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City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cartagena Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Explore Cartagena on an unlimited hop-on hop-off bus tour. Your 1 or 2 day ticket enables you to explore the Colombian port city at your own pace, hopping on and off as you please within the given time period. Discover all of Cartagena's best landmarks, including Torre del Reloj, Castillo de San Felipe, Museo de Rafael Nunez, Muelle La Bodeguita, and much more! From the open-top deck, enjoy beautiful 360 degree views, whilst marvelling at the fantastic architecture. Be sure to listen to the on-board audio tour commentary to get a real sense of the history behind what you're seeing. Hop off the double-decker bus to get an authentic taste of the local culture, and take part in the included walking tour, for a brilliant guided stroll. You'll also get free entry to the Museo de la Esmeralda, another great perk of this Colombian sightseeing adventure!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Boasting a luscious location on the curve of the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is an atmospheric colonial city described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Climb aboard your distinctive red double-decker bus at a selection of stops (see Itinerary below) to begin your exploration of the city’s most significant sights.  Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you cruise past Cartagena’s top attractions; admire the proud statue of the statue of Simon Bolivar; and explore the subterranean network of tunnels at the foreboding fortress of San Felipe de Barajas Castle.  Remain on the bus for the entire loop or hop-on and hop-off whenever an attraction captures your attention. With a 48-hour ticket, relax and explore the city at your own pace, safe in the knowledge that you’re visiting all of the most prominent sights. As a bonus, you get free entry to the Esmeralda Museum, to learn about emeralds, and a voucher to join a guided walking tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Boasting a luscious location on the curve of the Caribbean coast, Cartagena is an atmospheric colonial city described as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Climb aboard your distinctive red double-decker bus at a selection of stops (see Itinerary below) to begin your exploration of the city’s most significant sights.  Feel the sun on your face and the wind in your hair as you cruise past Cartagena’s top attractions; admire the proud statue of the statue of Simon Bolivar; and explore the subterranean network of tunnels at the foreboding fortress of San Felipe de Barajas Castle.  Remain on the bus for the entire loop or hop-on and hop-off whenever an attraction captures your attention. With a 48-hour ticket, relax and explore the city at your own pace, safe in the knowledge that you’re visiting all of the most prominent sights. As a bonus, you get free entry to the Esmeralda Museum, to learn about emeralds, and a voucher to join a guided walking tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5694CTG
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Entry to Museo de la Esmeralda
  • Guided 90 minute walking tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
1h
Departure details
  • Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at The Bodeguita Pier (Stop 1). However, customers can join the tour at any of the 18 tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1 The Bodeguita Pier Avenida Blas de Lezo, Cartagena, Bolívar Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round
  • Tour runs from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Duration - 90 Minutes. Frequency - every 45 minutes.
  • Walking tour: Departs at 4:00pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Meeting point - Torre del Reloj bus stop.
  • A paper voucher is required for this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • 1 or 2 day hop-on hop-off bus ticket
  • Entry to Museo de la Esmeralda
  • Guided 90 minute walking tour
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at The Bodeguita Pier (Stop 1). However, customers can join the tour at any of the 18 tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1 The Bodeguita Pier Avenida Blas de Lezo, Cartagena, Bolívar Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Duration
1h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Season: All Year Round
  • Tour runs from 9:00am - 6:00pm. Duration - 90 Minutes. Frequency - every 45 minutes.
  • Walking tour: Departs at 4:00pm. Duration - 90 minutes. Meeting point - Torre del Reloj bus stop.
  • A paper voucher is required for this tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

4.0
299 reviews
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164
Very good
74
Average
27
Poor
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Terrible
18

coldy
Lake Country, Canada659 contributions
Good way to get to see the city highlights
Feb. 2020
Something to do early in your visit if you are staying a while in Cartagena. Helps you to figure out where the highlights are so you can return later.We arrived at the clock tower plaza and purchased a two day ticket from one of the vendors and got the bus in about 5 minutes. We did the whole circuit first then started getting off where there was something to see. Had a great time Staff was nice and helpful. Price was very inexpensive. As other reviewers we have used the Ho-Ho service for sightseeing in other cities around the world. This experience was just as good as the others. We found the sound quality with the earbuds they give to be fine. I have to assume the bad reviews were for other tour operators and not this one. Would recommend this tour.
Written 11 April 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mike L
Tamarac, FL24 contributions
Great way to see the city
For anyone who is not able to walk all over the city this is a great way to get around. One of our group has limited mobility so walking tours are out. This gives those folks the chance to see parts of the city from the top deck of the bus. We went around twice and really enjoyed the views. For those more mobile they offered a walking tour for part of the loop.
Written 14 March 2020
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Joanne T
Alpharetta, Georgia, United States65 contributions
Good job hitting highlights of the city...great way to get around for a day
Feb. 2020
We took this on Sunday so there was less traffic and it could keep moving. The commentary was informative and we enjoyed it.
Written 29 February 2020
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ter06
London, UK8 contributions
Give it a miss
I have done the hop on hop off bus in a lot of cities and this is by far the worst experience I have had. It’s quite expensive for what you get. The timetable is erratic. Some of the stops are just hotels. The sound quality on the headsets is quite poor. Also the guide sometimes speaks on the microphone in Spanish which makes it even harder to hear the already poor quality recording. The city is quite small and cabs cheap. My advice would be go to the city and walk around rather than do this
Written 29 February 2020
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Resort163755
Oconomowoc, WI1 contribution
Ripped off!
Feb. 2020
Mu husband and I have traveled worldwide and have enjoyed many hop on hop off bus tours in major cities. The Cartegena experience was a total waste of our time and money. The operators took our money, then had us wait for more passengers for at least 15 minutes. They then said that they had to drive us to a location to transfer to a different bus. Included in the ticket was a walking tour at a specific site; they told us a guide was not available this particular day. When they started to take us to the shopping district area rather than the old city area, we asked them to just allow us to leave the bus and that we would walk the rest of the way. What a bad experience to start our day. Thankfully, once in the old city area, we hired a nice local guide and enjoyed the remainder of our day.
Written 27 February 2020
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Paul K
1 contribution
Hop on Hop off experience
Jan. 2020
Busses have multi-lingual headphones. Good descriptions of the various points of interest.

