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South America's colonial past meets its vibrant present in this highly preserved historic city.
Cartagena still bears many vestiges of its time as a Spanish colony in the 16th century. Its historic walled center, full of peaceful plazas, stone churches, and colorful mansions, transports us back to the Spanish conquest, where the Catholic Church, the indigenous, African slaves, and even pirates played a role in the city's evolution. Cartagena is now a diverse seaside city acclaimed for its street art, tropical beaches, and prominent residents, including the Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Discover the appeal of Cartagena with Context's private and small group guided tours.

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Cartagena Private and Guided Tours

We offer a wide range of private and small group guided tours in Cartagena, all of which are led by local historians, musicians, foodies and other insiders. For a good overview, try our Introduction to Cartagena tour, which cuts through the center of the historic district. Or, for something more in-depth, take a look at our Cartagena Old Town Tour, in which we examine the intersection of gold and the Church in Cartagena's history. Both tours are led by local historians with deep expertise in the topic. One of our most popular tours in Cartagena is our Cartagena City Tour in the Evening, which visits the lively district of Getsemani and includes a rum tasting. Those with a literary bent may want to try our Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena tour. Or, if you're looking for something more experiential, take a look at our Cartagena Barrio Tour, which visits an Afro-Caribbean neighborhood and includes an opportunity to volunteer with local kids.
What Context Cartagena Travelers Say
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Our guide was friendly but he basically walked us around the town and provided very little history, context or insights unless we asked. At several points there were free tours going on and their guides were doing a much better job explaining the history of Cartagena and the relevance of each stop. He has decent information and perspective when you asked him, but as a history and context provider he was disappointing.
Loved the tour. One of the best with Context. Shared history, contemporary culture, food, art. Great food stops. Tried to accommodate our needs and interests.
Claudia was a wonderful tour guide and everyone in our group really enjoyed her tour!