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Cartagena City Tour

From US$ 87 p.p. / 5 hours / Private tour / Group discount

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Tourist Guide Included

Transport Included


  • Fort of San Felipe

  • View over Cartagena from La Popa 

  • The walled city walking tour (Unesco)

  • Colonial architecture

Program description

Cartagena de Indias, founded in 1533, was one of the three main ports of the Spanish empire in the New World. From Cartegena, fascinating and historically wealthy port, sailed the biggest galleons of the Spanish fleet exporting gold and importing slaves. Thank to this, the city became an attractive spot for European pirates to plunder. To defend the city against pirate attacks, different fortifications were built around the urban agglomeration. These stone guards made Cartagena de Indias the South American city characterized by the strongest defenses of its time.


Cartagena gives you the opportunity to travel back in time admiring the architectures from the Spanish Colonial era. The baroque style still embellishes the streets, houses and balconies of this city. For this reason, it was included in UNESCO’s world and cultural heritage list in 1984. Cartagena de Indias has the most privileged location in the Americas, overlooking the Caribbean Sea in a quiet and beautiful bay.

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Itinerary Details


The city tour starts visiting the Fort San Felipe de Barajas, the greatest construction ever built by the Spaniards in their colonies. You will hear about the different strategies to defend the city during colonial times. In an one hour visit we can appreciate this military architecture masterpiece built in coralline stone. Then we will drive to La Popa, an old Augustinian convent located at 150 meters in the highest point of the city. From here, you have the best view of Cartagena. Afterwards, we will discover the historic downtown to meet the most representative and beautiful, churches, squares and streets.

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Price & Inclusions

From US$ 87 p.p.

The price quoted above is per person based on 2 participants and as a private tour. Get your group discount from the third participant.


  • Transfer in air conditioned vehicles from/to city center

  • EN/ES Guide

  • Entrance fees (La Popa and Fort San Felipe)

  • Bottle of water

  • Travel insurance

  • All taxes

 Not Included 

  • International flights

  • Optional: DE/POR/IT/FR Guide

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Transfers from/to other zones

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Important Notes


Everyday of the year.

Physical Difficulty: 1


Meeting Point

Hotel Pick-Up in the center of Cartagena.


Approximately 5h, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm – 7:30 pm.


Fresh clothes, cap or hat, sunscreen and constant hydration.

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