From the Sea to the Mountains

Language Eng & Spa
Duration 2d/1n Physicality Active Private Trip
Language Spanish & English
Duration 2d/1n
Physicality Active
Private Trip

$485 USD

Overview: Explore with us the south of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, The highest coastal mountains in the world, and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, see colorful fish, coral reef, experience the rain forest in the mountains with birds, streams, waterfalls, bamboo forest, beautiful views and learn about the organic coffee process.

Itinerary:

Day 1: At 6:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards Tayrona National Park to enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia where we can swim and do snorkeling. At 1:00 p.m. approx., we have a typical lunch. At 4:30 p.m. we leave the beach to go towards Taganga to catch its beautiful sunset from the beach, then We head to Minca, in this town we enjoy the views of Santa Marta city and its bay. The evening time is free time, we can explore Minca, have dinner out or just relax at our accommodation.

Approximate driving time: 5 hours. Approximate boat time: 10 minutes.

 

Day 2: At 8:00 a.m. we leave our accommodation to visit a coffee farm  where we learn about the Coffee making process in a tour, after this, we hike in the bamboo forest to reach a stream with crystalline waters from the Sierra Nevada. At 12:30 p.m. we have lunch. At 2:30 p.m. We leave Minca to head back to Cartagena

Approximate driving time: 5 hour. Approximate hike time: 3 hours

Geographic Description

The Sierra Nevada f Santa Marta is a group of mountains separated of the Andes, with their snowy peaks, Colón and Bolívar, which are the highest in Colombia (5.775 m) situated just 42 km from the coast. The Sierra Nevada is the highest sea coast mountain chain in the world. These mountains slopes offer a diverse and complex ecosystem and an unique ecological niche on the planet.

 

The steep slopes of Santa Marta Sierra Nevada plunges into the sea like the fingers of a gigantic hand, between which there are bays and estuaries of singular beauty: Chengue, Gayraca, Cinto, Neguanje, Concha, and Guachaquita all with golden sandy beaches bordered by rocky atolls, mangroves, thickets and forests are bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

 

At the present, nearly 30,000 members from the Kogui, Arhuaco, Kakuamo and Wiwa (Arsarios) cultures live there. They are descendants of the Tayrona culture, a complex and interesting indigenous societies of pre-Hispanic America. They have a special connection with the Sierra Nevada.

Map

Highlights:

  • Explore the Tayrona and Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Natural Parks.
  • Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia.
  • Hike to Discover natural treasures in the highest coastal mountains of the world.
  • Explore a coffee farm and discover the organic coffee process.

Details:

  • Departure from Cartagena: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration of the tour: Two days and one night.
  • Private trip.
  • Departures: On request.
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

  • Private transportation
  • Trip leader.
  • Two breakfasts.
  • Two lunches
  • Accommodation for 1 night.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
    • Coffee-making process tour.

Does not include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Dinners.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.

Physical requirements & restrictions:

These trips involve hiking or walking for up to three hours (4 miles approx.) a day at a slow pace on undulating terrain. The itinerary takes place in remote areas (with basic facilities), involve various types of transport and rough roads. To enjoy these adventures we suggest reasonable fitness and health, a moderately active lifestyle and have a positive attitude. Be prepared for potential variable weather conditions (Rain).

 

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this tour, pregnant women, children under 8 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring::

  • Take your personal medication.
  • Bring water.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring a day pack to carry personal items.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear.
  • Pack your clothes in a small bag as space is limited in the vehicle.
  • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight.
  • Bring clothes for 23 °C approx. in the night.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Bring comfortable clothes (shoes, flip-flops, long pants and t-shirts).
  • Bring a light rain jacket.
  • Bring insect repellent.
  • Bring a flashlight
  • Health and vaccination: see, the www.colombia.travel website.

Overview: Explore with us the south of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, The highest coastal mountains in the world, and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, see colorful fish, coral reef, experience the rain forest in the mountains with birds, streams, waterfalls, bamboo forest, beautiful views and learn about the organic coffee process.

Itinerary:

Day 1: At 6:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards Tayrona National Park to enjoy  one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia where we can swim and do snorkeling. At 1:00 p.m. approx., we have a typical lunch. At 4:30 p.m. we leave the beach to go towards Taganga to catch its beautiful sunset from the beach, then We head to Minca, in this town we enjoy the views of Santa Marta city and its bay. The evening time is free time, we can explore Minca, have dinner out or just relax at our accommodation.

Approximate driving time: 5 hours. Approximate boat time: 10 minutes.

