Minca

Minca is only a 30-minute drive from Santa Marta through the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. At almost 2000 ft. above sea level, temperatures are cooler and more comfortable. The road getting there is a "little" rough but nevertheless, the incredible views of the Sierra Nevadas will help you ignore the jarring pot holes. Interestingly, the residents of Minca voted "not" to fix their road in order to preserve the tranquility of their town. The town is still a hidden gem full of alternative and creative thinkers and has an extremely laid back and friendly vibe.

 

Along with having important natural attractions the town is also the epicenter of various indigenous communities, whom still retain much of their traditions. Among the places you should not miss while visiting Minca are Cascade Marinca, which is about a 40-minute trek from the town center. Pozo Azul is the perfect place for a refreshing swim in the natural pools below the cascading water. Take a tour of Finca Victoria, one of the oldest coffee plantations in Colombia and we will be happy to serve you a few cups of some of the best coffee you've ever tasted. Only a short distance from town are the majestic panoramic viewpoints of San Lorenzo and Piedras; the latter provides an excellent view of the Minca River far below.

 

 

 

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Santa Marta

Founded in 1525 by Spanish Conquistadors, Santa Marta is one of the oldest colonial cities in Latin America and one of the most popular places for Colombians and international visitors. Santa Marta sits alongside busy white-sand beaches with its back drop to the Sierra Nevada Mountains and its many historical locations, the city is a great place to visit and a jumping-off point to nearby Minca, Taganga, Tayrona National Park and Ciudad Perdida.

 

Minca Bird Watching Colombia

Minca and the Sierra Nevadas

Minca is known as being one of the best places in the world for bird watching because the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta boast among the highest concentrations of bird species in the world. This is a pleasant town full of shade coffee farms and waterfalls and is just a 30 minute drive from Santa Marta. With nice comfortable temperatures and amazing panoramic views of the Sierra Nevadas and the Caribbean Sea below, Minca warrants at least a full day of exploration.

 

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In the morning we pick you up at Santa Marta's Simón Bolívar International Airport and take a one hour drive through the spectacular Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta Mountains to the picturesque town of Minca. At almost 2000 ft. above sea level, temperatures are much more comfortable than the coast. The road getting there is a "little" rough but nevertheless, the incredible views of the Sierra Nevadas will help you ignore the jarring pot holes. Interestingly, the residents of Minca voted "not" to fix their road in order to preserve the tranquility of their town. The town is still a "hidden gem" but once the road is fixed, hordes of tourists will flock there to enjoy the magical beauty of this small town.

 

After strolling through "downtown" Minca, we will tour the Victoria Coffee Plantation, the oldest coffee plantation in Colombia. We will have the rest of the day to visit clear blue waters of Poza Azules and other waterfalls along the Minca River.

 

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After strolling through "downtown" Minca, we will tour the Victoria Coffee Plantation, the oldest coffee plantation in Colombia. We will have the rest of the day to visit the snow melt waters of Poza Azules and other waterfalls along the Minca River.

 

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Minca

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meal (B)

 

In the moring we will drive you to Santa Marta's Simón Bolívar International Airport for your flight home.

 

Consider adding more days to your Minca Adentour to accommodate more activities and short trips.

 

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Add activities: Make your Colombia Adventour even more interesting with these add-on activities. Simply choose the ones you like and we will automatically add them to your package.

Add extra days: As long as you are so close, consider adding one or more extra days to that part of the itinerary to accommodate the extra activities and short tours.

 
Santa Marta's El Rodadero Beach photo by Roj Ecco

Santa Marta/Taganga + day(s)

There are plenty of fun and interesting activities and short tours to do around Santa Marta. Check out what's available and consider adding another day to this part of the itinerary.


Included:

• Accommodations

• Breakfast(s)

• Transfers to locations & activities

 
Price is each way for a minimum of two people together
+ US$ 120
per person
Fishing sailfish the Caribbean Colombia

Santa Marta/Taganga

Sport Fishing

3.5 hours

There are a number of great spots near Santa Marta and Taganga where you can catch Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, Dorado, Wahoo, Black fin Tuna, Yellow-fin Tuna, Kingfish and Barracuda among others.

 

Included:

  • • Expert fishing guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
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  • Arrange to have your catch prepared for you any way you like it. FRESH Sushi or Ceviche anyone?
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 120
per person
Blue Tang

Santa Marta/Taganga

Snorkeling in the Caribbean

4 hours

The waters off the coast of Taganga and Tayrona National Park are ideal for snorkeling because they are clear, warm and filled with marine life. Since most of the reef's fauna is above 50 ft you will be able to see a plethora of marine life even from the safety of the surface.

 

Included:

  • • Expert instructor/guide
  • • Mask, fins and snorkel rental
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Hawksbill

Santa Marta/Taganga

Scuba Diving

4 hours

This part of the southern Caribbean is one of the most beautiful aquatic scenes in the world thanks to the multitude of wildlife that can be seen there including sea turtles, octopus, large schools of fish and a wide variety of corals.

