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Roundtrip Costa Caribe - 14 days

This roundtrip is a perfect combination between the well-known Caribbean destinations like Cartagena and National Park Tayrona combined with the unknown beaches and islands of the departments Sucre and Cordoba. Despite the high doses of sun, sea and beach there is also enough for the nature and culture lovers to be satisfied. We will see some Arabic influences in the little town of Lorica, the Spanish colonial style in Cartagena and Santa Marta, and to end with the old culture of the Tayrona Indians. Nature can be found in abundance in the Golfo de Morrosquillo as well as in NP Tayrona & Taironaka.

The tour starts in Monteria where we will leave to the Golfo de Morrosquillo. Here we will visit the beautiful beaches of Playa Calao, its surroundings and the islands of San Bernardo. Then we go on to Cartagena where we will experience the rich culture and history of this beautiful colonial city. Also Santa Marta, the oldest town of Colombia is on the program.We will finish this tour in National Park Tayrona where we can enjoy the most beautiful beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coast, the beautiful nature and walk to the ruins old the old Tayrona civilization, 'El Pueblito'. The tour does not end before we visit the another nature park, Taironaka, with besides a lot of wildlife, flora and fauna the striking Don Diego river.

A roundtrip ideal for young and old
, to book as a group tours by choosing one of the planned starting dates or as a private tour on any given date by a group of 2 or more people.

Music in Calao

Cartagena

Wildlife in Taironaka

Beach in Tayrona

 

Day 1: Flight Bogotá - Monteria and transport to Punto Bolivar (90 minutes), the most western point of the Golfo de Morrosquillo. Overnight in a cabaña at the Playa Calao.

Day 2
: Day tour to the Lorica village situated at the Sinu river. In the afternoon a tour in the Cienega de Baño which we will explore by canoe. During this tour we can see a lot of flora and fauna, birds, iguanas and howler monkeys. Accommodation in cabañas.

Day 3
: With motor taxi’s we will go to San Antero. Here we can visit a crocodile and turtle project and go by boat through the mangroves, in these mangrove bushes we can see a lot of birds and we will be dropped on Playa Blanca to enjoy the beach and where we can have lunch. At the end of the afternoon back by motor taxi´s to Playa Calao. Accommodation in cabañas.

Day 4
: Free morning (or optional visit to the mud volcano of San Antero). In the afternoon transport to Tolú. Accommodation in a hotel in the village at the boulevard.

Day 5
: By boat we will be brought to the islands of San Bernardo. After a stop on Isla Palma we will arrive to the island Tintipan where will stay in cabañas at the beach. From here we have various opportunities to visit the island group.

Day 6
: Free morning to enjoy these heavenly islands, in the afternoon by boat to Rincon del Mar from which we will travel to Cartagena. In Cartagena we will stay in the historical neighborhood Getsemani within the center walls of the city.

Day 7
: In the 's morning we will walk along the most important places of the historical part of the city. The rest of the day there is free time to explore the city a little more, shop for souvenirs or visit the fort San Felippe de Barajas.

Day 8
: Free day in Cartagena.

Day 9
: Transport to Santa Marta, during the trip we will pass the harbor town Barranquilla. In Santa Marta we will stay at the boulevard in the historical center of the oldest colonial city of Latin America.

Day 10
: In the morning we will leave early to visit the Quebrada Valencia. This waterfall of different heights was a very important place for the Indians. In the afternoon we will go to the Don Diego river and will stay at the cabañas right at the river next to an archaeological site of the Tayrona Indians.

Day 11
: In the morning we will walk with inner tubes up along the Don Diego river so we can float down the river and enjoy the flora and fauna that passes by. After lunch we will go to the National park Tayrona where we will stay the night in hammocks on the Arrecifes beach.

Day 12
: In the morning we will leave early to visit the beach of Cabo de San Juan (the nicest beach of the park), on our way we will also pass the nice beach of La Piscina. From El Cabo we will go into the jungle up to Pueblito where we can see the plateau’s of a previous important Tayrona village. We will take a different route back and make a short stop on a different beach where we can relax a moment before going back to the hammocks at Arrecife.

Day 13
: In the morning we will go back to Santa Marta for the last night. Accommodation in a hotel at the Santa Marta boulevard.

Day 14
: Transport to the airport of Santa Marta, end of tour.

Playa Calao

Crocodile project

Sinu Delta

NP Islas de San Bernardo

Cartagena

Quebrada Valencia

Taironaka

NP Tayrona
Prices per person 2014*
With minimal 4 people:
With 3 people:
With 2 people:
1325 euro
1550 euro
2000 euro
single room charge: 225 euro

* 5% surcharge during high season (July & August, 15 Dec - 15 Jan)

Inclusive:
- Accommodation in standard hotels based on double or multiple rooms without breakfast.
- National flight Bogota - Monteria (on request possible from a different city within Colombia)
- Transport mentioned in the program (a combination of private and public transport)
- Mentioned tours and activities including entrance fees.
- A DE UNA Guide during the whole program
- Local guides where necessary
- Lunch included with the tour to Islas del Rosario

Exclusive:

- International flight
- Transport from Santa Marta back to Bogota

- Food and drinks not mentioned in the program
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Travel and health insurances
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Personal expenses

Travel dates

01 May 2014
02 September 2014

Group or private tour

The planned dates are intended for individual subscriptions, these individual subscriptions will form a group. With at least 2 participants a group tour will be confirmed. Besides a group tour it is also possible to book this tour as a private tour, this way you are not bound to the above mentioned travel dates. In this case as well a tour will be confirmed with 2 participants.

07.04 - 20.04

Vaccinations
For vaccinations you are recommended to contact your doctor. For areas outside the big cities a vaccination against Yellow Fever is recommendable. For Park Tayrona you are obligated to have a Yellow fever vaccination and be able to show you are vaccinated.

Sleeping hights and average temperature

All sleeping heights of this tour are on sea level with an average temperature of 20-35ºC

Optional

DE UNA can provide international flight as well as national flights.
If necessary please ask us for the possibilities.

Furthermore it is easy to extend the tour with numerous packages to other interesting coastal places or with one of our packages inland. Some possibilities are:
- Extension with a trip to Nabusimake
- Extension with a trip to la Guajira / Alta Guajira
- Extension with a trip to San Andres / Providencia
- Extension with a dive course in Taganga

Important

Look on our FAQ page for important information about our tours and over travelling in Colombia in general.