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Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca

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Enjoy the most complete day tour in Cartagena going to different islands and beaches in Barú and Rosario Islands. Corales del Rosario National Park is the name of a group of islands in the cost of Colombia, located just an hour by speed boat from Cartagena, 20 mins from Barú. Blue water, white sand and awesome coral is the perfect mix for a sunny beach day, this paradise is the favorite destination in Cartagena and offer a natural environment to have fun and relaxing.
  • A full-day excursion by bus and speedboat to the Rosario Islands
  • Experience Playa Azul, Cholon, and Playa Blanca in one trip
  • Swim, snorkel, eat a beachside lunch and relax on the sand
  • Convenient hotel pickup and drop off in Cartagena included
What to Expect
Start your day early with a convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minivan that quickly transports you to Barú, a coastal town about an hour from Cartagena. From Barú, a speedboat races you to the Rosario Islands for an hour of coral reef snorkeling and underwater sightseeing. After recharging with local fruits and water, continue to the beautiful Plaza Azul on the island of Cholon. Party in the water alongside other boats, and then head to a resort where beachside drinks and massages are available (own expense). The boat tour continues to Playa Blanca, where lunch is served beside the picturesque beach. Lunch is followed by an afternoon of free time to relax in a hammock, sunbathe on the pristine sand or indulge in tropical cocktails (own expense). The boat and bus return trip will deliver you to your Cartagena hotel around 6:30pm.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers at the hotel, so we need mandatory the location of your hotel for the pick up, please give detail information.
Departure Time
6:15 AM
  • Local taxes
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Lunch
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Gente De Mar Resort
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips (optional)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A short distance of walking is involved
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The best tour I’ve ever been on, great and amazing hospitality from our tour guide John Wayne. Beautiful seas and beaches, I was in awe.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

“John Wayne” was a great guide and the boat crew was fantastic as well! Fun day so check out different beaches. Would suggest a ladder to get in the water for snorkeling, but other than that, all was great!

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Worldtravel44444
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An excellent day out with John Wayne and the captain (Patchal, unsure I spelt that correct). Both of them were class and ensured we had a great day. From start to finish it was ideal. Visited 3 islands/ snorkelled / had snacks and lunch. Couldn’t...More

1  Thank craiggillon
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a fun day beach hoping. There were several stops which made the trip worth it. I wish we had more time to spend at each place. It would have helped to know how long we were staying at a place so we could...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank AishaTheExplorer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time. John Wayne was so cool and fun ! We beach hopped which worked for us. We snorkeled and lunch was theeeee best. I think the amount of time we spent at each beach was perfect. Not too long not too...More

1  Thank Awilliams10
Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your comment, John one of the best one! we would love to spend more time on each of the islands but it is difficult for us, we are working to improve everything and do it much better. Cheers!

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20 September 2019|
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Response from 19VICTORIAGIA | Reviewed this property |
It is included along with snorkel gear..you can also bring your own if you prefer
30 August 2019|
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Response from cristinasoto91 | Reviewed this property |
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21 August 2019|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: Spanish
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