The Afro Colombian Experience
Cartagena is a port city on Colombia's Caribbean coast. By the sea is the walled Old Town, founded in the 16th century, with squares, cobblestone streets and colorful colonial buildings. The city has a beautiful tropical climate, white-sand beaches, palm trees and all the beauty of the sea. Get submerged in the amazing, colorful and rhythmic culture of Cartagena Colombia.
- 5 DAYS
- 4 NIGHTS
- PRIVATE SHUTTLE SERVICE TO/FROM AIRPORT/HOTEL ADDITIONAL PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION CAN BE ARRANGED FOR A FEE
- MUSIC & SALSA NIGHT
- DAY TRIP TO CARIBBEAN ISLAND
- WALKING AND GUIDED TOUR OF THE CITY
FOOD & BEVERAGE
- DAILY BREAKFAST
- WELCOME DINNER
- GOODBYE DINNER
- WELCOME COCKTAILS
Welcome to Cartagena, upon arrival you will be received by our local team and we will shuttle you to the hotel and help you get checked in so you can start enjoying the many great amenities and lifestyle. Enjoy the pool with a cocktail and a view as the sun sets. Your welcome dinner will feature local flavors at one of Cartagena’s most popular restaurants.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel enjoying the ambiance. Take a stroll along the colonial and historic streets of the walled city or La Ciudad Amurallada on a guided walking tour with a local historian, have a cafecito in the park, listen to local musicians, shop, dance, laugh and enjoy a day full of culture, music and fun. In the evening you will indulge with another fantastic dinner experience and the night is yours to enjoy.
PALENQUERAS - A SYMBOL OF CARTAGENA & COLOMBIA
Get to learn about the History of the Palenqueras, the history of the Black people of Colombia. During the Spanish conquests approximately 250,000 slaves arrived via the Cartagena Port. In the early 17th century, 25% of the population was made of African Slaves. Slavery was abolished in 1851, 30 years after the independence of Colombia from Spain.
Learn how the Palenqueras became a symbol of not just Cartagena, but of Colombia.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, sit at the rooftop, chill in the pool and relax, the day is yours to enjoy. If you would like to order a massage, spa service, guided tour, beach day, horseback riding, fishing, ATV, SUP, or any type of personalized service you will find the local team standing by at your service. After sunset we will meet up in the evening for a farewell dinner, with dancing and some additional surprises.
Enjoy your last morning in Colombia, do some last minute; shopping, pictures, banking, tours...
UNTIL NEXT TIME, SAFE TRAVELS
HOTEL MOVICH (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY)
PRIVATE SHUTTLE SERVICE T0/ FROM AIRPORT/HOTEL
ADDITIONAL PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION CAN BE ARRANGED FOR A FEE.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
- Music & Salsa Night
- Day Trip to Caribbean Island
- Walking and Guided tour of the city
- International Flights
- Alcoholic beverages
- Spa services
- Other activities not specified in the itinerary
FROM FRUIT SELLER TO NATIONAL SYMBOL
Being direct descendants of the world’s first free African slaves, the Palenqueras represent an incredible feat of human resistance, the respected figure of courageous, hard-working mothers, and a still living and thriving Afro-Caribbean heritage. What better symbol to represent Colombia? Today, the Palenqueras sell less and less fruit and instead make their money from posing for curious tourists, photographers and journalists. And it’s easy to see why: their beautiful smiles, stunning traditional dresses and colorful hand-made jewelry set against Cartagena’s crumbling mustard walls make for a stunning photo. However, very few people know that they’re not really from Cartagena at all, and there is much more behind these smiling women than meets the eye.
Learn about the history of these women who now represent Colombia as a national icon. This trip will explore the historic slave trade route and give you a taste of Cartagena’s Afro-decendent culture.
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