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: Explore with us the spectacular South of Barú Island in Cartagena, Colombia, and discover a hidden village, its culture and their spectacular landscapes, with views, lagoons and white sandy beaches.

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:

  • Departure from Cartagena: 8:00 a.m.
  • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
  • Small group trip.
  • Places available per trip: 8
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

  • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Local snack
  • Seafood ceviche or Cocktail liquor “Cocoloco”.
  • Typical lunch of the area. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does not include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.

Physical requirements & restrictions:

An average level of fitness and mobility is required to take this trip. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person.

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

Recommendations:

  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring a day pack to carry personal items.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear.
  • Bring extra clothes per day.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Bring flip-flops.
  • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight.
  • Bring insect repellent.
  • Health and vaccination: see the www.colombia.travel website.

Overview: Explore with us the spectacular South of Barú Island in Cartagena, Colombia, and discover a hidden village, its culture and their spectacular landscapes, with views, lagoons and white sandy beaches.

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:

  • Departure from Cartagena: 8:00 a.m.
  • Approximate duration: 10 hours.
  • Small group trip.
  • Places available per trip: 8
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

  • Private transportation (Car & Boat)
  • Trip leader.
  • Baru´s walking tour with a local guide.
  • Local snack
  • Seafood ceviche or Cocktail liquor “Cocoloco”.
  • Typical lunch of the area. (Fish, coconut rice and plantains)

Does not include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.

Physical requirements & restrictions:

An average level of fitness and mobility is required to take this trip. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person.

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

Recommendations:

  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring your personal medication.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring a day pack to carry personal items.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear.
  • Bring extra clothes per day.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Bring flip-flops.
  • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight.
  • Bring insect repellent.
  • Health and vaccination: see the www.colombia.travel website.

  • 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