Half-day tour (3-5 hours)
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Just 30 minutes from Cartagena is one of the most important ecological attractions in the region, founded in 1978, and based in the municipality of Turbaco, for the study and conservation of the flora and fauna of the Colombian Caribbean region.
It has 9 hectares distributed as follows: Plant collections 5 hectares / Protected native forest 4 hectares, with a living collection of more than 300 species of plants from the Colombian Caribbean and one of the few virgin native forests in the region.
The Guillermo Piñeres Botanical Garden has several special collections and about 2 km of trails. In the forest there is a very special spring of water that runs all year round. It is an ideal place to meet and learn about the fauna and flora of the Colombian Caribbean.
The Botanical Garden is the main exponent of the flora and fauna of Cartagena. Some of the large trees that you can find are: Macondo (Cavanillesia platanifolia), Camajorú (Sterculia apetala), Indian in leather (Bursera simaruba), Güerregue (Astrocaryum malybo), Wine palm (Attalea butyracea), Ají (Nectandra turbacensis) , Mahogany (Swiettenia macrophylla), Cedar (Cedrela odorata), Snail (Anacardium excelsum) and Copei (Ficus maxima).
The Garden and its surroundings are a refuge that welcomes a large number of animals and is an ideal place for bird watching. Some of the animals that you can easily find during your visit are howler monkeys, sloths, squirrels, parakeets, toucans, iguanas, snakes, butterflies and small creek fish.
The trails, with an approximate extension of 2,000 meters, allow you to observe the plant collections and the native forest. During this fascinating tour you will be able to see the cotudos monkeys howling in chorus, the squirrels eating seeds, large iguanas running from the view of the visitors and if you are lucky you will see a ñeque jumping through the garden.
One of the most venerable trees is a Caracolí, approximately 150 years old and almost 2m in diameter, a colossal tree that Alexander von Humboldt marveled at more than two hundred years ago when he visited the Garden. Its “eye of water” forms a stream of crystalline waters known as Matute from which Cartagena supplied its aqueduct until the first decade of the century.
-30% discount on bookings from 4 people (adults) onwards
We will pick you up at the time you schedule between 7:00am and 2:00pm. The trip to the mangrove is only 10-20 minutes one way.
The national Aviary is located 40 km from the city of Cartagena on the Baru peninsula, and a 40 minutes long trip in one way.
If you book lunch + beach as an extra, we will take you to the beaches of Baru, where you can enjoy the rest of the day on the beaches and Caribbean cuisine in one of the most recommended and comfortable places in Baru.
Leaving Baru Island and returning to your hotel.