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Things to Do in Santa Marta

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Santa Marta and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Santa Marta activities? We have 32 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kennedy Hill in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 205.00


The Kennedy Hill is a mountain that is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, its highest point has an altitude of 3100 meters above sea level, covered by a forest of fog in which hundreds are housed of endemic and migratory birds. From the top of this important peak, you can get an excellent view of the snow-capped peaks Bolívar and Colon,... Read More

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Visit an indigenous Kogui community Mulkuankungui

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 178.00


You will be welcomed by a host Kogui family who will teach you about the importance of various rites of culture, their customs, and beliefs. A tree will be planted in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in symbolic representation of the environmental awareness that the Koguis tribes promulgate. The women of this family intend that the ancestral art of weaving not be lost, so... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona Admission Ticket

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 1 to 300 days
Priced From: USD 25.38


Tayrona National Park is the place where the sea, the jungle, and the mountain collide. With stunning beaches, adventurous jungle hikes, living indigenous communities and the impressive ancient ruins of the Tayona people, this National Park is one of Colombia's northern-coast top places to visit. <br>Ensure your entrance with this anticipated ticket purchase, as the daily capacity of the park is 6.900 tourists. Don't... Read More

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Attraction Tickets

Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum Admission Ticket

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 12.60


The Aquarium was built in 1966 by Captain Francisco Ospina Navia, who was engaged in the commercial fishing of sharks. It has a collection of marine fauna, exhibited in 13 tanks and 15 glass aquariums, more than 100 species and 900 specimens including invertebrates and marine vertebrates including fish, birds, reptiles and mammals. It also has Tayrona Museum.

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Bus & Minivan Tours

BE RELAX TOUR - Bahia Concha

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 20.00


Come and live a really good moment with us, BE RELAX and enjoy ! <br>We offer transportation from Republica hostel, a tasty colombian picnic, beers and good vibes. If you want to enjoy one of the most beautiful beach near Santa Marta, this tour is making for you. <br>

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Bus & Minivan Tours

BE TROPICAL TOUR - Buritaca & Playa Los Angeles

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 9 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


We offer a unique tour to discover the best of Santa Marta, BE TROPICAL TOUR is a perfect plan to know the surrounding, make some sport on Buritaca river and relax at Playa Los Angeles, a secret beach just few minutes from Tayrona PNN.

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Bus Services

One-Way Transfer to Barranquilla from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 27.50


Travel comfortably from Santa Marta to Barranquilla with this one-way coach transfer. Relax on the 2-hour drive from your Santa Marta hotel, taking the scenic route along Colombia's breathtaking Caribbean coast. When you arrive to Barranquilla, your professional driver will leave you in your hotel. Pre-book your transfer, available daily, and skip the hassle of making travel arrangements once you're at your... Read More

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Bus Services

One-Way Transfer to Cartagena from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration:
Priced From: USD 67.00


Enjoy the 4.5-hour drive from Santa Marta to Cartagena with a comfortable one-way coach transfer. You'll be picked up at your Santa Marta hotel and driven along Colombia's gorgeous Caribbean coast by a professional driver, allowing you to just sit back and admire the views. Upon arrival in Cartagena, enjoy a convenient drop-off right at your hotel.

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City Tours

Santa Marta Sightseeing Tour

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 36.25


View landmarks of Santa Marta and its surroundings on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable coach. A knowledgeable guide takes you on a tour of the estate grounds and botanical gardens of La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. View monuments to Colombia's renowned 19th-century leader, Simón Bolívar, and the country's famous soccer player Carlos Valderrama. You'll visit the picturesque fishing village of... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Wonderful Full-Day Tayrona Park Tour from Cartagena

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 17 to 18 hours
Priced From: USD 100.00


Eco-adventure without pollution in Tayrona Park, wildlife.<br>Opportunity to see an impressive variety of fish & marine life.<br>Opportunity to see the beautiful phenomenon of 7 continuous waves.<br>Exploration and purchases of indigenous crafts.<br>Opportunity to see... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Soundwalkrs app: Let’s go after the pearl Santa Marta Audio tour

