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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 19 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

Full day - Tayrona National Park - Pueblito

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 12 hours
Priced From: USD 111.00


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 /><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... Read More

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Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino Admission Ticket

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 7.20


La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is an museum-<i>hacienda</i> built in the 17th century, famous for being the death place of Simón Bolívar on December 17, 1830.

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Attraction Tickets

Mundo Marino Admission Ticket

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 45 minutes
Priced From: USD 6.50


Mundo Marino is an aquarium where you can meet more than 250 living marine species of the Colombian Caribbean. Located in the sector of Rodadero Santa Marta, Colombia, it houses a significant number of fish of the region. Come and learn about all these amazing species today! Small 45-min group tour with a maximum of 15 travelers.

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Bus Services

One-Way Transfer to Barranquilla from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Varies
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 in Barranquilla, your professional driver drops you off at 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 67.50


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

Santa Marta - The pearl of Colombian Caribbean

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 32.00


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,&nbsp;joining&nbsp;in a magical tourist destination, the wisdom of the nature and the customs of an indigenous population. <br /><br />Also, Santa Marta too is one... Read More

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Cultural Tours

ARACATACA

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 79.00


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 Garc&iacute;a Marquez for his works.

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Day Trips

Scuba Diving Day Trip from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 162.69


This activity takes place in Taganga, Santa Marta, the city of Santa Marta is located in northern Colombia, 4 hours -drive from Cartagena de Indias, in this city you have to get to Taganga, which is the exact location where you will dive, this is a small fisher men town, 15 minutes away from Santa Marta. In this town you will find a lot of backpackers from all over the world, a lot of hostels that makes it cheaper to... Read More

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Day Trips

Snorkeling - Day Trip from Santa Marta

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 to 5 hrs
Priced From: USD 49.19


Taganga is a fisher town 15 minutes away from Santa Marta by car. Once you get to the diving center, you will be taught about the diving activity, you will be giving all due information about the diving site, and the diving activity, this training is necessary in order to do well once your in the ocean, after finishing your training you will be taken to the diving spot, there are many of this sites in Taganga, it is... 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 56.00


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)... 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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Hiking & Camping

Lost City Trek in Santa Marta Colombia

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 4 days
Priced From: USD 370.00


Teyuna” This is the name Kogis give to The Lost City, name that represents the wind whispering between the mountains of 'la Sierra', while a mysterious mist opens a glorious path showing off a sacred land., Marvelous landscapes bloom with their glorious and natural beauty and where waterfalls and rivers bathe and custody the history of this magical place. This tour can accommodate up to 12 travelers.

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Multi-day Tours

6 Day Colombia Caribbean Beaches Tayrona Taironaka and La Guajira

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: 6 days
Priced From: USD 1625.66


The Caribbean Coast of Colombia is the place to soak in sunlight, explore the nature, and get in touch with the local culture.&nbsp;The Tayrona National park is surrounded by the Caribbean sea on one side, and a beautiful jungle nature.&nbsp;This place is also popular because of its white... Read More

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Multi-day Tours

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

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 626.00


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<strong> <u>reservation</u></strong> 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 <strong><u>USD 227</u></strong> to start enjoying this certification course.<br /><br... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

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

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 11.25


For an economical airport arrival transfer, book this shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service! <span style='line-height: 1.5;'>This easy and efficient shuttle transfer picks you up from the airport and takes you directly to your hotel. </span><span... Read More

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

Santa Marta, Colombia
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 11.25


For an economical airport departure transfer, book this shared-ride, door-to-door transportation service! <span style='line-height: 1.5;'>This easy and efficient shuttle transfer picks you up from your hotel lobby and takes you directly to the airport terminal.... Read More

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