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Caribbean Colombia Express — Plus

8 days, Cartagena to Santa Marta

Travellers enjoying the beach at Tayrona National Park in Colomiba
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For the 2022 itinerary of this tour, click here.

Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. 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.

8 days

Cartagena to Santa Marta

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There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SMTQE

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Part of our new Travel with Confidence Plus Collection, this trip features a smaller group size, private transportation, en-suite bathrooms, and a discounted rate for My Own Room. 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.

Is this tour for me?

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.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 12, avg 10

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Visa Requirements

8 days

Cartagena to Santa Marta

Sold Out

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Trip Code: SMTQE

Need a flight? We can help.

Call us to book your flights! We'll find you the best option!

Map of the route for Caribbean Colombia Express — Plus

Places visited

Itinerary Notes

In 2020, Tayrona Park is closed the month of February, June 01-15, and October 19 - November 02. More details on the itinerary for these departures can be found under Important Notes on the Tour Details tab.

Itinerary

Day 1Cartagena

Arrive at any time.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO and Group

Day 2Cartagena

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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 3Cartagena/Minca

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

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 4Minca/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 5Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

Spend the day with the Gotshezhy indigenous community. Enjoy a G Adventures-supported lunch prepared by women from the community. Learn about Wiwa customs on a village visit and then lounge in a hammock by the river or opt to explore nearby waterfalls.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Your G for Good Moment Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch

Meals included:

Breakfast | Lunch

Day 6Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona/Taganga

In the afternoon, travel from Tayrona to Taganga. Orientation walk with CEO upon arrival.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 7Taganga/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.

Meals included:

Breakfast

Day 8Santa Marta

Depart at any time.

Meals included:

Breakfast
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What's Included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Wiwa Community Visit & Lunch, Gotshezhy Village
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • City tour in Cartagena
  • Tayrona National Park (excluding February departures) hike with local guide
  • Wiwa Community visit and lunch
  • Taganga orientation walk
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts).

Meals

7 breakfasts, 2 lunches
Allow USD200-260 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private vehicle, walking.

Staff & experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Departures

There are no departure dates currently available for the rest of this season. Some tours only run during parts of the year.

Please Contact Us to inquire about dates for next season, or to discuss other tour options.

Caribbean Colombia Express — Plus

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