Welcome to Minca

It's now well and truly on the map, however, and specializes in ultraremote traveler retreats scattered amid the surrounding steep mountainsides. A great base for mountain biking, bird-watching and hiking, Minca also offers delightfully warm locals who seem genuinely happy to see visitors.

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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.

$205 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Kennedy Hill in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

DAY 1Departure from your hotel in the city of Santa Marta, taking the road that connects with Minca, picturesque village located 650 meters above sea level. Visit the La Victoria coffee farm where you will learn about the organic coffee process. Once the tour at the coffee plantation was finished, we followed the route in our country road through a wild and uncovered road to the La María farm, in the La Tagua village, where the car would arrive. Once disembarked and ready from the María farm, a two-hour walk begins. to the Eco-touristic Finca Santa Elena. Arrival at the Santa Elena farm; installation, tour of the surroundings, sunset view over the mountains, the Ciénaga Grande and the Caribbean Sea. DAY 2Raised very early to make the sighting of the sunrise in the Sierra Nevada and observe the snowy peaks delighting a delicious cup of organic coffee from the Sierra Nevada. Traditional breakfast at 06:00 am the 3-hour hike begins on private trails until we reach The Peak, an eco-touristic viewpoint of the Sierra Nevada, located at an approximate height of 3,100 meters above sea level; throughout the tour you will have an excellent view of the mountains, mainly on the snowy peaks Bolívar and Colón, the walk is made by different paths allowing a greater enjoyment of the walk, crossing streams, springs of water, in the same way, we will have the opportunity to observe a great variety of endemic birds that inhabit this region. Return to the Eco-touristic Finca Santa Elena to take lunch, then travel to the road to return to Santa Marta.

$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.

$1911.65 Classic

Colombia's Caribbean Coast & Lost City

Colombia has a certain kind of magic that you won’t find anywhere else in the Caribbean. On this trip, you’ll experience it first-hand via visits to rural regions, treks through Tayrona National Park’s picturesque trails and (of course), downtime on the beach. Spend time with village communities to learn about Indigenous traditions before heading deep into the jungle to Teyuna — the fabled Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) older than Machu Picchu — a place crowded with history and free of crowds. Colombia is mysterious. Come figure out the riddle.

$1279.20 Classic

Caribbean Colombia Express

Take it from us — the nature of Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. On this one-week trip packed with active highlights and laid-back moments, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with the Gotsezhi Wiwa Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.