SMR05.0 – DAYTOUR TAYRONA PARK + TREKKINGARRECIFES/PUEBLITO OR PLAYACAÑAVERAL
The foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta are like giant fingers that sink into the sea water, creating bays and inlets of breathtaking beauty. Its white sandy beaches
are defined by tropical forests and the Caribbean Sea’s crystal-clear waters. This makes Tayrona National Park one of the most stunning in the country. It has a diversity of trails that penetrate
deep into the forest, taking you to some archaeological sites of great relevance for pre-Columbian indigenous groups in Colombia.So, we leave Santa Marta and take the interesting Coastal Road and reach the eastern entrance of the Park after 1h. approx. From Cañaveral area we start a hike going through the
tropical dry forest and some beaches alongside until we reach Arrecifes (1h. approx). Here we take a short break to enjoy a refreshing natural juice. We continue our hike for 1 more hour passing
by some beaches like Arenillas Beach, La Piscina and Cabo San Juan Beach, where we have time for bathing and relaxing at this exotic place. Around 4:00 pm we begin our return journey to Santa
Marta (1 h.)
Duration 10 hrs | Dailiy Availability | Starting Time 08:00 am | Transport aprox. 2 hours | Hike 4h. approx.
Included: Round trip in a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s Downtown, entrance fees to NP Tayrona, Spanish-speaking Tour Guide, bottled water, snack
and natural juice.
Optional Activity: Starting point from either Sector Los Naranjos, or Don Diego area; Lunch at Yuluka Restaurant in Cañaveral, Lunch-Packet, tour guidance
services in other languages; Trekking Pueblito Chairama*; just Cañaveral Beach**
Price per person from 99 EUR from 2 particpants | Request
* Suggested Starting Time 07:00 am. Entrance to the National Park via Calabazo. Trekking Calabazo – Pueblito Chairama (3h) – Cabo San Juan (1,5 horas; 2 horas avail. at the
beach) – Arrecifes (1 hora) – Cañaveral (1h). Trekking 7 hrs approx., medium-high difficulty
** Ideal for people that do not want to hike. In this service we arrive on the vehicle to the Ecohabs Front desk area. From here, the Piscinita Cañaveral Beach is just a 5-minute
walki away. Ideal to combine with lunch at Yuluka Restaurant, just a few steps away.Return at 5pm.
SMR02.0 – DAYTOUR MINCA, LA VICTORIA COFFEE FARM AND POZO AZUL CASCADE
Minca is a small town located just 20 km. from Santa Marta and at 600 m. above mean sea level. Its transitional climate and the Minca River provides the town with a lustful
vegetation and make it habitat of numerous exotic bird species, many of them endemic.On a 4WD, at 90 min. from Santa Marta we first visit “La Victoria”, an organic coffee farm located at 900 m. of altitude. This farm has one of the most efficient processing systems
in Colombia. Micky Weber, German owner, fixed machines that date back from 1892, turning this place in an authentic living museum. His creative gears helped the farm to be self-sufficient in
things like electricity and compost for the crops to name a few. Everything is produced at La Victoria. In a two-hour approx. tour we know the ingenious processing of coffee “La Victoria 1892”,
from harvest to your cup. Later, after a brief Jeep car journey we walk for 30 minutes through a natural trail until we get Pozo Azul Cascade where we have the chance to take a refreshing bath in
the Minca River. Returning to town we make a stopover to visit Don Camaritas, a guy famous for preparing the best chorizos and smoked fish in the region. Drive back to Santa Marta.
Duration 9 hrs. | Daily Availability | Suggested Starting Time 08:30 am
Included: Full day transportation service in a 4WD private vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s Downtown (5 PAX/VEHICLE), entrance fees, Spanish-speaking Tour
Guide, bottled water, chorizos taste, coffee taste at La Victoria.
Optional services / activities: Start from Tayrona National Park (sector Ecohabs or Cañaveral) sector, "Los Naranjos" or Nature Reserve Taironaka. German or English
Price per person from 85 EUR with 2 participants | Request
SMR10.0 –NATURE RESERVETAIRONAKA –
MEETING WITH KOGUIS OR PADDELTOUR
Taironaka is an authentic natural paradise located in the “Don Diego” riverbanks and the foothills of Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. This extinct indigenous settlement still
counts with paths and terraces of the Tayrona civilization and nowadays is visited by their descendants, the Kogis. This reserve delights visitors with its exhuberant flora, fascinating
landscapes and crystal clear rivers. From Santa Marta we will go through the interesting coastal road until we reach the Don Diego’s riverbanks (90 Mins). From there the journey will be continued
on a boat going upstream ‘til we get to the reserve. As a welcome we are received with some typical “patacones and “agua de panela”. Later we visit the small Tayrona Museum to get to know a
little more about their history and the way of living of this culture from the past to these recent days. We will visit a typical Kogui home called Bohío and then we continue going around the
prehispanic terraces until we get to a small viewpoint (around 1,5 hours). The rest of the time is free. We suggest either a relaxing bath in Don Diego River, or any of the optional activities
related to this tour.
Duration 10 hours | Daily Avaiilability | Suggested time for departure 08:00 am
Included: Roundtrip transportation on a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s downtown, Entrance fees, Spanish Tour
Guidane with cultural and environmental interpretation, bottled water and snack
Optional: Lunch, english or german speaking guide, optional activities A, B or C.
Price per person from 88 EUR for 2 participants |Request
A. ECOLOGICAL WALK TO DON DIEGUITO RIVER AND TRIP ON FLOATS:We walk through a trail full of exhuberant vegetation and Don Diego River, After 1h. approx we reach the mouth of Don Dieguito River into the Don Diego River. Here we
can enjoy a relaxing bath because of the mix of their warm and cool waters. Later, we enjoy our lunch (Lunch-Packet) and once finished we go down the river on floats to reach the
reserve in around 30 minutes.Included:floats, floats’ local guide and lunch-packet.
B. MEETING WITH THE KOGUIS AND THE “ASEGURANZA”:During the afternoon we make a small ceremony at the Reserve’s “Bohío” with the Kogis that inhabit the area. During this meeting we will have a brief exchange in which one of
the Kogi’s leaders will answer all our questions. Then we will proceed to receive the “Aseguranza”. This ritual, common between the Kogis, consists in making stable all the body’s energy with
stones and water, so that you can receive a special blessing from one of the spiritual leaders of the community and a bracelet made by themselves in both of your arms. Ceremony’s Duration,
around 45 Minutes. Included: Food donation to the Kogi indigenous community and interpretation from a Kogi guide.
C. KAYAK TOUR TO THE SEA:After having gone around the reserve we start a trip on Kayaks that lasts around 1 hour going down the river till Don Diego’s river mouth on the sea. Here you have a moment
to take a dip in the river and/or the Caribbean Sea. After having lunch on the beach (lunch-packet) we go back to the reserve on a boat to start our way back to Santa Marta.
Included: Kayaks, Kayak’s guide, lunch-packet, transportation on speedboat to return to the reserve.
SMR01.0 – CITY-TOUR SANTA MARTA - THE OLDEST CITY IN THE CONTINENT
This tour begins with a visit to San Pedro Alejandrino, an emblematic sugar cane farm where the Liberator Simon Bolivar died in December 1830. Here we go all over this
place owned by Joaquín de Mier to see some objects and utensils that date back from the 18th century. One of them is the bed where Simon Bolivar passed away. Also, we have the chance to see other
moments of his glorious life as a South American hero. A big memorial dedicated to him is a good example. In addition, we tour the Bolivarian Museum, located in these same premises. There,
you can see how Bolivar’s life is depicted in different artworks. Later, we go to Santa Marta’s Historic Centre to visit the Cathedral, the oldest church in Colombia. After that, we take the 3rd
Ave. to sightsee some places like Simon Bolivar Park, “Los Novios” Park, the Palace of Justice, San Francisco Church and the Bay’s Esplanade.
Duration 10-12 hours | Daily Avaiilability | Walking about 4 hours | Max. 4 People
Included: Transportation on a vehicle with A/C, Entrance fees, Spanish Tour Guidane, bottled water and snack;
Optional services: english or german speaking guide, transportation from / to hotel in Bello Horizonte or Taganga
Price per person from 59 EUR with two participants | Request
SMR04.0 – DAYTOUR TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK. NEGUANJE BAY AND "CRISTAL"
The foothills from Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta are like giant fingers that sink into the sea water, creating bays and inlets of breathtaking beauty. Its white
sandy beaches are defined by tropical dry forests and the Caribbean Sea’s crystal-clear waters. This makes Tayrona National Park one of the most stunning in the country. So, we leave Santa
Marta and take the interesting Coastal Road to reach the western entrance of the Park after 30 min. approx. From there, we take an unpaved road to traverse the tropical dry forests on the
Sierra’s slopes and get to Neguanje (1 h. Approx). Once there we walk like 20 min. to arrive to our final destination for that day, the beautiful “Cristal” Beach. We are plenty of time to wind up
and enjoy the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.Around 4:00 pm we go back to Santa Marta.
Duration 10 hrs. | Daily Availability | Starting Time 08:00 am | Journey 3 hrs approx. |
Included:Round trip in a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s Downtown, entrance
fees to NP Tayrona, Spanish-speaking Tour Guide, bottled water, snack.
Optional Activity: Starting point from either NP Tayrona (Ecohabs, Cañaveral areas), Los Naranjos, or Don Diego area. Lunch (Typical
Fried Fish), Lunch-Packet, tour guidance services in other languages.
Price per person from 115 EUR with 2 participants | Request
SMR03.0 - DAYTOUR CHENGUE SALT FLAT & BAY» (TAYRONA NATIONAL PARK)
During this tour we will meet Chengue Bay, considered as one of the most beautiful in Colombia. First, we take the western entrance until we get to Gairaca Beach.
From here we start a two-hour long walk, going through a complex Tropical Dry Forest ecosystem and some Mangrove Forest. Later we arrive to the lonely Chengue Salt Flat by its East side, then we
go all over to its West side so we can get the best pics and to stay also at a White Sandy beach. Here we have plenty of time to take a dip in its crystal-clear waters and to enjoy a light food
(lunch-packet). In the afternoon we go on a long walk in order to return to Santa Marta.
Duration 10-12 hrs | Suggested Starting Time 08:00 am. | Maximum, groups
of 6 people|
Included: Round trip in a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s Downtown, entrance fees to NP Tayrona, Spanish-speaking Tour
Guide, bottled water, lunch-packet (Baguette bread with ham and cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, dressing, juice, water, fruit and snack)
Optional Activity: Starting point from either National Park Tayrona (Ecohabs, Cañaveral areas), Los Naranjos area, or Natural Reserve
Taironaka. English or german speaking guide
Price per person from 115 EUR with 2 participants | Request
SMR06.0 – DAYTOUR BIOLOGICAL RESERVE CAOBA
This beautiful natural park, located at the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta ridges, was created in 2007 by a German-Colombian couple that are biologists, with the
intention of forming a genetical bank of plants in order to contribute to the region’s natural preservation. Caoba possesses a vast collection of medicine plants with more than 300 classified
species, water plants and animals under protection. It borders with a river where you find small natural pools perfect for bathing. The natural park Caoba is located on an ancient Tayrona
settlement and it still counts with original terraces and paths. Inside of the park it can be seen an original Kogi bridge, a Bohío for ceremonies, variety of exotic birds and a big number of
marvelous waterfalls. The trip starting from Santa Marta takes around 1 hour and a half to get to the reserve. During the time there we visit the Butterfly Garden, the Medicine Plants Maze, the
Tree House and the Kogi Bridge. Then, there is the option to either take a moment to relax next to the river or to go for a walk to the nearest waterfall. Return to Santa Marta.
Duration 9 hours | Daily Availability | Leaving at 08:30 am | Transportation around 3 hours | 2 hours walk
Includes:Round trip transportation on a 4x4 vehicle (5PAX/VEHICLE) with from hotel in Santa
Marta’s downtown, entrance fees, Spanish tour guide, lunch, bottled water, snack
Optional service: Starting point from either NP Tayrona (Ecohabs, Cañaveral areas), Los Naranjos, or Don Diego area. Lunch (Typical
Fried Fish), Lunch-Packet, tour guidance services in other languages.
Price per person from 95 EUR for 2 participants | Request
SMR07.0 – DAYTOUR QUEBRADA VALENCIA & PLAYA LOS ANGELES
The beaches in the surroundings of the National Park Tayrona are an authentic paradise. The Los Angeles beach is the one that stands out the most among all
these beaches. It is located at the Reserve Zone’s borderline, 1 hour and a half away from Santa Marta. With some luck you can appreciate the marvelous peaks of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
from the beach. At the same time you will be able to see the beautiful landscapes surrounding the mouth of the nearby located Piedras river into the Caribbean Sea. Here you can take a bath on
either salty water from the ocean or sweet water from the river. The place is most visited by surfers, which is an additional attraction for visitors. During the afternoon, we will visit the
waterfall of Quebrada Valencia, an amazing place that can be reached after an exciting hike through the tropical rainforest. We can enjoy a relaxing bath in the small natural pools formed by
Quebrada Valencia. Return to Santa Marta.
Duration 10 hours | Daily Availability | Leaving at 08:30 am | Transportation around 3,5 hours |1 hour walk
Included:Round trip transportation on vehicle with A/C from hotel Santa Marta’s downtown,
entrance fees, spanish-speaking tour guide, bottled water, snack.
Optional Services:Starting point from PNN Tayrona (Ecohabs or Cañaveral), Los Naranjos or
Don Diego; Lunch (Fried Fish), Lunch-Packet, Tour Guide in other languages.
