Colombian Emerald and shopping Tour.


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Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Shopping, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No. Children must be under supervision of their Parents.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a Car.

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (conversational), English (fluent)

Private Tour for 2 passengers.

At the time of the colony, Cartagena de Indias became the main trading port in the New World. Indigenous traded Goods, like gold, Emeralds, silver, mother of pearl, the most valuable treasure. These jewels fell into the hands of the spanish Conquistadores and the Emerald was prized for its sparkling green color.
Cartagena de Indias was founded by the spanish conquistador, Don Pedro de Heredia in 1533.
Today the Old City, is Amazing and unique site, its beauty has no comparison with its colonial houses, balconies, narrow streets, history, mith and legend.
This tour will give you an opportunity to discover more about this precious stone with a local guide. Follow the footsteps of the past and join me as we deliver into the fascinating history of this stone and its everlasting impact on Colombia.


Pick up /drop off at the Port or ship Terminal.
Stop at the Fortress of San Felipe for a Photo
Shopping Opportunity at the Dungeons - Biggest handicraft Market.
Walk around in the Old City and Options for Shopping in:

Mr Emerald Shop in downtown.
Emerald Center.
Emerald Museum( Joyería Caribe).
Lucy's Shop.
Adriana's Jewelry Store At Pierino Gallo.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: "Leaving from the Gangway of the Cruise ship, please go on the walkway for 5 minutes by following the arrows painted on the floor. You will meet a Staff member with a sign with your name on it. Please, follow her to the independent area where I'll be waiting for you.

** Please, do not take the shuttle bus to the free shop, since that's far away from where I'll be waiting for you **"

"Meet Up Location #2: Hotel Lobby or Airport (I Would wait for you at the main exit gate)"

End location: I will drop you off at the main Port.

Duration: 4 hours

Traffic issues sometimes affect the course of the Tour.


1-2 People: We'll use a comfortable air conditioning car (brand: Renault)
3-10 People: We'll use a comfortable air conditioning Van

What’s Included

Other: Air conditioned transportation .
Bilingual Tour Guide.
Bottle of Water .
Entrances fees.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 US - The estimated amount is for food in any restaurant.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses

If your party is bigger, please send me a message and I'll customize the tour for you.

A Recent Review of this tour

Jhon was an extremely accommodating & knowledgeable guide. We shopped for emeralds and ended up going back to the first place we visited (Mr. Emerald) to purchase. Jhon made sure we were there at the opening at 9:30 AM and had no problem taking us back. We toured the La Popa Monastery, Gold Museum, and Inquisition Palace. Jhon was very informative. Would do this again with Jhon in a New York minute. Too bad we only had 4 hours in Cartagena. We were amazed at the traffic and how well we got around.
Eugene Myers

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