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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, youll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time, rural village visits, and Tayrona National Park are all on the bill here, including plenty of chances for hikes down picturesque trails. Get back to nature in Taganga, Cartagena and more its the great outdoors with a Caribbean twist.

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Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 145021
Starts: Cartagena, Colombia Finishes: Santa Marta, Colombia
You will visit
  • Cartagena
  • Santa Marta

Itinerary

01

Day 1: Cartagena

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

02

Day 2: Cartagena (1B)

Enjoy a city tour, visiting the colonial walled city and fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy free time to take in the Caribbean vibe of the city and beach.

Included Activities:
Cartagena City Tour

03

Day 3: Cartagena/Santa Marta (1B)

Travel by bus to Santa Marta with free time to explore this beautiful coastal city.

Additional Notes:
Please note hot water is uncommon in the Caribbean region of Colombia. Showers are likely to only have cold water while visiting this area.

Transport:
Local bus (5.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Santa Marta/Taganga (1B, 1L)

Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm, learn about chocolate preparation and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.

Included Activities:
Minca Excursion

Transport:
Private Vehicle (0.50-1.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

05

Day 5: Taganga (1B)

Spend the day exploring Taganga. Opt for more active options like snorkelling or hiking or hit one of the beaches and relax in a hammock.

06

Day 6: Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B, 1L, 1D)

Head into Tayrona National Park for a moderate hike with a local guide. This is a perfect opportunity to experience nature and learn a little more about the rich, natural diversity of northern Colombia. Stay in a lodge close to the park.

Included Activities:
Tayrona National Park Excursion

Transport:
Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)

07

Day 7: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta (1B)

Hike out of the park and return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.

Transport:
Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))

08

Day 8: Santa Marta (1B)

Depart at any time.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • City tour in Cartagena
    • Hike to Poza Azul (2hrs)
    • Coffee farm tour and chocolate preparation
    • Tayrona National Park (excluding November departures)
    • Hike with local guide (5hrs)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (6 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
    Transport
    • Private van, public bus, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast
  • Hike through lush jungle with an indigenious guide
  • Meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca
  • Indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties.