6 Days Santa Marta, Tayrona, Minca, Taironaka & New Venice

6 Days Santa Marta, Tayrona, Minca, Taironaka & New Venice

Explore the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Including Tayrona Park, a Lost City with an experience, a City on Water, Minca, and both a Coffee & a Cacao Tour!

6 days of nature, culture, indigenous, beaches, and mountains, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.


Day 1: Arrival Day - Santa Marta, Colombia

Stop At: Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
ome to beautiful beaches, tropical jungles, lush mountains, amazing deserts, and so much more...

Arrive at any time to be collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation.

Depending on your arrival time we can provide you with another tour or with suggestions of places to see and where to go.
Duration: 12 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Hotel Sierra Nevada or similar

Day 2: Cabo San Juan in Tayrona Park

Stop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta Municipality 470007 Colombia
Cabo San Juan in the Tayrona Park is a mixture of environments where you can find tropical jungle on one side of you, and beautiful white sands, and the Caribbean blue ocean on the other. Together this mix of nature forms a perfect Caribbean landscape.

You’ll be taken to Tayrona park and enjoy a 2-hour ecological walk through the jungle and visit 4 beaches along the way including Arenillas, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan, and Los Arrecifes.

You’ll also enjoy some fantastic beach time (approx. 3 hours), along with time to explore the area or partake of some watersports, such as snorkeling.

After your beach-time has passed you’ll enjoy another 1.5-hour walk through the jungle and your waiting transportation.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Sierra Nevada or similar

Day 3: The Lost City of Taironaka

Stop At: Taironaka Turismo Ecologico, Santa Marta Kilometro 56,6 Troncal del Caribe. Troncal del Caribe, Santa Ana Colombia
At 7 am you’ll start your adventure into the jungle of the Sierra Nevada with a relaxing drive of approximately 1.5 hours to the beautiful Rio Don Diego entrance. Once here, you’ll jump out of the car and into a boat for a short 15 min ride up the river to Tayronaka.
You’ll immediately see nature surrounding this archelogy site and begin to understand the significance of this location.
You’ll walk over these ancient ruins and visit the museum.
Next, it’s a short walk to the Kogui community that calls this land their home, and to meet some of the direct descendants of the Tayrona people who built these structures and lived in this region for thousands of years.
You’ll also receive an “aseguranza” which will safeguard you for all your future travels. To finish off your time here you’ll enjoy a wonderful typical lunch before setting off back down the river. But this time on/in your choice of a Kayak, a paddleboard, or a large inner tube.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Sierra Nevada or similar

Day 4: Minca - fresh mountain air!

Stop At: Minca, Minca, Santa Marta Municipality, Magdalena Department
ravel to the small town of Minca where you'll breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy a tour of this wonderful little mountain pueblo, including its wonderful cafes and artisan shops.

Following this, you'll receive a coffee tour, where you'll learn everything about the production of Colombian liquid gold, from the seed to cup.

Next, it's time to uncover the process of creating delicious chocolate! You'll discover the wonderful flavors of Colombian Cocoa, and perhaps you'll enjoy a chocolate facemask as well!

To finish off you're mountain adventure you'll explore some hidden waterfalls, with the opportunity for a refreshing swim (don't forget your swimming trunks)! Of course, throughout your journey, you need to keep an eye out for any exotic birds that happen to be hanging out close by!
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Hotel Sierra Nevada or similar

Day 5: New Venice, the city on water

Stop At: Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
You'll journey across the largest coastal lagoon in Colombia; La Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta.
Making a stop along the way at Buenavista, another city floating atop the Caribbean Sea.
Continuing onto New Venice (Nueva Venecia), you’ll travel around and through this town suspended on sticks, to visit several of the most important watermarks (landmarks lolol) such as the Mona y Sábalo Bakery, the only carpenter's house, the house of María la “bossy” (who is the living figure of the New Venice carnival), the aqueduct, the drugstore, the village apothecary, and the craftsman's house. You’ll enjoy some lunch along with a walking tour to the police station, the town church, the soccer field Falcao donated, and the school.
You’ll not only love the colorful wooden houses and the canoes parked at almost every house, creating a unique and unforgettable landscape. But you’ll also enjoy a cultural exchange with the families that make their living fishing in these very waters.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Hotel Sierra Nevada or similar

Day 6: Today it is Farewell to Santa Marta and to Colombia!

Stop At: Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality, Magdalena Department
Hablamos pronto, safe travels home, and visit again soon!
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
"We are always monitoring health and security issues and will always keep our travelers' informed of any necessary changes that may be needed for upcoming travel plans."

Start Time: 4/23/2019 - 8/18/2023
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Duration: 6 Days
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
We'll collect you from Simón Bolívar International Airport (Santa Marta)


  • Simon Bolivar Airport, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • 5x Breakfast
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Airport Pickup and drop-off in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
  • Entry/Admission - Taironaka Turismo Ecologico
  • Entry/Admission - Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta

Not Included

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan
  • Experiences and Transportation not mentioned in the plan
  • Personal expenses and tips


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