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Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person rate) $438 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person rate) $667 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person rate) $789 USD
Private Tour for up to 8 (Not a per person rate) $1000 USD
Private Tour for up to 10 (Not a per person rate) $1128 USD
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Expectations about Cartagena Columbia are usually about the history of this old walled city and its progression into today's world of carriage rides, old forts, and seaside views. But there is a wonderful ecosystem to explore. You will get a glimpse of Cartagena, old and new, as you head first to San Felipe de Barajas castle for a panoramic drive-by view. It sits just outside the walled city and is considered the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering of the new world. The Spanish began building the fort in 1536 and construction lasted for 121 years. From this vantage point, you will see why it was so important to secure but you will also get a panoramic view of the city and the bay.

Your ride continues to the outskirts of the city. Your exploration of the tunnels is by canoe guided by a local. You can relax and take in the surroundings as you are poled through this diverse wealth and beauty of the natural landscape. The diverse ecosystem provides homes to a large variety of tropical birds, colorful fish and crustaceans. You can expect to see some of the more unusual local birds such as the kingfisher, white heron, pink spatula, and pelicans that dominate this area. The mangroves provide the oxygen to continue the growth and flourishing of this area. It is not only beautiful, but you have chosen an unusual way to see it, as you are totally free to take in the views thanks to your guide.

At the completion of your canoe ride you will have just enough time to view a little more of the old city on your return to your starting point.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private roundtrip transfers
  • Panoramic view of the San Felipe de Barajas castle
  • Scenic drive to the mangroves
  • Private canoe ride through the mangroves with local guide
  • Panoramic views of the old city before your return
  • Additional Languages Available
  • French($)
  • German($)
  • Italian($)
  • Portuguese($)
  • Russian($)
  • Spanish
  • *Possible upcharge at checkout for languages denoted with ($) symbol.

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 7:45 AM (3 hrs)
  • 9:45 AM (3 hrs)
  • 11:45 AM (3 hrs)
  • 1:45 PM (3 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please dress comfortably. We suggest sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat for comfort.
• You will want your camera.


• There is no age restriction.
• Kids age 12 and under must have an adult participating.