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Trip to PNN Tayrona, Kogui Communities and Paradisiacal Beaches

5.00(4 reviews)Santa Marta - Dibulla

Dare to discover the best of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. A journey between the mountains and the sea.

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Cultural, Ecotourism, Restingroadtrip:info.difficultyLevel Medio departuresFrom Santa Marta 3 roadtrip:info.days

This is a wonderful three-day Road Trip through the main wonders of Tayrona and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The first day we will visit charming waterfalls where we can cool off with a swim in freshwater pools. To get here it is necessary to walk for an hour and a half. Afterwards we will visit Playa Los Ángeles, a beautiful and quiet beach in the area of influence of Tayrona.

The second day we will visit the PNN Tayrona, one of the most beautiful national parks in Colombia. Its beautiful beaches and the walk in the middle of the jungle make this tour one of the best destinations in the country. The last day we will visit the Kogui indigenous community, this is a settlement of more than 100 Kogui families. Here we can learn more about their customs and traditions.

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Day 1

In the morning we will walk in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to discover a beautiful waterfall among the mountains. Depending on the time of year you can see its beautiful green color. You can also enjoy a refreshing bath.

To get to the waterfall we will walk for an hour and a half, the path has some climbs so some physical effort is required. After enjoying the El Saltillo waterfall we will get down to the car to visit Playa Los Ángeles.

The afternoon will be spent relaxing on the beach where you can play with the waves, walk on the beach, visit the viewpoint, read or simply relax. There is a restaurant on site where you can have lunch or dinner. Here we will spend the night.

Day 2

This will be a wonderful day where we will visit the Tayrona National Natural Park, a protected area of 15,000 hectares where you can see and enjoy spectacular beaches. There will be an 8 km walk, we will walk for two and a half hours to get to Playa Cabo San Juan and we will have to walk the same time on the way back. The walk has no ascents, most of it is flat but it needs good sun protection because in some parts we will walk on the beach and in others we can protect ourselves with the trees of the tropical forest.

In Cabo San Juan we will have time to enjoy the beach, you can have lunch and head back. We must leave the national park at 5:30 p.m. Then we will travel to the town of Palomino where we will stay. There they will have the night free to rest or get to know part of the nightlife of this town.

Day 3

We will have breakfast and then take a 40-minute trip to Río Ancho. There we will begin to walk for two hours to reach the Kogui community of Tungueka. We will visit the community to learn about its traditional buildings, geographical organization, and some of its traditions.


You can also take a refreshing swim in the river that is fed by waters from the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.

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Tayrona National Park

The Tayrona National Natural Park is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the Caribbean of Colombia. Of the 15,000 hectares that make up the park, 3,000 are marine area. More than 350 species of algae are distributed in the maritime strip of the park, while the terrestrial flora has more than 770 different species of plants. The National flower is the orchid, which is widely found in this region (Caribbean). This Park is characterized by its tropical landscape, coral formations, white beaches, rocky coastline, mangroves and lagoons.

Tungueka indigenous community

A Kogi settlement, which maintains its customs and traditions and opens its doors to teach us about its culture.

El Saltillo Waterfall

It is a beautiful crystal clear body of water between the mountains. A place with the wonders of the mountains, its rocks, crystal clear water, mountains and greenery.

Los Angeles Beach

In the area of influence of Tayrona there is a beach of around 5 km, ideal for walking or enjoying the sea. It is recommended to be careful since the waves are intermediate and it is open sea.

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Aerovan transportation from Santa Marta
Accommodation: 1 Night in Playa Los Ángeles - 1 Night Palomino (Shared type with the possibility of choosing a Private Room)
Food: 2 Breakfasts
Tickets: El Saltillo Waterfall, Tayrona PNN, Indigenous community contribution. Foreigners must pay an additional $44,000 corresponding to the entrance to the PNN Tayrona
Activities described in the itinerary - Travel Coordinator - Local Guides
Medical assistance insurance
Not Included: Lunches and Dinner. It is recommended to have a budget between 20 to 40 thousand pesos per meal, there are different options of fish, pasta, sandwiches.

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Have physical conditions to walk 10 km in one day

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🌴☀🕶 Travel equipment: Sunscreen. Insect repellent. Sunglasses. Canteen, thermos or camelback. Towel. Small backpack for personal things.

🥾Travel clothing: It is important to wear comfortable and fresh clothing, it can be quick-drying synthetic clothing. Tennis or closed shoes for hiking. You can also bring some additional sandals. Swimsuit. Hat or Cap. Scarf, buff or sarong to protect you from the sun.​

🤓 Special recommendations: It is very important to be well protected from the sun and constantly hydrated during the trip. Bring your camera and binoculars to facilitate the observation of fauna and flora.

In these places it is advisable to have the Yellow Fever vaccine. If you take specific medications, take them with you. It never hurts to carry a personal first aid kit.

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5.00(4 reviews)

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Corina
5.00

Mi pareja y yo disfrutamos muchñisimo de este viaje. Nos tocó mucha lluvia, pero a pesar de eso igual la pasamos súper bien. Entre los "highlights" de...

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Erica
5.00

We had a wonderful experience full of adventures visiting amaxing places with wonderful guides. We wouldn't be able to do it on our own. Extremely sug...

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Yenny
5.00

Si viajan a Santa Marta, les gusta hacer senderismo, ver paisajes sorprendentes y conocer de la cultura kogui este es el plan!!😎☀️🌿🛖🏖️🏝️ Además d...

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Gabriela
5.00

Excelente viaje. Disfrutamos todas las actividades....

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