Travelers from around the world visit Cartagena to admire its beauty. But there's more to Cartagena besides its sights. Did you know Colombia is the world's largest emerald producer? Find out all about Cartagena's emerald history on this fun tour.
This Cartagena emerald tour will make you a gem expert in no time. During this adventure, you'll be led by an emerald professional who will share their knowledge with you. This individual will help you spot legitimate Colombian emeralds and provide some insight on buying the best ones during your travels. In fact, you'll have the chance to do some shopping during your lesson! There is also an opportunity for some sightseeing.
Take a break from traditional Cartagena sightseeing tours and do something different. Book your tour now and enjoy a unique look at Cartagena's history.
Reviewer: Joann Fortier
Loved this tour that started with a driving tour of the older section of Cartagena - amazing architecture! We completed our tour at the Emerald Museum where we learned the history of emerald mining. There are beautiful emeralds in their natural formation at the museum to see, as well as beautiful emerald jewelry to purchase that is made right on site.
Reviewer: LEANNE HOLT
Our guide was knowledgeable and helpful. It was one on one and the best experience so far of all our excursions.
Reviewer: John W Byrne
This was a great tour. We met the company president before the tour and he was very nice. This was our first tour not from the cruise line and I was a bit nervous as it was a short stop and wanted to ensure we returned to the ship in time; not a problem. The tour guide and driver were great, and what a beautiful, new, air conditioned SUV (seemed to be fully loaded), with cold bottled water. I will use them again if I return.
This group made every conceivable modification to our tour to accommodate my husband's limited mobility disability. We had not known about so could not anticipate the long walk to the pick-up point, but regardless, they went out of their way to locate and bring a wheelchair to get us to the tour. Further, because of our challenges reaching the pick-up point, they secured a van for us with our own tour guide and driver. Niba was so kind and aware of our situation and made sure my husband could clearly hear her narrative though she was in the back seat and he in the front passenger seat. Then at the emerald store, she made arrangements for him to receive VIP treatment from the staff while I enjoyed a tour of the museum upstairs. We were also give a driving tour of Cartagena. Incredibly grateful to have had this experience and could not have asked for anything more.
Reviewer: Dr M D Chan
Our ship arrived 2 hours late but the tour guide were still waiting for us. Excellent services and very good tour.