Wander through the historic district of Cartagena, commonly known as “El centro historico“, and discover the main city of the Colombian Caribbean coast. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City Tour of Cartagena will take you to the most emblematic places. Cartagena’s harbor played a crucial role during the colonization as it was the perfect place for the transit of gold, the slave trade, and an essential link for the route of the West Indies. Make yourself comfortable, take your sunglasses, a bottle of water and put on sunscreen. You are now ready to do the City Tour of Cartagena!
The City Tour of Cartagena will take you through the neighborhoods of the walled city: Getsemaní and the historic center.
With an English-speaking guide, you will walk through the cobbled streets of the historic center of Cartagena. You will be able to admire the colorful colonial buildings and its beautiful flowered balconies. The tour of the City Center of Cartagena will make you discover the most popular monuments such as the Clock Tower (“Torre del Reloj“), the impressive Church of San Pedro Claver, the Customs and Santo Domingo Square and the beautiful “Bovedas” (dungeons attached to the walls). You will also visit Getsemani neighborhood, an old popular district with the streets decorated with murals and graffitis.
After this walking tour of Cartagena’s downtown, your guide will take you to the Bazurto market. You will quickly feel transported to another world. Indeed, a visit to Cartagena’s market will allow you to enter the authentic daily life of the locals. It is a total immersion off the beaten track with an African atmosphere. You will feel the music, the culinary smells and the unique atmosphere of this market. All your senses will be awakened during this incredible discovery!
This tour is suitable for anyone in good physical condition to walk. For families with young children, we recommend NOT to take the stroller as the streets and sidewalk are often narrow and crowded. By booking this tour you will contribute to the reforestation of the Ayapel Marsh as part of the price of the tour will be donated to the association Ayapel Reverdece.
The Cartagena City Tour is available in French, English, and Spanish. Remember to book in advance your trips and tours to Colombia!