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Wonders of Colombia

Immerse yourself in the wonders that this South American country holds as you journey along the magnificent Magdalena River. Step through the streets of Palenque, the first free city in Colombia, moving to the rhythms of cumbia and vallenato, world-renown musical styles.

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Brand new exclusive 16-night fly-cruise package from just £12999pp! A 7-night Magdalena River cruise combined with hotel stays in Lima and Cusco and a guided tour of Macchu Picchu.

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Delight in the colourful neighbourhood of Getsemaní in Cartagena, drinking in the vivid colours and culture displayed so artfully on the walls of homes, cafes and family-owned shops. Discover how Spanish and pre-colonial cultures combined to bring us the music, minds, and culture that exist in the country today.

Discover how Spanish and pre-colonial cultures combined to bring us the music, minds, and culture that exist in the country today. Let these breathtaking destinations inspire you as you embrace the soul of this mesmerizing river and the heart-warming people who live alongside it.

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Wonders of Colombia Itinerary

Day 1 - Cartagena

Arrive in Cartagena, the beautiful capital of the Bolivar region located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast After settling into your stateroom, 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 Upon returning to your ship, embark on your journey along the magical Magdalena River

Day 2 - Palenque

In the morning, experience the town of Palenque, the first “free town” in the Americas. Founded by those who fled a life of slavery during colonial times, the spirit and appearance of this town has been preserved through time. In 1713, the Spanish crown issued a Royal Decree that officially freed the people of Palenque from slavery. Immerse yourself in the town’s deeply rooted culture and traditions, which are so distinct that UNESCO declared Palenque to be a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. An important piece of their heritage is the music and rhythmic style that was developed in this city, which you will enjoy during a special performance by local musicians. 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 (a bicycle taxi for two). (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Santa Cruz de 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 during an exclusive jazz performance played by local musicians

Day 3 - 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 during an exclusive jazz performance played by local musicians

Day 4 - 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 afternoon, 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 - 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 spend 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

Day 7 - Nueva Venecia

In the morning, 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 Witness its splendor as you tour the village 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 Later in the day, venture to the beautiful seaside city of Barranquilla, a vibrant destination home to notable musicians, writers and artists Immerse yourself in the warmth and culture of the city’s atmosphere as you venture through this magnificent location, where you may visit famous landmarks such as the bocas de cenizas, the point at which the magical Magdalena River meets the breathtaking Caribbean Sea, and the “Carnaval” Museum, which showcases the unique history of this incredible festival In the evening, enjoy an exclusive “Carnaval” celebration just for AmaWaterways guests as we bring the full traditional experience to our guests all-year round

Day 8 - Barranquilla

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

Price Includes

  • Cruise only, package possible
  • Shore excursions
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Open seating for meals
  • Casual dress code
  • Mainly UK/US/AUS passengers
  • Return flights and transfers

Cruise Extensions

  • Colombia River Cruise and Machu Picchu Discovery includes:
  • 7-night full-board cruise on AmaMagdalena
  • International flights from London, regional flights available on request
  • All overseas flights and transfers
  • Overnight accommodation in Cartagena including early check-in
  • 2-night accommodation at 5-star Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel, Lima with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Lima
  • 2-night accommodation at 5-star Rio Sagrado, A Belmond Hotel, Sacred Valley with breakfast
  • Excursion to Awanakancha Center and Pisac
  • Excursion to Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras
  • Hiram Bingham luxury train from Rio Sagrado to Machu Picchu and return, with lunch one way and dinner on the return included on board
  • Machu Picchu - on-site hotel, guided visit and free time to explore
  • Overnight stay at 5-star Monasterio, a Belmond Hotel in Cusco with breakfast
  • Guided tour of Cusco
  • Port charges
  • Porterage during time in Peru
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2025 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £6958
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £13788 Blue Water Price from: £12284 Blue Water Price from: £8085 Blue Water Price from: £7747 Blue Water Price from: £6958
  • April
    • Apr 26th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 10th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7446
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14438 Blue Water Price from: £12934 Blue Water Price from: £8572 Blue Water Price from: £8235 Blue Water Price from: £7446
    • May 24th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7446
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14438 Blue Water Price from: £12934 Blue Water Price from: £8572 Blue Water Price from: £8235 Blue Water Price from: £7446
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 21st - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
    • Jul 30th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
    • Aug 27th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 30th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
  • September
    • Sep 10th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6860
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6860 Blue Water Price from: £7667 Blue Water Price from: £8012 Blue Water Price from: £11520 Blue Water Price from: £12290
    • Sep 13th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £6745
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £13674 Blue Water Price from: £12136 Blue Water Price from: £7897 Blue Water Price from: £7552 Blue Water Price from: £6745
    • Sep 24th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 8th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £6945
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £6945 Blue Water Price from: £7752 Blue Water Price from: £8097 Blue Water Price from: £11566 Blue Water Price from: £12336
    • Oct 22nd - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 5th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7345
      LS Luxury Suite JS Junior Suite A Cat. A Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom C Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £12936 Blue Water Price from: £12166 Blue Water Price from: £8497 Blue Water Price from: £8152 Blue Water Price from: £7345
    • Nov 8th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMagdalena From: £7545
      Grand Suite Luxury Suite Cat. A Stateroom Cat. B Stateroom Cat. C Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £14674 Blue Water Price from: £13136 Blue Water Price from: £8697 Blue Water Price from: £8352 Blue Water Price from: £7545
    • Nov 19th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - Sailing on: AmaMelodia From: £7345
      C Cat. C Stateroom B Cat. B Stateroom A Cat. A Stateroom JS Junior Suite LS Luxury Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £7345 Blue Water Price from: £8152 Blue Water Price from: £8497 Blue Water Price from: £12166 Blue Water Price from: £12936
    • Nov 22nd - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 17th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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 20th - Cartagena to Barranquilla - 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

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