Salsa dancing’s a huge part of Colombia’s culture. You’ll be able to give it a go during this tour of Cartagena. You’ll meet your guide at the port and set off for your first stop, San Felipe de Barajas Fortress. This hilltop stronghold was built by Spanish colonialists when they first arrived in the 15th century. You’ll wander around the frozen-in-time ruins, and take in the view of the Caribbean Sea from the top of the UNESCO-protected defensive walls. Next, you’ll journey to 1968 – an avenue in Cartagena that’s loaded with salsa clubs. You’ll head into one for a dancing demonstration and a refreshing cocktail. Then, it’s your turn to give the fast-paced dance a go. When you’re done, you’ll head to the Bozagrande neighbourhood, where you’ll find most of the city’s high-rise hotels and fine-dining restaurants. Here, you’ll stop by the old dungeons, which are now home to a lively handicraft market. You’ll be able to browse wooden ornaments, woven bags and colourful clothing before heading back to the port.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.