Kenneth Smith

Dreams Come True Travel

Wonders of Columbia

Oct 25, 2025 to Nov 1, 2025

Join the Dreams Come True Travel Family

for an unforgettable adventure, sailing thru Columbia.

Full Ship Take Over

October 25 - November 1, 2025

Trip Details:
7 Nights - Embark in Cartagena, Colombia and Return from Barranquilla, Colombia
AmaMagdalena is a newly designed, intimately sized, and eco-friendly river cruise ship offering the luxury of space and sweeping views as you cruise Colombia’s Magdalena River. This beautiful ship features three decks (Luna Deck, Cumbia Deck, Salsa Deck), a rejuvenating pool on the Sun Deck (Luna Deck), a spacious fitness room, a Main Restaurant serving exquisite, regionally inspired Latin American cuisine and Western favorites as well as an intimate al fresco specialty dining experience. The AmaMagdalena with 30 outside deluxe staterooms. All staterooms are air-conditioned, have river views and all feature AmaWaterways’ signature twin balconies. 
Included Features:
  • Warm and welcoming English-speaking crew, professionally trained to deliver unparalleled service
  • Exquisite regionally inspired and Western-style cuisine
  • Intimate specialty dining experience
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks included during lunch and dinner
  • Welcome Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fitness room, nail & hair salon, and one massage room offering a variety of services*
  • Sun-deck pool and bar
Day 1, CARTAGENA – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Cartagena, the beautiful capital of the Bolivar region located on Colombia’s Caribbean coast. After settling into your stateroom, enjoy a tour through the breathtaking Getsemaní neighborhood. With the vibrant colors of the homes and street art as well as the mouthwatering local delicacies that can be found throughout the area, this historic neighborhood will delight all your senses. In the evening, watch the sun set on Cartagena as you embark on your journey along the magical Magdalena River. (D)
Day 2, GAMBOTE (PALENQUE) – CALAMAR. In the morning, experience the town of Palenque, the first “free town” in the Americas. Founded by those who fled a life of slavery during colonial times, the spirit and appearance of this town has been preserved through time. In 1713, the Spanish crown issued a Royal Decree that officially freed the people of Palenque from slavery. Immerse yourself in the town’s deeply rooted culture and traditions, which are so distinct that UNESCO declared Palenque to be a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. An important piece of their heritage is the music and rhythmic style that was developed in this city, which you will enjoy during a special performance by local musicians. Later in the day, visit Calamar. Located at the entrance of the Canal del Dique, this town was first settled in 1840. Witness historic sites such as the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Conception as you tour this beautiful destination by paola (a bicycle taxi for two). (B, L, D)
Day 3, SANTA BARBARA DE PINTO - MOMPOX. Spend your morning in Santa Barbara de Pinto, located on the banks of the Mompox arm of the Magdalena River. Enjoy a walking tour through this traditional town, where you may see local landmarks such as the Santa Barbara Church and enjoy intricate hand-made crafts created in the town. In the afternoon, arrive at the island town of Mompox, where you will be welcomed with open arms and lively music during an exclusive jazz performance played by local musicians. (B, L, D)
Day 4, MOMPOX. A town frozen in time, Mompox embodies the appearance of what many villages looked like during colonial times. Founded in 1540, this remote village became an important Spanish trading post. Some Spaniards found Mompox to be a haven for keeping gold and other treasure protected from the pirates that pillaged coastal cities like Cartagena, and with this precious metal and the work of skilled artisans from Spain came beautifully crafted artifacts. Since then, the town has become famous for its incredible filigree jewelry, which you can learn more about during your tour of this town in the afternoon. While visiting the largest inland in Latin America, journey through the incredible ecological Ciénaga Pijiño region, exploring the massive lake that is home to a variety of flora and fauna native to the region. In the afternoon, take a stroll through this storied town on a guided walking tour. With stunning colonial churches, breathtaking nature surrounding the town, and delicious local delights such as capa cheese and butifarra, Mompox is sure to be a highlight of your journey along the magnificent Magdalena River. (B, L, D)

Day 5, MOMPOX – EL BANCO. Bid farewell to Mompox before embarking on a scenic cruise down one of the most breathtaking stretches of the Magdalena River – a picturesque part of the La Mojana Region – and reaching the town of El Banco, nestled at the intersection of the Magdalena and César rivers. Founded in a location strategic for both the native people and the Spaniards, the town was repeatedly destroyed in their struggles and then rebuilt atop its ashes. In 1749, a freed black slave named José Domingo Ortiz led a group of settlers to this special location, carrying with him a statue of the Virgin Mary, staking this place as their new home. Because of this connection, the Virgin of Candelaria, a special invocation of the Virgin Mary, is specially venerated in this region. Embark on a guided walking tour of this incredible destination and learn more about its history as the birthplace of cumbia, an iconic genre of music and dance that has now been popularized around the world. What began as a courtship dance practiced by African slaves later incorporated American steps and European and African instruments has become a world-wide sensation, which is especially popular in the Andean region of
Colombia. In the evening, enjoy an exclusive dinner in town and witness an incredible cumbia performance by locals. (B, L, D)
Day 6, MAGANGUE. Witness the sights, hear the bird calls, and watch the wildlife around you as spend the day docked near Magangue. Immerse yourself in the presence of Colombian nature surrounding this city on a birdwatching tour, giving you a unique opportunity to see birds only found in this specific part of the country. You can also take a hiking tour through the picturesque Ciénaga, teeming with Colombian life. (B, L, D)
Day 7, NEUVA VENECIA – BARRANQUILLA. In the morning, visit the Floating Village of Nueva Venecia. A charming town filled with inviting locals, Nueva Venecia, or “New Venice,” can only be navigated by boat. With its beautiful colonial houses, vivid architecture and local sanctuary protecting the native flora and fauna, this town highlights the beauty and warmth of Colombia. Witness its splendor as you tour the village. While here, explore this village and learn more about the lives of its people during a guided tour. Enjoy the traditional crafts and art that is on display, learn about the techniques the fishermen of Nueva Venecia use, and taste the local delicacies as you embrace this village and its unique culture.  Later in the day, venture to the beautiful seaside city of
Barranquilla, a vibrant destination home to notable musicians, writers and artists. Immerse yourself in the warmth and culture of the city’s atmosphere as you venture through this magnificent location, where you may visit famous landmarks such as the bocas de cenizas, the point at which the magical Magdalena River meets the breathtaking
Caribbean Sea, and the Carnaval Museum, which showcases the unique history of this incredible festival.  In the evening, enjoy an exclusive Carnaval celebration just for AmaWaterways guests as we bring the full traditional experience to our guests all-year round. (B, L, D)
Day 8, BARRANQUILLA – DISEMBARKATION. Bid your ship and crew farewell as you disembark and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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Available Packages

Category A. rate is based on Double Occpuancy
Available until August 1, 2024

Starting At: $5,498.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Cumbria deck.   Twin Balcony. 247 sq. ft

Category B rate is based on Double Occpuancy
Available until August 1, 2024

Starting At: $5,153.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Salsa Deck.   Twin Balcony 237 sq. ft

Category Luxury Suite rate is based on double occupancy
Available until August 1, 2024

Starting At: $6,648.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Cumbria Deck 306 sq. ft

Category Grand Suite
Available until August 1, 2024

Starting At: $7,798.00
Deposit: $400.00 per person

Salsa Deck 510 sq. ft