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Cartagena Holidays + Tours to Colombia + Tayrona National Park

Cartagena is Colombia’s most visited city. Its magnificent walled town, built in the 15th century to withstand the attentions of pirates and privateers, is superb. There are 8-miles of fortified walls and inside you can explore one of the best-preserved and most beautiful colonial towns in South America. It is deservedly a World Heritage Site, with cobbled alleys, balconies with bougainvillea and many churches. It has a warm Caribbean climate ideal for outdoor dining and a vibrant nightlife. This is a dance-crazy town and a great place to indulge in some lessons in Salsa, Merengue, Rumba or Bachata!
 
Located on the northern Caribbean coast it is named after its Spanish namesake, with a complex history as a port for trading gold, silver and African slaves. The area of Cartagena was settled in 4,000 BC and is the first known human settlement in Colombia. The city itself was founded in 1533. The stunning Castillo San Filipe de Barajas, begun in 1536 with its massive entrance and maze of tunnels, is another highlight. The castle is fully restored and provides formidable evidence of colonial Spanish military might and architecture.
 
Northeast of Cartagena lies Tayrona National Park, an extensive protected area that covers the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The park’s 60 square miles includes 12 miles of Caribbean coastline. whose waters are home to over 2,000 astonishingly varied species of sea life. On land there are over 400 varieties of mammals, birds and reptiles. The picturesque beaches, coves and lagoons have made this one of the most popular parks in Colombia. The park can get very busy in high season so its wise to plan carefully when to visit.
 
 
We have been arranging holidays to Cartagena, tours to Colombia & Tayrona National Park for over 20 years.
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The best beaches near Cartagena are found on the Baru Peninsula, whose hotels offers all the watersports and activities you could wish for. Playa Blanca is the most famous beach, but it can get very congested.
 
Beautiful Caribbean beaches can also be enjoyed by staying at a small hotel on one of the stunning Rosario Islands. This archipelago of thirty islands has exceptional coral and other sea life, scuba diving and snorkelling and the finest fish restaurants. However as they accept day trippers from Cartagena, they too can get very busy. Further afield (a 2-hour boat ride from Cartagena), Mucura Island offers a more exclusive island experience.
 
There are also hotels with good beaches near the entrance to Tayrona National Park, but you must have a yellow-fever vaccination to visit this region. The area was once the home of the Tayrona tribe. You can visit the ruins of one of their principle settlement at Pueblo, where 500 dwellings have been uncovered. These suggest a pre-Spanish population of 4000, a major urban centre. Their culture and traditions are maintained and displayed in the region by the indigenous peoples today, including their direct descendants, the Koguis.
 
The coastal city of Santa Marta also has good beaches. This party town is the oldest surviving city in South America. While the city is trying hard to re-establish its former charm, it is a good base for exploring Tayrona National Park and some of South America’s loveliest coastline.
Colombia: Cartagena + Rosario Islands (snorkel, dive)
GRA7B
7 NIGHTS
FROM £1,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Snorkelling Diving Holiday Rosario Islands Colombia Mucura Cartagena

If you want to enjoy a snorkelling or diving holiday in the spectacular Rosario Islands in Colombia, this itinerary offers a delightful mix of sightseeing and a paradise coral island, with the option to upgrade to quieter Mucura Island. Also visit the historic walled city of Cartagena. English speaking city guide & all transfers included, but pay for dives locally.