 

Day 2: At 8:00 a.m. we leave our accommodation to visit a coffee farm  where we learn about the Coffee making process in a tour, after this, we hike in the bamboo forest to reach a stream with crystalline waters from the Sierra Nevada. At 12:30 p.m. we have lunch. At 2:30 p.m. We leave Minca to head back to Cartagena

Approximate driving time: 5 hour. Approximate hike time: 3 hours

Geographic Description

The Sierra Nevada f Santa Marta is a group of mountains separated of the Andes, with their snowy peaks, Colón and Bolívar, which are the highest in Colombia (5.775 m) situated just 42 km from the coast. The Sierra Nevada is the highest sea coast mountain chain in the world. These mountains slopes offer a diverse and complex ecosystem and an unique ecological niche on the planet.

 

The steep slopes of Santa Marta Sierra Nevada plunges into the sea like the fingers of a gigantic hand, between which there are bays and estuaries of singular beauty: Chengue, Gayraca, Cinto, Neguanje, Concha, and Guachaquita all with golden sandy beaches bordered by rocky atolls, mangroves, thickets and forests are bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

 

At the present, nearly 30,000 members from the Kogui, Arhuaco, Kakuamo and Wiwa (Arsarios) cultures live there. They are descendants of the Tayrona culture, a complex and interesting indigenous societies of pre-Hispanic America. They have a special connection with the Sierra Nevada.

Map

Highlights:

  • Explore the Tayrona and Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Natural Parks.
  • Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia.
  • Hike to Discover natural treasures in the highest coastal mountains of the world.
  • Explore a coffee farm and discover the organic coffee process.

Details:

  • Departure from Cartagena: 6:00 a.m.
  • Duration of the tour: Two days and one night.
  • Private trip.
  • Departures: On request.
  • Language: Spanish, English.

Includes:

    • Private transportation
    • Trip leader.
    • Two breakfasts.
    • Two lunches
    • Accommodation for 1 night.
    • Snorkeling equipment.
    • Coffee-making process tour.

Does not include:

  • Hydrating beverages.
  • Dinners.
  • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses.

Physical requirements & restrictions:

An average level of fitness and mobility is required to take this trip. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person.

Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this tour, pregnant women, children under 10 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.

What to Bring::

  • Take your personal medication.
  • Bring water.
  • Bring sunscreen and a hat.
  • Bring a day pack to carry personal items.
  • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear.
  • Pack your clothes in a small bag as space is limited in the vehicle.
  • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight.
  • Bring clothes for 23 °C approx. in the night.
  • Llevar zapatos cómodos para caminar y chanclas.
  • Bring a towel.
  • Bring comfortable clothes (shoes, flip-flops, long pants and t-shirts).
  • Bring a light rain jacket.
  • Bring insect repellent.
  • Bring a flashlight
  • Health and vaccination: see, the www.colombia.travel website.
  • Jacklyn Neborak - Canada

    "From the Sea to the Mountains Tour Santa Marta"


    My boyfriend and I took the 2 day tour that goes from Cartagena to Santa Marta (From the Sea to the Mountains). We absolutely loved this tour and it was one of the most memorable parts of our visit to Colombia.

    I can't recommend this tour enough if you are staying in Cartagena for several days and are looking for memorable activities beyond hoping on a crowded tour bus and just taking photos. Instead, this tour offers a private, authentic experience that will show you locations you otherwise wouldn't see, while also getting in some good physical activity. Furthermore, Olinto is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about providing a high quality tour to offer an authentic experience of Colombia. From the initial tour inquiry to the end of our tour, Olinto was extremely helpful and went out of his way to make sure that we were informed and happy with our experience. Not only did we love the tour, but we have made a wonderful friend, Olinto.

    The locations on the tour were absolutely breath taking as promised by the pictures and were authentic locations not crammed with other tourists, which was nice. The tour offers locations you can't see anywhere else.

    On the first day of the tour, we went to a beautiful beach in Tayrona National Park where we snorkelled and had a yummy fresh fish lunch.The snorkelling was fantastic, beautiful coral reefs with lots of bright colored fish, it was like something out of a movie. We then went to Minca to watch the sunset.The eco hab we stayed at in Minca offered a beautiful sunset view of the city of Santa Marta as well as amazing bird watching. It was extremely peaceful, our only regret is that we were only at the eco hab for 1 night.

    The next day, we went for a hike through the rainforest in the mountains which offered stunning views, waterfalls, bamboo forests, and a variety of wildlife. We then visited a coffee plantation from the 1890s, which also is home to a fantastic local micro brewery. After, we enjoyed a local meal for lunch prepared at a local home in the rainforest.

    If you love adventure, stunning views, exposure to local life, and wildlife this tour is an absolute must!

     

    Jacklyn Neborak - Canada