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Tayrona National Park
Tayrona National Park, just 34 km from Santa Marta in northern Colombia, has abundant natural and archaeological attractions. Named after one of the most important indigenous tribes in Colombia’s history, the Tayrona National Park was established in 1969 with an area of 19,000 hectares.

Eco-tourism is popular in this complex biological ecosystem. There are over 300 bird species, including the endangered Andean condor and woodpeckers. Puma, deer, bats, howling monkeys, iguanas, jaguars and marine turtles also call this forest home. Hikers can spot multicolored land crabs, reptiles and butterflies on the trails.

To get to the beaches, visitors walk along marked trails or hire a guide with horses. Explore the many golden sand beaches and snorkel near coral reefs and underwater treasures hidden around the huge rock formations.

The largest archeological remains in the park are found in Pueblito, an ancient commercial center used by the Tayrona Indians of the Sierra Nevada. It is estimated that it was inhabited by about 2,000 people between 450 and 1,600 A.D. Since the hike only takes about 2 hours, these ruins are a good alternative to observe the architecture of the Tayronas if you don't have enough time or the physical condition to visit the Lost City. And for many travelers, the trek through streams and past giant boulders is more of an attraction than the destination itself. Remember that the trails are often muddy, so it’s advisable to wear suitable walking shoes.

Lodging in Tayrona Park is also exciting, ranging from hammocks to luxurious eco-habs inspired by indigenous dwellings. Remember there’s no electricity in the park at night, so flashlights are useful.

Practical Info

A bus, taxi or shuttle can be taken from Santa Marta or Tanganga to get to the park. The use of motorized vehicles is restricted within the park, but make sure your transportation drops you off at the head of the trail, not at the park entrance. Many visitors bring their own food, water, sunblock, toilet paper and insect repellent.
Address: Tayrona National Park, Colombia
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Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Admission Ticket

Buy your tickets in advance for entrance to Colombia's Tayrona National Park. Daily entrance is capped, so showing up with a ticket in hand is a must for busy days. You'll enjoy traveling at your own pace through the terrain where the mountains meet the sea; you can embark on hikes through the jungle or hang out on the park's beaches.
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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TAYRONA PARK TOUR (SECTOR ARRECIFE)

INCLUDES: Ground transportation, entrance to the tayrona park, guided walk between forests and beaches: (3 hours) and guide service in Spanish. - Does not include LunchSCHEDULE: 7:00 AM TO 5:30 PM
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Private full day in Cabo San Juan del Guia (Tayrona National Park)

In the Magdalena Department, 34 km from the beautiful Santa Marta, Colombia, you can find the Tayrona National Natural Park; a sanctuary of nature and archaeological remains that invite you to encounter yourself. Ecosystems such as mangroves, corals, algae grasslands, thorny thickets and magical dry, humid and cloudy forests proliferate and host a surprising variety of plant and animal species that are a testimony of life.The park's main attraction is its white sand beaches that are preserved in a natural environment. Within the activities you can practice here are:- Sighting of flora and fauna, especially endangered birds.- Snorkeling.- Hiking. - Swimming.If you would like to book this tour with us, we will make all of the arrangements to take you to the park. From transportation to the entrance tickets, let us organize everything so that you perfectly enjoy your time here.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Sailing Trips

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Tayrona Bay Sailboat trip

We will meet at the Marina of Santa Marta at 10:30 am. We depart 11 am sharply on Sonata boat Sonata is a 58' cutter rigged ketch built in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. These ships are famous for their outstanding interior woodwork using asian teak and mahogany. With plenty of deck space she makes for a comfortable cruiser to sip rum on, very apt as she now sails the same path the pirates did not too many years ago. We will motor up wind to a Tayrona beach where we will anchor and spend the day swimming, snorkeling, SUP boarding, Kayaking and relaxing. 1 drink will be provided per person. Additional drinks are available for purchase. In the afternoon wind permitting, we will sail downwind back to the marina while enjoying the beautiful sunset Santa Marta is famous for. For those who are interested in learning how a sailboat sails this is a great intro to sailing. We should be back between 5pm- 6pm. Please keep in mind the sailboat moves in the water.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Parque Tayrona - Cabo San Juan

This tour will take you to discover the magnificent Parque Tayrona destination for thousands of tourists, you can simply relax on the beach of Cabo San Juan or walk in the lush jungle to discover other beaches such as Playa nudist 5 minutes from Cabo San Juan or the pool at about 20 minutes, enjoy a good plate of fresh fish. There is also the possibility of staying in the park, in a tent or in a room with a bed.More information www.taganga.guideOPTIONS:- Return by land (1 trip from the hotel to the Tayrona Park to the Canaveral car park or return from the park to the hotel by minivan)- Round trip by boat (1 trip from Taganga to Cabo San Juan or return from Cabo San Juan to Taganga by boat)- Round trip on the ground (journey from the hotel to the park and back to the hotel)- Round trip by boat (journey from Taganga to Cabo San Juan and return to Taganga)- 1 per land + 1 per boat (1 boat trip + 1 land journey)
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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TAYRONA PARK CINTO BEACH TOUR

9 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga10 hrs departure from Taganga by speedboat to Cinto beach where we are arriving at 11.15 hrs there we have a kiosk with hammocks where you can have lunch and you can store your belongings and go out to enjoy the magnificent white sand beach and crystal clear waters this beach is characterized for being a very quiet place few people.16 hrs return to Taganga by speedboat and then to your hotel by land.
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  • 9 hours
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CABO SAN JUAN PARK TAYRONA TOUR

1 OPTION9 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga- 10 hrs departure from Taganga by speedboatto cabo san juan beach where we are arriving at 11.30 hrs there we startTo visit the different beaches such as nude beach, Cabo San Juan beach.- 13 hrs we visited the pool a very quiet beach where you can swim and dosnorkel- 15 hrs we start a 2 hour walk where you will discover the different placesfrom Tayrona national park.- 17 hrs return by land to your hotel2 OPTION8 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga- 9 hrs start 4 hrs walk where you will visit 4 beaches Canaveral, Recife, Arenillaand the pool.- 13 hrs arrival at San Juan where you can have lunch and enjoy an afternoon of beach.- 15.50 return to Taganga by speedboat and then to your hotel by land.
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  • 9 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Tayrona - Minca

From Santa Marta, we will take you in a private transport, for 45 minutes, to Minca, a small town nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada and lost among the lush vegetation, with an exceptional climate that makes it the ideal place to share the charms that nature offers us.Upon arrival, there are several options of activities that will be adjusted according to tastes, you can start a hike along a path of virgin vegetation until you reach the natural wells and waterfalls of the Minca River, during your tour you will enjoy the landscape, you can take a refreshing bathroom, you can also visit a coffee farm where you will know the secrets of this traditional crop, we also recommend visiting some constructions of mambú, if you are a chocolate lover, learn how to make your own chocolate candy with cocoa from La Sierra will be an unforgettable experience, other possibilities you can visit an indigenous Bohío (House).
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Sailing Trips

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Tayrona Sailing PRIVATE

We will meet at the Marina of Santa Marta at 10:30 am. We depart 11 am sharply on Sonata boat Sonata is a 58' cutter rigged ketch built in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. These ships are famous for their outstanding interior woodwork using asian teak and mahogany. With plenty of deck space she makes for a comfortable cruiser to sip rum on, very apt as she now sails the same path the pirates did not too many years ago. We will motor up wind to a Tayrona beach where we will anchor and spend the day swimming, snorkeling, SUP boarding, Kayaking and relaxing. 1 drink will be provided per person. Additional drinks are available for purchase. In the afternoon wind permitting, we will sail downwind back to the marina while enjoying the beautiful sunset Santa Marta is famous for. For those who are interested in learning how a sailboat sails this is a great intro to sailing. We should be back between 5pm- 6pm. Please keep in mind the sailboat moves in the water.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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Hiking & Camping

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Excursion Luna de Mar Tayrona National Park

9 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga10 hrs departure from Taganga by speedboat to sea moon where we arearriving at 10.30 hrs there we have a restaurant where you can enjoya welcome cocktail, lunch and you can enjoy the facilities withhammocks and lounge chairs.An exclusive place in Tayrona national park where you can enjoy themagnificent white sand beach and crystal clear waters with coral area ideal forgo snorkelling.At sea moon we will have a typical lunch of the region and then we will pass thelate on the premises that has hammocks and rest benches ideal forEnjoy the tranquility of the place.17 hrs return to Taganga by speedboat and then to your hotel by land.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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LUNA DE MAR TAYRONA ECOLOGICAL WALKS

