Cartagena
2023

MELANIN VOYAGE IS HEADING TO Cartagena!

DATES: April 5-10, 2023

Come with us on our 6-day and 5-night trip to Cartagena, where you can enjoy amazing meals, luxury accommodations, and access to local culture. This luxurious getaway to Cartagena will take you on an unforgettable journey throughout the city’s colorful streets. From sun-drenched beaches to stunning colonial architecture and stunning museums, you will experience all that this bustling city has to offer! 

*Passport & Negative COVID-19 Test Required*
EXTREMELY LIMITED REGISTRATION
10 Slots Available For This Experience

 

Don't miss out on this experience in Cartagena with Melanin Voyage!

THE
DESTINATION

 

CARTAGENA

Located on the northern coast of the South American continent, this city is one of Colombia's most beautiful. The old town centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site and offers visitors plenty to see and do, including impressive Gothic cathedrals, whitewashed colonial houses, museums, and colorful street markets. There are also many beautiful beaches with stunning views of the sea or surrounding islands such as La Boquilla and El Molino

 

Cartagena attracts lovers of history, arts and music with its cobbled streets, ornate Spanish cathedrals and spicy cuisine. The fine beaches of Santa Marta are also popular spots for holidaymakers looking for sun-soaked getaways.

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CARTAGENA
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What's INCLUDED

5 Nights in Cartagena, Colombia (Mansion Style)

Relax and enjoy traditional Colombian mansion-style accommodations with a stunning pool on location. 
PLEASE NOTE: if you aren't interested in sharing common spaces with other individuals, this experience would not be a great fit for your travel style. 

Private Luxury Transfer To/From Accommodations Upon Arrival

Enjoy a private transfer from the airport or hotel to your accommodations. When you travel with us, we want to make sure you arrive in style.

VIP Travel Concierge

From airport transfers to hands-on service at your destination, a travel concierge is there to assist every step of the way.

Rum & Salsa Tour, Salsa Class + A Mixology Class

Enjoy the mysterious combination of rum and salsa as you sip your way through this fun, interactive tour that includes a mixology class. Also included in your investment is an authentic salsa class with the locals. Join us on our unique tour curated exclusively for Melanin Voyage.

Totumo Volcano Tour

Totumo volcano is considered the jewel of the region in terms of its diversity and its beauty. This tour is going to be one you'll never forget, we promise. 

Private Luxury Welcome Dinner & Traditional Colombian Dinner Show

Bond with your newly-found travel fam for the first time during our private dinner. Feast on a specially curated menu to get the experience started right! Dine in while local Colombian dancers and tantalizing drummers perform. 

Daily Breakfast & Private Luxury Chef

Set the tone for your day with a delicious, healthy, and nutritious breakfast. The resort's daily breakfast will power you up, keep you going and give you the right energy boost to take on the day ahead. A private chef is also included in your experience investment who will cook some of your meals while in Cartagena. 

Photography Package (Images Delivered Daily)

If you didn’t take a picture it didn’t happen, right? Our lead photographer will be there every step of the way to capture the moments during your experience so you don't have to! Images will be delivered daily via our online secure photo-sharing platform so that you can make your family and friends jelly back home with your fire vacation pics! Don't spend your time holding up a camera when we have a professional there to capture your once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. 

 

Melanin Voyage Travel Box

Every experience receives a travel box in the mail with goodies from us.

 

Black-Out Catamaran Party with Open Bar

Explore Cartagena aboard a luxury catamaran. As you cruise, enjoy the company of your travel crew, sail, snorkel around the isles, sip on special curated cocktails, or dance to a curated playlist. Our boat features comfortable lounging, as well as padded sun beds on the upper deck.​

Dedicated Private Group Chat 

Get to know your future travel fam prior to your trip with a private group chat with all the attendees participating in the experience. Make plans, coordinate outings, and more in the chat.​

What's NOT INCLUDED

International Flights To/From Cartagena, Colombia
(AIRPORT CODE:  (CTG) Rafael Nuñez International Airport)

International flights are not included in this experience. ​If you need assistance with booking a flight to and from Colombia, please email booking@mvexperiences.com. The best airport to depart from will be MIA. Secure your flights today by using Airfordable and pay for your flight over time. Receive $25 off your next booking here.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is not included in your investment. You may purchase travel insurance for an additional fee (on your own accord), which will cover unforeseen cancellations, delays, death and dismemberment, loss of luggage, personal liability, and medical costs.

