Caribbean Vibes – 7 days

Enjoy sun, sea, beaches, mountains, desert, colonial cities, unspoiled nature, culture, friendly people, rainforest, beautiful cities and lovely music. A perfect combination for an unforgettable trip in Colombia!
Carribean Vibes - 7 days

Carribean Vibes - 7 days

Welcome to Colombia; the paradise of South America

See, feel and discover!! This is what you will do in beautiful Colombia. Enjoy sun, sea, beaches, mountains, desert, colonial cities, unspoiled nature, culture, friendly people, rainforest, beautiful cities and lovely music! A perfect combination for the most memorable trip ever!

  • Day 1: Cartagena Arrival
  • Day 2: Cartagena City Tour
  • Day 3: Cartagena – Tayrona Park
  • Day 4: Tayrona Park
  • Day 5: La Guajira & Camarones
  • Day 6: Cabo de la Vela
  • Day 7: La Guajira – Indigenous communities

Itinerary 

Day 1 – Arrival Cartagena

  • Arrival in Cartagena. Upon your arrival at the airport in Cartagena de Indias, you will be picked up and brought to your hotel. Bienvenido a Cartagena!

Day 2 – City tour in Cartagena

  • Cartagena is one of the most well-known tourist attractions in Colombia, also known as the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’. It is the main destination for culture and history. The city combines an impressive, modern and colonial architecture created by the Spanish. It protects the past and the memories of that time.
  • During your city tour you will visit two monuments which are of great historical value outside the old city. San Felipe de Barajas is a fortress in order to protect the city. The monastery and the church of La Candelaria on the hill de La Popa are outstanding examples of religious and colonial architecture. Look down and enjoy the most beautiful view!
  • Free time in the evening! There is MORE than enough to do in Cartagena. Explore the city just by foot. Enjoy strolling through charming and romantic alleys. While walking around, realize that Cartagena is an impressive city with a lot of secrets and history in the walls, the balconies, the buildings and the narrow cobblestone streets.
  • Don’t forget to sit down on the city center walls to enjoy the most beautiful sunset you have ever seen.
  • Optional: visit the church and the monastery of San Pedro Claver, the museum of Inquisition, the gold museum of Zenú (closed on Mondays), the cathedral, the church of Santo Domingo, and the barricade of Santo Domingo, Santiago and San Francisco Javier.

Day 3 – Transfer from Cartagena to Santa Marta

  • After exploring the ‘Pearl of the Caribbean’ you will continue your journey to Santa Marta. You will stay the night in a beautiful finca which is about half an hour from the Tayrona National Park.
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Day 4 – Day Trip to Tayrona National Park

  • Today you get the chance to explore the amazing Tayrona National Park. A beautiful park where the foothills of the highlands meet the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy an eco-adventure between mountains, jungle, Caribbean sea and beaches.
  • The best feeling in the world is to stroll around and to feel free in a beautiful nature like the Tayrona Park. Look around, watch the birds, the lovely butterflies and the beautiful flowers.
  • If you feel like swimming?! Everything is possible. Plunge in the water and relax!
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Day 5 – Riohacha & visit ‘Camarones’ – La Guajira

  • In the morning you continue your journey along the coast to the very north of Colombia: La Guajira. This is a peninsula full of contrasts provided by the sea, sand, coal, cactuses, and a small green oasis. It is the home of the Wayúu Indians – sons and daughters of the land and the rain. There artistic handicrafts are beautifully made and worth a close look.
  • You will be picked up by the airport and will be brought to your hotel in Riohacha.
  • In the afternoon you will head to ‘Camarones’ – a sanctuary of flamingos and tortoises.
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Day 6 – Cabo de la Vela / La Guajira

  • Today you head to Cabo de la Vela. During the 4 hour long ride you will enjoy beautiful and diverse landscapes. On your way you will visit Manaure where you will learn more about the salt production.
  • Spending some time at the beautiful beaches of ‘Pilón de Azucar’, ‘Playa Ojo de Agua’ and ‘El Faro’ is also on our program for today.
  • Tonight you will spend the night in a hammock or cabaña right in front of the beach at a typical Rancheria. Don’t forget to watch the stars at night! Uncountable stars in the air provide you a WONDERFUL view!
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Day 7 – Visit Wayuú Indians – Departure

  • Today you will return to Riohacha. On the way you will visit an indigenous community of the Wayúu Indians and get to know more about their interesting culture. After this visit you will return to Riohacha. From there you will be taken to the airport.
  • Unfortunatly your trip has ended today. We hope you had a blast in Colombia and of course we wish you a safe trip home.
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