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  • Cartagena is always a popular destination while on your Colombia vacation
  • Cartagena is always a popular photo opportunity while on your Colombia tour

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most incredible old towns in the Western Hemisphere, Cartagena is a large port city on the northern coast of Colombia, a must visit on Colombi8a vacations.

Spanish conquerer Pedro de Heredia founded the city in 1533 on the site of the Carib Indian settlement of Calamari.  It grew to become a major port on the Caribbean and was viewed as the gateway to South America.  This caused the city to garner a great deal of attention from pirates forcing the Spanish to build up a series of forts around the town. 

Cartagena continued to flourish and during colonial times, it was the most important location in the Spanish empire outside of Spain and was influential in Colombia’s history.   It was one of the first places to declare independence from Spain leading the way for other cities throughout the country.   The city has continued to expand and is the country’s largest port making Cartagena a major industrial centre.

While the city has modernised, the old walled town has changed very little over the years.  In 1984, UNESCO named the city a World Heritage Site for having the most extensive fortifications in South America.  Rich in history and romance, Cartagena is considered Colombia’s top honeymoon destination.  It also provides excellent opportunities to enjoy nearby coral reefs and beaches as well as water sport activities like swimming, snorkelling, surfing, sailing and more on Colombia vacations.

 


Colombia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Colombia tours.

Learn about the history and culture of Colombia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Colombia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Colombia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Colombia tours today!

 

Extend Your Trip

After your Colombia tours, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island tours, Ecuador vacation packages which include Galapagos cruisesPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.

 

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Cartagena, Colombia

  • Cartagena: Jewel in the Stone

    Cartagena’s past mixes colonial history with modern amenities, native culture and European elements. Enjoy cultural festivals, lush scenery, magnificent beaches and excellent cuisine.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 355
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Colombia See Trip Details
  • Essential Colombia

    Journey into the heart of what makes Colombia a spectacular choice for a trip to Latin America.Explore the thrilling capital, Bogota, before going on to Medellin, the city of eternal spring famed for its nearby coffee regions, and the gorgeous Caribbean city of Cartagena.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,639
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
    Colombia See Trip Details
  • Essential Colombia with International Airfare

    Journey into the heart of what makes Colombia such a spectacular choice and the undiscovered jewel of Latin America . This 11 day visit to one of Latin America’s most colorful countries. Travel from the heart of Bogota to the cultural center of Medellin and onto he Caribbean oasis that is Cartagena.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,909
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
    Colombia See Trip Details
  • Latin Long Weekend: Cartagena & the Rosario Islands

    Goway can offer you a awesome, memorable and affordable Latin Long Weekend away.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,153
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks
    Colombia See Trip Details
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