Anything Not Mentioned Above

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ITINERARY

DAY 1.

Departure

DEPARTURE: MIA

Bienvenidos

Land in Cartagena by 2 pm and head to our centrally-located mansion to check-in.

In the late afternoon, meet up with your new travel crew for a quick welcome meeting before getting happy hour at the perfect spot to watch your first Colombian sunset. 

 

After a mojito or two, we'll head to our welcome dinner at a lively restaurant that serves typical Cartagenian food.

DAY 2.

Cartagena

CARTAGENA CULTURE

After a good night's rest, we'll start the trip off with a full day of cultural immersion. First up: a walking tour of Old Town, including an overview of important landmarks and events, as well as the best places to eat, shop, and drink. 

We'll have a traditional lunch at a local hotspot in one of the area's palenques. From there, we'll visit a music school that helps children find purpose through music and mentoring. Enjoy a performance of the local beats before learning how to play the drum yourself! 

Last but not least, we'll head to the tiny Totumo Volcano for a very unique experience that really can't be described.

After tours, experience a luxury dinner from our private chef.

DAY 3.

Cartagena

MORNING: AT LEISURE

EVENING: MIXOLOGY CLASS

This morning, you have some free time to explore Cartagena on your own. Walk along the fortress wall, pick up some delicious coffee, or go check out street art in the neighborhood of Getsemani. 

In the late afternoon, head with the crew for a tasting of Colombia's most popular spirit... rum! We'll learn about history, production, and mixology. 

That evening, if you're still on your feet, you'll have the chance to learn some dance moves at one of the liveliest salsa spots in the city.

DAY 4.

Cartagena

AT LEISURE

Every day is a new start, and this is the day to do what makes you happy. Find a quiet space and go for a walk or get lost in a good book. Explore the city – maybe even make it a cultural experience with a local museum. Or relax around the pool with some friends or your new travel family! It’s your day – make it as amazing as you want!

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be prepared for you by our private chef if you would like to relax at the mansion during this time.

DAY 5.

Cartagena

BLACK-OUT
BOAT PARTY

We have one final full day in this beautiful city of Cartagena to explore, take a boat trip with open bar to the national/natural park called “The Rosario Islands” and visit the party beach of Cholón! Afterward, we take a boat ride to Playa Blanca for lunch on the Island of Baru and spend time swimming in the warm water until we depart back to the city. Our farewell dinner will be served from 8-10 PM followed by a fun night of bar hopping together as a travel family.

DAY 6.

Departure

It's time to depart. We can guarantee that you won’t want to leave this paradise, but all good things must come to an end. We say goodbye and plan to see each other on another Melanin Voyage experience. 

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EXPERIENCE INVESTMENT

Payments

During registration, payment dates will be listed on the check-out page.

Installment Options

We have single & double occupancy options for this experience.

Due to rising costs in flights, we will not be offering Air & Land packages for this experience.

LAND-ONLY

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $250.00 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A double occupancy room means that you will share a room with another person of the same gender. This can be done in a twin bed or double bed format (or a king/queen-sized bed if you are a couple). The rest of the amenities are similar, including food and drink availability, a private bathroom, and a daily cleaning service. 

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

DOUBLE Occupancy

$2,930.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

LAND-ONLY

SINGLE OCCUPANCY

 

DEPOSIT: $250.00 per person

 

About This Option: 

 A single occupancy room means that you will have a private room that is restricted to only one person. You will enjoy the comfort of having your own space to stretch out in, or to have some privacy.

INVESTMENT PRICING PER PERSON:

SINGLE Occupancy

$3,310.00 per person

PAYMENTS:

Dates will be listed during registration.

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NEXT STEPS

Secure Your Experience & Your Investment

Travel insurance is still HIGHLY RECOMMENDED even if you obtain purchase protection for an additional fee. 

 

If the date has passed, your deposit or payments may fluctuate to catch up with the payment cycle and may DIFFER from the investment pricing listed above.

 

ALL INDIVIDUALS MUST REGISTER SEPARATELY! 

 

Payments are due monthly on the 15th and are considered late on the 16th. A travel disclosure and photography release are REQUIRED to be signed to proceed with registration for your experience. If the experience is not open for registration, we have either hit capacity or late registration has closed. To proceed with the registration, click the “register” button below and it will take you to our registration portal. Please read our FAQ for registration HERE if you have any questions or email us!

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