer

  • Bilingual local travel guides

  • Entrance fees and activities as per the itinerary

  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) Welcome dinner at the hotel

  • Government/local taxes at existing rates

What's Not Included

  • All Airfare/flights

  • Changes in Government/local taxes

  • All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection

  • Personal items

  • Meals unless listed in itinerary and drinks

  • Tips & Gratuities

  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am)

  • Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees

  • Please Note: Additional Bio-Security requirements may be implemented by your destination (s) after the group has booked. Should we learn of any such requirements between now and the group’s departure we will inform you. Any extra costs associated will be passed on to the group and included in the final invoice.

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