Shared Departure Transfer: Santa Marta Hotels to Simon Bolivar International Airport
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, an approximate 30-minute drive from Santa Marta. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.Enjoy a hassle-free departure transfer from your Santa Marta hotel to Simon Bolivar International Airport (SMR). This one-way shared transportation service will take you by shuttle directly to the airport. When making a booking, you will need to advise your flight details and your Santa Marta accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver, ensuring that you reach your destination on time.
Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum Admission Ticket
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.Visit: Rodadero Sea Aquarium and Museum, Carrera 1 No. 7 - 69 Edificio Fuentemar, El Rodadero, Santa Marta ColombiaEl Acuario y museo del mar del Rodadero es un acuario público y un museo marítimo situado en la ensenada Inca Inca frente a la playa El Rodadero en Santa Marta (Colombia). Fue inaugurado en 1965 por el capitán Francisco Ospina Navia.El acuario es parte de la Red Nacional de Museos de Colombia y parte de ACOPAZOA, la filial colombiana de la Asociación Mundial de Zoológicos y Acuarios. Accesible principalmente en lancha, el acuario cuenta con 13 piscinas con conexión directa con el mar Caribe, y 15 acuarios de vidrio que contienen más de 805 animales que incluyen tiburones, tortugas marinas, delfines, leones marinos, crustáceos, peces y aves marinas, el 98% de los cuales son nativos de la zona. El acuario también contiene una sección de museo que exhibe especímenes disecados y equipamiento náutico, así como una exposición que se centra en la cultura pre-colombina de los Taironas y su conexión con el mar
Shared Arrival Transfer: Simon Bolivar International Airport to Santa Marta Hotels
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 drive from Simon Bolivar International Airport. Transfer services with a professional driver are available 24 hours, seven days a week.Book a stress-free airport arrival transfer from Simon Bolivar International Airport (SMR) to your Santa Marta hotel. Meet your professional English-speaking driver curbside and avoid the hassle of long taxi lines. This convenient one-way shared transfer delivers you to your accommodation with ease. When making a booking, please advise your flight details and your accommodation details. Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Be sure to book your airport departure transfer for your return trip!
Santa Marta - The pearl of Colombian Caribbean
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. Also, Santa Marta too is one of the oldest cities in America so you can see in its historical legacy, represented in the architecture and streets of the historic center.One of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel in the afternoon, to take you for a walk along the city. Santa Marta is one of the oldest cities in South America, founded in 1525. Walking along the beach, you will be able to enjoy a magnificent atmosphere. Then, you will visit the most emblematic places of the city, like the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the hacienda where Simon Bolivar died on December 17, 1830. At the end of the day, you will be able to appreciate a beautiful sunset in Taganga, a fishing village where the sky lights up with fire-orange tones at the end of the day. Return to the hotel.
Santa Marta Sightseeing Tour
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 Taganga and take in the coastal views along the Bay of Santa Marta. Round-trip hotel transport from the El Rodadero area is included.After pickup from your hotel in Santa Marta, depart by coach for La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, located about 20 minutes away. With your guide, tour the grounds of this 17th-century hacienda, famous as the site where Simón Bolívar died in 1830. As you view the Altar of the Homeland and the Altar of the Fatherland, each memorializing Bolívar — called 'El Libertador' (The Liberator) — learn how the military and political revolutionary led Colombia and neighboring Latin American countries to independence from Spanish rule. See the flags of the Americas on display in the Plaza de Banderas before visiting La Quinta’s botanical gardens. Here, you’ll find ancient trees and more than 150 plant species on display, including varieties of orchid, cacti, fruit trees, mangrove and medicinal plants. You may even observe animals living in this natural habitat, such as iguanas, parrots, hawks and hummingbirds.Re-board your coach and continue to Taganga, a town situated on the Caribbean coast about 3 miles (5 km) north of Santa Marta. Legendary for its sunsets, scuba diving and gourmet restaurants — as well as venues for dancing the rumba — this typical fishing village provides a base for the nearby Sierra and Tayrona national parks. After a walk around town with your guide, drive to Santa Marta and view a monument to Carlos Valderrama. This 22-foot (6-meter) bronze statue, erected outside Eduardo Santos Stadium, commem
Crystal Beach and Tayrona National Park Day Trip from Santa Marta
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 park on northern Colombia’s Caribbean coast. A local guide helps you find wildlife like monkeys and condors in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the highest coastal mountain ranges in the world, before snorkeling in the beautiful bay and relaxing on white sand.Your tour from Santa Marta begins with the approximate 1-hour drive to Tayrona National Natural Park with your guide. One of Colombia’s most popular national parks, Tayrona is spread across 7,410 acres (3,000 hectares) of sea and 29,650 acres (12,000 hectares) of land in the rainforest-clad foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Start exploring the park in a panoramic tour in the vehicle until get to the 7 waves beach, a natural balcony from where you'll see the magnificence of the sea. After taking some pictures and enjoy the beautiful landscape you will arrive Neguanje Beach where you will board a typical fisherman´s boat toward Crystal Beach. After a 20-minute ride, arrive to the beautiful beach which offers soft white sand and great snorkeling opportunities. Put on a snorkel and mask (own expense), and jump in the turquoise water to start searching for local marine life like dolphins, turtles and crustaceans. If you’re not lucky enough to spot one of these underwater favorites, you’ll still see some of the 200+ species of sponge that live among the coral reef. Take a break from snorkeling to enjoy lunch near the beach (own expense).After snorkeling, relax for a bit on the beach before being returned to Santa Marta.
Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
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 its 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of land and sea. A local guide will lead you on a walk through the park to a white-sand beach where you can swim in the clear water of the natural pool and enjoy lunch (own expense).After hotel pickup, your day trip from Santa Marta starts with a 1-hour drive to Cañaveral, the main entrance to Tayrona National Natural Park. One of Colombia’s most-visited national parks, Tayrona encompasses 7,410 acres (3,000 hectares) of sea and 29,650 acres (12,000 hectares) of land in the rainforest-covered foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, one of the highest coastal mountain ranges in the world. With your guide, walk through the park toward the Caribbean coast for approximately 1 hour, keeping a lookout for native animals like howler monkeys (you’ll hear them before you see them!), deer, bats, condors and white eagles. Arriving at the beach, head down to the white sand, ready to enjoy the idyllic setting where the reef and sea form a natural pool that’s perfect for swimming. Have lunch here before being returned to Santa Marta in the afternoon.
One-Way Transfer to Cartagena from Santa Marta
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.Your one-way transfer to Cartagena begins with convenient pickup at your Santa Marta hotel. After settling into your comfortable coach, head south along Santa Marta Bay with your experienced driver.Your journey follows coastal route 90, which passes through Ciénaga and traverses an isthmus to take you past the small town of Pueblo Viejo, situated between the picturesque Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta marsh and the Caribbean Sea. As you cross narrow La Barra channel, admire the beautiful panoramic seascapes outside the coach’s large windows. Then travel through the town of Barranquilla and continue on route 90A along the coast until you reach Cartagena, where you’ll be dropped off at your hotel. During the journey, your driver will stop occasionally at scenic spots so you can take photos and stretch your legs.
Reservation Course PADI OPEN WATER
3 to 4 days
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.The course includes: - Properly qualified PADI Instructor- Electronic course manual- Diving Log book- Diving insurance- Sea transport to Tayrona Park- Refreshment between dives- Photos of the experience under water- Diving equipment for all activity- Temporary Carnet PADI and final card to your homeAlways use sunscreen that is friendly to the environment. PADI Open Water 18 meters.For certification course:You must have availability of at least 3 to 4 days minimum and take into account that after the last day of diving is important to wait at least 18 hours before taking a flight, below you will find the description of the activities you will perform, as well Here are some suggestions for you to enjoy your diving training with us:Open Water PADI Course ScheduleOnce you have booked in VIATOR we will send you an email to know if you are interested in receiving the electronic manual of the course in advance, in this you can study from the comfort of your house or hotel and carry out the reviews of knowledge, before starting the practical part of the course in Santa Marta.All activities are carried out from the Santa Marta International Marina to the Tayrona National Park at the points authorized for divingDay 1, 1 dive, you will begin with instructions for the management of equipment, breathing under water, signals, safety regulations and assembly - dismantling of equipment and once being in the National Park Tayrona, will realize the first dives in confined waters, soon you will make a Diving up to 12 meters deep. (Approximate duration 4 hours).Day 2, 2 dives,
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.One of our representatives will wait for you at your hotel to take you on a one hour and a half drive from Santa Marta to Aracataca , Gabo’s home town. A tour on Tuc-Tuc will take us around the Railway Station, the Sculpture of Remedios the beautiful levitating to the skies, el Camellón of the almond trees, the Montessori School where he studied, the building of the Masonic Grand Lodge, the Remedios the Beautiful Library, the Commissary of the United Fruit Company, the House-Museum (set inside Gabo’s maternal grandparents house), the Bolivar Square and the Telegrapher’s House. Return to Santa Marta.
Full day - Tayrona National Park - Pueblito
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. 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 the pure mountain air convergeOne of our representatives will pick you up at the hotel to take you on a half an hour drive from Santa Marta to Calabozo, in the Natural National Park Tayrona, a reserve of 15,000 hectares. Here, you will be taken for a hike through the mountains and tropical forests to the area of Chairama, a wonderfull place where you can see the archaeological vestiges of Tayrona the indigenous culture and enjoy a magical place surrounded by nature and beauty species of birds and others animals Then, you will descend to Cañaveral, passing by Cabo San Juan de Guia, the natural pool and Arrecifes. In the afternoon we will return to the hotel.