Snorkelling Diving Holiday Rosario Islands Colombia Mucura Cartagena
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Coral Reefs
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San Felipe Castle
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Snorkelling & Diving Holiday
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Cartagena
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Isla Grande
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Bay of Cartagena
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La Popa Monastery
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Rosario Islands
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Water Sports
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Colombia
Colombia + Peru: Bogota + Machu Picchu + Cartagena
GPP12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia and Peru Bogota Villa de Leyva Machu Picchu Cartagena

Combine the cultural highlights of two fascinating countries on this holiday to Colombia and Peru. Starting from Bogota in the Andes, visit the Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral & pretty colonial Villa de Leyva. Then fly to Cusco & the Sacred Valley of the Incas to view the magnificant citadel at Machu Picchu, before visiting the old walled city of Cartagena. English speaking guides & all specified sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia and Peru Bogota Villa de Leyva Machu Picchu Cartagena
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Salt Cathedral
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San Felipe Castle
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Holiday: Colombia and Peru
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Vistadome Train
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Sacred Valley of Incas
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Cusco
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Bogota
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Cartagena
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Machu Picchu
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Villa de Leyva
Colombia: Bogota, Corcora Valley + Medellin + Cartagena
GPA12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,395
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Holidays Bogota Salt Cathedral Pereira Medellin Cartagena

Most Colombia holidays start in Bogota with its impressive Gold Museum, before heading to the Salt Cathedral & colonial Villa de Leyva. Then head to Pereira in the lush Coffee Region, visit Solento & the giant wax palms of the Cocora Valley & Communa 13 in Medellin. Climb enormous El Penol Rock, before flying to historic Cartagena. All transfers, guides & sightseeing included.

Colombia Holidays Bogota Salt Cathedral Pereira Medellin Cartagena
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Salt Cathedral
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Pereira in Coffee Region
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Cartagena
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Colombia Holidays, Bogota
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Villa de Leyva
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El Penol & Guatapé
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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Communa 13
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Cocora Valley & Salento
Colombia: Bogota + Corcora + Cartagena + Mucura Island
GPL12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,495
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Luxury Holiday Colombia Bogota Gold Salt Coffee Cartagena Mucura Island

This luxury holiday to Colombia starts in Bogota, with its astonishing Gold Museum, Botero Museum & Salt Cathedral, before flying to the spectacular Cocora Valley in the Coffee Region, with its giant wax palms & colourful colonial towns. Visit the Botanical Gardens & the historic walled city of Cartagena, before relaxing on turquoise Mucura Island, which has a small dive centre.

Luxury Holiday Colombia Bogota Gold Salt Coffee Cartagena Mucura Island
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Cartagena
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Botanical Gardens
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Cocora Valley
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Luxury Holiday Colombia
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Botero Museum
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Filandia & Solento
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Mucura Island
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Salt Cathedral
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Bogota Gold Museum
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Coffee Region
Colombia Highlights + Panama Canal
GPQ14B
14 NIGHTS
FROM £2,990
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holidays to Colombia and Panama Canal Tours Cocora Valley Cartagena

Our wonderful range of holidays to Colombia and Panama, including Panama Canal tours & a ride on the Coast-to-Coast Railway. Visit Bogota with its Gold Museum, Salt Cathedral, pretty colonial Ville de Leyva, the beautiful Corcora Valley in the Coffee Region & the historic walled city of Cartagena - a World Heritage site. English speaking guides, all transfers & specified sightseeing included.

Holidays to Colombia and Panama Canal Tours Cocora Valley Cartagena
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Bogota
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Villa de Leyva
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Panama Railway
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Holidays to Colombia and Panama
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Panama Canal Tours
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Botanical Gardens
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Cocora Valley & Salento
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Salt Cathedral
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Coffee Region
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Cartagena
Colombia: Bogota + San Agustin + Cartagena + Baru
GPH12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £2,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Holiday Colombia San Agustin Gold Museum Bogota Fossil Leyva Cartagena

This holiday to Colombia focuses on the history of this stunning country, with a visit to the atmospheric San Agustin Pre-Colombian archaeological site; the astonishing Gold Museum in Bogota & small but impressive Fossil Museum in the beautifully preserved colonial town of Ville de Leyva. Also visit the historic city of Cartagena, before relaxing on Baru beach. English speaking guides, all transfers & sightseeing included.

