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Caribbean Colombia Express

8 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

Click for Dates and Prices 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. (1B)

Day 3 Cartagena/Minca 
Travel to the small town of Minca, breathe in the fresh mountain air and enjoy free time to explore. (1B)

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. (1B, 1L)

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. (1B)

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. (1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 7 Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Santa Marta 
Return to Santa Marta for an optional evening out on the town. (1B)

Day 8 Santa Marta 
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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.
  • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts)
  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Private vehicle, public bus, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • 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
Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts)
Cartagena, Colombia: Hotel Don Pedro de Heredia (or similar)
Santa Marta, Colombia: Posada Villa Margarita (or similar)
Santa Marta, Colombia: Hotel Tayromar (or similar)
Santa Marta, Colombia: Hotel Minca La Casona (or similar)
Santa Marta, Colombia: Ocean Taganga (or similar)
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
  • Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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