CARTAGENA IN STYLE

(5 Nights/10 pax)

This uniquely designed 5 Night vacation in is ideal for families or group of friends traveling to Cartagena, Caribbean coast of Colombia. Most customers book stay from Wednesday through Sunday, leaving Monday morning (of course this is optional, only a suggestion as the city comes more alive towards latter part of the week). Will be staying at one of the most exclusive colonial house properties of the UNESCO World Heritage site old city.

Fully staffed, swimming pool, internet access, totally private and at your exclusive disposal for duration of stay. Details on what is included to follow.

Booked on the basis of 10 people sharing 5 Bedroom accommodations. Please note what is and what is not included (detailed at the end of each day). If wanting to add extra nights/services/tours liaise with the relevant Travel Planner at offices.

Day 1- Arrival Cartagena de Indias

Driver will meet you all at airport, for the brief walk through to private transportation service. Then drive downtown in less than 10 minutes to check in at your private house.

Welcome drink on arrival, settle in to surroundings then a Travel Colombia Direct representative on hand to talk you through the booked plans, other services and tours available and respond to any questions the group have. Then leave you with the charming house staff and property to enjoy a 5 Night break in Cartagena.

Depending on time of arrival, can also set up restaurant reservations, home delivery services, personal shopping guide, VIP Night guide (unique service only offered by www.travelcolombiadirect.com ), or other – liaise with designated Travel Planner at offices if needing these or any other special assistance before or after arrival.

DAY 1 INCLUDES: Airport Ground Transfer – Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Welcome Drink

Day 2 – Cartagena de Indias

Following breakfast, city tour guide will meet you at house for morning tour (3-4 Hours). This colonial city was founded on June 1st 1533; serving a key role in the development of the region during the Spanish eras; a centre of political and economic activity due to the presence of royalty and wealthy viceroys. Advice early start to then embark on a personalized tour by foot, and air conditioned transport, taking in the following: La Popa Convent – San Felipe Castle – Inquisition Palace – Cathedral – Bolívar Park – Plaza Santo Domingo – San Pedro Claver Sanctuary – Old City and then hotel.

Rest of day no fixed plans – if needing some ideas/suggestions on what to do liaise with Travel Planner. Plenty of other activities available, being the first day many guests like to enjoy the house, pool and have nothing organized for remainder of day.

DAY 2 INCLUDES: Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Breakfast – City Tour – Return Transportation – Bilingual Guide – Relevant Entry Tickets

Day 3 – Cruise the Islands

Enjoy breakfast, ground transfer service ready (private yacht, available 9am-5pm). You decide when wanting to leave, drive from Old City to Bocagrande (8-10 minute drive). Some drinks and hamper on board – will take you from Bocagrande (pictured below left), past Boca Chica forts, then Rosario Islands, Cholon, Baru. Back to city along the coast passing the fantastic Playa Blanca beach (pictured below).

At any stage stop for a dip in water, find secluded beach, buy some fresh lobster to add to hampers, maybe a Coco Loco Cocktail at beach bar in Cholon! All depends on what you want to do? Talk with bilingual island guide at any time, as he/she will be with you entire day, ready to explain the trip and best places to visit depending on what and where you wish to explore? Other island options (supplement cost) – mini bar service, barman, extra food, snorkel, fishing, scuba, wave runner rental.

DAY 3 INCLUDES: Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Breakfast – Return Ground Transfer to Jetty – Luxury Motor Yacht – Coolers with ice – Skipper & Ship Mate – Bilingual Island Guide – Staff Meals – Gasoline for Islands Cruise (Rosario Islands, Baru, Playa Blanca) – Drinking Water – Picnic Hamper (Choose one from – Meat, Fish or Vegan)

Day 4 – Day & Night Caribbean Style

Breakfast, then entire day is yours to do with as you desire! Usually customers want to take time out following the islands cruise the day before, so kick back and put your feet up to enjoy the splendid house and or venture out in city! If wanting to book extra services or tours take a look at Top 10 Tours – Cartagena & The Islands (ask Travel Planner for full details).

Popular things to do – round of golf, personal shopping, spa day, personal chef for lunch or dinner in your house!

Early/late evening – night guide will meet you at house, check on staff and then if needed accompany you out in this fantastic city. Sunset drinks, dinner reservations, tables at best nightspots in town! All and more the guide can assist with, able to stay with you for the entire night! If not needed, simply let the offices know and will keep evening plans free from any commitments.

DAY 4 INCLUDES: Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Breakfast – Bilingual Night Guide (Optional)

Day 5 – The Last Supper

Breakfast served, and then enjoy your last full day on holiday. We have booked a
sunset cruise and table at one of the best restaurants in the city this evening, day time kept plans open.

Early Evening private transportation takes you short drive outside old city walls to the famous Club de Pesca (pictured below). Memorable sunset cruise on catamaran to be then dropped off at one of the classic restaurants of the city. Transportation will meet you following dinner for the drive back to house, enjoy a drink or head out and enjoy the city ́s famous nightlife, as always it is up to you!

DAY 5 INCLUDES: Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Breakfast – Return Ground Transfers (Dinner) – Catamaran Sunset Cruise – Set Menu at Club de Pesca Restaurant

Day 6 – Leave for home

Breakfast, pop out for some last minute bit of shopping as depending on flight departure time. The only service included today is your airport ground transfer to Cartagena Airport. If flight departure is in the afternoon feel free to book the Day 2 City Tour for today (if that suits you better?), let Travel Planner know preference.

We hope you enjoyed this specially designed 5 Night holiday. Wish you a safe journey home, hope to welcome you again in the future – Viva Colombia!

DAY 6 INCLUDES: Accommodation (5 Bedrooms) – Breakfast – Airport Ground Transfer

NOTE TO CUSTOMERS

Whichever accommodation booked (options to follow), the final price stays the same (unless traveling in High Seasons – Easter Week, November Fiestas, Xmas & New Year when rates are subject to change – at all times check prices and availability with your Travel Planner before confirming any reservation with the Travel

Colombia Direct offices). Always check what is and what is not included before making a reservation, especially with regards to food, drink and transportation.

OTHER SERVICES

The Islands

  • Catamarans/Speedboats/Yachts
  • Fishing Charters
  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Scuba Diving

Cartagena

  • Bicycle Hire
  • Horse Carriage Ride
  • Delve into Arts
  • Golf
  • Kite Surfing
  • Mud Volcano

ACCOMMODATION

How is it chosen?

Since opening for business have gained a wealth of experience working with the best properties available for holiday let in Colombia. Chosen on the basis of location, price, style and the all important customer feedback. Any specific questions call the offices to discuss in greater detail with your designated Travel Planner before booking the 5 night trip – feel free to add more tours, services, nights at your accommodation if required.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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