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Cartagena

The weather in Cartagena is wide and varied

Cartagena remains one of Latin America’s most captivating and romantic cities, with cobbled streets soaked in sunshine and fascinating cultural events. This is an all-year destination where you can always expect sun. Visit Dec - Apr for the drier season which tends to be rain-free, whilst June - November can be prone to torrential showers. The Hay Festival of literature will draw keen readers and aspiring writers in January, while the horse-riding parades of Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria are delightful in January / February. March is another exciting month with its Caribbean Music Festival, where revelers can dance to reggae, salsa and many local genres. The same month sees the city’s venues come alive with the International Film Festival, which draws stars from across the globe. During holidays and festivals such as these the city will be very busy, but all the more atmospheric.

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Real Latin America Experts

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Hannah Waterhouse
    Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert

    Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Carrie Gallagher
    Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert

    A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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