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Cartagena in January -- Suggestions?


ivansbride1955

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We were in Cartegena in April and I felt perfectly safe there. While I have read about various self-guided walking tours of the old city, I think you would get so much more out of your visit by doing a guided tour. There are a number of tour guides recommended on these boards and the boards from Trip Advisor (Lee Miles, Dora, Claudia and our guide, J.J. Taborda). I would recommend you arrange for a private tour or a small guided tour to include the La Popa Monastery and the Fort of San Felipe in addition to sites in the old city. Also, from our experience, and from what I have read, the guides are amenable to including shopping in the tour or excluding it completely if you are not interested in shopping.

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When we were in Cartagena last February, we hired a cab just outside the cruise terminal centre and went to the old colonial walled part of the city and walked about there for about 4 hours. It is filled with activity and interesting architecture. We never felt threatened at all and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was easy to find a cab to take us back to the ship.

 

If we went back, we would go back and explore some more, because it is such a rich historic part of the city. Just posted our pics.

 

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/pandcpayne/Cartagena?feat=directlink

 

Enjoy :)

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When we were in Cartagena last February, we hired a cab just outside the cruise terminal centre and went to the old colonial walled part of the city and walked about there for about 4 hours. It is filled with activity and interesting architecture. We never felt threatened at all and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was easy to find a cab to take us back to the ship.

 

 

Would appreciate knowing what you paid for the cab.

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