June 5

History and Fortifications Tour

Date: Monday, June 5
Time: 3:00 PM
Status: Sorry, this tour is already booked and there are no more spots available!

Cost: $40 each (this rate is based on a group of 20 people).
Duration: 4 hours (walking and driving)
Includes: Transportation, Bilingual Historian Guide, Site entrance fees
Pick-up Points: Santa Clara Hotel for those staying in the Walled City and Hyatt Regency Hotel for those staying in Bocagrande.
Would you like to join? Please send an email to Xime and let her know that you would like to be included.
Note: If you would like to do this tour on another day, please feel free to contact Diana Bahamon at Diana@galavanta.com. She can help you arrange it.


We will meet our local expert -at a point to be decided- where we will take a private transfer to Castillo de San Felipe fortress accompanied by a local history expert to explore dark tunnels and lookout points as he recounts captivating stories and explains military strategy tactics used to defend Cartagena from pirates and invaders.

After that, we'll take a private transfer to La Popa monastery, where one can get a birds-eye view of Cartagena’s legendary bays and understand the importance of the city’s strategic location during the Spanish colony. We'll conclude the session walking along the winding streets of Cartagena’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while listening to fascinating stories behind the iconic plazas, cathedrals, and colonial mansions.