Cartagena Photo Tours

Cartagena Photo Tours: Capturing the Essence of Colombia

Cartagena Photo Tours: Capturing the Essence of Colombia

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Discover the vibrant heart and soul of Colombia with our Cartagena Photo Tours. Each journey is meticulously designed to offer an enriching blend of photography and local culture. Whether you’re a budding photographer or a seasoned pro, these tours promise a visual feast and unmatched learning experiences.

1. Centro Histórico Photo Tour: History Through The Lens

Duration: 3 hours
Wander the cobblestoned streets of Cartagena’s historic center with our Centro Histórico Photo Tour. Capture iconic landmarks, colonial architectures, and the city’s vibrant energy. This tour offers a unique blend of history and photography, making every click tell a compelling story.

Modality: Walking Tour

Time slots: 8:00-11:00 or 15:00-18:00

Group Size: 1 to 6 participants

2. Bazurto & Getsemaní Photo Tour: A Dive into Street & Documentary Photography

Duration: 5 hours
With our Bazurto & Getsemaní Photo Tour, plunge into Cartagena’s bustling local life. Chronicle the daily hustle of Bazurto Market and capture the unadulterated spirit of the Getsemani Hood. This is a Cartagena Photo Tour that showcases the raw and unfiltered side of the city.

Modality: Walking Tour

Time: 7:00-12:00

Group Size: 1 to 6 participants

Palenque Photo Experience: Journey to Colombia’s Little Africa

Duration: 6 hours

Embark on a cultural voyage with our Palenque Photo Tour. Dive deep into the roots of Palenque de San Basilio, a town echoing with African rhythms and traditions. Here, you’ll get a chance to not only hone your photography skills but also to immerse yourself in a community rich in history and culture.

Modality: Walking Tour

Time: 7:00-14:00

Group Size: Minimum 2 participants

Additional Features: Transport from Cartagena, Bilingual Interpreter, Photography Class.

Dive into a world of colors, stories, and breathtaking visuals with Cartagena Photo Tours. Join us, and let Cartagena’s charm unfold before your lens.

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  • What to wear
    Comfortable seasonal clothing and shoes
  • Included
    Photo Assistance
  • Not Included
    Entrance Fees
    Local Flights

Tour Plan

Centro Histórico Photo Tour: History Through The Lens
8:00 am / 3:00 pm: Begin your photographic journey at the iconic Plaza de Bolívar. Here, you'll be introduced to Cartagena's historic significance and get a brief overview of the day's objectives. As you navigate through the city's winding colonial architectures from 8:30 am (or 3:30 pm), you'll capture the vibrant plazas, churches, and monuments.
At 10:00 am / 5:00 pm, take a break in a quaint local cafe. This is the perfect time to discuss the photos you've captured, exchange feedback, and delve deeper into the art of storytelling through your lens.
Inspired by your mid-tour workshop, embark on your final photowalk around 10:45 am / 5:45 pm. Try capturing more candid moments, focusing on architectural details or the bustling local life. Your tour will wrap up by 11:00 am / 6:00 pm back at Plaza de Bolívar, ending on a note of reflection and shared experiences.
Bazurto & Getsemaní Photo Tour: A Dive into Street & Documentary Photography
Start your day early at 7:00 am at the vibrant entrance of Bazurto Market. Here, you'll understand the core principles of documentary photography and grasp the significance of Bazurto in Cartagena's daily life. As you venture deeper into the market's lively alleys, document the raw energy, interactions, and essence of daily transactions.
Around 9:00 am, refresh yourself with a coffee break at a local cafe near the market. This pause also offers a chance to review your captures, getting insights into your technique and approach.
Your journey continues as you make your way to Getsemaní by 10:00 am. As you wander through its streets, let the vibrant street art, traditional homes, and animated streets inspire your frames. Your guide will elaborate on Getsemaní's rich history, helping you add depth to your photos. By noon, around 12:00 pm, you'll wrap up your tour at the lively Plaza de la Trinidad, reflecting on the stories you've captured.
Palenque Photo Experience: Journey to Colombia's Little Africa
Your adventure begins at 7:00 am as you meet at a central location in Cartagena and set off for Palenque de San Basilio in private transport. By 8:00 am, the welcoming arms of Palenque greet you, complete with a brief overview of its significant African legacy.
From 8:30 am, immerse yourself in a photographic exploration of the village. Capture scenes of daily life, intricate details of traditional homes, and interact with the local community. Your adventure elevates at 10:00 am with an advertising photo workshop. Collaborating with a local model, you'll be guided on crafting magazine-worthy shots against the scenic backdrop of Palenque.
Consider enriching your experience with a traditional Palenquero lunch at 12:00 pm. Relish local delicacies and gain more insights into the village's culture. Post-lunch, your spirit will be uplifted with a music & dance photography session at 1:00 pm. Engage with the local musicians and dancers, learning to capture motion and emotion seamlessly.
By 2:00 pm, it's time to depart for Cartagena, carrying memories, stories, and exceptional photographs from Palenque.

Tour Location

Dive deep into the heart of Cartagena in the historic Centro Histórico. Cobblestone streets, colonial architecture, and lively plazas echo tales from the past. Capture moments where history mingles with the vibrancy of modern-day life, making it a haven for photographers.

Exploring Cartagena: A Mélange of History, Culture, and Natural Splendor

Cartagena, Colombia's coastal jewel, radiates a unique blend of historic charm, vibrant urban scenes, and Caribbean allure. At its heart stands the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas, a colossal fortress echoing tales of the city's colonial past. Dominating the skyline, this marvel offers a labyrinth of walls and tunnels, paired with panoramic views of the city below.
Just a short ascent away, the Convento de la Popa graces Cartagena's highest hill. This serene monastery is a visual delight, with its colonial architecture juxtaposed against a horizon of city sprawl and azure Caribbean waters. Wander its courtyards and you'll find the enchanting statue of the Virgin of La Candelaria beckoning.
Descend into the city's streets and you'll find Las Bóvedas, former dungeons now pulsating with life. The arches that once echoed with tales of despair now resonate with the chatter of merchants, selling vibrant handicrafts, woven artifacts, and exquisite jewelry. Not far from this historic site, the Museo del Oro Zenu stands as a custodian of Cartagena's indigenous past, showcasing glimmering pre-Colombian gold and well-preserved pottery.
Yet, Cartagena is not just about its historic and cultural tapestry. The Caribbean spirit beckons travelers to the pristine shores of Playa Blanca on Barú Island. Here, the soft white sands and crystalline waters paint a picture of tropical paradise, while local vendors and colorful shacks add layers of authenticity.
For those keen on venturing a bit further, the Rosario Islands await. These coral-fringed islands shimmer with underwater wonders, offering photographers and explorers a chance to dive deep into Cartagena's marine heart.
Back on the mainland, the vibrant hues of Calle del Embudo in the Getsemaní district showcase Cartagena's thriving urban art scene. The winding alley, adorned with dynamic murals and graffiti, captures the city's pulsating soul.
Cartagena is more than just a destination; it's a sensory experience. From its historic relics and urban tapestries to its sun-kissed shores and deep blue depths, the city invites travelers to immerse, explore, and capture its many facets. Whether through the lens of a camera or the eyes of a wanderer, Cartagena promises stories waiting to be discovered.