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About us

We are a trusted online travel agency for people around the world who wish to discover the amazing city of Cartagena. We focus on showing you the local and authentic side of Cartagena, giving you a full picture of our culture and lifestyle throughout our professional travel experiences.
Also, for those travelers looking for the best sightseeing tours, not to worry, we offer a bunch of those as well! If Cartagena is on your travel wish list, we make it simple for you. You can easily find and book online activities with us.
There are amazing things to see and do out here. Let’s go exploring!


Who is Juan Ballena?

Juan Ballena was a free man until the day that he was kidnapped and made a slave in Cartagena de Indias. He managed to escape to San Basilio de Palenque, a refuge for those who had escaped from their oppressive colonizers.

There he met a woman with magical powers who taught him the world of African rituals. He began to understand the forces of nature and the powers of metamorphosis, which he used to transform himself into a whale and sink the slave ships approaching the coast. With Juan Ballena’s help, San Basilio was considered to be the first town in the Americas freed from slavery. Today, the memory of Juan Ballena still lives in the hearts of everyone who loves freedom, and discovers their destiny through travel.

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