Our Miss Colombia Travel Package in Cartagena is one of our best group packages of the year. This beautiful Spanish Colonial city celebrates its independence as well as hosts the most popular event of the year. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and have the time of your life, this package is for you. Not sure what to expect, check out the video from recent trips.
What’s Included in our Miss Colombia Travel Package:
Round Trip Airfare from Miami
5 Nights Hotel Accommodations
4 Nights VIP Party Service
Transfers to Clubs
Vip Access (no waiting in line)
Tickets and Table at the Pageant’s Swimsuit Competition ($175 value)
Boat Party to see Desfile de Balleneras ($250 value)
Tour of Cartagena
24 Hour On-Location Staff
Daily Breakfast Buffet
Departure Taxes and Fees
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* Packages can be customized, as long as it is within the dates of the package.
** Prices can change due to availability
*** We can provide airfare from anywhere in the world
Day 1 – You will be greeted at the airport in Cartagena. Today is the Batalla de Las Flores Parade, which starts at 2:30 PM in Avenida Santander. We will be offering an option to purchase entrances to check out the parade from some VIP grand stand next to the parade route. At 9:00 PM we will pick you up at your hotel for dinner and a welcome drink at a local restaurant and then head to one of Cartagena’s best clubs for a night of partying.
Day 2 – 2:00 PM Pick-up for 1/2 Day City Tour. Tour will consist of La Popa, CTG’s Historic Center, Castillo de San Felipe and other Tourist Attractions. 11:00 Pick-up for Night of Partying.
Day 3 – Today is the Desfile de Balleneras. We will be picking you up at noon to go to the boat party. At 11:00 PM Pick-up at your hotel to check out one of the hottest parties during “El Reinado”.
Day 4 – Free day to relax. Pick-up at (TBD Time) for the Swimsuit Competition at the Hilton Hotel in El Laguito. The swimsuit competition is one of the best events of the week with tons of Jet-Set and a concert featuring a popular Latin artist. After the competition, we will take you to a great after party.
Day 5 – Today is a free day and night for you to relax after the 4 crazy days before you head back home the next day. The Miss Colombia Final is at night and you can watch it from a local bar.
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Why Should You Travel to Cartagena for the National Beauty Pageant?
The Party Atmosphere – Not only does the city celebrate the National Beauty Pageant, but Cartagena also celebrates its independence. The city will be packed with things to do such as the Batalla de Flores (parade on Cartagena’s main avenue where the contestants are on floats), Desfile en Ballaneras in the Bay of Cartagena (this is a parade where the beauty contestants are paraded by marines as their entourage follows them in yachts, sailboats and speedboats), and the Swimsuit Competition at the Hilton Hotel.
The People – The Colombian people are some of the friendliest and most beautiful people in the world. The great thing about these dates is that it’s a national event so people from all over the country travel to Cartagena to party that week. The city erupts with media coverage, famous people, and the country’s jetsetters (from Bogota, Medellin, Cali) as they come to enjoy a week of parties, parades, and nightlife.
The National Beauty Pageant – The Colombian woman is one of Colombia’s national treasures. How can you not celebrate some of the most beautiful women in the country competing to win the crown. In 2008, Taliana Vargas represented Colombia in Miss Universe and came in second, although many had her winning the crown and becoming the most beautiful woman in the world!
Cartagena, The City – Cartagena is one of the most beautiful cities we provide packages to. It was named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 and has been called the Venice of South America.
Purchasing Power – The Colombian peso has been fluctuating between 2000 & 2500 to the US Dollar in the past couple of years. The dollar, euro & pound will go a long way in Colombia.
The Weather – The average temperature in Cartagena is about 80 degrees year round and is about that for the National Beauty Pageant. It’s definitely great beach weather and a great way to get away from the cold in November!
Islas Rosario (Rosario Islands) – This is definitely a place to check out while you are in Cartagena. It’s a small archipelago located south of the Bay of Cartagena, only one hour away by boat. Its crystal clear waters and multi-colors are great for recreational diving.
Safety – Cartagena is a very safe city and a lot safer than a lot of cities in North America. Everyone’s perception of Colombia is that it’s dangerous. Colombia is like any other country where you will be in danger if you are doing something or being somewhere where you’re not supposed to be.
The TGW Experience – We are not just in the travel business, but also in the experience business. We want you to experience the destination and all that it has to offer especially if you are looking to party. We offer a no-hassle solution to make your stay in Cartagena for the National Beauty Pageant a vacation of a lifetime!
Group Experience – Whether you are traveling alone or with a group of friends, this is definitely a great way to visit an incredible destination and enjoy a group atmosphere. This is not your normal grandpa/grandma tour group, but cool party people from all over the world.
Cartagena was recently named by Frommers as one of 9 destinations to visit. Although Colombia has gotten a bad rap throughout the years, Cartagena, Colombia is one of the safest cities in South America. You may be asking yourself, “Why is this one of the best times to travel to Cartagena?”. The biggest reasons are the atmosphere and the parties. The city erupts with media coverage, famous people, and the country’s jetsetters (from Bogota, Medellin, Cali) as they come to enjoy a week of parties, parades, and nightlife. Some of the hottest clubs from the major cities close down during this week to open up shop at special venues throughout CartagenaFlight Time: 2.5 Hrs from Miami, 5.5 Hrs from NYC, 8 Hrs from LAX, 12 Hrs from London
Main Airports: Rafael Nunez Airport (CTG)
Weather:Year Round it’s between 70F & 90F
Currency:Pesos, 1800 – 2500 Pesos/Dollar
Tourist Attractions:Rosario Islands, Walled City, La Popa, San Felipe Castle, Gold Museum
All of the accommodations offered on our site have been personally inspected by TGW to uphold the utmost quality standards of our travelers. We base our selection on Service, Cleanliness, and Location. TGW offers 5 star, 4 star, & 3 star accommodations.
