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CARTAGENA,
COLOMBIA

JANUARY 14TH - 19TH, 2025
6 DAYS | 5 NIGHTS

Culture, Music, History, Good Vibes: This is Cartagena!

Start the year off with LDTG in lively Cartagena, Colombia! Learn about the history of Cartagena, Afro-Colombian Culture, and immerse yourself in the food, music, and good vibes. January is a popular & great time to visit due to the amazing weather and if you are looking for a trip not too far from home, then this is perfect for you! On this trip, you will be getting insight, tour the town of Palenque, dance to amazing music, enjoy a massage at the Mud Volcano, and catch a tan while Island Hopping. This is also the perfect trip to come solo, or with a friend to share those memories with while meeting new people! Whether travel is something you want to do more of, or you are looking to celebrate your birthday and/or life in general, Cartagena certainly awaits! Cartagena's temperature around this time of year is about 87° (high) / 75° F (low) with very little to no chance of rain, making it the best time to admire all that this city has to offer.  We continously strive to provide incredible experiences in a small group setting, therefore the capacity for this trip is no more than 8 people ensuring personalized attention and meaningful interactions throughout your journey. Interested in joining this trip? Scroll down to learn more. A dedicated LDTG Travel Host will be present throughout the trip to ensure that you have a great time!

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LDTG Colombia
LDTG Colombia Group Trip

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 4-night stay in 4-Star Hotel​ 

    • great proximity to city center​

  • Daily Breakfast​

  • 2 Lunches & 2 Dinners

  • Airport Pick up/Drop-off

  • Transportation Throughout Trip

  • All entrance fees and taxes to activities

  • Private Led Activities and Excursions

  • Experience and Learn about Cartagena ​​​

  • Day in Palenque - African Settlement

  • Beach Day 

    • Island Hopping!​

  • Mud Volcano Experience 

  • Salsa and Champeta Dance Class

  • Dedicated LDTG Travel Host

  • ​LDTG Photoshoot

  • Special LDTG Gift Bag

  • Meeting New People!

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NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare (including taxes & fees) 

  • Medical & travel insurance 

  • Meals besides those stated

  • Personal expenses or any other expense not mentioned in the "what's included" section, including personal tipping

ADD-ON

OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES

Flying Dress Photoshoot

$355 USD 

  • Roundtrip Transportation + Dress Assistance Included
  • Retouched/Edited Photos

  • One-Time Payment Due December 15, 2024 OR Payment Plan Option Available. Please contact us ​for any questions

Colombian Cooking Class *New*

$95 USD 

  • note: based on the number of interests in this add-on experience, it may either be a shared (public) or a private experience
    • ​Please contact us ​for any questions regarding this experience

  • One-Time Payment Due December 15, 2024 OR Payment Plan Option Available

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PRICING

$2,830 Per Person​

Payment Plan Options:

3-month Plan

Deposit: $400

September 15th      $810

October 15th           $810

November 15th       $810

Special 5-month Plan

Deposit: $400

September 15th       $486

October 15th           $486

November 15th        $486

December 15th        $486

January 5th, 2025   $486

*click here to read additional information regarding this trip *

​DID YOU KNOW? YOU CAN SPLIT YOUR TRIP PAYMENTS EVEN FURTHER! 

That's Right! Whether you are Reserving Your Spot, or Making Payment(s) Towards Your Trip, with PayPal Split In 4/ *PayPal Monthly, you can spread any trip payment even further, no matter which payment plan option you select! Pay as low as $121.50! Never too late to join in on the fun! Click Here to Learn More

NO ADDITIONAL FEES!

Pricing includes taxes & fees

Booking past THE trip PAYMENT DATE(S) PROVIDED ABOVE?

No worries! A personalized payment plan and/or payment dates will be made available to you based on the time you reserve your spot (if applicable) so that you complete payment with ease and in time for the trip! Trip reservations are first come, first served.

ROOMING OPTIONS

Double Occupancy: Available​

*Single Occupancy

Only 2 Available

* Additional Total Charge $600

*Kindly Note: the cost of room upgrade (if selected) will be included and spread throughout each monthly trip payments

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SAMPLE ITINERARY

​* This is our sample itinerary for this trip and is subject to change if necessary

DAY 1: WELCOME TO COLOMBIA!

Welcome to Cartagena! You will be picked up from the Airport and dropped off at your hotel. Relax and enjoy the hotel amenities, head out, grab a bite, and take a look at beautiful Cartagena. Everything is within walking distance, so head out and explore a bit if you'd like! 

Tonight, we will be enjoying a wonderful & social welcome dinner.

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DAY 2: PAlenque

Travel to San Basilio Palenque where you will get to learn more about the first free settlement in America where many African Descents live. You will be immersing youself in the culture and learn about the history of the Palenqueros and Palenqueras.

Afterward, a trip to the Mud Volcano! This experience isn't only fun & relaxing, but also has incredible health benefits. 

DAY 3: EXPLORE

Learn more about Cartagena and immerse yourself in the culture! From food, to culture, to music and everything in between!

Let the good vibes continue as we partake in a fun, exhilarating, salsa and champeta dance class in the evening. And learn about where these dances originated from.

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DAY 4: ISLAND HOPPING Day!

The best way to catch a tan, is by heading to the beach & sun-bathing! Enjoy your day with the group partying, island hopping and uncovering different beaches. Nothing but good vibes, good food, great music all while enjoying the beautiful view. 

DAY 5: REFLECT

The day is all yours! Partake in one (or both) *optional add-on experiences* (Flying Dress Photoshoot, or Cooking Class)

or spend the entire day as you please! Take advantage of hotel amenities, and/or explore the streets of Cartagena.

In the evening, we will be heading out for our final night and farewell dinner. Leave Cartagena with stories to share!

