Highlights
  • 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

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. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.

Trip Description
Caribbean Colombia Express
 
Travel Theme
Destinations
Cities & Attractions
Flights & Transport
  • Only ground transport

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Itinerary

Day 1 Cartagena

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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

Day 3 Cartagena/Minca (1B)

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

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 and indulge in a local lunch. Continue to Taganga, a perfect base for exploring nearby Tayrona National Park. Included Activities: Minca Excursion Transport: Head downhill in a 4x4 on a jungle road, take in the scenery and hold on tight, it can be a bumpy ride. Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))

Day 5 Taganga/Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (1B)

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. Transport: Settle in for a quick ride to Tayrona National Park. Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 20km)

Day 6 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)

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))

Day 8 Santa Marta (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day

Dates & Pricing
Checking price

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$ 1,274

Price Per Day:

$ 159 per day
 
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Apr-28-2019May-05-2019$ 1,274Yes8 spots left Reserve
May-05-2019May-12-2019$ 1,319Yes8 spots left Reserve
May-12-2019May-19-2019$ 1,649Yes3 spots left Reserve
May-19-2019May-26-2019$ 1,649YesSold Out Reserve
May-26-2019Jun-02-2019$ 1,402Yes8 spots left Reserve
Jun-02-2019Jun-09-2019$ 1,649YesSold Out Reserve
Jun-09-2019Jun-16-2019$ 1,402Yes3 spots left Reserve
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Sep-15-2019Sep-22-2019$ 1,599YesSold Out Reserve
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May-03-2020May-10-2020$ 1,649Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Sep-06-2020Sep-13-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Sep-13-2020Sep-20-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Sep-20-2020Sep-27-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Sep-27-2020Oct-04-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Oct-18-2020Oct-25-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Nov-01-2020Nov-08-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-08-2020Nov-15-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-15-2020Nov-22-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-22-2020Nov-29-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Nov-29-2020Dec-06-2020$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-06-2020Dec-13-2020$ 1,699Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-13-2020Dec-20-2020$ 1,699Yes16 spots left Reserve
Dec-20-2020Dec-27-2020$ 1,699Yes16 spots left Reserve
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Jan-03-2021Jan-10-2021$ 1,599Yes16 spots left Reserve
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USD $33
Details
Trip Includes
  • 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 Included: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
Flights & Transport
Only ground transport Private vehicle, public bus, walking.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Max 16, avg 12

Solo Notes

We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).
Start City
Cartagena
End City
Santa Marta
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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