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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Tours

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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is a unique natural ecosystem along the of the northern coast of Colombia. This majestic mountain range is the tallest coastal mountain range in the world, with the snow covered Simón Bolívar and Cristóbal Colón peaks rising 18,700 feet above sea level.

Amazingly, all the climatic zones and biomes present in Colombia can be found within the 6,600 square miles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. That makes it an excellent place to come into contact with animals and plants from around the country in just one park. Jaguars, tapirs, páramo deer, condors, endemic parrots and important groups of endangered wildlife call the Sierra Nevada home.

The Sierra Nevada and Tayrona parks have a combined 300 recorded archaeological settlements along the coast and in the highlands. The largest is the Teyuna Archaeological Park, known as The Lost City (Ciudad Perdida), testimony of the country’s most important ancient Indian civilization. At present, around 30,000 members of the Kogui, Arhuaco, and other indigenous communities continue to live in the park and maintain many ancestral beliefs and customs.

Hiking is the main tourist activity in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. In this virtually untouched paradise of animals and plants, visitors climb mountains, observe endemic plants and animals and explore indigenous cultures. Birding is also quite popular. The El Dorado Bird Reserve, located on the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, is the top birding site in Colombia. Some of the 21 endemic species that can be seen in the reserve and around the lodge are the Santa Marta Parakeet, Santa Marta Screech Owl and the Santa Marta Toucanet.

A birding lodge, trails, hummingbird and antpitta feeders, an observation balcony and six rooms make up the lodge and reserve. Hummingbird feeders and Antpitta feeding stations create excellent photo opportunities.
Address: Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Colombia
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Walk for 4 days to Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta

We have guides from the region trained by SENA, with years of experience. Trained to provide cultural, historical and anthropological information of the indigenous communities and the area.We work hand in hand with the indigenous and peasant communities. We are committed to supporting the development of the region through contributions that contribute to improving the quality of life of the locals.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 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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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Tubing

Tayronaka Ruins & Tubing at Don Diego River

Combine a morning hike with an afternoon of relaxing river tubing in the company of a guide fluent in your language, during this small-group, full day excursion from Santa Marta. Marvel at the flora of La Sierra Nevada first-hand and visit an ancient city, before cooling off with a spot of tubing and howler monkey-spotting en route to the beach. You’ll return to Tayronaka for lunch.
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  • 8 hours
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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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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Los City Trek - 4 days

The tour to the Lost City of Santa Marta is an experience that combines nature, hiking, and archeology in a unique natural location such as, the Colombian jungle, which is inhabited by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada, and still retains its traditional lifestyle. This is a tour where you walk an average of 6 hours a day through the jungle crossing rivers, enjoying unique landscapes and taking time for yourself and to share with the rest of the group. The nights are spent in camps in the jungle where we will meet other groups and will have time to share our experiences with each other. This adventure culminates with the arrival in Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), where you still feel the energy and mysticism of another time, since it has remained practically intact for centuries, making this tour one of the best experiences you can have in Colombia.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Tour E-bike Minca

Enjoy a one day tour in the "Sierra nevada" from the ecological village of Minca. Discover the natural waterfall of Marinka, after appreciating the landscapes of the tropical forest arrives to the coffee farm "La victoria" where you will be explained the entire coffee process. Visit "Pozo Azul", the second waterfall of the day where a bath will refresh you before enjoying the excellent roast beef in the restaurant "El camarita", all on an electric bicycle for climb easier. Join us and feel the journey!!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Trekking Cerro Kennedy 2 days

Trekking to Cerro Kennedy makes it unique because it is one of the quietest places in the region, where you will not find massive tourism, you will live an original experience with local guides, where you will enjoy excellent scenery and excellent service.
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  • 2 days
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  • 2 days
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Lost City Trek - 5 days

The tour to the Lost City of Santa Marta is an experience that combines nature, hiking, and archeology in a unique natural location; such as, the Colombian jungle, which is inhabited by the indigenous communities of the Sierra Nevada, and still retains its traditional lifestyle. This is a tour where you walk an average of 6 hours a day through the jungle crossing rivers, enjoying unique landscapes, and taking time for yourself and to share your adventures with the rest of the group. The nights are spent in camps in the jungle where we will meet other groups and will have time to share our experiences with each other. This adventure culminates with the arrival in Ciudad Perdida (The Lost City), where you still feel the energy and mysticism of another time since it has remained practically intact for centuries, making this tour one of the best experiences you can have in Colombia.
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Day Trips

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Experiences, in Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with Exclusive Jungle Expedition

Walk through mountains of cloud forest, learn about the history of the largest shield of Colombia made in clay, have contact with the Wiwa culture, visit the highest waterfall of the Sierra Nevada also sacred site, find the sunrises with clouds under your feet , walk on unique trails in company only of the animals of the forest.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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Hiking & Camping

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The Native Expedition - Sierra Nevada (3 days Awesomes view points)

This is a tourist route maintained by a group of peasant families that have decided to put aside some activities with a negative impact on the environment (such as intensive agriculture and livestock) and start working with tourism. These families saw that the place that has always been their home was a paradise of landscapes, biodiversity and cultural experiences. And now they want to show this paradise, and everything it offers, to the world. This is a route that is outside the other tourist routes saturated with visitors, is full of wildlife, ancient forests, abundance of water, impressive waterfalls, friendly people and breathtaking views of the mountains and the Caribbean Sea.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Photography Tours

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Vacation Photographer in Santa Marta

Localgrapher is the largest network of professional photographers and videographers with more than 600 destinations around the globe! Book your private photographer and guide in Santa Marta to capture your picture-perfect moments while visiting amazing sites!SOLO TRAVELERSFancy an insta-perfect photoshoot from your Santa Marta vacation? Localgrapher has years of experience with fashion and solo travel photography! Make your memories last a lifetime and share them on social media or display them in your home to receive an avalanche of compliments. COUPLESIf you are about to propose to your loved one, honeymooning or just exploring what Santa Marta has to offer, put the selfie stick aside and let Localgrapher’s superb photographers take care of the photos for you both.FAMILIES & GROUPSA family trip, wedding, bachelorette party or grand get-together? Forget missing someone from pictures, we’ll capture them all!
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  • 30 minutes
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  • 30 minutes

Photography Tours

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Private Photo Session with a Local Photographer in Santa Marta

Want to capture your amazing honeymoon? Family vacation while the kids are still little? Your perfect couples retreat from everyday busy life? A solo trip without asking strangers to take pictures of you? Stop searching, we got you here!We are the largest network of local vacation photographers in the world! Besides Santa Marta, we operate in over 700 destinations worldwide! We always make sure that every special moment of each client is captured well. We believe in our service and quality of our photos so much that we even offer a 100% money back satisfaction guarantee for your photo shoot. Which means, if you don’t like the result of your photo shoot, you can contact us within 7 days and claim your money back!So what are you waiting for? Become one of our hundreds of happy customers by treating yourself to this special experience! Your family and friends will love the result too!
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  • 30 minutes
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