5 unmissable tours in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta


The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is one of the most wonderful destinations in Colombia. It is the highest coastal mountain in the world. It is located between the departments of Magdalena, Cesar and Guajira. Generally the starting point for its different tourist sites is Santa Marta. Along the mountains it is possible to visit rivers, have contact with animals and plants of all kinds. But above all something very nice is to be able to live with the indigenous communities of the area. You will surely wonder which places to visit in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, here are some tours you can’t miss. 

Atazi Trip

This is the perfect plan for people who love nature. It’s a totally adventurous walk. From Santa Marta you will travel for approximately 2 hours to the Quebrada del Sol. On the way you can see the beauty of the mountains.  Some of the most important stops are family visits to the Arhuacas and Koguis communities. In which you can learn about their culture, customs and all the ancestral knowledge they have. This tour can be done in one or two days.

We invite you to see: Atazi Trip – Discover the Tayrona culture


This small town is called the ecological capital of Colombia. It is located about 45 minutes from Santa Marta. It has many places to visit such as the blue well, take a coffee or cocoa tour, do bird watching, among others. More information here.   

Minca santa marta

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Visit Kogui Sewiaka Village

This settlement is located in Palomino. In this place you will see a group of indigenous houses known as bohíos. Of course you will be able to learn about the customs, culture and way of seeing life of the Kogui community. You will also walk along a path full of nature, flora and fauna. More information here.

We invite you to see: Sewiaka Palomino


It is an ideal plan to take a day of fun and culture. Tayronaka is an eco-lodge where you will enjoy gardens and abundant trees. It also has a museum of the Tayrona culture. In this you will be able to learn about the legacy of this culture and appreciate archeological pieces. Of course you can not miss a swim in the river. More information here

Lost City

Last but not least, visiting Ciudad Perdida is totally amazing. This place is one of the most important archaeological sites in Colombia. Since its discovery in 1976 it has witnessed thousands of people who year after year marvel at its beauty. This tour is only possible with an agency. You can take it in 4 or 5 days. Most of the tour is done on foot. During the way the landscapes are very beautiful. You will be able to enjoy the nature. But above all, when you arrive at Ciudad Perdida you will be enchanted because besides being a beautiful place, you will breathe an atmosphere of total tranquility and magic. 


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