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CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA ESCAPADE

4.16.20 - 4.21.20

ITINERARY

This escapade will focus on cultural immersion, interactive activities, and making connections along the way—either through chatting up locals or sharing experiences with group members. It’s easy to relax and enjoy your trip with the support of our knowledgeable local tour directors.   We've handled your accommodations, transportation, excursions, and some of your meals so you don't have to.  Look below for a day to day itinerary.  However, the strategies employed to make this trip personal and life changing aren't listed below.   It's our secret sauce that makes each escapade truly unique.

DAY 1

Bienvenido a Cartagena! Arrive at any time (we can help recommend flights) and we’ll be at the airport waiting to whisk you back to our exclusive hotel. Unpack, relax, settle-in and then why not go for a wander to explore the utterly charming Old Town of Cartagena. In the evening we’ll meet for a welcome introduction and then you’ll get to know your fellow travelers over a unique and interactive dining experience in Cartagena’s old town.

DAY 2

Today we’re hiring our very own speedboat and setting off for some island-hopping around the very tropical Rosario Islands. We’ll swim, snorkel, sunbathe, enjoy the freshest seafood lunch and bask in the pristine beaches and crystal clear sea. Just make sure you save some of your energy for later. In the evening we have Champeta (Afro-Caribbean) dance class and afterwards you may want to hit up the local bar scene to try out your new moves.

Day 3

It’s time for a change of scenery, so we’ll make our way to the town of San Basilio de Palenque about 1 hour outside of Cartagena.  Here we'll meet the decedents of one of the first communities of freed Africans in the Americas.  As we exchange stories, over a sampling traditional food from the region, we'll gain insight into the real Colombia.  If that wasn't enough, we'll have front row seats to an exhilarating jam session by some of Palenque's world renowned musicians. If you're lucky, they might even invite you to participate! After the morning adventures you have the rest of the day to yourself.  You could head out of town to the nearby Bazurto market or simply relax by the pool with a cocktail and take in the coastal view from above. Later, you'll have the option (package add on) to regroup over a spot of rum tasting and then it’s time for a chiva rumbera (a uniquely Colombian experience which involves a bus, live music, a dancefloor, and even more rum)!

DAY 4

Today will start early as we wander the streets of Cartegena's most famed neighborhoods with our very own professional photographer and local guide.   Together, we'll enjoy curious murals, interesting history, colonial architecture, and so much more!  Don't worry at all if you have zero experiencing in modeling. The photographer is an expert at providing just the right amount of guidance to make anyone look like a pro.  Trust us; this is adventure will not disappoint! We’ll spend the rest of the morning and afternoon on our own. Hopefully, you rest up for the evening's festivities: an outdoor 2 hr Zumba class of nearly 200+ people in the heart of Getsemani (Cartagena's coolest district). 

DAY 5

We can’t think of many better feelings than waking up knowing you’re going to spend a day filled with incredible new experiences. First stop is the otherworldly El Salar de Galerazamba, otherwise known as Colombia's Pink Sea. We’ll make our way to the most postcard-worthy locations, and grab some dope shots while learning about this unique place.  Next head to the Mud Volcano or Volcán de Lodo El Totumo in Spanish -- a 50-foot-tall mud bath renowned for its therapeutic qualities.  We'll get dirty.  We'll get massaged.  We'll get bombarded with requests for tips.  But it's all worth it for this once and a life time experience.  After this, you'll need a thorough washing so we'll make our way back to the hotel to get cleaned up.  You can spend the afternoon on your own or head to one of Cartagena's premier beach clubs (package add on).   For our last evening in Colombia we’ll share a group dinner in a legendary (and lively) Catagena restaurant full of music, color and awesome food.

Day 6

All good things must come to an end, and the time has come to say goodbye. But think of all the incredible things you’ve done. You’ve danced champeta, swam pristine waters, felt the heartbeat of a city, mingled with locals, ate awesome food, learned about Colombia’s painful past and shared all of this with some amazing people along the way.  Your heart is full and you're ready to bring a bit of the vibrancy you've experienced in Cartagena back into your every day life. After one final breakfast, we’ll take you to the airport in Cartagena to begin your journey home.

PACKAGES

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

Includes:

Private room accommodations in luxury villa

All day trips, activities, and entrance fees(excluding add on excursions)

Lunch x 2

Dinner x 2

Light continental breakfast daily

Trip host

Welcome gift

Airport pick up and drop off

Includes:

Shared room accommodations in luxury villa with 1 other guest

All day trips, activities, and entrance fees(excluding add on excursions)

Lunch x 2

Dinner x 2

Light continental breakfast daily

Trip host

Welcome gift

Airport pick up and drop off

TRIPLE/QUAD OCCUPANCY

Includes:

Shared room accommodations in luxury villa with 2 or 3 other guests

All day trips, activities, and entrance fees(excluding add on excursions)

Lunch x 2

Dinner x 2

Light continental breakfast daily

Trip host

Welcome gift

Airport pick up and drop off

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

$1540

$200 DEPOSIT

$1260

$1120

$200 DEPOSIT

$200 DEPOSIT