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Cartagena de Indias is considered the most important tourist destination in Colombia, due to its people, its attractions, its beaches and its hotel infrastructure.

For reservations, information and queries regarding the tourist activities described below, please contact Gema Tours S.A., the Seminar’s official travel agency.

Attention: Alexander Reales

E-mail: alexreales@gematours.com 

Phone: (571) 346 50 25 - (571) 345 80 53

Fax: (571) 212 61 46

 

I. Optional Tourist Activities:

The Organizing Committee of the XI FIAP International Seminar 2013 - Sixth FIAP-ASOFONDOS Congress has designed an optional activities program including the following alternatives:

1. Religious tour and walk through the historical centre

Visitors will tour the Monasterio de La Popa, the Cathedral, the cloister of San Pedro and the architecture of the old city.

The tour includes transport to and from the Hilton Hotel, a tourist guide and free entry to the monuments.

Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Departure:
14:30 hrs.
Return:
18:00 hrs.
Price per person:
78,000 COP (approx. 43 USD). This price is applicable to groups of at least 10 people.
 
2. Regular tour to San Pedro de Majagua Island

After a city tour of Cartagena de Indias, the tour departs to San Pedro de Majagua Island, located in the Rosario Islands. You will enjoy a day of beach, crystal clear water and white sand.
 
The tour includes the Cartagena de Indias - Isla de Majagua - Cartagena de Indias return trip on a fast motorboat; a welcome  cocktail (no liquor); a typical lunch (rice with coconut, fried fish, patacon (fried plantain), dessert and soft drinks); and access to the hotel’s two beaches.

Duration:
7 hours and 30 minutes - 8 hours.
Departure from the pier:
09:00 hrs.
Return to the pier:
16:30 hrs. approx.
Price per person: 
COP 200,000 (approx. 110 USD). This price includes the pier departure tax and insurance. The price does not include transfer from the hotel to the pier and vice versa.
 
3. City tour

 
City tour visiting residential neighborhoods bordering the Bay of Cartagena de Indias, visit to the fortress Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas and the Palace of the Inquisition.
 
At the end of the tour, the tourists will be treated to a delicious lunch in the FM restaurant, or equivalent.
 
The tour includes transport to and from the Hilton Hotel, a tour guide, entrance fees to monuments and lunch.  The tour does not include any kind of beverages.

Duration: 5 hours, including time for lunch.
Check-out time:
09:00 hrs.
Return time:
14:00 hrs.
Price per person:
COP 226,800 (approx. 124 USD). This price is applicable to groups of at least 10 people.

City tour
Regular tour to San Pedro de Majagua Island
Religious tour and walk through the historical centre

 

II. Other Activities:

Sofitel Santa Clara SPA (*)

This SPA has 8 treatment cabins, spacious lockers and relaxation area.  It also offers steam and Hammam-style relaxation rooms. The following options are available:
 
i) Toucan moisturizing bath

This therapeutic bath which includes: tub with chromotherapy, essential oils, moisturizing coconut milk, music and chrome shots will stimulate each one of your five senses. 
Price per person:
COP 223,200 (approx. 122 USD).
Duration:
60 minutes.
 
ii) Candle ritual


Enjoy a magical experience with the essential oils of a lit candle.  A high concentration of vitamin C will illuminate and harmonize your face and body.
Price per person:
327,600 COP (approx. 180 USD).
Duration:
90 minutes.
 
iii) Flow Massage

This subtle and relaxing massage, using precise techniques, will help increase the flow of your lymphatic system. Ideal for reducing swelling or fluid retention, detoxifying the body and improving poor blood circulation.
Price per person:
COP 223,200 (approx. 122 USD)
Duration: 60 minutes.
 

(*) The Sofitel Santa Clara SPA program will depend on the availability of the SPA at the time you make the reservation.  The prices shown do not include the transfer from the Hilton Hotel to the Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel (and vice versa).

SPA Sofitel Santa Clara

 

Important notes:

(i) The prices of all the activities mentioned above are in Colombian pesos (COP).  The equivalent in US dollars (USD) was calculated using a referential rate (the representative market rate, TRM) on 24.11.2012 (1 USD = 1,815.76 COP). The TRM in force on the corresponding date will be applicable for the final payment of each activity.

(ii) All activities are subject to change and availability at the time of purchase.

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