Welcome to Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona


The park gets extremely crowded in high season (December and January), and vicious currents mean that most of the gorgeous beaches aren't suitable for swimming, though you can take a dip and snorkel (with great care) at a select, safer few. Despite these issues, Tayrona is an immensely attractive place and one that's rewarding and exciting to explore.


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$446 Cultural & Theme Tours

4 days: Tayrona Park and Minca

ItineraryDay 1: Santa Marta, Colombia - Free Day - Arrival DayStop At: Santa MartaArrive at a time of your chosen and be collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation in Santa Marta to check-in. At which time you will have the rest of the day to explore or if you come early enough we can organize an additional tour for you.Duration: 12 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Ribai Hotels or similarDay 2: Tayrona Park and Cabo San Juan OR Playa CristalStop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentYou’ll start this day early with either a 6am or 7am pickup to maximize your Tayrona National Park and beach time. Depending on which option you choose:Option #1 You’ll be taken to Tayrona park and enjoy a 2 hour ecological walk through the jungle and 3 beaches including Arenillas, La Piscina, Cabo San Juan and Los Arrecifes. Before enjoying some relaxing time in the beach (approx. 3 hours), lunch and heading back for another 1.3 hour walk through the jungle and your waiting transportation.Option #2 You’ll be taken to Tayrona park and onto the Seven Waves lookout, an ecological walk and enjoy a boat ride to Playa Cristal and some awesome beach time (4-5 hours beach time), followed by another boat ride.Duration: 11 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ribai Hotels or similarDay 3: Minca TourStop At: MINCAYou’ll be collected from your accommodation Santa Marta accommodation and taken into the magical mountains of the Sierra Nevarda and to the beautiful town of Minca. Once here you’ll be taken on a tour of this wonderful town, along with checking out a coffee farm, a cocoa farm, enjoying an ecological walk, some beautiful waterfalls, a swim if you desire and a stop for lunch in a house made of Bamboo.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Ribai Hotels or similarDay 4: Santa Marta - Free dayStop At: Santa MartaDay Four is all yours and completely up to you. Your transport will be waiting to take you to the airport for the next part of your Colombian adventure, or if you have arranged for another night or more accommodation to explore more of the Sierra Nevada De Santa Marta (highly recommended and can be organised with us after booking), your transport will be waiting for another day.If you would like we can provide you with recommendations of places to go and see or another tour (perhaps check-out Taganga)Duration: 12 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$99 Water Sports

Discovery Dive

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDescubre en tu primer contacto con el buceo las profundidades del parque Tayrona y su gran diversidad de especies.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena Department