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 6.99


Carlos Vives guides you through his home city. Discover the history and stories of Santa Marta with Carlos. In this unique soundwalk you will set off in the pursuit of the pearl, and we are going after the pearl! Your contribution will help support the foundation Tras la Perla in its quest to work... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Soundwalkrs app: Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 1 hour
Priced From: USD 6.99


Soundwalk the Quinta listening to an analysis of the Libertador's dream, life and works through a poetic tribute of one of the most influential men in the history of Latin America. <br>

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Cultural Tours

Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas tour, 3 days and 2 nights

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 3 days
Priced From: USD 280.00


Visit the northernmost point on the mainland of South America, located in the Guajira Peninsula and one of the extreme points of South America surrounded by the Caribbean Sea. Punta Gallinas (Cape Hens) has impressive scenery of plateaus, dunes and rocky cliffs that emerge from the sea all... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Santa Marta - The pearl of Colombian Caribbean

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 33.00


Enjoy Santa Marta, a city privileged to have the highest coastal mountain in the world, this majestic mountain range with its snowy cusps is the historical and cultural epicenter of the most important civilizations in history, joining in a magical tourist destination, the wisdom of the nature and the customs of an indigenous population. <br>Also, Santa Marta too is one of the oldest cities in America so... Read More

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Cultural Tours

ARACATACA

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 81.00


It is a famous municipality in the department of Magdalena, located 25km from the city of Santa Marta, and was an important part of the inspiration of Nobel Gabriel García Marquez for his works.

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Dance Lessons

SALSA CLASS

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 3.00


Come and join us in this beautiful hostel , dance Salsa , drink a beer and make some new friends .<br>learn with a Colombian teacher all basic steps to start dancing like a local.<br>

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Day Trips

Private Full-Day Santa Marta from Cartagena with Lunch

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 272.00


Enjoy an amazing day visiting the city of Santa Marta and its historical legacy on this private, full-day tour. Take a small tour along the city of Barranquilla before arriving in Santa Marta where you will visit the most emblematic places, such as the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the... Read More

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Day Trips

Rodadero Aquarium and Playa Blanca Day Trip from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 38.75


Visit two of the Santa Marta area's best attractions on this 7-hour tour. For a little family friendly fun, you'll start at the Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum, which you'll reach by motorboat! Check out a variety of sea creatures, including dolphins, turtles, sea lions and sharks; 90% of the... Read More

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Day Trips

Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 48.00


Snorkel at Crystal Beach, a picture-perfect beach on the coastal edge of Tayrona National Natural Park (Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona)! This day trip from Santa Marta lets you experience two of Colombia's most beautiful natural attractions, including the 37,000-acre (15,000-hectare) protected... Read More

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Day Trips

Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 56.00


Visit Tayrona National Natural Park and swim in a reef-formed pool in the Caribbean on this day trip from Santa Marta. Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, as it's known in Spanish, is one of the most popular national parks in Colombia, home to animals like monkeys, dolphins and condors that live in... Read More

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Full-day Tours

Full day - Tayrona National Park - Pueblito

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 120.00


Beaches, mangroves, coral reefs and reefs are part of the jungle landscape that adorns the Tayrona National Park, one of the most important attractions that Santa Marta has, where the jungle meets the sea. <br>This natural reserve of crystalline waters, white sand and surreal dawns is considered one of the most beautiful bays in America, a peaceful and ideal place, full of natural charm, where the sound of the sea and... Read More

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Hiking & Camping

5-Day Lost City Trek

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 526.00


Venture deep into the jungle in search of the Lost City on an intrepid trek where you will hike through indigenous villages, forge the Buritaca river, sleep in hammocks and climb 1,200 mossy steps to reach one of the largest Tayrona cities in Latin America.

