COLOMBIA: CARTHAGENA DE INDIA - SANTA MARTA - TAYRONA PARK code COL-02

SPANISH LESSONS - EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL TOUR

Colombia Cultural Journey

With its natural beauty, colonial history and lovely beaches, Colombia is a nation that specialises in shattering preconceived notions. Embark on a 12-day tour of a misunderstood country and explore islands, historic Catagena, and Tayrona National Park. You’ll immerse yourself in a vibrant culture and soak in Totumo’s famous mud volcano. With accommodation that refreshes, transportation that's safe and an expert guide offering context to it all, you’re sure to come away with a fresh new look on a grand old land. *Colombia tourism informations.

The Tayrona National Natural Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona) is a protected area in the Colombian northern Caribbean region and within the jurisdiction of the Department of Magdalena and 34 kilometres (21 mi) from the city of Santa Marta. The park presents a biodiversity endemic to the area of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range presenting a variety of climates (mountain climate) and geography that ranges from arid sea level to 900 meters above sea level. The park covers approximately 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi) of maritime area in the Caribbean sea and approximately 150 square kilometres (58 sq mi) of land.

D1. Your country / Cartagena de India, Colombia.-D
Arrive in Cartagena, Rafael Núñez airport and transfer with your guide at your hotel to Bocagrande in Cartagena city.

D2. Cartagena -BLD
Full day to relax on the Bocagrande beach – 15h Transfer at your family host in historical center. Overnight with your family host. *Hotel optional.

D3. Cartagena -BLD
8h a 12h Spanish lesson – Lunch – Activity : Exploring the tropical city of Cartagena including a tour of the historic sites. Sightseeing the city's churches (Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, La Catedral, Iglesia de Santo Domingo.* Cartagena is a Unesco World Heritage Site on the coast of the Caribbean Sea, Cartagena is Colombia's most famous and most visited city. Visitors are most attracted to the remarkably intact historic walled colonial city ("ciudad amurallada"). Overnight with your family host. *Hotel optional. **Spanish lesson may be replaced for other activity.

D4. Cartagena -BLD
8h a 12h Spanish lesson – Lunch – Activity : Exploring the Popa convent, also is a viewpoint which overlooks the city and harbour, and sightseeing the city's churches (Iglesia de San Pedro Claver, La Catedral, Iglesia de Santo Domingo , to end up taking a glimpse of the modern Bocagrande area). Overnight with your family host. *Hotel optional.

D5. Cartagena –BLD
8h a 12h Spanish lesson – Lunch – Activity : Social work to local children care. Overnight with your family host. *Hotel optional.

D6. Cartagena -BLD
8h a 12h Spanish lesson – Lunch – Activity : Exploring the fortress known as Castillo de San Felipe. Overnight with your family host. *Hotel optional.

D7. Cartagena – Santa Marta –BLD 4h
Transfer to the famed Totumo mud volcano where phosphates, sulphur, and magnesium bubble up through the mud which we bath in for their restorative (and fun) properties. Wash off in the lake. Continue on to Santa Marta Colombia's oldest city in the afternoon. Overnight at your hotel.

D8. Santa Marta – Los Angeles Beach -BLD1h
Transfer to Quebrada Valencia, site of the Koguis natives. - Lunch - Continue on to Don Diego river We'll float down the Don Diego on inner tubes, gliding down the river to the sea, crossing the hamlet of the same name, witnessing indigenous reservations, nature preserves, and if you are lucky observe a few howler monkeys, tucans, macaws, parrots or other species. Overnight, camping on Los Angeles beach site. *Ecological Hotel optional.

D9. Tayrona Park -BLD  Mape
Road transportation to Tayrona Park entrance – Exploring Tayrona National Park - Jungle hiking (1h15 min.) to Arrecifes beach we can observe a few howler and mico monkeys, tucans, macaws, parrots or other species. Afternoon: Hiking to the Piscina beach for swiming. Continue on to Cabo San Juan beach (20 min). Overnight on Arrecifes campsite. * Tayrona National Park is renowned for its unique combination of coral formations and jungle vegetation and we can enjoy hiking through forests, waterfalls, and lookouts with great views of the Sierra Nevada.

D10. Tayrona Park – Cartagena -BLD 
Jungle hiking to Canaveral beach (1h15 min) - Transfer by bus to Cartagena. Overnight at your hotel.

D11. Cartagena -BLD  30 min.
Transfer to ’’La Boquilla’’, is a fishing village in the Cienaga Juan Polo. Exploring the Juan Polo’s Lagoon. Our ecotour explore by paddle canoe the natural mangrove tunnels (The Love, The Happiness and Remember tunnels). Our guide give education about ecosystem of mangrove (flora and wildlife). In afternoon; Social work with the local community ’’Desplazados’’. Back to Cartagena and overnight at your hotel. Night activity: 'Chiva' bus tour.

D12. Cartagena / Airport –B
After breakfast you catch a flight back to your country - Tour ends at the Cartagena International airport.

(B) Breakfast (L) Lunch (D) Dinner

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