From the Sea to the Mountains: The Sierra Nevada Treasures

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    We are adventurers, we are cultural explorers, we are believers in the connections that can be built through experiences.
    Taroa Adventures is an ecotourism organizer that specializes in the local heritage of Colombia’s Caribbean. We design unique adventures through hiking, remote islands and more. We don’t believe in being tour guides, we believe in being educators and facilitators so that all of our guests can find their own personal connections to the land that we love.


    • 2 Days/1 Night
    • Physicality Moderate
    • Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

    Explore with us the south of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, The highest coastal mountains in the world, and discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia, see colorful fish, coral reef, experience the rain forest in the mountains with birds, streams, waterfalls, bamboo forest, beautiful views and learn about the organic coffee process.




    • Departure from Cartagena: 6:00 a.m.
    • Duration of the tour: Two days and one night.
    • Private trip.
    • Departures: On request.


    • Explore the Tayrona and Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta Natural Parks.
    • Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia.
    • Hike to Discover natural treasures in the highest coastal mountains of the world.
    • Explore a coffee farm and discover the organic coffee process.

    Price Includes

    • Private transportation
    • Trip leader
    • Two breakfasts
    • Two lunches
    • Accommodation for 1 night
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Coffee-making process tour

    Price Excludes

    • Hydrating beverages
    • Dinners
    • Services not specified in the plan and personal expenses

    Area Description

    The Sierra Nevada f Santa Marta is a group of mountains separated of the Andes, with their snowy peaks, Colón and Bolívar, which are the highest in Colombia (5.775 m) situated just 42 km from the coast. The Sierra Nevada is the highest sea coast mountain chain in the world. These mountains slopes offer a diverse and complex ecosystem and an unique ecological niche on the planet.

    The steep slopes of Santa Marta Sierra Nevada plunges into the sea like the fingers of a gigantic hand, between which there are bays and estuaries of singular beauty: Chengue, Gayraca, Cinto, Neguanje, Concha, and Guachaquita all with golden sandy beaches bordered by rocky atolls, mangroves, thickets and forests are bathed by the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean.

    At the present, nearly 30,000 members from the Kogui, Arhuaco, Kakuamo and Wiwa (Arsarios) cultures live there. They are descendants of the Tayrona culture, a complex and interesting indigenous societies of pre-Hispanic America. They have a special connection with the Sierra Nevada.

    What to Bring

    • Your personal medication
    • Bring water
    • Bring sunscreen and a hat
    • Bring a day pack to carry personal items
    • Bring comfortable clothes and swimwear
    • Pack your clothes in a small bag as space is limited in the vehicle
    • Bring only what is necessary to avoid carrying too much weight
    • Bring clothes for 23 °C approx. in the night
    • Bring a towel
    • Bring comfortable clothes (shoes, flip-flops, long pants and t-shirts)
    • Bring a light rain jacket
    • Bring insect repellent
    • Bring a flashlight
    • Health and vaccination: see, the website

    Physical Requirements & Restrictions:

    An average level of fitness and mobility is required to take this trip. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person.

    Due to the nature of the activities undertaken in this tour, pregnant women, children under 10 years old and minors unaccompanied by their parents or legal guardians are not allowed.


    Day 1

    At 6:00 a.m. we drive out of Cartagena towards Tayrona National Park to enjoy  one of the most beautiful beaches in Colombia where we can swim and do snorkeling. At 1:00 p.m. approx., we have a typical lunch. At 4:30 p.m. we leave the beach to go towards Taganga to catch its beautiful sunset from the beach, then We head to Minca, in this town we enjoy the views of Santa Marta city and its bay. The evening time is free time, we can explore Minca, have dinner out or just relax at our accommodation.

    Approximate driving time: 5 hours. Approximate boat time: 10 minutes.

    Day 2

    At 8:00 a.m. we leave our accommodation to visit a coffee farm  where we learn about the Coffee making process in a tour, after this, we hike in the bamboo forest to reach a stream with crystalline waters from the Sierra Nevada. At 12:30 p.m. we have lunch. At 2:30 p.m. We leave Minca to head back to Cartagena

    Approximate driving time: 5 hour. Approximate hike time: 3 hours