Kennedy Hill in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Outdoor Activities in Minca

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The Kennedy Hill is a mountain that is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, its highest point has an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level, covered by a forest of fog in which hundreds are housed of endemic and migratory birds.From the top of this important peak, you can get an excellent view of the snow-capped peaks Bolívar and Colon, Santa Marta and the entire mountain system that makes up the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. You can also see many of the endemic bird species They are found in the sub-Andean mountain forests of this area.
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.

What’s included

  • -Lodging 1 or 2 nights at the eco-tourist Finca Santa Elena in a shared room 
  • Transport in trucks 4x4
  • Tour at the coffee farm Victoria
  • Food during the tour, fruits during the walks, hot drink
  • Kennedy Hill Hiking - Visit the sacred Panku waterfall (3-day tour)
  • Local guide
  • Travel and ticket insurance

What’s not included

  • Additional nights
  • Bilingual guide
  • Unspecified expenses 
  • Water bottle
  • Beers or liquor, cold drinks
  • Horse rental
  • Not specified services
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