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.
Reviewer: Barbara Banks
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: Maureen Hussey
The biggest surprise was the fact that we had one guide Nico and one driver Wilman for the entire tour for only four guests. The next surprise was the care and solicitous assistance we were given all the way. Nico shared his obvious love for his country with us and was able to answer questions on every topic we proposed populations, income, politics and exports as well as giving us a clear view of the past and current city as we toured. Both the van and the horse drawn carriages ( we had two so as not to overload the horses) offered different views of the city. At all times we were kept safe and secure. Great tour all around. Thanks Nico and Wilman
Reviewer: Dr. Arnold Jostock
What a delightful day with Maria in Cartagena we so enjoyed her knowledge sharing and expertise on the history of Your city and country. The ride through the streets in the horse drawn carriage was magical..the sound of the horses huffs as they struck the cobblestone streets unforgettable. We were treated with such dignity and respect by both Maria and our driver. I would highly recommend this tour only drawback the emerald earrings that we purchased at our shopping stop we found the backings to be defective when we got back to the cruise ship and my wife tried them on for the first time. One of the back posts would not hold. I will attempt to contact and use the certificate of authorization to receive replacement. My wife and I had a wonderful day and would highly recommend this tour it is truly outstanding.
Reviewer: Dr. Arnold G Jostock
Maria was our guide on Sunday, 20/10/2018 and she did a fantastic job on all the details. We learned so much from her. Truly enjoyed the carriage ride although one big disappointment she had us stop a Columbian gift shop were we purchased some emerald earrings when we got back to our ship and tried them on we discovered one of the earring posts was defective and the earring very easily falls out of the ear and my wife is unable to wear them. We attempted to place email to the address on the certicate Of Guarantee but is always returns to us as undeliverable we understand that occasionally items can be defective and perhaps she should have tried them on before finalizing purchase but we were somewhat rushed for time. This did not refer from our giving this tour 5 Stars it was a day to remember in truly beautiful city. Thank You, Dr. Arnie Jostock Dawson, Mn.
Reviewer: Dr Arnold Jostock
Maria our guide on Monday was so very gracious and knowledgeable we learned so much from her. One thing though we bought emerald earrings at the shop she had us stop at and upon trying them on when back on the ship we found one earring back is defective certicate and Guarantee so assume they will be replaced but unsure how to proceed with request to do so. Lovely day heavy showers then sunshine all is well.