Colonial Cartagena, CO

    Day 1

    Day 01 – Wednesday, December 22, 2010 – Fly from Panama City, PA to Bogotá, Colombia and then to Cartagena, Colombia

    Our wake up call was at 6:00 but we were up earlier and all packed for our Post-Trip to Cartagena in Colombia. We had time for breakfast and...

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    Day 02 - Thursday, December 23, 2010 - Old Town City Tour-Visit San Felipe Castle, La Popa Monastery, and Emerald Factory-Optional Carriage Ride & Colombian Dinner

    Last night at 11:30 there was a knock on the door and our luggage arrived! We spent a few minutes getting unpacked and then...

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    Day 03 - Friday, December 24, 2010 – Walking Tour of Getsemani, La Matuna, and San Diego Neighborhoods, Afternoon at Leisure, Christmas Eve in Cartagena

    Gennie and I began the morning with breakfast at the hotel and then we met David for a walking tour of several of the neighborhoods...

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    Day 04 - Saturday, December 25, 2010 - Enjoy Volcanic Muds and Therapeutic Bath-Swim in Totumo Lagoon-Mangrove Canoe Eco-Tour

    Christmas Morning! What a quiet day after all of the celebrations and activities last night around the plaza. After breakfast we met David in the lounge and finished the transactions for...

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    Day 05 - Sunday, December 26, 2010 - Optional Rosario Islands Tour

    David met us at 8:30 with towels for our speed boat trip to the Rosario Islands. We walked to the marina and public dock where David purchased our tickets. We boarded our boat Turquesa at 9:15 with 50...

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    Day 06 - Monday, December 27, 2010 - Flight from Cartagena, to Miami, to Denver, Colorado, Home

    Our wake-up call came at 4:40 and after our last minute packing and a light breakfast, we met David and Jose and our group. The airport was only 15 minutes from the hotel...

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    Personal Evaluation of Overseas Adventure Travel -- Post-Trip: Colonial Cartagena, Colombia: The Emerald of the Caribbean

    Overall, we enjoyed these 5 days. OAT put us on Avianca Airlines from Panama City to Bogota and then to Cartagena. With delays, etc. the connection was close to 8 hours.

    There is a...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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