9 Days tour to Colombia - Three Pearls of the Caribbean

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9 Days to - Santa Marta, Barranquilla & Cartagena


Day 1 - Thursday

Day 1 - Thursday

Santa Marta

Upon arrival you will be met with IBMT Tours representative and will be transferred from International Airport of Santa Marta to the hotel.


Day 2 - Friday

Day 2 - Friday

Santa Marta

Breakfast. One of our representatives will pick you up at afternoon 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. Finally, tour around the historic downtown where you will visit the Gold Museum and The Principal Cathedral. Return to the hotel and overnight(Breakfast).

Notes
Duration: About 04 hours
Operation: The tour starts approximately at 2pm.


Day 3 - Saturday

Day 3 - Saturday

Santa Marta(Tayrona National Park & “Playa Cristal” Tour)

Breakfast. One of our representatives will pick you up at morning to take you on a 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.(Breakfast & Lunch).

Notes
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

Day 4 - Sunday

Santa Marta | Barranquilla

Breakfast. At the agreed time one of our representatives will pick you up to take you on a private land transfer from Santa Marta to Barranquilla. Arrival to the hotel of your choice and overnight.(Breakfast).


Day 5 - Monday

Day 5 - Monday

Barranquilla(Historical City Tour)

Breakfast. At the agreed time, one of our 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 finally Museum of the Caribbean. Return to the hotel, rest of the day at leisure and overnight.(Breakfast).

Notes
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

Day 6 - Tuesday

Barranquilla | Cartagena

Breakfast. At the agreed time one of our representatives will pick you up to take you on a private land transfer from Barranquilla to Cartagena. Arrival to the hotel of your choice and overnight(Breakfast).


Day 7 - Wednesday

Day 7 - Wednesday

Cartagena(City Tour)

Breakfast. At the agree time, one of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel to take you on 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. Then, we 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, we will walk around the historic downtown, visiting the San Pedro Claver Church and then the Emerald museum. Return to the hotel and overnight.(Breakfast).

Notes
*It includes entry to Castillo de San Felipe, San Pedro Claver Church and Emerald Museum.


Day 8 - Thursday

Day 8 - Thursday

Cartagena(Full Day Tour to “Isla del Encanto”)

Breakfast and 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 at 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.(Breakfast & Lunch).

Notes
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

Day 9 - Friday

Cartagena

Breakfast. Pick-up and transfer to the airport as scheduled to take a flight back home.(Breakfast).
End of our service.


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Dates & Rates


Departure dateStart DateEnd DateStarting AtDouble PriceSingle PriceChild PriceBook
16 Jan 2020 16 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
13 Feb 2020 13 Feb 2020 21 Feb 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Mar 2020 12 Mar 2020 20 Mar 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
16 Apr 2020 16 Apr 2020 24 Apr 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
14 May 2020 14 May 2020 22 May 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
11 Jun 2020 11 Jun 2020 19 Jun 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
16 Jul 2020 16 Jul 2020 24 Jul 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
20 Aug 2020 20 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
17 Sep 2020 17 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
15 Oct 2020 15 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
12 Nov 2020 12 Nov 2020 20 Nov 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR
03 Dec 2020 03 Dec 2020 11 Dec 2020 $1250 $1672 $901 BOOKBOOK THIS TOUR

* All prices in USD

Inclusions


Includes:

SANTA MARTA:

  • 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

BARRANQUILLA:

  • 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

CARTAGENA:

  • 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

Not include:

  • 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*

Hotels:

Santa Marta -
LUXURY - Torres Irotama* - Junior Suite Irotama XXI / Marriott Santa Marta - Classic Kin
5 STARS - Irotama Resort* - Superior Irotama del Lago
4 STARS - Mercure Emile Santa Marta* - Superior / Estelar Santamar* - Standard

Barranquilla - 
LUXURY - Estelar Alto Prado* - Standard
5 STARS - Estelar Alto Prado* - Standard
4 STARS - Four Points by Sheraton* - Tradicional / Sonesta Barranquilla* - Standard / BH Barranquilla - Standard

Cartagena - 
LUXURY - Charleston Santa Teresa* - Superior / Sofitel Santa Clara - Classic / Bastion Luxury Hotel - Bastion
5 STARS - Hyatt Regency Cartagena* - King / Estelar Cartagena de Indias* - Standard / Américas Torre del Mar* - Superior
4 STARS - Dann Cartagena* - Standard / Almirante* - Standard / Holiday Inn Express Bocagrande - Standard

 

 

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