$1768.54 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

11 DAY HIDDEN TREASURES COLOMBIA

ItineraryDay 1: BogotaStop At: El Dorado Luis Carlos Galan Sarmiento International AirportPick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel located in the historic center of the Andean capital. Rest of the day at leisure to start discovering the atmosphere of Bogotá. (Transfer: 30 min)Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Casa Deco or similarDay 2: BogotaStop At: Barrio La Candelaria, BogotaToday, discover the center of Bogota in an original and atypical way. The walking tour of the capital will take you through the most authentic places in the city. In the morning: Walking city tour in the center. You will discover the colonial district of la Candelaria, Bogota historical center and its squares and markets. It is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and to understand their way of life. In the afternoon: you will visit the famous Gold Museum and Botero Museum where you will be able to admire the masterpieces of the renowned Colombian painter and sculptor. (Walking tour: 8h)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Casa Deco or similarDay 3: Bogota - SalentoStop At: Matecaña International AirportIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to Bogotá airport. Flight: Bogotá – Pereira. Pick-up at Pereira airport and transfer to your hotel: a nice traditional farm, located in the surroundings of Salento. In the afternoon, departure for a visit of a traditional coffee farm near Salento. You will reach the farm walking down from Salento, enjoying the local landscapes of the coffee region. The local farmer will explain the whole process of small-scale coffee production, from grounds gathering to the final product. You will be offered a cup of coffee at the end of the tour. The local production is available for sale. Return to Salento and your hotel in Jeep Willys. (Transfers: 30min + 1h – Visit: 1h – Walking: 1h30)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.Day 4: Salento - Valle del CocoraStop At: Valle del Cocora, Salento, Quindio DepartmentToday, departure by jeep Willys (typical transportation) to the Cocora Valley. You will follow your guide on a wonderful hike and discover the gorgeous valley. The site offers a surrealistic atmosphere, with the numerous wax palm trees, the national tree of Colombia. Return back to Salento at the end of the hike, and lunch in a restaurant offering a beautiful view over the area. In the afternoon, you will go back to Salento, for a little walking tour of the village. (Transport: 1h – Hiking: 3h)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Reserva el Cairo or similar.Day 5: Salento - MedellinStop At: Parque El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia DepartmentEarly this morning, transfer from your hotel to Pereira airport. Flight: Pereira – Medellín. Pick-up at Medellín airport, and transfer to your hotel located in a lively area of the city: El Poblado. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to start visiting the city of Eternal Spring! Be prepared to take one of the nicest tours as if you were a citizen of Medellin. Together, with the guide, you will take public transportation to downtown. You will pass by the Administrative Center La Alpujarra, the train station, Botero square. Then, you will take the Metro-cable to go to the Botanical Garden. The tour will end by taking the metro to the central market and the visit of Plaza Mayor and Pies descalzos Park. Return to your hotel in public transportation. (Transfers: 1h + 15min – Walking tour: 6h)Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Diez hotel or similar.Day 6: Guatape - La Roca El PeñolStop At: Laguna de Guatape, Medellin, Antioquia DepartmentToday you will discover the wonderful landscape around Guatape: a nice colorful little village, surrounded by a huge and beautiful lagoon. Departure to Guatape. You will visit El Peñol: an immense rock that dominates the Guatape Lagoon and the colonial village. The view is spectacular! This place has been called a natural and environmental heritage of Colombia. You will then go down to the village and visit its colorful streets! Return to your hotel during the afternoon.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Diez hotel or similarDay 7: Medellin - Tayrona ParkStop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to Medellín airport. Flight: Medellín – Santa Marta. Pick up at Santa Marta airport and transfer to the surroundings of the Tayrona Park. Arrival at your hotel overlooking the Caribbean sea. This quiet place has a privileged location between the Piedras river and the sea, at the foot of the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Free afternoon to enjoy the beach and the beautiful sunset. (Transfers: 45min + 1h30)Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.Day 8: Tayrona Park - Arrecifes & Cabo San JuanStop At: Cabo San Juan, Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentIn the morning, transfer from your hotel to the Tayrona Park entrance. The hike in the Tayrona Park will take you to a magical place located between mountains, tropical forest and the sea. You will discover beautiful white sand beaches and ancestral volcanic rocks in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. You start with a hike in the tropical jungle from Cañaveral. Then, you enjoy the exotic beaches of Arrecifes and stop at La Piscina, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. Continue to the Cabo San Juan, a wonderful bay of white sand surrounded by volcanic rocks. Free time to have lunch in the Tayrona Park and to enjoy the beaches. Afterwards, you will go back to the park’s entrance, where a vehicle will take you back to the hotel. (Transport: 30min roundtrip – Hike: 4h)Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Maloka Barlovento or similar.Day 9: Tayrona Park - CartagenaStop At: Cartagena, centro historicoIn the morning, transfer to Cartagena. In the afternoon, follow the footsteps of famous pirates and discover the “Pearl of the Caribbean”, a city rich in culture, diversity, exotic and heritage. This tour throughout the beautiful city of Cartagena will bring you back to colonial times, amidst colorful houses and lively squares. Walking tour in the colonial neighborhoods of San Diego and Santo Domingo. You will pass by: Plaza de los Coches, plaza de la Aduana, parque Bolívar, el Museo del Oro, el Palacio de la Inquisición, plaza de Santa Teresa, plaza de Santo Domingo, las murallas and Las Bóvedas. (Transfers: 4h30 – Walking tour: 4h)Duration: 9 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.Day 10: CartagenaStop At: Cartagena, centro historicoFree day. You can opt for a nice day-tour on the Rosario Islands, near Cartagena, to enjoy the Caribbean sea, go snorkeling and discover the coral reefs or other water activities (option not included).Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Bantu hotel or similar.Day 11: CartagenaStop At: Rafael Núñez International AirportLast moments to enjoy Cartagena and transfer from your hotel to Cartagena airport, where you will take your international flight. Transfer: 20min.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$275 Day Trips & Excursions

2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Santa Marta-BuritacaStop At: Playas de Palomino, Palomino, La Guajira DepartmentHighlights include:Cruising seaside up and down the hills on motorbike to Palomino.Wood-fired, Italian pizza with Prima Luna RestaurantAll-you-can-drink river tubing in Buritaca.Spending the night at El Rio hostel. Colombia's best in 2018.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch: Prima Luna Pizza! • DinnerAccommodation included: El Rio Hostel- Voted best hostel in Colombia by HostelworldDay 2: Buritaca-Santa MartaStop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta, Santa Marta District, Magdalena DepartmentHighlights include:Get your introduction to offroad riding on the trail to The Lost CityCliff jumping at Quebrada Valencia waterfall.Lunch at The Journey Hostel, Tayrona.Jungle hike to a secret beach inside Tayrona National ParkDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

$2719.20 Classic

Classic Colombia

Colombia tends to be an underrated travel destination, which just means there’s more untouched parts of this beautiful country for you to explore. If you have two weeks to spare, there’s no better way to experience Colombia than to jump in with both feet and experience the national parks, beaches, village communities, and cities firsthand. Plus, there’s no better place to be if you’re looking to try delicacies such as fresh seafood on the beaches of Cartagena and delicious coffee from the region of Calarcá. Be a part of the revitalization of this warm, welcoming country and come back with more stories than you’ll ever have time to tell.

$3949 Classic

Colombian Culture, Caribbean & Lost City

Embracing nature in Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. Imagine picturesque beaches, busy cities, and the freshest coffee you’ve ever had. And you’re only scratching the surface of what’s in store for you on this 22-day trip. Check out the resurgence of culture, art, and food in Bogotá and Medellín, dive deep into the Caribbean vibe of Cartagena, learn about Indigenous culture from the Wiwa people of Gotsezhi, get back to nature in Minca, and trek to ancient Ciudad Perdida (Lost City), known to the locals as Teyuna. Colombia will change you. All you have to do is let it.

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