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Cartagena, Colombia, Air/5 Nights, From $862

Soak up some sun and some culture in Colombia’s posh colonial beach resort.

Cartagena, Colombia.

A street in Cartagena, Colombia.

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The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Cartagena on Avianca; five nights at the beachfront Hotel Regatta Cartagena; breakfast daily; a half-day tour including the old walled city, the Palace of the Inquisition, and the Church of San Pedro Claver; a full-day outdoor adventure excursion to Islas del Rosario; airport transfers; hotel taxes; and fuel surcharges; from $862—plus an estimated $68 in airport taxes and fees.

When Through December 1, 2011 ($862).

Gateways Miami ($862); add from $110 for Orlando; from $200 for New York City or Washington, D.C.; from $260 for L.A.; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Does not include $68 in airport taxes and fees. Based on double occupancy; single supplement from $390. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Escapes Unlimited, 800/243-7227, escapesltd.com.

Why It's a Deal A recent search on Kayak showed that the lowest round-trip airfare between Miami and Cartagena starts from $455 with taxes for travel in mid-November (Avianca). Add to that $475 per person, including taxes and fees, for five nights at the Hotel Regatta Cartagena, and your total for airfare and accommodations alone is $930 when booked separately. For the same price as airfare and accommodations, this package covers the international flight, five nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, tours of the city, a trip to Islas del Rosario, all transfers, and all hotel taxes and fees.

More Additional activities are available, including a tour to El Totumo, a 50-foot-high mud volcano that travelers can take a mud bath in for $28 per person, and a native-guided canoe tour of mangrove swamps north of Cartagena for $35 per person. Extend your stay at the Hotel Regatta Cartagena for, on average, $50 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Hotel upgrades are available, starting from $100 per person.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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