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Cartagena, Colombia!

MARCH 18-23, 2020!!

Ladies, I am so excited to present this amazing opportunity to experience one of my favorite cities.

I visited Cartagena, Colombia, three times for a total of 8 weeks between August 2018-April 2019!

The initial visit was with my best friend as we celebrated our "friendaversary"! I fell so in love with the city that I decided to make that the destination of my first extended stay solo trip! 30 days solo! And then I returned in April 2019 for 3 weeks and had my mom with me for 5 of those days to treat her for her birthday! I had an amazing time during each trip. Great weather, great people, great food, great things to do, amazing history and I felt safe the entire time! Due to my love for travel, my desire for women to Live Well, and with so many people asking about Cartagena, I decided to host this travel experience!

Ladies! Let's Go! Yaaas!

Dr. Guillory

BTW- That's me in the pic on my first night in Colombia!

And check out why CNN says Cartagena is becoming a MUST visit HERE

Dr. Kristen Guillory is an international speaker, renowned speaker coach, author, student of improv and proud aunt. Dr. Guillory is a former professor and therapist who left her tenure track professor position in July 2014 in a step in faith and the last 5 years have truly been a mixture of every emotion one can have.

During these 5 years, she has come to realize the true value of travel and rest. Dr. Guillory believes that women need more rest, fun and connection which is why she has hosted travel experiences for the last 3 years. She is excited to host the first non-cruise experience! Dr. Guillory has a desire to introduce women to unique and amazing travel destinations!



  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Unlimited Wifi

  • Half a block from the Mall

  • Daily newspaper

  • Daily cleaning service

  • Room Service- for a fee

  • 42” Satellite TV's in all rooms

  • Safes in all rooms

  • 24 hour medical attention 

  • Pool on terrace

  • Terrace and viewpoint San Felipe´s Castle

  • Laundry service *

  • Minibar *

  • Massage service *

  • (*) These services at additional cost.


We have partnered with Alex Rocha owner of experience Cartagena to present the outings and excursions!

All photos are from Dr. Guillory's trips

Please note- small details could change in itinerary

Wed. March 18

Day 1:

Participants should arrive in Cartagena by 3 pm.

The shuttle will pick up from the airport. (Fly into CTG)


Welcome Reception at the hotel- 5:30 pm

Party Bus- 8 pm -Live music, open bar, local fried food, empanadas, arepas ( cornmeal), stop at night club

Pictured- Dr. Guillory and her mom

PLEASE NOTE: arriving on Tuesday night is an option. If you choose to arrive on Tuesday, March 17th, there is an option below to add 1 more night stay.

Thurs. March 19

Day 2:

10am - 3pm Real Cartagena Tour- "It´s a tour where you are immersed into the local culture to learn about music, food, people, customs and beliefs. Visit to the local market where we try local food and local fruits, learn about natives of Cartagena and the African influence. Visit to traditional neighborhoods to understand the city from a geographic, cultural, social and economic point of view."

EVENING: 6:30pm Sunset at Cafe Del Mar (pictured)

Dinner at Pavilion (dinner on own)

*Breakfast & lunch included

Friday March 20

Day 3:

Day on own

Group dinner

*Breakfast and dinner included

Pictured: Dr. Guillory and her BFF

Sat. March 21

Day 4:

"Visit to Palenque, a town established by run away slaves with big African roots where we learn about music, dance, culture, way of living, customs and beliefs. Learn to play the drums and learn how the hairstyles of the local women played a very important rol on their way to freedom." 10a-3p- tent

*Breakfast and lunch included/ Dinner on own

Sunday March 22

Day 5:

Beach Day!

"Visit one of Colombia's most spectacular beaches to enjoy the sun, the beach, the African Colombian music, the reggae while you have a Piña Colada or a Margarita among the many other drinks in the menu.
Visit to a local town called Santa Ana for African Colombian history and culture." 10-3p

*Breakfast and lunch included/Dinner on own

Mon. March 23

Day 6

Travel Day and head home

Hotel check out is noon.

Airport shuttle included

*Breakfast included



Round trip airport shuttle 

6 days/5 Nights Lodging

The 4 Listed excursions

Round Trip transportation to/from excursions

10-minute massage at the hotel

Welcome Gathering w/ drinks

Breakfast (Thurs-Mon),

Lunch (Thurs, Friday, Sunday),

Dinner (Wed & Saturday)



NOT Included
Roundtrip Flight
Travel Insurance
Lunch on Saturday
Dinner on Thursday, Friday & Sunday (total of 4 meals)
Transportation to non included activities
Tuesday Hotel stay for those who choose to arrive earlier
Travel Insurance is strongly suggested. Cost is $40-$80
Travel insurance includes
Trip Cancellation** Up to 100% Trip Cost*
Trip Interruption*** Up to 150% Trip Cost*
Travel Delay $1,000 ($200/day - 6 hours)
Reimbursement of Miles or Reward Points $250
Change Fee $250
Missed Connection $500 (3 hours)
Itinerary Change $500
Non-Medical Emergency Evacuation $150,000
Accident & Sickness Medical Expense $100,000
Emergency Medical Evacuation and Repatriation $1,000,000
Baggage & Personal Effects $1,000
Baggage Delay $300 (12 hours)
Accidental Death and Dismemberment- 24 Hour $10,000 

To get a quote and purchase travel insurance, contact our travel partner Aundrea Harris at

required documentation to travel: Passport


Only $1,065 double occupancy

Single occupancy is only $1,365 

**We will strive to pair ladies together who do not have roommates, but if there is an odd number it might be your responsibility to locate a roommate.


There are 2 spots left. The deadline to register is Feb 20, 2020

Also, if you choose to arrive on Tuesday, March 17 or depart on March 24, you will have an option to add an additional night to your stay. 

PLEASE NOTE: If there is availability after Jan 22, you will be able to register in full.

If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Thurmond- Dr. Guillory Team Member and Colombia Trip liaison- Tracy is amazing, a physical therapist assistant and has participated in 2 of Dr. Guillory's previous cruise experiences. Please allow 72 business hours for a response.



Additional Information

-Please Note: There are no refunds. Trips can be transferred by March 1, 2020

-Passport is required

-This trip is for WOMEN ONLY.

-Vaccinations are not required, but this is up to you.

-You might find a better flight by arriving on Tuesday, March 17 or departing on March 24. With this, you'd have to be sure to add another night for lodging. (airport shuttle still included)

-If you arrive early, Dr. Guillory will be in Cartagena on Tuesday.

-Fly into CTG airport.

-To locate flights consider using- Google Flights, Skyscanner, or Hopper.

-This would also be a great flight to use airline points.

-The following sites offer payment plans for flights- and

-We will strive to pair ladies together who do not have roommates, but if there is an odd number it might be your responsibility to locate a roommate.

-45-60 days prior to the trip you will receive 1. a suggested packing list 2. the steps to register your trip 3. more details about itinerary!

-You CAN drink the water. For those who prefer distilled water, there is a grocery store 1/2 a block from the hotel.

- You can get a good meal w/ drink for around $10 USD.

-You will need to exchange money to Colombian pesos.

-The exchange rate is approx 2,700 pesos = $1 USD (Dr. G will walk everyone through the exchange once you arrive at the hotel).

-You do not have to be fluent in Spanish.  Knowing some Spanish is helpful by not required. 

-During free time you are welcome to go out and about at your discretion. Taxis are good. Dr. G will also show to catch the bus which is very easy.

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