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Santa Marta: Tayrona Park Hiking Tour & San Juan Cape Visit

1. Santa Marta: Tayrona Park Hiking Tour & San Juan Cape Visit

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tayrona National Natural Park during this full-day walking trip. Discover lush forests, stroll along pristine beaches, admire Playa Cabo de San Juan, and savor a traditional Caribbean meal. Explore Tayrona National Natural Park during this private full-day hiking tour. Inhale the fragrance of sun-drenched nature as you observe fauna which have made this paradise their home. Experience one of the world's most beautiful beaches and enjoy authentic Caribbean cuisine. Wander about this natural haven on the Caribbean coast, northeast of Santa Marta, one of South America’s oldest cities. Luxuriate in the golden sunshine as you take in lush flora set against the Sierra Nevada Mountains.  Hike along the coast from Cañaveral, pause at the boulder-strewn Playa Arrecife known for its powerful currents, and continue on to La Piscina. Enclosed with rocks, and mild and shallow, this pool is ideal for swimmers of varying skill levels. Playa Brava sits off the beaten path, a secluded beach nestled amid lush vegetation. Tranquil and serene, it is quieter compared to the highly popular Cabo de San Juan beach. To sunbathe on white sands and snorkel in clear water, walk to Playa Cristal and nibble on grilled seafood as well. Playa Cabo de San Juan a verdant paradise, is the park’s main attraction. Giant palms wave along the shore and massive boulders rise out of the water. Snorkel, swim, and settle down to a traditional Caribbean lunch afterwards. Sunbathe in the golden sunshine and end your day on a glittering high.

Barranquilla: 6-Hour Downtown Tour & River Avenue Boardwalk

2. Barranquilla: 6-Hour Downtown Tour & River Avenue Boardwalk

If you are looking for a quick but fun and quite complete tour around Barranquilla: you are in the right place! Let our guide shows you a part of our Colombian history and diversity and spend 6 hours getting to know its most important spots, its joyful traditions and broaden your ideas of the country. Some of the places you will be visiting are Paseo Bolivar Avenue, the most important highway in the city. San Nicolás Square and its church, which are one of the main spots in the historical center as well as The Customs House Square which is now a cultural center with art exhibitions. Besides, around its historic downtown you will get to the Caribbean Cultural Park and Carnaval museum where you will know more about the cultural roots of Colombia’s Caribbean coast. Walk through the River Avenue boardwalk on the island of La Loma which was built and open to public recently to welcome more visitors to the city, and last but not least visit the Carnival House, the museum that exhibits samples of the famous Carnival of Barranquilla, one of the most visited in the world. You will find photographs, costumes, masks and more. Keep strolling through historical streets and then be our guest at tasting our Caribbean Colombian cuisine with some of the most traditional snacks: Butifarra, a seasoned pork sausage. Kibbes, the famous meat dish from Lebanon with its Colombian stamp. Fritos: all kind of deep-fried snacks made with yucca, corn flour, green plantain, and lots of cheese. All of them tasting experiences with native people so you end up having as many sides as possible of the great city of Barranquilla. With this tour, you will never forget Barranquilla as a city synonymous with culture, tradition, and diversity.

Santa Marta: Old City, Quinta San Pedro, and Taganga’s Bay

3. Santa Marta: Old City, Quinta San Pedro, and Taganga’s Bay

Santa Marta was founded in 1525. It is the oldest city of Colombia, and the second oldest in Latin America. Its colonial houses, streets, natural parks, and bays hold the country and city’s history of indigenous roots and Spanish conquest. In the present time is a sign of the Caribbean joyful traditions. Come with us. If you enjoy discovering the best of the cities, trust us: this tour is perfect for you. Start this full-day tour by meeting the expert local guide who will pick you up from your hotel. Firstly, you will visit the old city’s most emblematic places. Parque de Los Novios, Simón Bolívar Park, and the monument of Santa Marta’s founder Rodrigo Bastidas, among others. Then, you will go to the old city’s main Cathedral and the Tayrona Gold Museum, where the vestiges of the metalwork done by ethnic groups of the region remain and resist the passing of time. Afterward, jump to La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a 17th-century hacienda, which is nowadays one of the most recognized and touristic spots in Santa Marta for being home and death place to Simon Bolivar, the “father of South American independence”. Learn about his life and enjoy its enormous gardens and patios covered by the trees’ shade before going to a whole different place. After having a delicious gastronomic experience, you will be headed to Taganga, a small fishing village surrounded by cliffs on both sides and with great panoramic views of the Caribbean and the imposing mountains of the region. In the end, the guide will take you back to the hotel. Santa Marta is way more than its downtown and you will prove it after this tour that will make you feel you have done it all.

Santa Marta Street Food Tour

4. Santa Marta Street Food Tour

Be picked up at 10:00 AM to head to Santa Marta's historical center and ride in the car to the most delicious places to taste local gastronomy. You will start with a stop to taste envueltos and the exquisite sauces that always join these recipes. There you will taste the typical Costeño cheese the best complement for yucca. You will continue to a hot spot of street food next to Santa Marta’s Cathedral. There you will be able to taste many foods offered and combine them with a delicious tropical fruit beverage. You will be surprised by the fruit offered at this place because for sure you’ll get to know some that you didn’t even know existed. Finally, you will end with one of the most iconic recipes of the Caribbean Coast, the Shrimp Ceviche. You will go to the best place in Santa Marta to eat this dish, where you can even upgrade it with delicious suggestions like avocado, octopus, or stingray. After this tasty experience, go back to your hotel.

Santa Marta: Guided Walking Food Experience

5. Santa Marta: Guided Walking Food Experience

In this experience, discover the unique flavors of the Caribbean region of Colombia with a local guide. Visit 7 places in the historical center of Santa Marta and sample a variety of traditional food and drinks. Next, visit multiple family-owned businesses and try arepas de huevo, cayeye, and other special dishes. Meet some of the most professional baristas in the region. In a single afternoon, learn about Caribbean Colombian culture through its food and history.

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What people are saying about Magdalena

I did an amazing food tour of Santa Marta with Álvaro! He is very knowledgeable and let me in on the secrets of his city, its culture, the different parts of the city and the highlights of the city. Together we tried the local snacks at the Gar kitchens, in fancy restaurants (great salad!) and in cafés. We ate egg specialties, drank local juices and sampled snacks at famous restaurants and on the beach in Santa Marta. I got a very good insight into the food and life culture of Colombia and I am totally enthusiastic! Many thanks Álvaro for this great experience!

The tour was a great experience overall. Our guide (Andrea) was on time, very motivating and knew his stuff perfectly. We learned a lot about history and nature and had fun during the hike. The included lunch was also very good, no additional or surprising costs. Wishes are addressed and the tour is tailored to individual needs. The landscape is very great and a trip is definitely worth it. Round trip transportation was smooth and comfortable.

The experience was excellent, from the reception to the end of the day. Our guide Jose took care of everything, very attentive and fun. It's an unforgettable tour, jaw-dropping landscapes!

This tour was also very well organized. Food was great. The guide Giuliano was super good. Many Thanks. I can really recommend all the tours. We have done three tours so far.

I recommend it, great experience. Tayrona Park is a beautiful place on earth. We were shown around the park by a great guide who knew the terrain and conditions very well