Price per person from 85 EUR for 2 participants | Request
SMR11.0 –DAYTOUR: VISIT TO INDIGENOUS VILLAGE
SEYWIAKA (ETNIA KOGUI)
The Kogis, related to the ancient Tayrona civilization, inhabit the Palomino, Don Diego, San Miguel and Ancho river valleys. Their population is estimated
around 10.000 members and all of them live in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta’s foothills. These “Older Brothers” take care of the natural treasure of the Sierra, mountain which in their culture
represents the center of the world and main fountain of Life.They still assume their role as keepers of cosmical stability and are considered one of the most
valuable ancient cultures on Earth. From Santa Marta we will go through the interesting coastal road until we get to Palomino (2 hours), Guajira. Here a Kogui guide will receive us and after a
small talk we start a hike through the tropical rainforest, going along the Palomino river. Then we reach the Seywiaka village where we have a close perspective of their way of living. After
that, we are purified in a ritual session and once we are prepared the to receive the “Aseguranza” the ritual session begins.This ritual, common
between the Koguis, consists in making stable all the body’s energy with stones and water, so that you can receive a special blessing from one of the spiritual leaders of the community and a
bracelet made by themselves in both of your arms.The ceremony will last around 45 minutes. Then we will take a trail back to Palomino and drive back to Santa
Duration 10 hours | Daily Availability | Departure 08:00 am | Journey around 4 hours | 3 hours hike. Included: Round trip transportation on
a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s downtown, Entrance fees, Spanish Tour Guidance with cultural and environmental interpretation, bottled water and snack, lunch-packet, food donation
to community, Kogui guide.
Optional Services:Starting point from PNN Tayrona (Ecohabs or Cañaveral), Los Naranjos or Don Diego; Tour
Guide in other languages.
Price per person from 115 EUR for 2 participants | Request
SMR12.0 – DAYTOUR CAMAROES& FAUNA AND FLORA SANCTUARY "LOS FLAMENCOS"
Los Flamencos Sanctuary is a place that wildlife lovers do not dare to miss. Located in the town of Camarones, this nature reserve has a lot to offer.
Its lakes and mangroves and the most varied types of coast birds in the Colombian Caribbean are good examples. It is a varied landscape that can be appreciated between the Sierra Nevada de
Santa Marta peaks and the dry forest of the Guajira savannas. It also provides the perfect scenery for fishermen stories and shepperding of a tribe that with their food and customs testify the
powerful mixture between the afrodescendants with the Wayuu people. From Santa Marta we go to Camarones town where we can enter to Los Flamencos Fauna and Flora Sanctuary. On a 1 ½ hour tour, on
a wooden boat, we have the opportunity to appreciate the never-ending number of wild birds in the reserve. Among them we can see the Flamingos, kings of this ecosystem and also a great variety of
mangrove species. Once finished the tour we will have with a ranger about the ecological importance of such place.Return to Santa Marta.
Included:Round trip transportation on a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s downtown, entrance fees
to Los Flamencos FFS, Spanish Tour Guidance, Boat trip with a local guide, bottled water, snack.
Optional Services:Starting point from Tayrona NP (Ecohabs or Cañaveral), Los Naranjos or Don Diego area;
Lunch (Fried Fish), Lunch-Packet, Tour Guidance in other languages.
Price per person from 148 EUR for 2 participants | Request
SMR13.0–TOUR CIENAGA GRANDE DE SANTA MARTA
Located between the cities Santa Marta and Barranquilla, the Cienaga Grande Fauna and Flora Sanctuary is the biggest lake complex in Colombia. It is considered
as one of the most strategic water mirrors in the country and of vital importance for the planet. It was declared a Ramsar Site (Wetland of world importance) in 1998, and as a Man and the
Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Those who visit this wildlife sanctuary will find a breathtaking journey. Lakes and swamps connected by beautiful natural canals and mangrove mazes with an
unmatchable exotic beauty make this one an interesting ride. During the tour we will go to the town of Tasajera (1h) and then will visit on a motorboat the typical fishermen region, the amazing
Palafitos from Buenavista and Nueva Venecia, each one of them with almost 300 houses in the middle of the marsh. This scenery catches everyone’s attention because of those colorful wooden houses.
The houses show the inhabitant’s intelligence in how to adapt themselves to Mother Nature. The majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Caribbean Sea and the Magdalena River form a spectacular
landscape, making this place one of the Colombian wonders, remaining almost hidden to the world for a long time. In this tour it is also possible to see a vast number of exotic
Included:Round trip transportation on a vehicle with A/C from hotel in Santa Marta’s
downtown, Spanish Guide, transportation on motorboat (4 hours), lunch-packet, bottled water and snack, fee to the Cienaga Grande de Santa Marta Fishermen Association
Optional Services:Tour Guidance in other languages.
Price per person from 165 EUR for 2 participants | Request