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Magic of Colombia

Embrace the magic of Colombia as you explore the country along the magical Magdalena River during this special 7-night journey. Move to the beat of a variety of Latin American musical styles including cumbia and vallenato.

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7 nights from £6745pp

Church of St Peter Claver, Cartagena
Cartagena
Barranquilla
Cartagena

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Drink a steaming cup of the country’s famous coffee. Listen for the calls of distinctive birds and wildlife not found anywhere else on the planet. Discover timeless traditions while getting to know the friendly guides and residents from diverse backgrounds who live beyond the riverbanks. Enjoy the soul and spirit of Colombia as you sail this river along with AmaWaterways, the Heart of the River.

Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Barranquilla, where you can enjoy a special Carnival celebration. Cruise along the majestic Magdalena River, surrounded by breath-taking scenery, as you make your way to the floating village of Nueva Venecia, a charming town filled with inviting locals and can only be navigated by boat. Visit the picturesque coastal town of Santa Barbara de Pinto before arriving in Mompox and experiencing an exclusive jazz performance.

From Mompox, visit El Banco for a shoreside dinner and exclusive dinner performance. Enjoy your final days in Cartagena, a beautiful Caribbean city where you can enjoy a walled city tour visiting incredible landmarks such as UNESCO listed San Felipe Castle and the Cathedral de Cartagena.

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Magic of Colombia Itinerary

Day 1 - Barranquilla

Arrive in Barranquilla and settle into your stateroom as you prepare for your journey along the Magdalena River In the evening, enjoy a special Carnaval celebration, bringing the full traditional experience exclusively to AmaWaterways’ guests all-year round Widely considered one of Colombia’s most important folkloric celebrations, the Carnaval of Barranquilla has also been declared a UNESCO Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, and you will get to revel in this truly authentic experience as you learn the Carnaval’s motto: Quien lo vive, es quien lo goza

Day 2 - Nueva Venecia

Visit the Floating Village of Nueva Venecia A charming town filled with inviting locals, Nueva Venecia, or “New Venice,” can only be navigated by boat With its beautiful colonial houses, vivid architecture and local sanctuary protecting the native flora and fauna, this town highlights the beauty and warmth of Colombia While here, explore this village and learn more about the lives of its people during a guided tour Enjoy the traditional crafts and art that is on display, learn about the techniques the fishermen of Nueva Venecia use, and taste the local delicacies as you embrace this village and its unique culture

Day 3 - Pinto

Spend your morning in Santa Barbara de Pinto, located on the banks of the Mompox arm of the Magdalena River Enjoy a walking tour through this traditional town, where you may see local landmarks such as the Santa Barbara Church and enjoy intricate hand-made crafts created in the town In the afternoon, arrive at the island town of Mompox, where you will be welcomed with open arms and lively music as local musicians treat you to an exclusive jazz performance

Day 3 - Santa Cruz de Mompox

Spend your morning in Santa Barbara de Pinto, located on the banks of the Mompox arm of the Magdalena River Enjoy a walking tour through this traditional town, where you may see local landmarks such as the Santa Barbara Church and enjoy intricate hand-made crafts created in the town In the afternoon, arrive at the island town of Mompox, where you will be welcomed with open arms and lively music as local musicians treat you to an exclusive jazz performance

Day 4 - Santa Cruz de Mompox

town frozen in time, Mompox embodies the appearance of what many villages looked like during colonial times Founded in 1540, this remote village became an important Spanish trading post Some Spaniards found Mompox to be a haven for keeping gold and other treasure protected from the pirates that pillaged coastal cities like Cartagena, and with this precious metal and the work of skilled artisans from Spain came beautifully crafted artifacts Since then, the town has become famous for its incredible filigree jewelry, which you can learn more about during your tour of this town in the afternoon While visiting the largest inland island in Latin America, journey through the incredible ecological Ciénaga Pijiño region, exploring the massive lake that is home to a variety of flora and fauna native to the region In the evening, take a stroll through this storied town on a guided walking tour With stunning colonial churches, breathtaking nature surrounding the town, and delicious local delights such as capa cheese and butifarra, Mompox is sure to be a highlight of your journey along the magnificent Magdalena River

