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About This Is Cartagena
When it comes to truly authentic experiences in Cartagena, it's time to take the tour out of tourist and enjoy the sort of bona fide experiences that will send you home feeling like a local. Be blown away by experiences that move you, try something new, take a new turn and help change someone else's life at the same time.
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Jessica C wrote a review Jul. 2020
Chicago, Illinois2 contributions
I am inexcusably late with this review! My husband and I took a private tour of Getsemaní in February 2019, and Ronald was the best guide we could have asked for. Our tour was entertaining and educational, and perfectly paced. We got lots of information and tons of photo ops, we got to play dominoes, and Ronald showed us tons of spots we never would have found on our own. And as an added bonus, he even spotted a sloth up in one of the trees for us at the end of the tour! We had a great time, and will definitely do another tour when we return to Cartagena.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Justin F wrote a review Apr. 2020
Los Angeles, California15 contributions16 helpful votes
My family booked a bike tour with this company. Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the tour was cancelled. Lorena promised us a 90% refund per their policy, but has not responded to emails or calls since she promised the refund. Additionally, nothing has posted back to our credit card. It really is a shame since we are planning to do the same trip next spring break, but obviously will be using a different company since this company is not responding to us or fulfilling their written promise of a refund.I totally get that we are all in a difficult situation but not responding for weeks is worrisome.
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LAH wrote a review Apr. 2020
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We booked the three hour walking tour of the Centro Historico with "This is Cartagena." Our guide was Ronald Monsalve and we just loved him! He was knowledgeable about the history of Cartagena, flexible about our desire to visit several shops, and acted as our official translator. Best of all, he was SO MUCH FUN! We very much enjoyed the time we spent with him and would hire him again in a heartbeat. We highly recommend both the company and Ronald.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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ALISON H wrote a review Mar. 2020
Harrogate, United Kingdom565 contributions201 helpful votes
What a wonderful city . As cruise passengers were dependant on whatever the company had organised , but if the port had been a little nearer the old town we might have done our own thing . However the tour and the guide were good . Given that we had only a relatively short time to see the sights we managed to see quite a lot of this delightful city . The high point was the drive through the narrow streets of the old town in horse drawn carriages and the opportunity to appreciate the old buildings so lovingly restored . As our ship was so far from the town on our drive to and from we saw quite a bit of the 'other' Cartegena and realised this is a modern and vibrant city . On our departure , by night , from the port the skyscrapers gave us an impressive last look at the city .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Henry A wrote a review Mar. 2020
Kingston, Canada90 contributions79 helpful votes
Well what a waste. Beautiful city, amazing history.... Butin the old town we could not walk 10 steps without water, bangles, sunglasses, leather goods etc being aggressively shoved in our face. Worst street hawkers ever. We were told a beer would be 20 us dollars each... We found another cafe with a sour faced local who managed to get us a beer for 7 total... So CHECK! 6 people tried to sell us stuff as we drank, then the busker tried to gouge us for money after singing like a strangled cat. Without these folk this could be a destination, but it felt unsafe and aggressive
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Date of experience: March 2020
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