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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 1-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 and sleeping in eco-huts in the park. 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.

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.

Included Activities:
Cartagena City Tour

03

Day 3: Cartagena/Minca (1B)

Travel to the small town of Minca and enjoy some free time to explore and breathe in the fresh mountain air.

Additional Notes:
Please note that if the group is full, we may be required to use multi-share rooms in Minca due to the small size of this unique hotel.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))

04

Day 4: Minca/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 (0.75 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.

Additional Notes:
Please note that Tayrona National Park is usually closed during the month of February. The indigenous groups in the area believe that mother nature needs a month of rest, and maintenance to the park is done during this time. If your trip falls in February, you will visit Taironaka Park, to learn more about the local Kogi people and their cultural practices.

Included Activities:
Tayrona National Park Excursion

Transport:
Hiking (3.00-4.00 hours)

07

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

Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.

Transport:
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 Pozo Azul (2hrs)
    • Coffee farm tour and chocolate preparation
    • Tayrona NP (excluding February departures)
    • Hike with local guide (5hrs)
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts)
    • 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.