7.30 hrs departure from Taganga where we will make an ecological walkthrough the Dumbira district park and Tayrona national park where we will visitthe viewpoint the Plateau that has a unique view of the region from theRodadero, Santa Marta, Taganga, La Aguja, Bonito Gordo, Neguange Bayand the mountains of Tayrona national park.Then we descend to Luna de Mar where the hosts will receive us witha welcome cocktail and we can enjoy the white sand beach and watersCrystal clear ideal for snorkeling.
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  • 9 hours
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TAYRONA PARK ECOLOGICAL WALKS

Departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero, Taganga. UntilOur starting point in Taganga.- 7 hours we leave for 6 hours of walking.- 8 hours we start for 5 hours of walking.- 9 hrs we leave for 4 hrs of walk.Where we will visit the dumbira district park and national parkTayrona natural where we can enjoy the surrounding naturethe place, bird watching and other animals that inhabit the place.Then we will visit the viewpoint the plateau that has a viewprivileged of the region and where we will take a rest.Then we will continue to the Molino River viewpoint wherewe will have the possibility to admire the landscape of the whole region fromthe Rodadero. Santa Marta. Minca, Sierra Nevada, Taganga, Punta Aguja,Bonito Gordo, Concha Bay and other beaches and mountains in the parkNational natural Tayrona.Then we will begin the descent to our starting pointThen return to your hotel or meeting point.
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  • 5 hours
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Cultural Tours

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1 DAY EXCURSION IN TAYRONA PARK, Regular from Cartagena

Departure to Tayrona National Natural Park, located 245 kilometers from Cartagena.Upon arrival at the park, guided hike through forest trails and beautiful beaches.At the end of the tour you will have time to enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the park's beaches and LunchI return to Cartagena.It includes:Transportation with air conditioningGuideEntrance to the Quinta de San Pedro AlejandrinoTypical lunchBath time in one of the beaches of Santa Marta.* Note: The walk in the Park lasts approximately 2 hours for each trip, for this reason the tour is recommended only for people who can endure long walksTotal duration: 13 hours approx.Operation: SaturdayDeparture time: 4:30 a.m
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  • 13 hours
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TAYRONA PARK CRYSTAL BEACH TOUR

9 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga10 hrs departure from Taganga by speedboat to Playa Cristal where we are arriving at 11 hrs there we have a restaurant where you can have lunch and you can store your belongings to go out to enjoy the magnificent white sand beach and crystal clear waters with coral area ideal for go snorkelling.16 hrs return to Taganga by speedboat and then to your hotel by land.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Snorkeling

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Wonderful Full-Day Tayrona Park Tour from Cartagena

Experience the natural beauty of Columbia’s Tayrona Park on this all-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the park with an informative local guide and spend the day watching wildlife, kicking back at Negunaje beach, marveling at the sites from Seven Waves, enjoying a delicious complimentary meal at Crystal Beach, and shopping at El Rodadero.
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  • 17 to 18 hours
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  • 17 to 18 hours
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Sailing Trips

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Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!

My name is Luis, I am an Economist and I worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. I changed my work for my passion: sailing and enjoying nature, especially the sea. I sail since I am 10 days old, it is a passion inherited from my family and I love to transmit my knowledge of the sea and navigation to the people who accompany me. Since I arrived in Colombia with my family I have had the opportunity to know the Tayrona in a way that people do not know, from the sea. It is a unique experience that we want to teach you. We are bilingual (Spanish and English) and we love to talk and tell local anecdotes. Hannah and I will take you to live an unforgettable day.I am a yacht skipper and I have all the necessary courses to guarantee you safety and enjoyment of experience.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Dining Experiences

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2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour

All inclusive motorcycle tour of Colombia's north coast. Many more tour options available. Come with the longest running / highest rated motorcycle tour company in Northern Colombia!
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  • 2 days
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Cultural Tours

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Tour 3days All inclusive Tayrona Park, Kogui Indigenous community Sierra Nevada

