Hop-on Hop-off Cartagena and Playa Blanca by Sea
Combine the convenience of exploring a colonial city at your pace with some time to soak up the sun on a white sandy beach, when you book this exciting two day Hop-On Hop-Off beach day excursion in Cartagena. While your tour won't cover the cost of your boarding tax at Bodeguita Pier, fees for activities like snorkeling or entrance fees for places like the Oceanarium, a guided walking tour, and roundtrip transportation to and from your port and Playa Blanca Beach, where you'll get a chance to swim, sunbathe or enjoy water sports like snorkeling. Your Hop-On, Hop-Off pass gives you the convenience of two days to board and hop off the bus whenever you want to explore Cartagena. Stops will be made at iconic landmarks like the Clock Tower or Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas where you can catch panoramic views of the city. With stops at scenic and historic sites like the Museo Rafael Nunez, Playa Blanca Beach, Plaza Bocagrande, and Iglesia de Castillo Grande, this tour is ideal for families and history buffs alike!
As a colonial city, Cartagena offers a deep history of sunken treasure, pirates, historic naval battles, and slavery and formerly served as a trading post between Spain and its colonies in South America. Your epic excursion begins in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Old Town, a well preserved historic part of Cartagena that's enclosed by just over eight miles of walls and features shady plazas and cobblestones streets. Here you'll get the flexibility to control which historic and modern sites you visit first like the lively Plaza Bocagrande, where you can play at casinos or shop for souvenirs. Hop off at some of the 14 stops along your route, including Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a 16th century fortress that offers stunning panoramic views of Cartagena.
Next, meet up with your guide to enjoy a guided tour of the bay and see the colossal 49-foot Sailor's Virgin statute before hopping on a speedboat and jetting off in the Caribbean Sea as you head to Playa Blanca Beach. Along the way, you'll pass the famous Rosario Islands and stop at San Martin Parajelas Island, where you can snorkel, enjoy a dolphin show or explore the Oceanarium at your own expense. Upon arrival at Playa Blanca Beach, you'll get to enjoy soaking up the sun on its beautiful white sands and go for a dip in the Caribbean Sea's turquoise-blue waters. Wrap up your day at the beach before heading back to your port.
From visiting historical landmarks to basking in the sun on Playa Blanca Beach, this tour offers plenty to see and do. Reserve your spot on this Hop-On, Hop-Off beach day excursion today for an unforgettable time in Cartagena!