We invite you to experience history in the making as AmaWaterways becomes the first major river cruise line to venture through the “Land of a Thousand Rhythms” along the magnificent Magdalena River. Discover the heart and soul of Colombia on an all-new, unforgettable journey between Cartagena and Barranquilla.
Immerse yourself in the magic of this majestic Colombian river. From the beats of Latin American musical styles such as cumbia and vallenato to the calls of birds found only in Colombia, the Magdalena River comes to life. Feel the rhythm deep in your soul as you sail with us on a moving river journey.
Who will enjoy the Magdalena River Journeys?
• Birdwatching groups
• Travelers interested in the history and rhythm of dance
• Discerning travelers looking to explore new horizons
• Food and wine enthusiasts who wish to discover Colombian Caribbean cuisine, Medellin’s culinary scene, locally produced rum, fruit brandies and more
• Spanish-speaking clientele
• World music enthusiasts
Magic of Colombia (from Barranquilla to Cartagena)
o Be immersed in the history and culture of cumbia, an iconic genre of music and dance that has now been popularized around the world
o Close encounters with the socio-ecological relationships Colombian people have developed with the land
o Explore the city of Cartagena up close, witnessing the impact of its history with Spanish royalty, plundering pirates and glimmering gold with your own eyes
Wonders of Colombia (from Cartagena to Barranquilla)
o Walk the streets of Palenque, the first free town in the Americas and the birthplace of many incredible styles of music
o Delight in the culture of intricate filigree jewelry in the colonial town of Mompox, seemingly frozen in time
o Take in the calls of a diverse array of birds who exclusively call the Magdalena River their home, from the cianeguo hummingbird to the chauna chavaria
LAUNCHING IN 2024
NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS
Contact us to reserve your place on board one of the inaugural journeys on the AmaMagdalena or AmaMelodia!
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Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.