Where the Jungle Meets the Sea

3-Day Tayrona National Park Experience – Colombia

Prices from £255 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationSanta Marta - Tayrona National Park

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Go on a Robinson Crusoe adventure in Tayrona National Park, where the lush rainforest meets the Caribbean Sea and the palm-fringed bays invite you to take a refreshing swim. The city of Santa Marta, with its Caribbean flair, is the ideal base for exploring this rough, rugged and mesmerising coast.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • 2 x breakfast
  • Private Tayrona transfer

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Welcome to Santa Marta

Today you reach the city of Santa Marta, which lies directly on the Caribbean Sea in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. On a clear day, you can see the jungle-clad peaks from the harbour of this lively city filled with Caribbean influences and an authentic and natural atmosphere. You’ll stay in a hotel with a sun terrace and outdoor pool that is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach. Depending on what time you arrive, you can go for a walk through the old city centre trying some delicious street food or stroll along the beach.

a hotel in Santa Marta

Exploring the Tayrona National Park

This morning you’ll meet your driver and take a trip to Tayrona National Park, one of the highlights of Colombia, where the tropical rainforest reaches right up to the Caribbean waves. The water is clear, the sand soft so feel free to find a perfect spot under a palm tree and relax. If you prefer a hike, trails are well marked, start at the Zaino entrance and head to La Piscina and on to San Juan del Cabo passing different bays; you’ll walk through the lush jungle emerging at spectacular beaches along the way. At the end of your hike, your driver will be waiting and in about an hour will take you back to Santa Marta, where you will spend another night.

the beach on the Caribbean coast

Farewell to Santa Marta

Enjoy another Caribbean breakfast this morning before continuing your journey. If this is your last stop, we will organise an airport transfer for you or let the adventure continue and head to Ciudad Perdida – an archaeological site that predates Machu Pichu.

a man stands at a viewpoint near a beach
Rob standing by tree

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"Colombia is a fascinating country, full of of the most caring, friendly people you're likely to meet. As the country continues to come out of the shadow cast by the Medellin Cartel everyone wants to show off their stunning country to you. It's a very special place."

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