Experience Real Cartagena
Experience Real Cartagena
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Raiy O
1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had an amazing time in Cartagena largely due to the team at Experience Real Cartagena. They made everything so easy, from booking, to coordination. We booked 2 tours prior to arrival - The Walking Tour and Mud Bath. We enjoyed them so much we added a 3rd - Beach trip to Playa Blanca. The tour guides are fluent, knowledgeable and soooo helpful. We will definitely be back. I would recommend them for family trips, couples, and especially solo travelers. We felt safe and the people there were welcoming and inviting.
Written 2 February 2023
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Andrea D
SCARBOROUGH3 contributions
Jan 2023
I went to Cartagena for the first time in January 2023 as a solo traveller and I am so glad that I was able to book two tours with ERC. So glad my friends who had gone previously, made this recommendation as they definitely did not disappoint. My pick ups were timely, the guides were friendly and professional, and the tours were quite interesting and informative. I did the Experience the Real Cartagena Tour and also the tour to Palenque - both were fabulous! I must say that these tours truly enhanced my vacation!

It was great to see that this is a family run company and their personal touches really made a difference. I will definitely recommend this company to any friends going to Cartagena. Thank you ERC!!!
Written 20 January 2023
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Ravel Q
Atlanta, GA4 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
My tour to Palenque with Experience Real Cartagena was truly exceptional!!! Our tour guide, Boris, was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about the history and culture of Palenque. He shared interesting stories and insights about the different neighborhoods we passed through on our way to Palenque. He also made sure that we were comfortable and safe throughout the tour. My friends had recommended this tour and they weren’t wrong. I’m already thinking about my next trip to Cartagena and I can assure you that I will be using this company again. If you’re ever in Cartagena, I highly recommend this tour company, you won’t regret it!
Written 18 January 2023
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Margo C
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Friends
Amazing Experience!!!! Great family company.. Always on time, funny. Very informative and attentive.. Will definitely use them again..
Written 7 January 2023
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DustinWL
2 contributions
Oct 2022
One of the most beautiful, moving experiences I've had in my life. And our guide was INCREDIBLE. If you go make sure you ask for VICKY. She is the REAL DEAL. Thank you taking such incredibly great care of me and our family. We will hopefully be back soon, and we HIGHLY recommend to everyone.
Written 1 November 2022
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Christopher W
3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Listen, I’ve been on a number of tours in different places and I can say without a doubt that I will continue to use this tour company when I visit Colombia. Our tour guide was Boris and he did a great job in giving us the history of Palenque and even gave us some background on various neighborhoods in Cartagena as we drove through or by them. I would love to meet the owner and shake his hand, because to maintain that level of consistency and quality staff is no easy feat. His company was recommended to me by my friends and Experience Real Cartagena is definitely the top choice for me. I will be back to tour with them soon.
Written 20 October 2022
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Tiani Warren
Los Angeles, CA25 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
If i could give more than 5 stars i would..this is a Black owned family and close friends operated business.. I met them last year when i came with another travel group and was impressed..We did the Palenque tour with a group of 13. Everything was seamless from beginning to end. Ask for Vicky!! AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING..(Thank me later) I had the absolute pleasure of having her as my guide last year so I requested her this year...A day full of joy...laughter..cultural..The restaurant in Vicky's hometown is delicious..Go for the Angelfish with Rice beans and salad and lemonade for the drink..omggg Alex i just love what u guys have done..God Bless you and Thank You for an amazing experience..I highly reccomend this company
Written 10 October 2022
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Aïssatou D
7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
This Palenque tour was highly recommended through social media. I was expecting as the price is so high (400.000 pesos) compared to every other tour I’ve had in Columbia to have an AUTHENTIC, INFORMATIONAL, CULTURAL experience of this amazing Afro-Colombian village.
Instead, this is one of the worst touristic experience I have had. You are basically touring into an air conditioned bus (that’s actually where your money is going) from which you’ll pop off every 10 meter to go out and take some fake pictures, watch a fake dance show and go to buy touristic stuff. Whenever you’ll want to connect with the locals the guide will be like hurry up we are going to the next step.
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND this tour if you are looking to have a real experience but definitely RECOMMEND going to this amazing village that is PALENQUE maybe just with another agency.
Written 23 August 2022
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P V
Washington DC, DC109 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
I had an amazing experience on this tour. Marlon was a great guide with lots of personality and facts about Colombia. He allowed our group to take our time to really enjoy the element and culture.
Written 27 July 2022
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Coop
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
DO NOT BOOK WITH THIS COMPANY. BAD BUSINESS. I booked the Palenque tour. The company canceled and refuse to give my $400 refund. It has been almost one month. I am forced to file a dispute with my bank as ERC has stopped responding. I heard good things about ERC hence why I booked with them. There are many other options out there. Don't use them
Written 27 May 2022
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