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The Jewel of the Caribbean

(4 nights)

Best of Colombia

(8 nights)

Magical Colombia

(14 nights)

Authentic Colombia

(21 nights)

The jewel of the Caribbean

4 nights: cartagena

Best for: Culture, History, Beach

Escape to a city of colorful colonial streets, crystal clear waters, tropical palm trees and authentic fine dining. Cartagena is the ideal destination for a short, relaxing getaway.

Cartagena Map

DAY 1-5: CARTAGENA

If you’re seeking a short trip to Colombia, our Jewel of the Caribbean itinerary offers a perfect 4-night immersion in Cartagena’s colonial legacy, cultural diversity, and culinary excellence. You’ll stay in a luxurious former colonial mansion reflecting the city’s rich heritage. You will have the opportunity to explore the UNESCO-listed walled city with a private guide, wandering through its cobblestone streets lined with vibrant colonial mansions and landmarks popularized by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 

Your adventure includes a private boat excursion to the Rosario Islands, known for their coral reefs and clear waters perfect for snorkeling or relaxing on secluded beaches while learning about marine conservation. Upon returning to Cartagena, you will visit the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a fortress symbolizing Spanish colonial military engineering, and the hilltop Convent of La Popa for panoramic views and insights into the religious history and strategic defence of the city.

On your final day, you will delve into Cartagena’s culinary traditions with a private cooking class led by top local chefs. You will have the opportunity to shop for fresh ingredients at vibrant markets and learn the stories behind traditional dishes. Spend your afternoon exploring artisanal shops in the Old City, discovering Colombia’s famous emeralds and handcrafts. As night falls, the lively district of Getsemaní awaits with its street art, music, and vibrant nightlife, where you can sample Colombia’s renowned rum and heirloom cacao chocolate on an exclusive tasting and dine in restaurants that blend traditional and innovative cuisine, all to the backdrop of live music.