Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast, hike through lush jungle with an Indigenous guide, meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca, indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties, visit an Indigenous community to learn about their cultural traditions
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, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with an Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment - Meet Your CEO and Group
City tour in Cartagena
Tayrona National Park hike with local guide (5hrs)
Indigenous Community visit and lunch
Taganga orientation walk
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Transportation Private vehicle, public bus, walking.
Accommodations Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).
Staff & experts CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.
Travel Style: Classic All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Standard Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Itinerary Day 1: Cartagena
Arrive at any time.
Day 2: Cartagena
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.
Day 3: Cartagena/Minca
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore.
Day 4: Minca/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
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.
Day 5: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Spend the day visiting a nearby indigenous community. Gain insights into the rich traditional cultures of this region, and the Arhuacos. Enjoy a textile weaving demonstration by members of local families in the Katanzama community. Afterwards, transfer to Playa de los Cocos for an included lunch at a local restaurant near the beach. Take advantage of free time to head to the beach nearby or relax in a hammock and enjoy the ocean breeze.
Day 6: Tayrona National Park Area / Taganga
In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.
Day 7: Taganga/Santa Marta
With a free day at leisure, tour Taganga by foot or don a snorkel and mask and explore the water. This evening, travel to Santa Marta and join your group for an optional evening out on the town.