*optional add-on experiences are an additional cost. you can select these option(s) upon filling out the trip confirmation form (after reserving your spot)*

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DAY 6: THIS IS NOT GOODBYE!

It may be the last day in Cartagena, but we will cherish our moments here for a lifetime! After sharing hugs, and goodbyes, you will be dropped off at the airport. 

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LDTG Colombia
LDTG Colombia Group Trip
LDTG Colombia Group Trip

ACCOMMODATION

4-Star Hotel

24-Hour Front Desk Service, *Restaurant & Bar On-Site, Double/Single Occupancy, Outdoor/ Rooftop Pool, *Room Service, Wi-Fi, *Spa Services

Check-In: From 03:00 PM  

Check-Out: Until 12:00 PM 

​* Additional services available for purchase at the hotel. We do not own copyright to images.

Disclaimer: Though unlikely, accommodation(s) and/or room setting are subject to change due to any unforeseen circumstances if needed

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USE CODE "LD25GT" FOR $150 OFF

limited-time only!

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FREQUENT QUESTIONS

 

"Can I come along on this group trip solo?" 

 

Of course! We actually encourage and recommend you to join along on one of our group trips solo! You will never feel alone, as you'll have the chance to meet other amazing individuals who will be attending and get a chance to get to know more about them before the actual trip takes place!

 

"What if I sign up after the payment due date(s)?" 

 

No problem! If the trip package has spots left or is open, you can still sign up by booking today and making your trip deposit. Depending on when you sign up, your selected payment plan may be adjusted to help you continuously budget and finance your trip. For which will be paid directly through our site.

" I have more questions about this trip, where can I find more details?"

 

Read the Additional Information section regarding this trip, and visit the FAQ page for more answers. Don't see what you are looking for? Email info@lizdesirtravelgroup.com for assistance

WHAT's next
AFTER SIGNING UP for this trip

1. Trip Confirmation Form

Once you've made your trip deposit, you will receive a link to fill out the trip confirmation form, select your preferences, and more. Receive confirmation within 48 hours of submitting the form. 

2. Updates & Reminders

Receive updates regarding the trip and upcoming payments via LDTG text, you will then be added to either the trip group page/ chat within a given timeframe before the trip (usually within 3 - 5 months out)

3. Connect Before Your Trip

As the trip approaches, trip members have the opportunity to partake in scheduled group calls, which allows everyone to meet & acquaint each other, and the travel host, beforehand!

INTERESTED IN THIS TRIP?

YOU MUST...

BE OPEN-MINDED & READY FOR A FUN TIME!

LIKE TO PARTAKE IN INTERACTIVE, IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES THAT REQUIRE MODERATE PHYSICAL HEALTH

LIKE TO TRY NEW THINGS - THIS INCLUDES TASTY COLOMBIAN CUISINE

BE OPEN TO MEETING OTHERS & BE RESPECTFUL

Colombia 2025 - Additional Info

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

+ Minimum Age Requirement: 20​

+ Official language: Spanish 

+ Arrival & Departure Airport: Rafael Núñez International Airport (CTG)

 

+ Currency: Colombian Pesos (COP)

  • Some establishments accept major credit cards, however carrying cash is advised for shopping locally and tipping. Click here to learn more about different ways to conduct currency exchange.

+ Visa Required? No. Visa is not required for U.S. and Canadian Citizens.

+ Vaccination Requirement: None

+ COVID Test/ Vaccination Required? No, COVID testing and vaccination are not required to travel to this destination.

  •  COVID-19 vaccination is not required/ mandatory to join our group trips. 

+ This trip is open to swimmers and non-swimmers

+ Flight booking assistance is available upon request if needed. Let's help you find the best flight based on your departure city.​​​​

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  • THINGS TO KNOW

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+ Trip payments already include 3% tax & transaction fee charge at the time of payment. No additional fees will be applied.  Trip Package is only available to those from the United States and Canada.

If you are a citizen/ resident outside the U.S./Canada and are predominantly English speaking and would like to join this trip. Please email info@lizdesirtravelgroup.com

+ After making the deposit, you will have access to a link to fill trip confirmation form

+ There will be some free time on the trip for you to relax, explore on your own or with another trip attendee(s). Free time blocks will be stated in the in-detail trip itinerary.

+ Weather: 89° (high)/ 73° F (low); with very low to no chances of rainfall, making it the perfect time to admire all that this city has to offer!

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  • TIPS & RECOMMENDATIONS 

  • + Ready to book your flight? Please contact/inform us beforehand. We will inform you when and if it is the time to complete this step.

  • + Suggested Arrival Time: Arrive in Cartagena at CTG airport by 4 PM on Day 1 of the trip in time to prepare for the welcome dinner! Kindly Note: Hotel check in begins at 3 PM. Earlier Check-In is not guaranteed

  • + Suggested Departure Time: You can choose to depart Cartagena at any time or choose to extend your stay, however, we suggest departing in the morning or early afternoon (No later than 3 PM) from CTG airport as there are no scheduled activities on the last day.

  • Utilize accommodation check-in & check-out time as a guide when booking your flight.

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  • + Make sure your passport has at least two blank pages and six months' validity by the time of the trip. If not, be sure to renew your passport at the earliest, or, 4 - 6 months before the trip

  • + It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance. Click here to view a list of recommended travel insurance. You may also be able to obtain travel insurance easily upon booking your flight 

  • + Did you Know? Payment plan for flight booking exists and are also available, click here to find out more

  • Have a question concerning this trip? Email info@lizdesirtravelgroup.com 

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LDTG TRIP REVIEW

" This was a seamless and culturally enriched experience. I would do it over if I had the opportunity. Liz is full of knowledge, joy and has great hospitality. "

- Stephany, LDTG Travel Community Member 

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