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Santa Marta 3 Day Plan: Minca, Tayrona Park, Cabo San Juan and Playa Cristal

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US$ 644.00
(Price varies by group size)
2 travellers
What to Expect

Day 1: Tayrona Park and Cabo San Juan

Stop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta 470007 Colombia
You'll be collected from your hotel and make your way to the Tayrona National Park for a two-hour ecological jungle walk — plus a visit to four beaches! You will learn about this pristine natural environment, the indigenous people, and the fauna (including caimans, similar to alligators) on your trip here. The park is closed for a month every year, and you’ll be able to find out what activities the indigenous people do during this time.

Then, hit the beautiful beaches for a fun time! Visit the Arenillas, La Piscina, Los Arrecifes, and Cabo San Juan beaches. At Cabo San Juan, enjoy yourself for three hours on the shore or in the beautiful Caribbean waters. You can go snorkeling or just laze on the beach! Afterward, return to your vehicle after a long walk through the lush jungle.
Duration: 11 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Minca Tour

Stop At: MINCA, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
You’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 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Tayrona Park and Playa Cristal

Stop At: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, Santa Marta 470007 Colombia
You’ll start this day early with a 7 am pickup to maximize your Tayrona National Park and beach time.

You’ll be driven taken to Tayrona park and enjoy the fantastic view of Seven Waves beach. Along with some amazing ecological walks, you’ll also kick-back and relax in a boat ride to Playa Cristal (approx. 4-5 hours beach time). Where you will find some amazingly clear waters that are just perfect for snorkeling and exploring. So be sure to bring an underwater camera if you can find one, as the multi-colored fish are just spectacular.
After you have had an absolutely magical time you will enjoy yet another boat ride and a comfortable drive back to your accommodation in Santa Marta
Duration: 11 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We'll collect and drop you off to your Santa Marta hotel daily. Pickup and drop-off can be organized from other locations at an additional cost. For example, Tayrona, Palomino, etc
Departure Time
7:00 AM
3 days
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Minca Tour - Including a coffee tour, cocoa, ecological walk and waterfalls
  • Tayrona Park Tour - Including ecological walk to Cabo San Juan
  • Tayrona Park , Playa Crystal, including Seven Waves beach
  • 2x boat ride
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
  • Entry/Admission - MINCA
  • Experiences and transportation not mentioned in the plan
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the plan
  • Personal expenses and tips
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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By: BnB Colombia Tours
14 reviews
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Terrific trip to Coffee Country
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Great trip and amazing sights
Bruce is very friendly and knowledgeable. All these places are such great examples of the beauty and friendliness
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