The Magdalena River that flows mysteriously through Colombia takes its name from the Biblical figure – Mary Magdalene.
The largest and most widely navigated river in Colombia, the Magdalena River flows northward through the countryside for almost 1000 winding miles. The Magdalena River Valley is home to almost two thirds of the population of Colombia. It’s waters flow from the heights of the Andes Mountain Range and terminate at the Caribbean Sea near the city of Barranquilla. During the Spanish colonization of the Americas, the Magdalena River was the only transport route between Bogotá and the Caribbean Sea port Cartagena de Indias with links to Europe.
River cruising along the Magdalena River of Colombia is new and exciting – this brings an amazing new destination to river cruise enthusiasts where they can visit Colombia and it’s wonderful cities like Cartegena, Bogota, Barranquilla, and Medellin, among others. Visiting these areas brings to life the unique intersection of the ancient cultures and civilizations that lived in the area for thousands of years – and the European Colonial influence still felt from the Spanish Conquistador era.
There is only one river cruise line that calls the Magdalena River home and that is AmaWaterways. The two brand new ships of AmaWaterways now sail the mysterious waters of the Magdalena on a magical and awe-inspiring journey through time. These river cruises are the perfect way to meld interest in cultural history and fascination with amazing species of wildlife that call the Magdalena River home.