Day 5 - Santa Cruz de Mompox

Bid farewell to Mompox before embarking on a scenic cruise down one of the most breathtaking stretches of the Magdalena River a picturesque part of the La Mojana Region and reaching the town of El Banco, nestled at the intersection of the Magdalena and César rivers Founded in a location strategic for both the native people and the Spaniards, the town was repeatedly destroyed in their struggles and then rebuilt atop its ashes In 1749, a freed black slave named José Domingo Ortiz led a group of settlers to this special location, carrying with him a statue of the Virgin Mary, staking this place as their new home Because of this connection, the Virgin of Candelaria, a special invocation of the Virgin Mary, is specially venerated in this region Embark on a guided walking tour of this incredible destination and learn more about its history as the birthplace of cumbia, an iconic genre of music and dance that has now been popularized around the world What began as a courtship dance practiced by African slaves later incorporated American steps and European and African instruments has become a world-wide sensation, which is especially popular in the Andean region of Colombia In the evening, enjoy an exclusive dinner in town and witness an incredible cumbia performance by locals

Day 5 - El Banco

Bid farewell to Mompox before embarking on a scenic cruise down one of the most breathtaking stretches of the Magdalena River a picturesque part of the La Mojana Region and reaching the town of El Banco, nestled at the intersection of the Magdalena and César rivers Founded in a location strategic for both the native people and the Spaniards, the town was repeatedly destroyed in their struggles and then rebuilt atop its ashes In 1749, a freed black slave named José Domingo Ortiz led a group of settlers to this special location, carrying with him a statue of the Virgin Mary, staking this place as their new home Because of this connection, the Virgin of Candelaria, a special invocation of the Virgin Mary, is specially venerated in this region Embark on a guided walking tour of this incredible destination and learn more about its history as the birthplace of cumbia, an iconic genre of music and dance that has now been popularized around the world What began as a courtship dance practiced by African slaves later incorporated American steps and European and African instruments has become a world-wide sensation, which is especially popular in the Andean region of Colombia In the evening, enjoy an exclusive dinner in town and witness an incredible cumbia performance by locals

Day 6 - Magangué

Witness the sights, hear the bird calls, and watch the wildlife around you as we spend the beginning of the day docked near Magangue Immerse yourself in the presence of Colombian nature surrounding this city on a birdwatching tour, giving you a unique opportunity to see birds only found in this specific part of the country You can also take a hiking tour through the picturesque Ciénaga, teeming with Colombian life Later in the day, visit Calamar Located at the entrance of the Canal del Dique, this town was first settled in 1840 Witness historic sites such as the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Conception as you tour this beautiful destination by paola

Day 6 - Calamar

Witness the sights, hear the bird calls, and watch the wildlife around you as we spend the beginning of the day docked near Magangue Immerse yourself in the presence of Colombian nature surrounding this city on a birdwatching tour, giving you a unique opportunity to see birds only found in this specific part of the country You can also take a hiking tour through the picturesque Ciénaga, teeming with Colombian life Later in the day, visit Calamar Located at the entrance of the Canal del Dique, this town was first settled in 1840 Witness historic sites such as the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Conception as you tour this beautiful destination by paola

Day 7 - Cartagena

Take the day to delight in the beautiful coastal city of Cartagena Many Spaniards flocked to this location when they heard tales of gold found in the tombs of indigenous leaders, expanding this small port into a thriving city Start your day by exploring the incredible UNESCO-designated San Felipe Castle, the fortress that defended Cartagena from French and British attacks As you continue to tour the city, you may witness iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral de Cartagena or the stone walls built to protect the city from the plundering of pirates, although they did not stop Sir Francis Drake from holding the city for ransom in 1586 Delve deeper into the enriching history of this Caribbean city as you briefly visit the Gold Museum, which features ancient gold artifacts from the indigenous cultures found in this region, and the Caribbean Naval Museum In the afternoon, enjoy a tour through the breathtaking Getsemaní neighborhood With the vibrant colors of the homes and street art as well as the mouthwatering local delicacies that can be found throughout the area, this historic neighborhood will delight all your senses In the evening, watch the sun set on Cartagena from the deck of your stunning AmaWaterways ship

