Horse Drawn Carriage

Horse Drawn Carriage Tour in Cartagena (Las Bovedas, the Old City, the Vaults)
Price: $93.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedWater
Recommended DressComfortable light clothing and walking shoes (sneakers).
RestrictionsMust be able to step on/off the horse carriage.
Tour Details

Horse Drawn Carriage

Take a trip back in time on this unique horse-drawn carriage tour of Cartagena. Horse-drawn carriages were once the main method of transportation in this area and now you have the chance to relive the past! On this Cartagena tour, you'll also see historic structures including the famous Las Bovedas. Book your Caragena sightseeing tour now.

Your Cartagena tour starts with pickup from the pier. You'll ride on an air-conditioned vehicle en route to your destination: the Old City. Here, you'll hop on your carriage and embark on a 45-minute journey around the area. As you tour the neighborhood, you'll lay eyes on charming colonial structures like churches and mansions.

The final stop on your tour is Las Bovedas, which translates to The Vaults. Here, you can spend about 30 minutes purchasing handcrafts and other goods from the numerous vendors. Before this locale was a market, it was a dungeon. The cells were used to imprison people during the 19th century civil wars; they were also used as storage for ammunition.

After your time here, you will be taken back to the pier on a bus. Bottled water included on this trip.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Water
Dress
Comfortable light clothing and walking shoes (sneakers).
Restrictions
Must be able to step on/off the horse carriage.
5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  16 ReviewsReview This Tour
Cartegena Horse Drawn Carriage
April 01, 2020
Great excursion. Almost like a private tour. We were with one other couple while on the guided tour through the city in a mini van and were by ourselves for the horse drawn carriage. Cartegena is a beautiful city and for first time visitors this tour is hard to beat.
Reviewer: Dave Smith
5 Stars
Cartagena, Colombia
January 04, 2020
We loved our excursion around Cartagena, Colombia which included a Horse Drawn Carriage. Our guide, Philip, was amazing - so informative. Our taxi driver was also very accommodating - my husband had a wheelchair - Philip pushed him around and the taxi driver made sure the wheelchair was put in and out of the trunk of the taxi.
Reviewer: Philippa Marchetti
5 Stars
Tour comments
December 19, 2019
Super tour guide Landon made our small group excursion very informing and personal.Carrage was a great way to explore the Old Town
Reviewer: B Jennings
5 Stars
Exceptional Tour from Start to Finish
May 27, 2019
We did not know what to expect for sure as we had heard others talk about excursions they had booked on board . . . ours was exceptional in every way . . . greeted us where they said they would, had us wait for rest of people in a shaded area with wonderful birds, handed us off the one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have every been with (I am a retired school superintendent), he never left us as he rode with us in the taxi, the carriage ride and back to the taxi . . . he knew everything about his home country and spoke great English . . . both the carriage and taxi drivers were exceptional in every way . . . recommend it? Yes and we will do it again on our next trip!
Reviewer: Bruce
5 Stars
Exceptional Tour from Start to Finish
May 27, 2019
We did not know what to expect for sure as we had heard others talk about excursions they had booked on board . . . ours was exceptional in every way . . . greeted us where they said they would, had us wait for rest of people in a shaded area with wonderful birds, handed us off the one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have every been with (I am a retired school superintendent), he never left us as he rode with us in the taxi, the carriage ride and back to the taxi . . . he knew everything about his home country and spoke great English . . . both the carriage and taxi drivers were exceptional in every way . . . recommend it? Yes and we will do it again on our next trip!
Reviewer: Bruce Johnson
5 Stars
Cartagena Carriage Ride & Las Bovedas Shopping
January 11, 2019
We took this excursion because the ship's excursions didn't offer these two things together. We were extremely pleased with our decision. We were met at the pier, exactly as we had been advised, and my husband and I had our own personal cab driver and personal guide. The guide spoke excellent English and had so much information about the city and its history. We had our own carriage for the ride through the old walled city (no long line of carriages shared with other passengers as on the ship's excursion). Our guide rode with us explaining what we were seeing, and answering our questions. We were given time to shop at Las Bovedas, and our guide stayed nearby to assist if needed. Afterwards, we were taken by our cab to see other parts of the city. The guide was very friendly, and he gave us such a wonderful tour of his city.
Reviewer: Barbara Banks
5 Stars