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Your party begins when you step aboard your Chiva, a hand-painted, old wooden artisan bus. These buses are used in rural areas for public transport; they are colorfully painted with local arabesques and figures. Enjoy non-stop ‘papayera’ or ‘vallenato’ (local music), complimentary drinks and learn about the interesting history and traditions of Cartagena. Laugh, clap, sing and listen to jokes, as your Chiva takes you around the charming streets of Cartagena.
You’ll make a photo stop at the San Felipe Fortress, Manga, Pie de la Popa, El Centro, Boca Grande, Laguito, Castillo Grande, and the Old City (Bovedas. Your Chiva will stop at the historic Santa Catalina’s Bastion. Here, you can stretch your legs or dance to the beat of the music. You’ll have some time for souvenir and handicraft shopping at Las Bovedas Artisan Centre.
- Minimum age to participate is 18 years.
- Passengers must be able to negotiate the 3 steps onto and off the Chiva bus.
- Local liquor is included.
- The Chiva is an open-sided bus, without windows and wooden benches for seating.