Del Dique: Navigate Along an Engineering Jewel

Language Eng & Spa
Duration   7.5 hs
Physicality Moderate
 Group   2 – 8
  Language    Eng. & Spa.
    Duration     7.5 hs.
Physicality Moderate
 Small Group     2 – 8 Pax

$129 USD p/p*

Overview:

 

Privileged immersion in one of the jewels of Spanish engineering in the new world and its lagoon complex, to live a quiet fluvial odyssey full of the present aquatic birds and fishermen of the Colombian Caribbean Coast.

Itinerary:

 

At 6:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to the town of Rocha, an Afro-Colombian village where people make a living of fishing and farming, here we take a boat with a local to ride on Dike canal and Surroundings, while we´re riding we can enjoy the natural beauty of the area full of pretty landscapes, birds, water and we have the chance to meet fishermen and see how they work

Approximate Driving Time: 2,5 hours.

Approximate Boat Riding Time: 2,5 hours.

Area Description

The set of artificial waterways that make up the Canal del Dique, connects the Magdalena River with the Bay of Cartagena alongside 115 km, making it a pioneering work and an engineering jewel of the mid-seventeenth century Americas.

The area that crosses the Canal has fragile ecosystems of freshwater swamp, mangroves and other environments.

The construction of the Canal del Dique brought a mix of transformation and connection with the surrounding area, which favored the development of new settlements and ecosystems which are of great importance in its area today.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Navigate on a local and safe boat through calm lagoons, canals and rivers
  • Enjoy nature, landscapes and birds around all the time
  • Meet locals and see them fishing with local techniques

*Prices:

  • 129 per person

Details:

 

  • Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration: 7,5 hours (Approx.).
  • Small-Group: 2 – 8 pax.
  • Price: 129 USD per person.
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

 

  • Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat riding with a local captain.
  • Breakfast
  • Typical lunch.
  • One Liter Bottled water
  • Trip leader.

Does not include:

 

  • Personal expenses.
  • Beverages and meals not specified in the plan.
  • Additional services and items to those listed in the plan.

Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock:

 

These are our least demanding trips. These trips involve little activity and are suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. The itinerary takes place in remote areas (with basic facilities); involve various types of transport and unpaved roads. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain during May to November).

 

 

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring:

 

  • Your personal medication.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Extra Water (We provide 2 bottles of water)
  • Sunscreen and a cap.
  • Flip-flops.
  • A day backpack to carry your personal items.
  • Comfortable clothes and a swimwear.
  • An extra change of clothes in case if it’s needed
  • Cash for souvenirs or other services provided by the community (e.g.: Massages, Jet Ski rent)
  • Anya Bush - USA

    Lovely, active, in off-the-beaten-track tour-Baru Island


    This is the best thing my partner and I did on our trip to Cartagena. Olinto, the owner and tour guide, is incredibly knowledgable about the area and deeply involved in the Baru community--He is sharing with you an inaccessible but culturally rich area that very few tourists would have access to. Along our journey to the village and the subsequent islands at least 10 locals greeted Olinto incredibly enthusiastically--it was wonderful to be with a guide who had such genuine connection with the location. Beyond that, Olinto was an incredible navigator, guide, and companion. The trip is seamless: from spending time with the locals of Baru island villagers and getting to know their musical proclivities, to swimming in a secluded beach, Olinto's trip is detailed, organized, immersive and an incredibly unique and exciting experience. Could not recommend more highly.

    Anya Bush - USA

Overview:

 

Privileged immersion in one of the jewels of Spanish engineering in the new world and its lagoon complex, to live a quiet fluvial odyssey full of the present aquatic birds and fishermen of the Colombian Caribbean Coast.

Itinerary:

 

At 6:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to the town of Rocha, an Afro-Colombian village where people make a living of fishing and farming, here we take a boat with a local to ride on Dike canal and Surroundings, while we´re riding we can enjoy the natural beauty of the area full of pretty landscapes, birds, water and we have the chance to meet fishermen and see how they work

Approximate Driving Time: 2,5 hours.

Approximate Boat Riding Time: 2,5 hours.

Area Description

The set of artificial waterways that make up the Canal del Dique, connects the Magdalena River with the Bay of Cartagena alongside 115 km, making it a pioneering work and an engineering jewel of the mid-seventeenth century Americas.

The area that crosses the Canal has fragile ecosystems of freshwater swamp, mangroves and other environments.

The construction of the Canal del Dique brought a mix of transformation and connection with the surrounding area, which favored the development of new settlements and ecosystems which are of great importance in its area today.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Navigate on a local and safe boat through calm lagoons, canals and rivers
  • Enjoy nature, landscapes and birds around all the time
  • Meet locals and see them fishing with local techniques

*Price:

  • 129 USD per person

Details:

 

  • Pick up time: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration: 8 hours (Approx.).
  • Small-Group: 2 – 8 pax.
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

 

  • Private transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat riding with a local captain.
  • Breakfast
  • Typical lunch.
  • One Liter Bottled water
  • Trip leader.

Does not include:

 

  • Personal expenses.
  • Beverages and meals not specified in the plan.
  • Additional services and items to those listed in the plan.

Physicality, Travel Style & Cultural Shock:

 

These are our least demanding trips. These trips involve little activity and are suitable for people with a basic level of fitness and good health. The itinerary takes place in remote areas (with basic facilities); involve various types of transport and unpaved roads. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain during May to November).

 

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this trip, pregnant women, children unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring:

 

  • Your personal medication.
  • Extra Water (We provide 1 liter of water)
  • Sunscreen (No sweet smell) and a cap.
  • Insect repellent.
  • A day pack for you to carry your personal items.
  • A light rain jacket. Rain. I have one poncho in case you don´t have one
  • An extra change of clothes in case if it’s needed
  • Cash for souvenirs
  • Anya Bush - USA

    Lovely, active, in off-the-beaten-track tour-Baru Island


    This is the best thing my partner and I did on our trip to Cartagena. Olinto, the owner and tour guide, is incredibly knowledgable about the area and deeply involved in the Baru community--He is sharing with you an inaccessible but culturally rich area that very few tourists would have access to. Along our journey to the village and the subsequent islands at least 10 locals greeted Olinto incredibly enthusiastically--it was wonderful to be with a guide who had such genuine connection with the location. Beyond that, Olinto was an incredible navigator, guide, and companion. The trip is seamless: from spending time with the locals of Baru island villagers and getting to know their musical proclivities, to swimming in a secluded beach, Olinto's trip is detailed, organized, immersive and an incredibly unique and exciting experience. Could not recommend more highly.

    Anya Bush - USA

 

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