Colombia’s beaches are famous for their white sands and turquoise waters and this tour gives you the chance to experience them first-hand. Starting in Cartagena, you’ll have the opportunity to get to know one of Colombia’s most popular tourist destinations. The Old City in Cartagena has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site, and with its cobbled streets and colonial buildings its not hard to understand why. From Cartagena you’ll visit Playa Blanca and San Andres Islands. San Andres is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, including Johnny Cay, an unmissable paradise. It is also one of Colombia’s premiere shopping destinations, so leave space in your suitcase. Our tour comes with many optional extras, such as diving, a submarine tour and a visit to one of Colombia’s most famous mud volcano.
Day 1. Cartagena
Upon arrival one of See Colombia Travel´s representatives will be on hand to transfer you to your chosen hotel where you can relax and prepare for your upcoming adventure with us.
Day 2. Cartagena. City Tour
We take approximately four hours visiting the city, including the modern residential neighborhood of Bocagrande and, later, the Walled City. The Old Walled City maintains all the charm of the colonial days, with its narrow, cobbled streets flanked by charming balconies and heavy, characteristic doors. Our entry is through the Clock Gate, the main entrance to the old town. We visit the church of San Pedro Claver, the oldest church in the city before seeing the Castle of San Felipe – an imposing stone structure regarded as the masterpiece of the Spanish military engineering in the Americas. Finally, the Convent of La Popa is a cloister built on top of a hill that dominates the entire urban complex.
Day 3. Cartagena- Playa Blanca
Located on the Baru´s peninsula about 1 hour from Cartagena, Playa Blanca is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. It derives its name from the whiteness of its sand, washed by the turquoise-colored water with coral reefs. This is the perfect place to enjoy the beach and tropical Caribbean climate, and a great opportunity to taste the local cuisine, mostly consisting of fish and rice flavored with coconut. The tour takes you to discover this paradise, far from the bustling city. The journey is by boat from Cartagena, crossing the bay and docking at the coast of Playa Blanca.
Day 4. Cartagena - San Andres
Transfer to the Airport, assisted by See Colombia Travel staff, for your upcoming journey across Colombia. Enjoy unique views of beautiful 7 colour ocean from the skies. Upon arrival in San Andres, you will transfer to one of our specially chosen hotels
Day 5. San Andres. Tour of the Island
This two-hour excursion will visit the Morgan Grotto, connected to the ocean by a series of tunnels, where, according to the legend, the famous pirate Henry Morgan hid his treasures. We continue to the Blow Hole – an upstream current of water that looks similar to a geyser when the tide is high and the breeze is pushed through the series of tunnels. We will visit Punta Sur, the southernmost point of the island with a magnificent view and, afterwards, San Luis, a traditional area with pleasant beaches.
Day 6. San Andres
Free day to enjoy the beautiful white sand beach in Johny Cay, and the fascinating aquarium (optional).
Day 7. San Andres
Another free day to relax by the beautiful beach and do your tax-free shopping before heading back Cartagena.
Day 8. San Andres - Cartagena
At the chosen time you will be transferred to the airport. All good things must come to an end, after all. Of course, if 10 days just isn´t enough time in Colombia, our tours are 100% customizable and we´d be happy to extend your stay with us. Just ask for more details.
- San Andres & Providencia Islands
- White sand beaches
- Cartagena Wall City
- Rosario Islands
- San Andres Islands
- All transfers to and from the airport
- 7 nights accommodation at chosen hotel
- Activities described in the itinerary
- Entrances to national parks when specified in the itinerary
- Meals as described in the itinerary
- English guides
- A percentage of your booking will go to Rio Urbano
- International or domestic flights
- Taxes and tips
- Personal expenses
- Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Optional activities
- Semi Submarine tour
- San Andres Island tour by Catamaran
- Providencia and Santa Catalina Islands
- Totumo Mud Volcano
- San Pedro de Majagua Beach
- Hotel Los Héroes
- Casa de La Botica
- Hotel Centro Internacional
- Hotel El Diamante Internacional
- Hotel Andes Plaza
- Hotel Bacata
- Hotel María Isabel
- Tres Casitas
- Sol Caribe Campo – All Inclusive
- Sol Caribe Centro – All Inclusive
- Bahía Sardina
- Sunrise Beach
- Tres Banderas
- Hotel Arsenal
- Cartagena Plaza / All Inclusive
- Capilla del Mar
- Las Américas