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Multi-day Tours

4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 446.00


Challenge yourself on a 4-day hiking adventure through the Colombian jungle as you trek to the mythical Ciudad Perdida. Enjoy the marvelous landscapes and natural beauty of this magical place. This vigorous trekking experience traverses the unspoiled terrain of the Colombian wilderness, culminating in a visit to an impressive indigenous archaeological site from the 9th century. Your small-group tour, with a maximum... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

Ciudad Perdida: 4- or 5-Day Trek from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 5 days
Priced From: USD 450.00


Trek through the jungle to Ciudad Perida, Colombia's 'Lost City' in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range outside Santa Marta. This 'into the wild' experience will have you trekking over rivers and alongside waterfalls for four, five or six days as you make your way to the ancient archaeological site, founded by an indigenous culture around the 9th century. This outdoor adventure can be tough — you'll walk up to several... Read More

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Other Water Sports

Reservation Course PADI OPEN WATER

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 3 to 4 days
Priced From: USD 79.00


With VIATOR you are making a reservation for the OPEN WATER PADI course, with the possibility of starting a diving adventure at a recreational level. Please note that upon arrival in Santa Marta you will have to pay the surplus value of the course for USD 227 to start enjoying this certification course.<br>The course includes: <br>- Properly qualified PADI Instructor<br>- Electronic course... Read More

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Private Day Trips

Private Speedboat from Santa Marta to Tayrona National Park

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 8 hours
Priced From: USD 197.34


Paradise is just around the corner and it's waiting for you! Have the chance to go to a unique place on earth and be mesmerized by its beauty. Get the chance to go to Tayrona National Park on a private speedboat so you can marvel at the tropical view and astounding beaches.<br>The Sierra... Read More

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Private Transfers

Private transfer between Santa Marta and Cartagena (or vice versa)

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 to 4.5 hrs
Priced From: USD 205.00


Do not bother going to the main bus station and trying to decipher local language and enjoy a stress-free transfer from your hotel in Santa Marta to your hotel in&nbsp;Cartagena (or vice versa). This rate includes bottled water per person. The trip lasts 4 hours (time varies depending on... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

TRANSFER ROUND TRIP AIRPORT - HOTEL (SANTA MARTA)

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 1 to 2 hrs
Priced From: USD 6.00


<ul> <li>We offer you a private transportation from the Santa Marta International Airport to your hotel in Santa Marta.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Our staff will be waiting for you at the Santa Marta airport to receive you with our best services</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Our cars are models 2014 onwards and have all the insurance and taxes of law</li> </ul>

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Arrival Transfer: Simon Bolivar International Airport to Santa Marta Hotels

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.25


For an economical airport arrival transfer, book this shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service! This easy and efficient shuttle transfer picks you up from the airport and takes you directly to your hotel. Relax with a stress-free transfer to your Santa Marta hotel, an approximate 30-minute... Read More

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Shared Departure Transfer: Santa Marta Hotels to Simon Bolivar International Airport

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 11.25


For an economical airport departure transfer, book this shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service! This easy and efficient shuttle transfer picks you up from your hotel lobby and takes you directly to the airport terminal. Enjoy a stress-free transfer to Simon Bolivar International Airport,... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Private Airport Transfer: From Santa Marta Airport to Hotel in Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 30 to 45 mins
Priced From: USD 20.00


Do not bother trying to understand locals language and enjoy a stress-free transfer from Simon Bolivar International Airport to your hotel in Santa Marta Old Town. This rate includes bottled water per person, and also the meet &amp; greet service; a professional driver will be waiting for you... Read More

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Private Airport Transfer: From Santa Marta Airport to Hotel in Tayrona Park

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 60 to 85 mins
Priced From: USD 60.00


Do not bother trying to understand locals language and enjoy a stress-free transfer from Simon Bolivar International Airport to your hotel in Tayrona Park. This rate includes bottled water per person, and also the meet &amp; greet service; a professional driver will be waiting for you in the... Read More

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