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San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) Tours and Activities

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Some historians say that if it weren’t for San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas), South America would now speak English. The 14th-century fortress protected the coastal city of Cartagena from English invasion, allowing the Spanish to maintain their rule. Besides the role it plays in Colombia’s history, the castle attracts visitors with its panoramic harbor views.

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Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

Half-Day Tour of Cartagena by Air-Conditioned Vehicles

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Absorb the color and charisma of Cartagena on a half-day tour of the UNESCO-listed Colombian city. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle, you’ll admire the beautiful mansions of Manga and ascend to La Popa (temporarily unavailable) – the city’s highest point – for spectacular views. Enter the magnificent San Felipe de Bajaras Castle, absorb the Caribbean spirit of Santo Domingo Square and browse artisan market, Las Bovedas, for unique souvenirs. Refreshments and round-trip transport from your Cartagena hotel is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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$40.00

Private City Tour of Cartagena

Private City Tour of Cartagena

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Get an intimate look at the historic streets and monuments of Cartagena during this 4-hour private tour. Discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, starting with the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares before finishing in Cartagena’s more modern districts like Bocagrande. A private guide and vehicle, all entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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The Great Battle: Fort of San Felipe: Resistance and Glory

The Great Battle: Fort of San Felipe: Resistance and Glory

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Relive the incredible battle of Vernón, in this experiential tour of the San Felipe Castle, formerly called Fort of San Lázaro, by the hand of Carlos Desnaux, the military engineer who worked with the famous" Anka Motz ", Admiral Blas of Lezo.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$10.00
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Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

Cartagena City tour with Popa Hill

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Discover the wealth of history and beautiful scenery in Cartagena during this half-day adventure to some of the city’s top landmarks. Admire the unique ‘republican-style’ architecture found on Manga Island. You’ll also take a guided tour inside historic San Felipe Fort and have time to shop for handicraft souvenirs at Bovedas shopping mall. Your Cartagena exploration also includes entry fees, professional guide, bottled water and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

City Tour of Cartagena for Cruises

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Enjoy a fascinating 4-hour exploration of Cartagena’s top attractions during this shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Join a local guide to check out Cartagena sights including the striking architecture in the Manga neighborhood and see the colonial San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also have shopping time at Las Bovedas, take a walking tour of the old city and learn about Colombia’s emerald industry at the Emerald Museum. This shore excursion also covers transport by air-conditioned vehicle, bottled water and entrance at the monastery and the Saint Peter Claver Church and Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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Lodotherapy in the Totumo Volcano with Visit to Galerazamba

Lodotherapy in the Totumo Volcano with Visit to Galerazamba

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Totumo volcano and pink sea natural phenomena in the Colombian Caribbean. The pink sea is found In the department of Bolívar is the village of Galerazamba, which is part of the municipality of Santa Catalina. The place has a great history and its salt flats steal the whole show, since they provide the waters forming the intense pink sea, being a natural phenomenon it has a pink hue depending on the season, the season of the pink sea is of December to April. It is currently closed due to the health emergency, that is why we are going to Galerazamba where we will know: - Catalina India - The Ethno-industrial Museum - Viewpoint where you can observe the phenomenon of the pink sea The Totumo Volcano you can enjoy a different experience, which is medicinal as well as fun!
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.00
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Full-Day Mud Volcano and Indigena's Town (Galerazamba) from Cartagena

Full-Day Mud Volcano and Indigena's Town (Galerazamba) from Cartagena

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Experience Cartagena’s famed mud volcano, and the indigenous community of Galerazamba on this all-day adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, soak up a mineral-filled mud bath, visit a salt mine, stop by a museum and monument dedicated to a legendary indigenous woman, India Catalina, and enjoy a delicious lunch included in the tour price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.00
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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena

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Totumo Mud Volcano is a one-of-a-kind attraction home to mineral-infused mud that’s reputed to have healing properties. Avoid the hassle of public transport and the expense of taxis on a stress-free trip to the the volcano, which include snacks and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. You’ll have ample time to soak in the mud bath and, unlike conventional tours from Cartagena, this excursion includes a stop at Manzanillo Beach.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
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Full Day 5 Best spot in the Islands - all you need to know Best company in Town

Full Day 5 Best spot in the Islands - all you need to know Best company in Town

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Spend a day out on the waters that make Cartagena famous on this island-hopping snorkel tour of Colombia's Baru Islands. Snorkel with the comfort and security of a guide and nautical team, and relax as you sail around the scenic archipelago in the Caribbean sea between locations. This tour includes all equipment, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cartagena lodging.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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$125.00
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Sunset Cruise in Cartagena

Sunset Cruise in Cartagena

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Take a romantic boat trip into the sunset with this two-hour cruise from Cartagena. You'll get great views out over the city's skyline, with plenty of time to take photos, enjoy provided snacks and drinks, or just sit back and enjoy the views of the sun setting into the sea.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Discover the captivating colonial charm of Cartagena on a spectacular City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city. See all of Cartagena’s alluring attractions from the unique perspective of a double-decker bus; visit the renowned Rafael Núñez house, the colossal Castillo de San Felipe, and the legendary statue of Simon Bolivar. Enjoy unlimited hopping on and off for 48 hours as you experience the ultimate way to see the city sights.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$15.00
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Half Day Mud Volcano from Cartagena

Half Day Mud Volcano from Cartagena

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The mud baths at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo are a popular day trip from Cartagena, known for their rejuvenating properties. Booking a tour makes it easy to visit the baths without planning your time, researching costs, or figuring out transportation for the 45-minute drive. Plus, this tour includes a stop at the Caribbean beach Manzanillo del Mar and a typical Colombian-style lunch for a relaxing tour at great value.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.00
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Cartagena Walking Tour