Note: If you arrive by ship, you need a $30 cab ride to the point where you pick up the bus. Bring the voucher and expect a sales pitch for other tours.
Written 24 February 2020
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Argentinophile
Bristol UK11 contributions
Don't bother.
Jan. 2020
Erratic and intermittent service. Recorded English commentary (click on the French flag) is mostly gap-filler music.
Written 12 February 2020
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Patricia R
Curitiba, PR66 contributions
Good option
There aren't many options of things to do in the city of Cartagena, so the hop on hop off is a really good option. It'll take you to see parts of the newer sites and give you a few interesting details.

Be careful with the times they say.... can't really trust that at 13:42 the next bus will be around (rough example) - but they are more frequent than you expect... also, their map of stops is not to scale. So if you plan on getting off and walking to another stop... you might not find the stop until seeing the bus pass by and not stop for you.
Written 9 February 2020
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Antonia M
1 contribution
Director
Feb. 2020 • Business
Great way to see the city and make sure you have a ride back. We took a couple of stops, for lunch, and to visit the fort and were able to hop back on two or three hours later, when we were done. It’s key that you keep your receipt and you are aware of the schedule.
Written 4 February 2020
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Karen J
15 contributions
Great way to see the city and learn about history and culture
Jan. 2020
This was our first visit to Columbia on a cruise. The ship docked a taxi ride away from the centre of town but it was only $10 each to get a taxi from the port. Pleasantly surprised at how lovely Cartegena is, it has a real Latin american feel in the old walled city (the HOHO doesn't go into the walled city but there's a stop right outside). The bus gives a great way to get the lay of the land before venturing out on foot. We had a lovely ride round listening to the very informative commentary. Cost for the 90 minute tour was $20 each. The bus was clean and has open sides but a covered roof on the top deck to protect from the sun which was most appreciated. A worthwhile tour especially if you feel a little apprehensive as we did initially. Our lasting impression of Cartegena is one of a vibrant, family centred city with a mix of old and new blending together. The people are friendly and helpful.
Written 23 January 2020
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EvaE908
EvaE908
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Hop-On-Hop Off Cartagena
Don't trust Tripadvisor. Booked and paid for the Hop-On-Hop - Off bus tour in CARTAGENA. We were instructed which
Passenger619364
Passenger619364
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hop on hop off bus in Cartagena
There was someone at cruise ship dock (we booked this on are own not thru cruise ship) to tell us where we need to
Q3410FDjanw
Q3410FDjanw
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Unsuitable for cruise ship visitors
We went by taxi to 'stop 3' San Sebastian De Pastelillo (the nearest stop to the port) where we waited for 50 mins
Jose P
Jose P
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Very interesting tour
For most of your cruisers complaining about the heat, the vendors, the humidity and all other issues you may not ha
pspoker
pspoker
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Just don't
The buses are dirty. Very dirty. They might wipe the windows. But not the seats, railings, grab poles, floor. Heck
birdofthefreeworld
birdofthefreeworld
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YELENKA was our tour guide on the bus... very knowlegeable!
I booked Cartagena "hop on -hop off" bus from Pullmantur cruises. The price was very similar to the original one an
DJJD44
DJJD44
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Excellent service
It was my first trip to Cartagena and as I didn't know anything about the city I thought about doing a tour with th
GoPlaces790740
GoPlaces790740
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Bus Tour
It was a great overview of the Cartegena.. and Dayara Torres was very helpful with letting me know which stop I nee
oceanquest33
oceanquest33
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Hop On..Hop Off
The City Double Decker Sightseeing Bus is worth the cost. It will cover many areas of Cartagena, with ear phones i
danielvg88
danielvg88
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Best way to see Cartagena
Best way to learn about Cartagena and their Stories. You can take the bus in 16 stops in tourist places with the ti
natslive
natslive
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Wonderful tour
This was our first time visiting Cartagena so we booked the hop on/hop off thru our cruise line. There was a bus as
K6743GIvictorg
K6743GIvictorg
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Stay away - horrible customer service
We booked this excursion. Wasted 2 hours of my life waiting for a bus that never showed up. I called all of the nu
Grizeagle
Grizeagle
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Colourful, historical and cultural tour
We boarded the Hop on Hop off bus tour at the cruise boat pier in Cartagena, Colombia, at 9:30 a.m. from the Celebr
rmpaul
rmpaul
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Cruise Ship Excursion
We took this tour as a way to see the city. We thought we would take a trip around then go back and hop off at thin
SridharN291
SridharN291
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Amazing!
The tour was great and it was really eye-opening! This was my first trip to Columbia and after many trips to Costa
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