Discover Mompox

Step back in time in Mompox, a tranquil riverside town so steeped in history and tradition, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Journey Overview

Step back in time in Mompox, a tranquil riverside town so steeped in history and tradition, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage site. “If to Caracas I owe my life, to Mompox I owe my glory,” reads an inscription on a statue of Simon Bolivar in the town square. Discover why it was the inspiration behind Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ seminal novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Soak up local life on streets lined with colonial architecture. Stop a while to watch artisans working with a gentleness that’s hypnotic. Once seduced by Mompox’s charm, you’ll be reluctant to leave.

Journey Highlights

  • Walk in the footsteps of Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  • Admire miraculously conserved colonial architecture
  • Step inside jewellery workshops and witness artisans using centuries-old skills
  • Visit wetlands teeming with colourful birdlife
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Cartagena – Mompox.

Begin early with your private journey overland from Cartagena to Mompox, a magical riverside town straight from the pages of Gabriel Garcia Márquez. On the way, pass towns that rise up from the savannah; and towns famous for their wicker artistry as evidenced by the well-known “Vueltiao” hat. Arrive into Mompox, a UNESCO World Heritage site with a bizarre enchanting beauty. Have some time to relax and freshen up in your boutique hotel before stepping out on your own to seek out the wonders of a magical place where time has stood still.
Bioma Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Day 2: Mompox.

Spend your day immersed in this magical place accompanied by your private guide. Ride a moto-taxi through the antiquated streets and discover the real inspiration behind Gabriel Garcia Márquez’ seminal novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Soak up local life on streets lined with whitewashed colonial architecture built by rich merchants. Wander alongside the Magdelena River and step inside striking churches. Stop awhile in the filigree workshops to watch artisan jewellers using skills passed down through the centuries. Later, embark on a boat trip to Cienega de Pijino – wetlands teeming with exotic birds and wildlife. Then, enjoy an excellent fish dinner with a view of river life.
Bioma Boutique Hotel (Deluxe Room) | Meals: BL

Day 3: Mompox – Santa Marta.

Journey by road along the Magdalena River passing several small towns and marvel at the magical landscape rich with banana plantations. On the way stop at Aracataca, where the Nobel Prize winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born. Make a visit to his home and breathe in the air that inspired the magic realism of this Colombian writer. Continue your journey to Santa Marta, the oldest city in America surrounded by the Sierra Nevada and your boutique hotel in the centre of town.
Hotel Don Pepe (Luxury Room) | Meals: BL

Day 4: Depart Santa Marta.

After a relaxing morning, transfer to Santa Marta airport where your discovery ends or continue your Colombian adventure with Remarkable Taryona.
Meals: B

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Journey Dates & Prices

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking.

Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey

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