Live a unique experience visiting the Tayrona Park, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta andthe Kogui indigenous community, in an exclusive tour 2 nights and 3 days.Interacts with native cultures, cloud forests, knows the beautiful beaches of theTayrona park and enjoy the nature of Colombia.On the trail you will find abundant flora and fauna, rivers, indigenous cultures,peasants of the region, visitors from different parts of the world and animalsresponsible for transporting the food.During the trip you will have Indigenous guides and the constant attention of ourstaff that have the professionalism and experience to make your trip awonderful experience and pleasant to remember.Bird SightingsExplore the tropical rainforests of the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de SantaMarta, to discover its natural beauty: landscapes, fauna and flora.
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Day Trips

Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta

Plunge into the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and explore the unrivalled beauty of Tayrona National Park on a full-day tour from Santa Marta. Declared as one of Colombia’s most picturesque and popular national parks, Tayrona demands attention with its diverse wildlife and spectacular scenery. Stroll through the expansive park with an experienced guide, observing the land and sea fro monkeys, dolphins and condors. Swim beneath the shimmering surface of a natural pool and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch at your own expense in a rustic restaurant.
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  • 8 hours
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Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta

Spend an afternoon snorkeling and sussing out local wildlife on a full-day trip from Santa Marta to Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Natural Park. Keep an eye out for monkeys, deer, and more than 300 bird species in the 37,000-acre (15,000-hectare) park—home to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains—then set off for a snorkeling adventure in the turquoise waters of Colombia's Caribbean coast. Look for dolphins and turtles, or simply sit back and enjoy Crystal Beach's white sands and spectacular views. 
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  • 6 hours
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Multi-day Tours

12-Day Bogotá, Medellín, Cartagena, Santa Marta and Eje Cafetero

Explore Colombia on a 12-day tour, visiting Santa Martha, Cartagena, Bogotá, Medellín, Tayrona Park, and the coffee region. Private transportation, overnight accommodations, and a dedicated guide are included as well as enough free time so you will have the flexibility to wander around by yourself as well.
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Sea Moon 3 days 2 nights

We invite you to visit our camping restaurant in the Tayrona Park where you can enjoy its white sand beach and crystal clear waters with corals and other marine fauna.We will make ecological walks through the park where you can discover the fauna and flora that inhabit this unique place in the world.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Cultural Tours

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Santa Marta 2 Day Plan: Tayrona Park and Minca

On this wonderful 2 day plan in the Caribbean you’ll enjoy a trip into the mountains and a tour of Minca, a coffee farm, a cocoa farm, beautiful waterfalls, Tayrona Park and an ecological walk to Cabo San Juan, passing through tropical jungle and beaches along the way. You will be enjoying between 3-4 hours of some fantastic beach time.
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  • 2 days
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5 days: Minca, Tayrona Park Cabo San Juan and Playa Cristal

With this fantastic 5 day Package in the Caribbean you’ll enjoy 2 days in Tayrona Park, visiting Cabo San Juan and Playa Cristal. Along with a day trip into the mountains and a tour of Minca, a coffee farm, a cocoa farm and beautiful waterfalls.In Tayrona Park you’ll enjoy Seven Waves Beach and a boat ride to Playa Cristal, along with some wonderful beach time and time to explore the jungle. You’ll also enjoy an ecological walk for a couple of hours to Cabo San Juan, passing through tropical jungle and many simply stunning beaches along the way. This is a package that is guaranteed to provide you with a smile everyday and a longing to return to Colombia soon!
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  • 5 days
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Cultural Tours

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Santa Marta 3 Day Plan: Minca, Tayrona Park, Cabo San Juan and Playa Cristal

Can’t decide which of the spectacular locations to visit in Tayrona Park, Cabo San Juan or Playa Cristal?Then enjoy this fantastic 3 Day Plan in the Caribbean you’ll enjoy both of these wonderful locations, along with a trip into the mountains and a tour of Minca, a coffee farm, a cocoa farm, beautiful waterfalls.In Tayrona Park you’ll enjoy Seven Waves Beach and a boat ride to Playa Cristal, along with some wonderful beach time and time to explore the jungle. You’ll also enjoy an ecological walk for a couple of hours to Cabo San Juan, passing through tropical jungle and many simply stunning beaches along the way. This is a 3 day plan that is guaranteed to provide you with a smile everyday and a longing to return to Colombia soon!
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  • 3 days
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