South of Baru Island

Language Eng & Spa
Duration   10 hs
Physicality Moderate
 Group   2 – 8
  Language    Eng. & Spa.
    Duration     10 hs.
Physicality Moderate
 Small Group     2 – 8 Pax

$149 USD

Overview:

 

Discover a part of Cartagena that is often unseen. This remote village and its surroundings have so much culture, nature and adventure to offer from the music, the food to the lagoons, mangroves and white sandy beaches. Come and explore the South of the Island of Baru with us on this Exclusive, Immersive and Personalized Tour!

Itinerary:

 

At 8:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to Las Playetas, where starts the last seven kilometers of the South of the Baru´s Island, then we head to Baru´s village to visit the village and learn about its culture and its people. At 12:00 a.m. approx. We visit some beautiful white sandy beaches in the South of Baru´s Island. At 1:30 p.m. approx. we have a typical lunch. At 3:45 p.m. approx. we return to Cartagena. Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours. Approximate Boat Time: 30 minutes.

Area Description

Baru, Rosario and San Bernardo Islands are located south west of Cartagena and were discovered in 1501 by Rodrigo de Bastidas. Their most important villages are: Ararca, Santana, Barú, Orika, Islote, Múcura and Ceycén. The most of the people of these villages live by fishing and tourism.

Here you will find the Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo. It has an area of 1,200 km2 and the coral areas cover 192 km2. Some of their lagoons as Mohan, Pelao and Cholon belong also to the national park.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Explore the South of The Baru´s Island.
  • Feel the culture of the hidden village of Barú.
  • Discover the South of Barú´s lagoons and their beautiful white sand beaches.

Details:

 

  • Pick Up Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
  • Small and shared group trip.
  • Places: 8
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

 

  • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Two bottles of water
  • Local snack
  • Typical lunch of the area. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does not include:

 

  • Services and items not specified in the plan
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips

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).

 

Take in account that within Dec 26 to Jan 12 in Colombia, all the nice beaches, most of the time, are crowded (They’re open to everyone) which makes it pretty fun and for sure we’ll do our best to make you enjoy your beach time.

 

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)

Overview:

 

Discover a part of Cartagena that is often unseen. This remote village and its surroundings have so much culture, nature and adventure to offer from the music, the food to the lagoons, mangroves and white sandy beaches. Come and explore the South of the Island of Baru with us on this Exclusive, Immersive and Personalized Tour!

Itinerary:

 

At 8:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards to Las Playetas, where starts the last seven kilometers of the South of the Baru´s Island, then we head to Baru´s village to visit the village and learn about its culture and its people. At 12:00 a.m. approx. We visit some beautiful white sandy beaches in the South of Baru´s Island. At 1:30 p.m. approx. we have a typical lunch. At 3:45 p.m. approx. we return to Cartagena. Approximate Driving Time: 3 hours. Approximate Boat Time: 30 minutes.

Area Description

Baru, Rosario and San Bernardo Islands are located south west of Cartagena and were discovered in 1501 by Rodrigo de Bastidas. Their most important villages are: Ararca, Santana, Barú, Orika, Islote, Múcura and Ceycén. The most of the people of these villages live by fishing and tourism.

Here you will find the Natural Park Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo. It has an area of 1,200 km2 and the coral areas cover 192 km2. Some of their lagoons as Mohan, Pelao and Cholon belong also to the national park.

Map

Highlights:

 

  • Explore the South of The Baru´s Island.
  • Feel the culture of the hidden village of Barú.
  • Discover the South of Barú´s lagoons and their beautiful white sand beaches.

Details:

 

  • Pick Up Time: 8:00 a.m.
  • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
  • Small and shared group trip.
  • Places: 8
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

 

  • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Two bottles of water
  • Local snack
  • Typical lunch of the area. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does not include:

 

  • Services and items not specified in the plan
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips

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).

 

Take in account that within Dec 26 to Jan 12 in Colombia, all the nice beaches, most of the time, are crowded (They’re open to everyone) which makes it pretty fun and for sure we’ll do our best to make you enjoy your beach time.

 

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