Cartagena Extension

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Trip code: 
XAY
Activity:
Cultural Wonders
Min age:
16
Group size:
1–6

Explore Cartagena, the most popular and visited city in Colombia.

Magical Cartagena is a city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia and is the capital of the Bolívar Department. The city was founded on June 1st 1533 and named after Cartagena in Spain. During the colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire and it was a center of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. It is a city closely associated with pirates in the Caribbean and in 1984 the colonial walled city and fortress were designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   

Highlights

  • Stay within the historical walled city
  • Visit San Felipe fortress
  • Free time to explore Cartagena or visit nearby tropical Islands 

Key information

  • 4 days / 3 nights
  • 3 nights comfortable hotel
  • Price from £459 (based on two people travelling together and sharing) 
  • Single supplement from £130
  • Note that this is not a cycling extension - just sightseeing

What's included

  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation
  • Guided tour of the city
  • Private transfers to and from the airport
  • Internal flights

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinners
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas & vaccinations
Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for tailormade trips:
+61 3 9998 9052
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Itinerary

Pereira
to
Bogota
  • Day 1

    Fly to Cartagena via Bogota; transfer to your hotel

    Once you arrive in Cartagena, a driver will meet you at the baggage claim exit to take you to your hotel within the Walled City. You will have the rest of the afternoon free to explore the neighbourhood or recuperate from your cycling endeavours! Tonight we recommend to go to Café del Mar on the wall of the old city to enjoy a drink watching a beautiful sunset.

    Accommodation: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia or similar

    Comfortable Hotel

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 2

    Cartagena city tour

    After breakfast you will have a city tour (shared service with other non-Exodus visitors) so that you can discover San Felipe Fortress and San Claver church. This city combines an impressive, modern and colonial architecture created by the Spanish. A walking tour of the walled city will allow you to locate the main attractions and features of this magical place so that you can explore by yourself later on. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia or similar

    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 3

    Free day at leisure to take part in optional excursions

    Today is a free day for exploration. You may wish to stay in the city, or alternatively take a day trip out to a nearby beach. The hotel will be able to help with advice and to book any excursions. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia or similar

    Comfortable Hotel

  • Day 4

    End Cartagena

    Today you will be transferred back to the airport and fly to Bogota for your onward flight.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Essential Info

Visas

Colombia

Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and most European countries do not require a visa and will be granted a 90-day entry permit on arrival. Please ensure you have at least 3 blank pages in your passport.

Vaccinations

Colombia

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Yellow Fever. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts included.

Typically there will be eggs, bread or arepas (thick corn pancakes), local cheese, and no shortage of great coffee! Lunch stops will be made at appropriate points each day, generally at roadside cafes/restaurants where we can get our calorie intake from grilled meats, rice, potato chips, fruit, chocolate, juice etc. Lunches are not included so you should make sure you carry some cash each day for this, preferably in low denominations that are easier to change. 

Please note that Colombia is not particularly vegetarian friendly, especially in rural areas, as meat forms a major part of the diet and many soups are often made with a meat base.

Each day you will have the opportunity to try a fantastic array of delicious fruit juices - some of them familiar to the UK and some of them more exotic! We recommend you to try these as they taste much better in Colombia than anywhere else and cost a fraction of the price.

Weather

On the Caribbean coast the weather is generally very hot and humid year-round, with temperatures during the day usually between 26ºC and 32ºC. It is only a little cooler at nights. 

Is this trip for you?

This extension is available to book at the end of your cycling trip in Colombia. This trip includes a walking city tour of Cartagena and a day at leisure for you to relax or book an optional excursion.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for tailormade trips:
+61 3 9998 9052
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotel

You will spend 3 nights in a standard hotel with en suite facilities, perfectly located within the walled city. 

This property also features a swimming pool.

Call for general departures:
1300 131 564
Call for tailormade trips:
+61 3 9998 9052
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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Dates & Prices

Call us on 1300 131 564