Scuba Diving, Tayrona National Park
You don't need to be an expert to enjoy the magic of submarine ecosystems. As a matter of fact, this could be your first approach to underwater experiences and marine life gazing. Visiting Tayrona National Park and its surroundings, you will explore a stunning underwater ecosystem full of outstanding corals, sponges, and colorful fish.ItineraryYou don't need to be an expert to enjoy the magic of submarine ecosystems. This could be your first approach to underwater experiences and marine life gazing. Visit Tayrona National Park and its surroundings to explore a stunning underwater ecosystem full of outstanding corals, sponges, and colorful fish. You only need to know how to swim and attend the call for adventure! ItineraryYou will be picked up at 7:30 am at your hotel to take you to El Rodadero. As soon as you arrive, your guide will show you the equipment and give you all the information and instructions you need to know for a safe dive. After a proper introduction to scuba diving, you will get in a boat to sail to the diving place and start your adventure into a new world. During the first dive, you will practice all of what you learned from your guide who will supervise and assist you with all that you need. After the dive, you will have a stop at a beach for a snack before continuing to the second dive. When your diving experience is over, you will be returned to El Rodadero where your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel or any other place in Santa Marta. Duration: 4 hoursLocation: Rodadero, Gaira, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
4 Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta
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 of 12 participants, also includes a guide, accommodations, entrance fees, round-trip transport from hotels in Santa Marta and meals as per the itinerary."Teyuna" is the name Kogis gave to The Lost City, the 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.Please see the Itinerary section below for details on each day of the trek:1st day - Beginning of an adventure right in the middle of mother natureThe tour begins at the meeting point or pickup from your accommodation. From there, depart on a 4WD vehicle for 3 hours approximately towards 'El Mamey', a place where you will begin the trekking for about 6 km to get to the first cabins, Adan or Alfredo, for accommodation to spend the night. During the trekking journey, you'll enjoy a variety of natural pools flowing directly from "la Sierra Nevada" where you will be able to swim and refresh yourself, to make out your adventure an extraordinary experience.2nd day - Closer to TeyunaGroup will depart at 8:00 am from “'Adan' or 'Alfredo'” to resume the trip towards a third camping site “'Paraíso Teyuna'”, site where you will spend the second night which is 1 hour away from 'The Lost City', venturing for 8 to 9 hours approximately . Throughout this walk, you will border “'Mutanyi'”, an indigenous settlement inhabited by a
Ciudad Perdida: 4- or 5-Day Trek from Santa Marta
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 hours each day — but worth it for the amazing experience of getting ‘lost’ in the jungle and finally arriving at the extraordinary Ciudad Perdida, surrounded by lush mountain foliage.ItineraryDay 1: Santa Marta - Ciudad PerdidaStop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta 470007 ColombiaExplore the scenic backcountry of Colombia on a 4-day trek to Colombia’s legendary Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) hidden deep in the dense jungle. Have an adventure as you hike through the beautiful hinterlands, passing through unspoiled waterfalls and rivers along the way, eventually reaching this amazing archaeological site. Depending on the length of the trek you choose, you’ll have time to visit local indigenous villages along the way, swim in natural pools and camp each night among the lush wilderness of the Colombian Jungle. Your first day begins meeting between 7:30 am and 8:30 am to go on a 3-hour road trip to a small town called El Mamey, where you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant serving typical Colombian Food. After lunch, the first trek begins. You will have a 4-hour hike to the first campsite. When you arrive, you will have dinner and then the whole night to rest from your long day of trekking.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Camp AccomodationDay 2: 1st Camp – Mutanzi – 3rd CampStop At: Ciudad Perdida, El Mamey Sierra Nevada, Santa Marta 470007 ColombiaYou will wake up early and eat a quick
5-Day Lost City Trek
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.Day 1: Santa Marta - El Mamey - Adan's Camp (L/D)Depart between 9:00 and 10:00 am from the door of your accommodation by 4x4 vehicle for a 3-hour trip to reach El Mamey. Get ready for a 7-kilometer trek through the jungle passing by several natural pools where you can take a refreshing swim before reaching the first camp where you will set up your hammocks for the night, have dinner and get a good night’s sleep. (7-kilometer trek; 4 hours approx.) Day 2: Adan's Camp - El Paraiso Camp (B/L/D) Wake up for an early breakfast before departing on your 15-kilometer trek at 8:00 am. Walk through the indigenous Kogi village of Mutanshi to learn about local life in the jungle and the native inhabitants who live here. During the day you will meet indigenous families in their native lands and cross the river Buritaca several times refreshing yourself in the cool waters. Snack on fresh fruits during the trek before reaching the third camp. Get settled in, have dinner and sleep here overnight in your hammocks.(15-kilometer trek; 8 hours approx.) Day 3: El Paraiso Camp - Lost City - Second Overnight Camp (B/L/D) Enjoy breakfast listening to the sounds of the jungle come awake and be ready to depart at 7:00 am for a 6-kilometer trek en route to the mysterious site of Ciudad Perdida with its 1,200 steep and mossy steps, that take you uphill to reach this ancient site. Walk among the 170 stone terraces and endless staircases that cover the approximately 2 square kilometers that was once the largest Tayrona city and major economic and political center. This will give you a better understanding on how large and spectacular this site really is. After the site visit we w