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Cartagena City Tours - Tour Operator Cartagena - Colombia

Tourists visiting Cartagena can see the city in three ways: on foot, in horse-drawn carriage or in chiva.

Authorized tour guides, dressed in beige vests, wait at at Plaza de Bolívar. They offer walking tours through the inner city’s labyrinth of streets. These guides take people to the most important sights, talking about architecture, culture, history and legends of the colonial town.

Also at Plaza de BolĂ­var, as well as Plaza San Diego, tourists can hop a horse-drawn carriage. A 45-minute spin around the inner and outer parts of the walled city costs $25.

The third manner to check out Cartagena is in chiva—the colorful, old-style, wooden buses that are still used in rural Colombia. The tours take two styles: a seated drive through the city to see the historical sights or a rumba tour, complete with dancing and aguardiente shots. Most chivas depart from Carrera 2 (Av San Martín) in Bocagrande and charge $14-17 per person fee.

These city tours may also be booked through travel agencies.


Cartagena, Colombia

Tour Operator Types:
City tour, Cultural tours, Chiva, Walking

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