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Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca

  • A full-day excursion by bus and speedboat to the Rosario Islands
  • Experience Playa Azul, Cholon, and Playa Blanca in one trip
  • Swim, snorkel, eat a beachside lunch and relax on the sand
Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca
US$95 per adult
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Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca
US$95.00 per adult

Escape the busy streets of Cartagena with a full day on the Rosario Islands. A bus takes your small group to the Colombian coastal town of Barú, where a speedboat whisks you to the picturesque Corales del Rosario National Park. There, sunbathe on unspoiled beaches, swim and snorkel in the azure Caribbean, and relax. There’s no cost surprises as the tour includes lunch, hotel pickup and drop-off, park fees, and use of snorkel equipment.

What to Expect

Start your day early with a convenient hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minivan that quickly transports you to Barú, a coastal town about an hour from Cartagena.

From Barú, a speedboat races you to the Rosario Islands for an hour of coral reef snorkeling and underwater sightseeing. After recharging with local fruits and water, continue to the beautiful Plaza Azul on the island of Cholon, where beachside drinks and massages are available (own expense).

The boat tour continues to Playa Blanca, where lunch is served beside the picturesque beach. Lunch is followed by an afternoon of free time to relax in a hammock, sunbathe on the pristine sand or indulge in tropical cocktails (own expense).

The boat and bus return trip will deliver you to your Cartagena hotel around 6:30pm.

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1 - 5 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nice escape from the city

It was nice to get out on the blue ocean waters of the Rosario Islands, etc. I enjoyed going to several different locations. The lunch provided was delicious. My only disappointment was that Backpackers catered to a younger clientele , or maybe it was just...More

2  Thank Michele M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Great experience to get away from the city

I was surprised at how touristy Cartagena was when I first arrived so I was excited to plan a trip away from the city to the nearby Rosario islands. Our guide Jorge was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The day was very long but was worth...More

Thank Kristin L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Jorge was awesome

We we're a group of 7 and Jorge was awesome. He was at our hotel on time and the whole day was packed with things to do and good times. I can't recommend this enough.

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great day exploring the islands - thank you Jorge!

Let me get this out of the way first: if you are booking a tour in Cartagena, don't expect the bus to pick you up on time. I'm from Miami and we call it "island time", so a bit of a wait was to be...More

Thank Casey Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great excursion

Our tour guide Jorge was very attentive and made the excursion great. Wish we spent a little more time in each island but still worthwhile.

Thank ac0210
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Ariela R
11 July 2018|
Response from Arivoyager | Reviewed this property |
So long as the child wasn't occupying an extra seat that seems like it'd be a possibility, but I'd recommend speaking with the tour affiliates to be sure as I saw nothing to indicate that.
Abby M
11 July 2018|
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Response from Mona77 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous answer. The boat runs pretty fast and shakes a lot. I wouldn't do it if pregnant.
15 June 2018|
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Response from Michelle D | Reviewed this property |
No, it won’t