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LA SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA
FROM MOUNTAIN TO SEA, DIVERSITY & ADVENTURE

From 12 to 24 August 2020  Postponed

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and its foothills have a privileged location in Colombia. The richness of the biodiversity that sweeps from the Sierra Nevada’s to the Caribbean is without a doubt one of the greatest attractions of South America’s oldest city.

Discover la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta through our touristic activities. They are part of a comprehensive and sustainable proposal, that promotes nature conservation, solidarity, learning about the local diversity and outdoor activities, while strengthening low-impact community tourism projects.

Our 10-day Sierra Nevada and Caribbean Coast Change Making Tour, takes you to amazing destinations and and offers you cultural experiences in a unique tropical location that can hardly be found anywhere else in the world. Taking part in this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for adventurous people and nature lovers.

 80%

Environment and Nature

 40%

HUMAN RIGHTS

 60%

cities and cultures

 40%

history and society

Mountain to sea activities
Cultural experiences: Caribbean Music & local interaction for
Spanish practice
Bird & fauna watching
Bio construction workshop & indigenous knowledge
Biological and cultural diversity
Participation in environmental projects for nature and coral reef conservation
Scuba diving, Boat trips & Exotic beaches
LOCATION Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and its foothills, Colombia
PERIOD FROM 12 TO 24 AUGUST 2020 (12 days, 11 nights)
MEETING POINT Santa Marta’s airport or bus terminal. We will pick you up at your arrival. Nearest international airport, Cartagena
GROUP SIZE 6 to 12 people
BASIC REQUERIMIENTS Good physical & physiological condition. Extreme landscapes, heat and humidity
Over 18 years old
Languages spoken Spanish / English / French / Italian
FOOD/CATERING Vegetarian and non veggie options, available
TRANSPORTATION Private transportation, vans/4X4 car.

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN SANTA MARTA

Private transportation from the airport to Santa Marta’s historic center. Check-in for an overnight stay at a hotel in Santa Marta. Night-out, welcome dinner, walk around the historical center and salsa dancing (depending on arrival time).

DAY 2: SANTA MARTA – MINCA

Breakfast at the hotel. Shopping, money exchange or withdrawals. Check out in Santa Marta at 11 am private transportation to Minca. Check-in Minca & lunch in nature, relax walk around town. At 4 pm get ready for a cultural experience & Spanish practice Vive Musicaribe & fusion dance while enjoying the sunset. Dinner and rest.

DAY 3: MINCA BIRDWATCHING AND TREKKING

Early wake up for a birdwatching tour, while walking through the sacred mountains of la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Organic coffee and breakfast. Trekking to the waterfalls & trash collection. Lunch at a local farm. Walk back to town and time off. Dinner (out of the tour) and relaxed walk around the town.

DAY 4: MINCA

Have breakfast, enjoying the locally grown (food and) organic coffee. Guided visit to a Natural Reserve and conservation initiative. Bio-construction workshop or Indigenous sawing “mochilas” workshop. Lunch at the reserve. Time off. Enjoy your time off and visit the community of Minca. Dinner at the accommodation and get ready for the following day.

DAY 5: MINCA – ORGANIC AGRICULTURE COFFEE & CACAO TOUR

Breakfast at your accommodation, check out. Pack a small bag with the necessary stuff for the next day’s hike. Your bag will be taken by car to the natural reserve. Hike to a coffee and cacao farm, for cacao and coffee tours. Local lunch. Check-in at the farm. Help in the garden with organic agriculture. Time off and enjoy an amazing sunset and storytelling about the history of the location. Accommodation and Colombian dinner at a farm in the mountains.

DAY 6: MINCA – BONDA

Early breakfast at the farm. Enjoy exotic landscapes and wildlife watching in the rainforest of the Colombian Caribbean with a great diversity of flora and fauna while hiking with local guides. Trek to a natural reserve – 6hrs away. Wildlife watching with local guides while hiking. Snacks & drinks for the walk. Vegetarian lunch and dinner. Double accommodation at the reserve.
Difficulty hiking Level 5: Moderate – steep inclines, long distances. No suitable for beginners or children. Suitable for some teens and dogs. Hiking footwear recommended, taking water is required.

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DAY 7: BONDA – TAGANGA

Wake up in the middle of the forest of a 20-year-old natural reserve, have breakfast and develop volunteer conservation activities, lunch at the reserve. Rest and swim in the river. Transportation to Taganga at 3 pm. Accommodation in Taganga. Dinner together at a local restaurant.

DAY 8: TAGANGA – MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Breakfast. Introduction meeting for the Marine conservation project. Discover Scuba Diving (Minicourse) with certificate 1 pool dive +2 Open Water Dives max. depth 12m (for nonexperienced divers/options available for experienced divers). Introductory speech. Lunch in Town. Time off. Dinner out, not included in the tour.

DAY 9: TAGANGA– MARINE PROTECTED AREAS

Breakfast. Scuba diving, coral reef conservation activities and trash collection from the beach/ ocean in marine protected areas. Lunch at the beach. Dinner out.

DAY 10: TAGANGA – SANTA MARTA

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out. Transportation to Santa Marta and check in a beach hostel near the airport. It could be a free day to visit Santa Marta or enjoy a relaxing day by the beach/rest.

DAY 11: SANTA MARTA – MINCA ENVIRONMENTAL EVENT

Breakfast. Transportation to Minca. Event to promote reduction of plastic use, recycling, and the importance of water conservation. Lunch. Transportation back to Santa Marta.

DAY 12: SANTA MARTA

Breakfast at the hotel. End of our services.

Any foreigner who is temporarily in the country can have access to and receive health care at hospitals and clinics in the case of an emergency, sudden illness or chronic disease. For faster attention, it is always useful to have an international medical and accident insurance.
The closest hospital is located in Santa Marta city, 40 minutes by taxi from Minca and 20min from Taganga or the nearby beaches. There are Health Centres located in Minca and Taganga, which attend to basic medical emergency care.

The yellow fever vaccine is not mandatory, but recommended.

HEALTH & SECURITY

PRICE

The tour price includes accommodation, meals, local travel and activities
(flights and insurance are excluded)
1249
1049
Discount for those that book before 1 April 2020

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