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Playa Blanca Complete! provided by Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation

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Playa Blanca Complete!

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Escape the bustle of the city on this full-day excursion to Baru Island with convenient pickup and drop-off from your Cartagena accommodations. In addition to navigating out of the city, your guide offers a local perspective on fishing villages and landmarks passed along the way. Enjoy free time to relax, swim, and sunbathe at Playa Blanca, as well as a traditional Colombian lunch (if option selected).
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Or, you can also get picked up
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    Playa Blanca
    Stop: 8 hours -
    Your day trip starts with hotel pickup or by meeting your guide in Cartagena's UNESCO World Heritage–listed old city. Board your coach, and head to Baru Island, about one hour away. During the drive, listen to your guide's commentary about the area's neighborhoods, fishing villages, and industrial zone of Mamonal. When you arrive at Playa Blanca, enjoy the white-sand beach and crystalline waters. A lunch of Colombian dishes is included if option is selected. After your relaxing day in the sun, head back to the city, where your day trip ends.
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  • Visit Baru Island without the stress of navigating
  • Free time to relax and swim on white-sand beaches
  • Enjoy cold water, fresh fruit, and lunch on the island
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Cartagena hotels
Important Information
Departure Point
Torre Del Reloj, Cra. 7 ##34-2 a 34-118, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia Las Bóvedas Market, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Cold water
  • Tropical fruit
  • Lunch, if option is selected
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Asoleating bed
  • sun umbrella
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • Bilingual guide (spanish-english)
  • Not wheelchair accessible, due to the sand
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ThatGuy wrote a review Feb 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana60 contributions30 helpful votes
Read alot of reviews prior to booking. Everyone seemed to complain about just about everything....They were wrong. Tour operator messaged me on TA to schedule pick up date and time. Arrived as scheduled. Picked up at another hotel and we were on our way. The guide who's name
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2 Helpful votes
Nikko M wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Isaac was our tour guide and he took good care of our group! This is the best tour if you just want to spend the early morning and afternoon laying out on the beach with no one bothering you. It’s definitely not a tour which is ideal; you get there, go to a more private part by
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Response from Marketing G, Community manager at Playa Blanca Complete!
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Thank you so much from Guianza Express Team. We appreciate that you shared with us the experience you had in Playa Blanca, and even more, that you give us advice so that travelers have a great experience as well as yours, which shows us that you really enjoyed the tour with us. We hope to see you again in Cartagena and that you can enjoy these wonderful experiences with us again. with pleasure
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Gabrielle G wrote a review Jan 2020
5 contributions4 helpful votes
I’m always happy when I don’t have to worry about anything while on vacation and that is exactly what this tour offers! They pick you up, transport you to the beach, provide a short boat ride and once you are settled into your personal (and less chaotic) beach spot, you can ask
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3 Helpful votes
Response from Marketing G, Community manager at Playa Blanca Complete!
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Hello Mrs. Gabrielle: It is a pleasure to know that our Guianza Express team is fulfilling your expectations. we always appreciatte our costumer´s comments and especially when they come from their hearts. thank you very much for taking your time letting us know about this... it´s always rewarding to aknowledge it. blessings
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andrea blackburn wrote a review Dec 2019
Canada9 contributions1 helpful vote
The beach is very pretty and the guide is ok, but you are constantly being harrassed by vendors on the beach. It is very annoying
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1 Helpful vote
Kurt W wrote a review Nov 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
I thought this was a great tour the only thing I was not happy about was the entrance to the beach. Very dirty.Was taken to playa traquilo which was much nicer.
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Date of experience: November 2019
1 Helpful vote
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By: Guianza Express Tours Guides Y Transportation
Great experience!!
It was quite a long trip but the tour guide could speak English and was very informative. It was a little longer t
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Because my wife is handicapped, we looked for a private tour of Cartagena for our shore excursion from a cruise. Sc
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Cartagena Over view--great intro
About 15 people on this English-language tour, by bus and on foot, of Cartagena. The description on Trip Advisor w
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Fantastic Service
My wife and I had difficulty finding a tour that was wheel chair accessible, but eventually found this one. There
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It was good, except for the transportation they rip me off 100,000 mil pesos colombianos for a ride up the hills. I
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George C
Beach day
Bus was on time with an English speaking guide. Getting to the beach is a bit rough but once there it's beautiful.
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Confusing Start - average Guide
We arrived on Windstar’s Star Pride at 8:00 AM. Booked this tour because of Trip Advisor reviews. Booking said sta
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Great tour
This tour was very worth it! You must do... our tour guide Jose I believe was his name, he was great and gave us a
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Varied Experiences
Having done a city tour on our last Cartegena visit, this was a lovely way to spend a few hours and see areas that
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Great private tour
We really enjoyed our tour with Guianza Express. They were very responsive to whatsapp messages and tailored a priv
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Wonderful Experience
This was a great experience. The open air market may not be for everyone but it really showed the diversity of fish
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Good tour but poor start
The actual tour was fine. However, the start was terrible. Our cruise ship docked at 8 am. It turned out another sh
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Cartagena airport pickup
The pick up transportation was right on time,very professional. The driver name is Davis and he was very polite,he
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Our driver was fantastic. He met us with a large readable sign, walked us to his vehicle, and we were in our hotel
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Would love the tour to actually start...
On the tour currently and all weve done is drive around for 40 mins picking up other people... It had one meeting s
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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