Enjoy a full weekend in one of Colombia's most beautiful territories, discover yourself why this is truly a magical place. Visit Tayrona Park recognized by its beautiful lush green jungle, and warm water beaches or enjoy the calm and the diversity of Colombia's nature in our kayak experience at Buritica River.
Be amazed by the beauty of Santa Marta Sea in our sailboat experience, a full day of beach, a full day of beach, sea, paddle board and more!
The foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain in the world, sink into the sea like the fingers of a gigantic hand between which bays and coves of singular beauty are formed: with its white sand beaches bounded by, mangroves, bushes, or forests, and all bathed by the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea. There are many attractions offered by the Tayrona National Park. For those looking for contemplation and rest, the Park offers magnificent beaches and the relaxing panorama of an intensely blue sea. Those who are attracted to more exciting activities can enjoy hiking, kayaking down the river, snorkeling, and autonomous diving. This experience is for nature lovers, those in search of quiet and biodiverse places, willing to live the adventures of the river, sea, and jungle, as well as learn more about the indigenous culture and environment of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
DAY 1 (FRIDAY)
9:30 am: Departure flight to Santa Marta (NOT INCLUDED)
10:40 pm: Arrival To Santa Marta
1:00 pm: Welcome lunch (included)
3:00 pm: Check-in at accommodations (Explore the city, accommodations are in the central area with a uniquely local feel).
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm: Sunset and chill at a beach hostel (Chair and $15.000 COP consumption - Transportation not included)
DAY 2 (SATURDAY)
OPTION 1: Parque Tayrona (hike to Beach) *Min 3 people to operate*
7:00 am Breakfast
7:30 am Private transport to Tayrona Park estimated time of arrival from 9 to 9:30 am
Start hiking the valley (3-hour walk/hike) consider the same time to return, walking paths are along the track but some parts are steep and muddy or tough rocks, the trophy is to reach the beautiful beaches of Cabo San Juan. Free time to stroll around lunch included at the Beach front restaurant (vegan and vegetarian options available). This hike is a 3.8 in a 1 to 5 level. The weather is hot and humid and will vary in the 28C - 34C approx 84F- 90F
5:30 pm Return to the accommodation.
OPTION 2: Buritaca (River kayaking to the Beach) *Min 3 people to operate*
7:00 am Breakfast
7:30 am Private transport to Buritica River, estimated time of arrival from 9:30 to 10:00 am.
We will get on a kayak and travel down the river, where the waters of the mountain join the sea. You will see many typical animals of the area. Once there, we will hike for 25 minutes (crossing the river by foot and getting wet) up river. After the hike, we will get on the kayaks and paddle down river for about 1 hour and 30 minutes until we meet with beach. At the beach, you will have time to walk, connect with the sea majesty or just chill. The van will pick us up 30 minutes after arriving to the sea and take us back to a nice hostel close by the river.
1:30 pm Lunch and time to enjoy the river and chill.
Return at 4:30 pm.
DAY 3 (SUNDAY)
8:00 am breakfast
9:00 am Check out from hotel (your bags will stay at the hotel)
10:00 am Meeting at the International Navy Pier of Santa Marta
10:30 am Departure by motor passing through Taganga, Garnet and Punta Aguja to Bahia Concha (departure time is strict)
Noon once anchored in Bahia Concha enjoy the beach, bathe, swim. Included for you are water, ice, 1 beer and fruits. Lunch is freshly grilled onboard. (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Included: paddleboarding and kayak.
3:30 pm Sailing, living the experience of navigation return to the marina between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.
8:00 pm Shuttle to the airport
8:50 PM Return Flight To Medellin (NOT INCLUDED)
3 days & 2 nights accommodation at hotel in shared rooms (2 single beds plus a private bath per room).
Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday
OPTION 1 on Saturday: Parque Tayrona: Hike to the beaches of Cabo San Juan
OPTION 2 on Saturday: Buritaca: Downriver in kayaks ending at Buritaca beaches.
Sail experience to Bahía Concha (snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding) available on Sunday.
Transportation during the experiences and to/from the airport (at Santa Marta).
Airport shuttle on Friday and Sunday.
**The sailing experience on Sunday is not private for RY customers there might be other participants and staff on board.**
WHATS NOT INCLUDED
Any extras that were not mentioned above.
Flights from Medellin to Santa Marta (once we reach the minimum and we confirm the side trip, we will communicate recommended flights).
Transfer to/from Medellin airport and back.
Friday lunch, Saturday breakfast and lunch and Sunday breakfast and lunch.
Beer at the sailboat on Sunday is available for purchase.
THE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
Dinner is not included any day.
There is WIFI at the accommodations
Great biodiversity and unique landscapes
This is a tropical region
Yellow fever vaccine is recommended but not mandatory
Plastic bags are not allowed inside the Natural Park Tayrona
2 breakfasts at the hotel, 3 lunches.
MINIMUM TO OPERATE
DEADLINE TO BOOK
10 days prior to the start of the experience
Frequently Asked Questions
A jam packed weekend of adventure
Santa Marta offers incredible landscapes to be a part of! The surrounding landscape is ocean, desert, and jungle, all within a couple hours drive. It was also eye-opening to see the humble living conditions of the surrounding community.
We had the best weekend with Cata and Juan in Santa Marta! They took us to a bar looking over the marina to watch one of the most beautiful sunsets we had ever seen. Kayaking on the river and hanging out at El Rio hostel (amazing vibes and delicious vegan food) hostel was so much fun (day 1) , and we had an amazing day swimming/boating/ snorkeling on day 2. They take care of everything and you just need to show up :)
Cata and Juan took care of everything we needed on this trip-- and planned the best things for us to do. We had an incredible kayak hike that led us to this amazing islet of water and sand. Everything felt so authentic and I didn't have to worry about any logistics, which for me, is really important to having an amazing vacation.