Holiday Colombia San Agustin Gold Museum Bogota Fossil Leyva Cartagena
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Baru
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Salt Catherdal
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San Agustin Park
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Villa De Leyva
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Bogota
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Cartagena
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Gold Museum
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Fossil Museum
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Tatacoa Desert
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Holiday to Colombia
Colombia: Amazon, Corcora Valley + Tayrona + Cartagena
GPS12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,195
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora

This wonderful Colombia Wildlife holiday explores the rainforests of the Amazon Basin & Tayrona National Park, the birds of Otun Quimbaya & the wax palms of the beautiful high-altitude Cocora Valley. Also visit the capital city of Bogota, the quaint colonial town of Ville de Leyva & the historic walled city of Cartagena. English speaking guides & all transfers included.

Colombia Wildlife Holiday Amazon Tayrona Birds Otun Quimbaya Cocora
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Villa de Leyva
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Bogota
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Cocora Valley
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Amazon Basin
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Colombia Wildlife Holiday
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Cartagena
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Pink Dolphins
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Salt Cathedral
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Birds of Otun Quimbaya
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Tayrona National Park
Colombia Wildlife: Los Llanos + Amazon + Cartagena
GPD12B
12 NIGHTS
FROM £3,290
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Wildlife Holiday Colombia Los Llanos Amazon Birding Dolphins Cartagena

This wildlife holiday to Colombia visits Hato La Aurora Reserve on the vast open plains of Los Llanos, where you can hope to see endemic wildlife such as the giant anteater, capybara & tapir & wonderful birdlife. Then fly to the Amazon Basin for neo-tropical birding, pink dolphins & so much more. Also visit the Salt Cathedral outside Bogota and historic Cartagena. All transfers, wildlife activities & sightseeing included.

Wildlife Holiday Colombia Los Llanos Amazon Birding Dolphins Cartagena
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Cartagena
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Amazon Birding
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Hato La Aurora Reserve
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Tarapoto Lakes
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Giant Anteaters
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Los Llanos
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Pink Dolphins
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Wildlife Holiday, Colombia
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Calanoa Reserve
Colombia: Macarena + Medellin + Cartagena + Tayrona
GPF15B
15 NIGHTS
FROM £3,795
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Walking Holiday Colombia Hiking Crystal Canyon Cocora Tayrona Penol

This active walking holiday in Colombia includes hiking to the 'River of Five Colours' in the spectacular Crystal Canyon; walking in the high altitude Cocora Valley, with its iconic wax palms & along the pristine beaches of Tayrona National Park. Also climb impressive El Penol Rock, visit the Salt Cathedral near Bogota & historic Cartagena. All transfers, English speaking guides & specified sightseeing included.

Walking Holiday Colombia Hiking Crystal Canyon Cocora Tayrona Penol
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Tayrona National Park
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Bogota
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El Penol Rock
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Walking Holiday: Colombia
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Cocora Valley
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Botanical Gardens
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Medellin
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Crystal Canyon
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Cartagena
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Hiking in Coffee Region
Colombia: Macarena, San Agustin + Medellin + Cartagena
GPG18B
18 NIGHTS
FROM £3,995
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
Colombia Tour Rainbow River Five Colours San Agustin Cartagena

This Grand Colombia Tour covers this fascinating country in depth including Bogota & the Salt Cathedral, the fascinating Rainbow River of five colours in the Crystal Canyon, the archaeological site at San Agustin, Cocora Valley in the coffee region, Medellin, magnificent Cartagena & Tayrona National Park. All transfers, English speaking guides & specified sightseeing included.

Colombia Tour Rainbow River Five Colours San Agustin Cartagena
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Rainbow River, Five Colours
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San Agustin & Tatacoa Desert
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Coffee Region & Cocora Valley
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Bogota & Salt Cathedral
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Cartagena
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Medellin
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Colombia Tour
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Tayrona National Park
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El Peñol + Guatape
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Botanical Gardens