 

Included:

  • • Expert diving instructor/guide
  • • Full scuba equipment package
  • • Snacks, Juices and water
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 65
per person
Cabo de la Vela

Santa Marta/Taganga

Mountain Biking the Sierra Nevadas

8 hours

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain area is world renowned as being one of the best places in the world to mountain bike. This tour includes a challenging 25 miles of pure downhill, crossing 3 different climatic zones and accompanied by jaw dropping beautiful views of the mountains and forests all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Not into the "challenging" part? Our mountain-bike tours come in three flavors – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Included:

  • • Expert bilingual guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
  • • Full suspension mountain bike
  • • Helmet and pads
  • • Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water
  • • Entrance fees
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 45
per person
Don Diego River photo by Cedric Favero

Santa Marta

Tayronaka River Adventure

6-8 hours

Enjoy vivid natural green landscapes and with their unique secrets. The lands surrounding the Don Diego River are among the last places on earth that still retain their virgin forests. This activity provides a uniquely intimate experience with our natural world as you float down the river in kayaks or inner tubes (your choice) to the sea. On this journey, you can see howler monkeys, a huge variety of birds, butterflies, reptiles, and mammals as they come to the shores of the river to drink from the clean and refreshing waters.

 
Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Kayaks or inner tubes

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Entrance into all parks

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 55
per person
Ciudad Perdida Lost City Colombia

Santa Marta

Lost City Adventure (Cuidad Perdida)

4-6 days

Our Lost City AdvenTour is the "pinnacle" of adventure tours for Colombia. Hiking trails meander through virgin rainforests, crossing rivers, streams, and waterfalls where you can take refreshing and invigorating swims. This is an unparalleled opportunity to behold the incredible biological diversity of Colombia’s coastal forests. This is a journey met for moderately in shape people, but efforts are rewarded upon your arrival at the magical and ancient site that is “Ciudad Perdida."

 

Included:

• Expert Spanish speaking guide

• 3 meals per day

• Fruit juices, coffee and water

• Lodging in tents and fincas

Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.
+ US$ 365
per person
Minca and the Sierra Nevadas de santa marta Colombia

Minca + day(s)

There are plenty of fun and interesting activities and short tours to do around Minca. Check out what's available and consider adding another day to this part of the itinerary.


Included:

• Accommodations

• Breakfast(s)

• Transfers to locations & activities

 
Price is each way for a minimum of two people together
+ US$ 120
per person
Minca Waterfall Cascadas Colombia

Minca

Nature and Coffee Tour

6 hours

This guided tour starts with a stroll through the village combined with a cup of coffee at a charming and charismatic coffee shop then to Las Piedras Restaurant, where you can literally have lunch IN the Minca River. After lunch, we’ll visit the La Victoria Coffee Plantation. Founded in 1892, it is the oldest coffee plantation in Colombia. After our plantation tour (and more coffee), we’ll begin our nature trek including stops at Pozos Azules, Las Cascadas and lastly a breathtakingly beautiful hike into a cloud forest offering spectacular mountain views as a reward.

 

Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

• Entrance fees

 

Price for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 65
per person
Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Colombia

Minca

Trek to Cerro Kennedy

6 hours

Astounding views of the highest coastal snow-capped mountain range in the world with the aquamarine waters of the Caribbean Sea in the distance awaits you in this tropical biologically intense paradise. You’ll have the chance to explore sacred indigenous lands surrounded by a myriad of colors, sights and sounds as exotic butterflies and birds accompany every step.

 

Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

• Entrance fees

 

Price for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 65
per person
Chlorophonia Cyanea photo by Alonso Quevedo Gil

Minca

El Dorado Bird Reserve

4 hours

El Dorado is a 1,600-acre reserve situated in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, and is the sole accessible subtropical to montane forest in the Sierra Nevada. Named after the legendary city of gold, El Dorado is the "holy grail" for birding in the Americas. The reserve hosts the highest concentration of continental range-restricted bird species found anywhere in the world.

 

Included:

• Expert bilingual guide

• Transfers to locations & activities

• Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water

• Park entrance fees

 

Price for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together.

+ US$ 45
per person
Cabo de la Vela

Santa Marta/Taganga

Mountain Biking the Sierra Nevadas

8 hours

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Mountain area is world renowned as being one the best places in the world to mountain bike. This tour includes a challenging 25 miles of pure downhill, crossing 3 different climatic zones and accompanied by jaw dropping beautiful views of the Mountains and forests all the way to the Caribbean Sea. Not into the "challenging" part? Our mountain bike tours come in 3 flavors – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

 

Included:

  • • Expert bilingual guide
  • • Transfers to locations & activities
  • • Full suspension mountain bike
  • • Helmet and pads
  • • Lunch, snacks, fruit juices, coffee   and water
  • • Entrance fees into parks and points   of interest
 
Price per person for a minimum of 2 guests traveling together
+ US$ 65
per person

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  • Environmentally friendly and complies with all wildlife conservation laws
  • Power generator as well as emergency lights in all our accommodations
  • Split Air-Conditioner
  • Hot and cold shower
  • Safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Private balcony with hammock and view to the forest
  • Restaurant hidden amidst the trees
  • Deck and pool overlooking the river
  • Floating deck

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  • Electronic safe
  • Fitness center
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  • Wet sauna and steam room
  • Spa
  • Business center
  • Restaurant
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  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Free broadband Internet access (Wi Fi and cable)
  • Work desk
  • Electronic safe
  • Fitness center
  • Infinity pool to the Rio Negro and a pool bar
  • Lobby bar
  • Wet sauna and steam room
  • Spa
  • Business center
  • Restaurant
  • Helipad and covered parking