The Hotel has 250 rooms, distributed in towers, seven meeting and event rooms, four restaurants, one Sushi Bar, a gym and a pool. In conjunction with the complete, high standard service of the chain Estelar you can relax absolutely and enjoy the magic of the Colombian Caribbean.
Once a seventeenth-century convent, Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara has been converted into one of the top lodgings in the Caribbean coast city of Cartagena. The Sofitel Santa Clara is located in the historic heart of the city. acilities are up to the standard of any of the world’s best hotels, from the business center to the swimming pool and Turkish bath.
Located on one of the most beautiful beaches in Cartagena, this 22 story, 200 room modern hotel offers deluxe accommodations. Only 10 minutes from the Walled City and surrounded by numerous cafes, cantinas and nightclubs; its Bocagrande location is ideal for easy access to all that Cartagena has to offer.
Located in front of the beach in Boca Grade’s modern commercial district, Decameron Cartagena is a perfect destination for fun and relaxation by day, and exciting nightlife from dusk till dawn. In addition to its exclusive location and beautiful bayside balcony views, this Decameron Cartagena offers a wide variety of activities to suit all tastes.
The Cartagena Plaza Hotel is located in Bocagrande neighborhood facing the beach and at a small walking distance of casinos, restaurants, discos, shopping centers, and other attractions. The property is 15 minutes from CTG Rafael Nunez International Airport and five minutes from the Pier and the Old City.
Cartagena has incredible nightlife and parties during these times of the year for three specific reasons:
1. Clubs from the biggest cities in Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, Cali) set up shop in Cartagena during High-Season.
2. Colombian Jet-setters from all over the world and Colombia flock to Cartagena during these dates.
3. Incredible Looking People – Some of the hottest guys and girls from all over the country will be partying in Cartagena.
What’s Included in the VIP Service:
VIP Access into the hottest club/party each night
International VIP Host
Covers into Clubs
Front of the Line
Transportation to/from the Clubs
Why Do you Need TGW in Cartagena for the National Beauty Pageant?
You do not want to miss out on the best events & parties. –We make sure that you get into all of the best events, nightlife and parties during the National Beauty Pageant. The city is extremely packed during this time, so getting into the best clubs will be hard much less getting access to a table. The two biggest and most fun events during the National Beauty Pageant (Swimsuit Competition & Desfile en Balleneras) are already included in your package and are two of the most difficult to have access to.
No Hassles – All you have to do is show up. We have everything already set and we allow you flexibility as well.
24/7 On Location Staff – We will have VIP Hosts with the group each night & 24/7 On-location staff in Cartagena. The VIP Hosts are there to make sure you have a great time and are there to answer your questions or help you with any emergency.
How’s The Nightlife?
Music – The nightlife scene in Cartagena is dominated by Reggaeton, Tropical (Salsa, Merengue, Vallenato), Pop, & Electronic Dance Music.
Dress Code – The dress code in Cartagena is chic casual meaning that you can get away with a cool t-shirt, jeans and nice kicks. No suit or slacks are required, but make sure you don’t wear shorts and sandals.
Times – The nightlife in Cartagena starts at about 11/11:30pm and ends at 4am
By traveling with TGW, your nights are already set. As far as daily activities, Cartagena has a lot to offer. Chilling on the Beach, Relaxing, or taking one of the Optional Excursions we offer.Activities range from a Historical Tour of Cartagena to checking out Islas Rosario (Rosario Islands). Please look below to check out the Optional Activities we currently offer in Cartagena.
The desfile de Balleneras is one of the most fun events of the Miss Colombia Pageant. It is a parade on the water in the Cartagena Bay where the Beauty Contestants are paraded by the Marines as their entourage follows them in yachts, sailboats, and speed boats. It’s a festive event in that everyone is partying in their boats (Expect Great Music, Bikinis, Tons of Beer, & Water Balloon Fights). TGW includes this event in your package as we charter a boat for our clients.
The Swimsuit Competition portion of the Miss Colombia Pageant (Already included in your packages) is one of the best events of the week. Contestants parade in swimsuits around the pool of Cartagena’s Hilton Hotel (typically its this venue, but it may change). This part of the contest is transmitted live on TV. There are also performances by some of Colombia’s and Latin America’s best music artists.
Escape Cartagena for the day and take a trip to the Rosario Islands! Enjoy a 1-hour cruise from Cartagena to the Rosario Islands, a magnificent archipelago and a must-see while in Colombia. Spend the day relaxing in the national park, swimming in the pristine Caribbean waters, and visiting the local aquarium.
Enjoy a guided city tour of Cartagena and explore Colombia’s most-visited city! Cartagena is known for its laid-back Caribbean vibe mixed with astonishing colonial architecture. See what all the buzz is about on a guided sightseeing tour of the city that includes entrance fees to Cartagena’s museums.
We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance after booking your Cartagena trip with us.
Travel Insurance is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for anyone that travels with TGW. You never know what can happen before or during your trip. We partner up with the best Travel Insurance company in the industry to make sure our clients are taken care of. Examples of coverages include Trip Cancellation (Covers full cost of trip if you have to cancel because of a death in the family, medical reasons, etc).
These are some packages that you can add on to the current package. They are pretty close geographically so they are great additions if you want to stay longer and check out other parts of the world.
Our Miss Colombia Travel Package in Cartagena is one of our best group packages of the year. This beautiful Spanish Colonial city celebrates its independence as well as hosts the most popular event of the year. If you are looking to get off the beaten path and have the time of your life, this package is for you. Book your package for November 7-12, 2013 with us!
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