Cartagena Walking Tour

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Get an in-depth introduction to Cartagena on this walking tour. Together with just your party and a private guide, walk through the streets of the colorful city and to the most important squares and churches, and locals' favorite coffee shops and restaurants. Listen as your guide gives you insight into the history of the city, its legends, and the pirates and other characters that have left their mark.
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  • 2 hours
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$54.00
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Sunset tour Sibarita Express 90 minutes with Open Bar

Sunset tour Sibarita Express 90 minutes with Open Bar

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Sail, sip, and enjoy stunning coastal views on this cruise of Cartagena Bay. An open bar keeps you refreshed throughout the trip, and snacks are available for purchase. Plus, this Cartagena Bay catamaran cruise is limited to a small-group tour of 12 people or fewer, making for a more intimate experience watching the sunset over the city.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 5-7H

Walled City + San Felipe Castle + Optional Popa Convent Cartagena City Tour 5-7H

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Whether you are short of time or you are wanting to have the complete experience in Cartagena, this full-day tour is made for you! Come to the most important places of the city and live them authentically. Discover Cartagena’s top landmarks:The Palace of Inquisition, San Felipe Castle and more. You’ll be able to choose whether you want it to last 7 hours with La Popa convent, a city viewpoint, or 5 hours without this top. Join us! • San Felipe Castle, and Palace of Inquisition guided tour • Historical landmarks in the Walled City its squares, fortresses and bastions • Tasting of typical Caribbean cuisine • Optional: visiting La Popa, on the top of a hill, and enjoying Cartagena’s landscapes • Plenty of spectacular photo spots for unforgettable memories of your trip to Cartagena.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$91.00
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$91.00
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Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

Cartagena City Tour with View from the Highest Point

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Experience all of Cartagena’s historical highlights on a comprehensive tour of one of Colombia’s most vibrant cities. Immerse yourself in the Caribbean color and cultural flair of the city as you visit iconic fortresses, and impressive monuments. Admire the astonishing colonial architecture of the area.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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$109.00
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Cartagena City Trolley Tour

Cartagena City Trolley Tour

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Only a trolley tour lets you explore the city of Cartagena's major attractions in open-air historical style. Ride through the city's historical core and around the bay, stopping to visit museums, plazas, and more on your own schedule. This small-group tour is limited to 15 people per booking and includes live onboard commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.50
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Private Cartagena City Tour on a very comfortable vehicule, French, Italian,

Private Cartagena City Tour on a very comfortable vehicule, French, Italian,

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Cartegena was the site of a decisive battle in the mid-1700’s, the outcome of which helped shape the region and the world for the next 200 years. Learn about that battle and much more during this half-day private tour of Colombia's most important colonial city. You'll also have a chance to discover the Caribbean region's pre-Columbian history by exploring artefacts of that era while visiting the Zenu Gold Museum.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

Cartagena Private Shore Excursion for cruise passengers

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Get a sense for the top attractions in Cartagena during this 4-hour shore excursion designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Explore the unique Moorish and Republican architecture of the city’s Manga Island, take in gorgeous views from the hilltop Monastery of La Popa and check out historic San Felipe Fortress. You’ll also enjoy an hour-long walking tour of Cartagena’s atmospheric old city and do some souvenir shopping at Las Bovedas. Your excursion also includes round-trip port transport, a professional guide, and light refreshments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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Cartagena unforgettable: Half Day Private City Tour

Cartagena unforgettable: Half Day Private City Tour

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Start your private tour with a visit to the bay of Cartagena located in the peninsula of bocagrande, there we will see an spectacular shopping area, beach and hotels, After this , we continue to the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress (named after King San Felipe IV), an impressive 16th century fortress located on top of a hill called San Lázaro, later we continue our journey to the monastery of the Popa. A path full of beautiful flower, which is traversed to reach the top and take pictures of the view highest in the city, then we go to the Historic Center where we will take a walk through the streets, squares and churches contemplating the beautiful colorful and colonial architecture starting in the vaults so that the tourist has a space to make purchases of handicrafts. Finally we visit the San pedro Claver church and we go back to the Hotel or area where you were picked up
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.00
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$98.00
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city tours in Cartagena

city tours in Cartagena

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vehicle availability qualified personnel personalized attention special schedules for groups bilingual guides
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.47
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Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

Night Trolley Sightseeing in Cartagena

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See Cartagena light up at night from the deck of a trolley on this evening tour of the city. Join a group of 20 people or fewer to visit the city's must-see sites, including the Clock Tower and the home of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This tour also includes live commentary from a professional guide and non-alcoholic drinks for a relaxing and informative experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.00
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Cartagena City Shore Excursion

Cartagena City Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ships drops anchor in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Cartagena, don’t waste a minute of sightseeing time on a shore excursion that’s ideal for visitors with limited time. Convenient port pickup and drop-off are included, and you’ll travel in air-conditioned comfort between top Cartagena attractions in Old Town Cartagena, without getting lost or having to navigate unfamiliar public transport systems.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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Cartagena City Tour

Cartagena City Tour

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Discover Cartagena’s major sightseeing spots on this guided tour. Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at the convent of La Candelaria, which is located on top of La Popa Hill, for panoramic views, plus the San Felipe Fortress, popular neighborhoods, parks, and public squares. Also, enjoy free time to shop.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) costs USD 10.00. Guided San Felipe de Barajas Castle (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) tours start around USD 10.00 per person.
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