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Horse Drawn Carriage

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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 Stars5Based On 13 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsExceptional Tour from Start to FinishMay 27, 2019

Reviewer: Bruce
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!

5 StarsExceptional Tour from Start to FinishMay 27, 2019

Reviewer: Bruce Johnson
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!

5 StarsCartagena Carriage Ride & Las Bovedas ShoppingJanuary 11, 2019

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.

5 StarsSurprisingly intimate tourNovember 30, 2018

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

5 StarsWonderful Tour and Outstanding ValueOctober 28, 2018

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.

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