There are 87 different rural tribes in Colombia. On this trip, you’ll head into the countryside to meet one. You’ll kick things off with a visit to San Felipe Fortress, a Spanish stronghold that was built in 1536. It’s on top of a tall hill that offers up great views of the coast and Cartagena’s city centre. You’ll be able to snap some pictures of both from the top of the well-preserved ramparts. From here, you’ll travel to the village of La Boquilla, where you’ll be greeted with a cup of coconut milk and a traditional dance performance. You’ll then hop on a wooden canoe and head up the nearby river. Keep your eyes peeled on the trees along the riverbank – they’re home to birds like kingfishers, white herons and pelicans. During the journey, one of the villagers will show you how they fish in the waterway, as well. After the demo, you’ll return to the hamlet for a drum-filled music show. Once it’s finished, you’ll start the return journey to the port, stopping off at Bovedas – Cartagena’s market-filled old quarter – on the way.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.