Posted August 9th, 2016, 02:27 PM
Most of the taxis are tiny sedans that barely fit four passengers. You might want to consider a private car hire if you need a minivan for the wheelchairs.
For those who have taken taxis in Cartagena, will it be easy to find a van/minivan as opposed to cars? There are three of us but two wheelchairs, I could always fall back to two taxis but would prefer to stay together.In your case i would recommend excursion from ship.
Thanks, but an organized tour won't work for us. We need the flexibility for one or both of them to go back to the ship if they get fatigued. I think that taxis are the best balance of cost and flexibility for us.If you haven't already cruised, someone on TripAdv game me an email address of a taxi driver. I believe he only has a car, but he may be able to put you in touch with someone who has a can. You can email me at annjunk at sbcglobal dot net if you are interested.
Thank you. We are doing a full transit with Norwegian next month. Your help is very much appreciated.
What would be the Top 10 things to do (in order of good to bad)I haven't been there yet, but I will be going on Valentines Day.
Going to be there in a couple of weeks and trying to decide what to do ?
Ann, your notebook was wonderful!! Thank you so much for allowing us access - so much great information. Am looking forward to reading any post-cruise thoughts. Hope you're having a great time!
Thanks for this very helpful thread. We paid $20 for 4 of us to take a taxi from just outside the aviary area to the walled city. Even if some think that was inflated, I thought it was a reasonable price after the taxi driver had to wind his way through the traffic. It also would seem like they probably can use the money. Also, since these taxi drivers all had "Taxi" print fabric (all over print with the words many times), it felt like at least you were getting in a cab that might be safer than just one on the street. Also, our driver was very good at telling us the sights on the way. He said his English wasn't very good, but we had no problems with it. YMMV. He also offered to pick us up where he dropped us off at a designated time of our choosing. We picked a time, were there early and he was already waiting for us. A very hot, but pleasant day.
I haven't been there yet, but I will be going on Valentines Day.Can't find the link - can you please post it for me?? Thanks!!!
If you don't get a top 10 back from someone, you can check out my Cartagena section in my OneNote Notebook link in my signature. Within the Cartagena section, there is a page titled Overview plan. Starting below there are the sites that we have chosen to try and see. There is also Numbered map under the Walled City page that I created to help us find our way around. Each page in this section has a place to see along with a photo and any info I could find about it on the Internet.
If you are going after I return, I will be happy to post my favorite things that I saw.
Can't find the link - can you please post it for me?? Thanks!!!Hi. Here is the link. Please let me know if it works. We didn't walk around, so I'm not sure how well my walking tour plan would have worked.
We have been to Cartagena before, but some years ago. This time I think we would probably just take a taxi to the old town. Since last there I now have limited mobility.You could probably get by with the wheel chair, but I think it would be hard. They don't always have cut outs for getting on and off the sidewalks like we do, the streets were pretty narrow and busy when we were there. There were also cobblestones if I remember right.
Therefore, can somebody tell me if my OH would be Ok to push me in a wheelchair? Or are the streets just too difficult to manoeuvre?
Am I correct in thinking taxis are not allowed in?
Any information or suggestions would be appreciated.
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