In the morning, departure from Cartagena in a private charter flight to Mompox. After 45 minutes, arrival in Mompox and meet with a local guide to go on a full day visit in Mompox and the surrounding area. The visit will start in moto-taxi, a locally made motorcycle and cart hybrid that fits 3 to 4 people, and travel along these antiquated streets visiting the main sights of this town. It will be possible to appreciate and study the colonial architecture, unique due to its blend of mudéjar and baroque styles. 

The Calle Real del Medio stands out with its whitewashed walls and stately homes behind imposing wooden doors with latches and knockers all of varying styles and the finely carved wooden balconies that spill over with the flowering bougainvillea. The scenic Calle de la Albarrada runs alongside the river. It is recommended that you visit the six colonial churches in town, the most striking of which is the Santa Barbara Church in front of a plaza by the same name and beside the river. Constructed in 1630 the church is contrasting with its yellow and white paintwork and is unique in Colombia in that it has an octagonal Moorish and baroque bell-tower with balconies at the top. The SAN AGUSTÍN Church houses the ornate golden Santo Sepulcro which is carried through the streets on the shoulders of the Nazarene Pilgrims during the Holly Week processions. The other churches are the San Francisco, the Santo Domingo, the San Juan del Dios and La Concepción.  

Continue on to the Central Cemetery which is perhaps the most interesting and atmospheric place to visit. Here it becomes clear that the old tales from Mompox are still very much alive. The white tombs are lined up one above the other and form walls of memories around a central chapel. Strolling here in the hours of dusk pass locals seated calmly in front of their homes enjoying the breeze in their rocking chairs.   

Then, as if frozen in time, visit the artistry of the filigree workshops and observe how craftsmen make such intricate jewellery from threads of silver and gold, a tradition in Mompox that is passed down from generation to generation and is world famous. After a traditional lunch, go on a five-minute transfer by moto taxi to the boat launch. Embark a wooden boat with an outboard motor and head off to the Ciénega de Pijino located about 20 minutes away from Mompox. Upon arriving at the Cienega the trip continues on through these wetlands to truly appreciate the wide array of flora and fauna as well as to take a dip in the Magdalena River. Enjoy this encounter in a land so rich in bird life and on the small motorboat you get up close to exotic species such as howler monkeys, birds and iguanas all the while taking in spectacular scenery. Then, transfer to the small local airport to take your private flight to Cartagena. 

DURATION: All day.