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Discover Colombia’s Caribbean coast, from Cartagena to Palomino via jungles, rivers and islands
Starts AtCartagena
Ends AtSanta Marta
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Starts AtCartagena
Ends AtSanta Marta
Duration8 days
Group SizeMaximum 14
Physical Rating
Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
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About Your Trip

From pristine beaches to snow-capped mountains, discover the majestic landscapes of Colombia’s Caribbean coast on this eight-day adventure. Wander the cobblestone streets of Cartagena’s walled city, sample authentic street food and canoe through mangroves in La Boquilla before taking a day trip to the tropical Rosario Islands. Your journey continues north towards the base of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where you’ll trek to deserted beaches in Tayrona National Park and try river tubing on the Río Don Diego. Cap off your trip with a farewell dinner in Palomino. All of our trips are flightless in destination, with 100% of all carbon emissions offset. It's just part of how we see the world while being good to it. For important flight information for this trip, please see the Important Information section at the bottom of the page.

Tayrona National Park
Caribbean Rosario Islands
Iguana on a rock in National park Tayrona in Colombia
Chalupas Magdalena River
Street view and Cathedral - Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Tayrona Kogis
Typical dishes of the Colombian Cartagena region
Rosario islands by boat

Trip Highlights

  • 1
    Discover the colorful colonial architecture and delicious street food of Cartagena
  • 2
    Canoe through mangrove forests in La Boquilla
  • 3
    Visit San Basilio de Palenque, the first free African town in the Americas
  • 4
    Explore the idyllic Rosario Islands by boat
  • 5
    Spot wildlife on a beach hike through Tayrona National Park
  • 6
    Go river tubing on the Río Don Diego in Palomino

Your Itinerary

What's Included

  • Three nights ecohotel accommodation
  • Four nights standard hotel accommodation
  • Private and local transport
  • Seven breakfasts, five lunches, four dinners
  • Local Insider
  • Return airport transfers from Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)
  • Mangrove canoe tour
  • Cartagena orientation walk
  • Street food tour
  • Rum tasting
  • San Basilio de Palenque visit
  • Champeta dance lesson
  • Rosario Islands trip
  • Magdalena River boat ride
  • Tayrona National Park trek
  • Tayronaka visit and hike
  • River tubing

What's Not Included

  • Visas
    • Travel insurance
      • Flights to and from the destination


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        Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia

        Converted from an old five-story colonial house, this charming hotel is conveniently nestled in the heart of Cartagena’s walled city. It offers air-conditioned rooms with traditional wood furnishings, a rooftop garden terrace with panoramic views, and an outdoor pool.

        Playa La Roca Ecohotel

        Designed with sustainability at its heart, this secluded ecohotel in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta features a wellness spa, pool and private garden. Savor authentic local cuisine at the restaurant and grab a drink at the beachfront bar.

        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email:
        Contact usNeed help choosing your trip or booking? We are here for you.Phone (UK): +44 (0)1630 350001Phone (USA): +1 (678) 967 4965Email: