"Visit the heritage town of Mompox with this overnight trip that will make you feel in a time of prosperity, steamboats, botanical explorers, religious missioners, and colonial cultural mixture."
Visit the heritage town of Mompox with this overnight trip while you feel in a time of prosperity, steamboats, botanical explorers, religious missioners, and colonial cultural mixture. This charming place, part of Colombia's heritage towns and Unesco world heritage, will take you to a moment where Colombia's history was changing with the end of the Colonial period and the start of the independence from Spain.
You will be picked up at 6:00 am at your hotel in Cartagena to take you in a 6-hour drive to Santa Cruz de Mompox. Along the way, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bolivar department and the famous Montes de María. When you arrive at your hotel at Mompox you can rest and leave your luggage in your room. At 2:30 pm you will be picked up to take you to San Francisco square to go for a tour through Magdalena River and Pijiño Swamp. You can enjoy a marvelous view of Mompox from afar and be amazed by the enormous bird diversity that inhabits the area.
If you want, you may take a bath in the swamp to freshen up before returning to Mompox. By the end of the afternoon, you will have a beautiful view of the sunset from Magdalena river and of the lit streets and houses of Calle de la Albarrada.
On the next day, a guide will pick you up at your hotel for a Historical and Crafts tour in Mompox. Here you will be able to visit the goldsmiths' workshops, famous for their filigree work, and observe the mastery and beauty of this traditional technique and the jewelry made. You will visit the most charming plazas and churches while you understand Mompox's history and its importance during the colonial period and Colombia's independence. You will visit a forge workshop where you will see where Mompox's facade ornaments are built.
Finally, you will observe how the traditional layered cheese is produced. After the tour is over and you take your lunch, you will be picked up at your hotel at 3:00 pm to take you back to Cartagena.
Comfortable shoes and clothes
Bathing suit (optional)
Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.