COLOMBIA is a MUST!!!
Colombia | Jul 10 - Jul 19, 2022

Sandra
Sandra B.
Brushy Creek, TX | Reviewed on Aug 21, 2022

Cesar who went on several trips with me was amazing and passionate about his country and the culture, and mostly the history as to what makes Colombia what it is today. Harem was equally amazing whilst visiting Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada, This is such a beautiful place and I enjoyed hiking in the mountains to get to the beach. The views and water are spectacular! I had a guide to match in Jaruem😁. Emerson was the best driver and I was lucky to have him navigate between several... read more

Cesar who went on several trips with me was amazing and passionate about his country and the culture, and mostly the history as to what makes Colombia what it is today. Harem was equally amazing whilst visiting Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada, This is such a beautiful place and I enjoyed hiking in the mountains to get to the beach. The views and water are spectacular! I had a guide to match in Jaruem😁. Emerson was the best driver and I was lucky to have him navigate between several destinations. The perfect, most patient and caring driver I have come across. Cartagena was a blast! Loved the mud bath at Volcan Totumo!!!!I went to Rosario Island on my own and it was amazing!
I loved Colombia so much that I extended my flight and went to MEDELLÍN and that was the best decision ever!

Hotel Review
Villa Playa
Magdalena

Room was spacious and clean, keyless entry. The bathroom was gorgeous! The balcony was used for me to take salsa lessons. Cannot comment on food since I did not eat there. My shower door did not close. I also had an issue with the safe several times, but staff was extremely courteous and helpful. Did not have an opportunity to indulge in spa services. Room service is limited and the chicken closed by 6pm

Authenticity & Character
Wonderful guides
Location
I’m the middle of squares, shops and nightlife
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Excursion to Tayrona National Park - Relax on Gairaca Beach
Tayrona National Park

The beauty of the beaches of Tayrona are compared to Seychelles. There is a lot of walking, but that’s perfect for me.I had the best guide in Jaruem!

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Cartagena City-Tour
Cartagena
Tour to Totumo Volcano
Cartagena
Tour to San Basilio de Palenque
Cartagena

Definitely another one of my favorites. To learn about the people from Palenque was a special treat. I feel blessed to have seen where Graciela was from and to see where Afreneto’s beats began and the famous boxer Pambele and how he gave back to his home town . This is the place for roper who truly appreciates history and culture. By far one of my favorite experiences!!!!

Quality of Experience
Taught words and phrases in Palenque language, made famous candy, and danced at the museum.
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Best guide in Cesar, and Emerson is the best and most courteous driver I have come across in all my travels around the world. These gentlemen made my trip. Love them!
Transport
Driver is second to none. Helpful, courteous, patient and he even drove me from Cartagena to Tayrona which is quite a distance, but he made stops as necessary and explained more about the areas who drove through on the way there( such as Barranquilla and the Venezuelan communities
Dancing Class in Cartagena
Cartagena

I had a personal salsa lesson with Anyerson and boy was it fun, a bit challenging toward the end, but with a patient instructor well versed in dancing and having an easygoing personality all went well and I am a better salsa dancer than I ever thought possible.

Quality of Experience
Dancing
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Personality
Excursion in Tayrona National Park - Arrecifes Area
Tayrona National Park

Best two days withJaruem. We had a blast and he took the best photos of me in the nicest parts of the park. I am beyond pleased with my entire experience. Passionate about animals and pointed out cotton top monkeys to me. Bought coonut water from Indigenous people and even took a photo. I couldn’t have dreamt of a nicer person. He went above and beyond for me and I am forever grateful.

Quality of Experience
My guide. I lucked out during my entire trip with guides.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
My driver back to Cartagena was really sweet, but she had some issues finding my hotel in Cartagena( understandably because streets in Getsemani are narrow) and the ride was just mediocre. There was an issue with her trunk not opening both in Yayrona and upon arrival in Cartagena, but it all worked out. Nothing bad and nothing special.
Cartagena Street-Food Tour
Cartagena
Local specialist: Michael Gold
Michael
Michael Gold
Local specialist in San Agustín, Huila, Colombia | Reviewed on Sep 04, 2022

Dear Sandra,

it was a pleasure for us to organize your trip through Colombia. We are very happy that you had such a great time here and were so satisfied with all the excursions, transfers and hotels!

We would also like to send you warm greetings from our partners.

Best regards from San Agustín,
the Chaska Tours Team