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Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Tour of Secret Cartagena

3 hours

Skip the tourist traps for a Cartagena kept under wraps

Discover Cartagena’s hidden gems and complete a bucket list you never knew you needed.

  • From 26.81 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 3 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Hosted in English

What you'll do

See a sizzling Cartagena away from the tourist crowds, like popping past well-known Plaza Santo Domingo in the fortified Old Town to see hidden craft stores and bars filled with locals. Admire Spanish-influenced architecture away from famous landmarks to humble gems like the Geographic Institute, housed in a balconied building draped in tropical flowers and surrounded by art vendors. Escape the Walled City to see art take to the street walls, influenced by local politics and the beauty of Colombian flair, before heading to artsy barrio Getsemani. Catch a glimpse of pulsating salsa at a café teeming with locals, or head to Plaza de la Trinidad, a stage for local futbol, foot-stomping traditional music, and dancing galore once the sun goes down.

Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge
Big Ben to Tower Bridge

Where you’ll go

Go on an adventure of sizzling Cartagena via routes you won't find in guidebooks, like darting past famous plazas in charming Old Town to hidden nooks crammed with bursting bars. Navigate towering colonial estates via vibrant passageways and balconies towards the bright yellow Notaría Tercera, dripping with bougainvillea, for an uncrowded photo op. Exit the Walled City via large curving street Calle de la Sierpe, where the walls become canvases for art with a political punch. Wander along these lively streets towards colorful neighborhood Getsemani, overflowing with character and a laid-back atmosphere away from the crowds. Dart underneath flapping rainbow flags to Salsa haven Café Havana or join dancing locals in Plaza de la Trinidad at sunset.

    • Say bye-bye to tourist crowds and hello to a secret Cartagena thanks to your local-insider who knows all the hidden gems.
    • Get a picturesque (uncrowded) photo op at architecture gems away from iconic landmarks.
    • Join in an impromptu fútbol game or dance with locals at a magical plaza.
    • See where street walls become canvases for art that pack a political punch and celebrate Colombian heritage.
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 3 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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