Day 8 - Cartagena

Bid your ship and crew farewell as you disembark and prepare for your flight home

Price Includes

  • 7 nights full board cruising in an outside cabin
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Choice of open seating dining venues including main restaurant, casual lounge and alfresco on selected evenings
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • Welcome Reception, Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • In-cabin entertainment system with flat screen TV, keyboard, free internet access, film and music library
  • Evening entertainment including music performances, folklore dances, lectures and piano interludes
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Return flights and transfers
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 19th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £6846
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £13638 Blue Water Price from: £12134 Blue Water Price from: £7972 Blue Water Price from: £7635 Blue Water Price from: £6846
  • May
    • May 3rd - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7246
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14238 Blue Water Price from: £12734 Blue Water Price from: £8372 Blue Water Price from: £8035 Blue Water Price from: £7246
    • May 17th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7246
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14238 Blue Water Price from: £12734 Blue Water Price from: £8372 Blue Water Price from: £8035 Blue Water Price from: £7246
    • May 31st - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7246
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14238 Blue Water Price from: £12734 Blue Water Price from: £8372 Blue Water Price from: £8035 Blue Water Price from: £7246
  • June
    • Jun 11th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7558
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7558 Blue Water Price from: £8347 Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £12332 Blue Water Price from: £13084
    • Jun 14th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7558
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14588 Blue Water Price from: £13084 Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £8347 Blue Water Price from: £7558
    • Jun 25th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7358
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7358 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £12132 Blue Water Price from: £12884
    • Jun 28th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7358
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14388 Blue Water Price from: £12884 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £7358
  • July
    • Jul 9th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7558
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7558 Blue Water Price from: £8347 Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £12332 Blue Water Price from: £13084
    • Jul 12th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7558
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14588 Blue Water Price from: £13084 Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £8347 Blue Water Price from: £7558
    • Jul 26th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7358
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14388 Blue Water Price from: £12884 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £7358
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7358
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7358 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £12132 Blue Water Price from: £12884
    • Aug 9th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7358
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14388 Blue Water Price from: £12884 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £7358
    • Aug 20th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7358
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7358 Blue Water Price from: £8147 Blue Water Price from: £8485 Blue Water Price from: £12132 Blue Water Price from: £12884
    • Aug 23rd - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7558
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14588 Blue Water Price from: £13084 Blue Water Price from: £8685 Blue Water Price from: £8347 Blue Water Price from: £7558
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6758
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6758 Blue Water Price from: £7547 Blue Water Price from: £7885 Blue Water Price from: £11332 Blue Water Price from: £12084
    • Sep 17th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6745
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7552 Blue Water Price from: £7897 Blue Water Price from: £11366 Blue Water Price from: £12136
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6745
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7552 Blue Water Price from: £7897 Blue Water Price from: £11366 Blue Water Price from: £12136
    • Oct 15th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6745
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7552 Blue Water Price from: £7897 Blue Water Price from: £11366 Blue Water Price from: £12136
    • Oct 29th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6745
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6745 Blue Water Price from: £7552 Blue Water Price from: £7897 Blue Water Price from: £11366 Blue Water Price from: £12136
  • November
    • Nov 12th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7545
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7545 Blue Water Price from: £8352 Blue Water Price from: £8697 Blue Water Price from: £12366 Blue Water Price from: £13136
    • Nov 15th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7345
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14474 Blue Water Price from: £12936 Blue Water Price from: £8497 Blue Water Price from: £8152 Blue Water Price from: £7345
    • Nov 26th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7545
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7545 Blue Water Price from: £8352 Blue Water Price from: £8697 Blue Water Price from: £12366 Blue Water Price from: £13136
  • December
    • Dec 10th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7576
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7576 Blue Water Price from: £8383 Blue Water Price from: £8728 Blue Water Price from: £12474 Blue Water Price from: £13244
    • Dec 13th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7576
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14782 Blue Water Price from: £13244 Blue Water Price from: £8728 Blue Water Price from: £8383 Blue Water Price from: £7576
    • Dec 24th - Barranquilla to Cartagena - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7776
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7776 Blue Water Price from: £8583 Blue Water Price from: £8928 Blue Water Price from: £12674 Blue Water Price from: £13444

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