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, Spend a day with the Gotsezhi Wiwa Indigenous community
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 the Gotshezhy Wiwa 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: Meet Your CEO and Group
City tour in Cartagena
Hike to Pozo Azul (2hrs)
Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures) hike with local guide (5hrs)
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Transportation Private vehicle, public bus, walking.
Accommodations Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).
Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) 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/Taganga
Journey into the hills around Minca and hike to a beautiful waterfall. Take a tour of a coffee farm and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park.
Day 5: Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona
Enjoy a free morning to explore Taganga. After lunch, drive to Tayrona National Park and settle into the lodge. Relax in the evening and go to the beach or take a walk around the lodge.
Day 6: 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 7: Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town.