Tayrona Park Adventure

  • Port

    Santa Marta, Colombia

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    Local Sightseeing, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD USD

    Price between $101-$150
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 5¾ Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Tucked into the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range, Tayrona National Park was once the stronghold of Kogui and Arhuacos Natives. Today it is a treasured National Park and boasts a wealth of wildlife -- donkeys, peccaries and jaguars and some rather noisy tropical birds. Admire the 14 'ecohabs', which replicate the architecture of Tayrona culture.

You'll visit the Welcome Center and the lookout point to get acquainted with the purpose and layout of the park. Walk with your guide to the natural 'swimming pool', where you'll have time for a swim before you head along the beach to the impressive viewpoint. Look out over the park and its coastline -- a feast for the senses with many tropical colors, sights and sounds. A nearby relic of the Tayrona requires a little more walking for those who wish to see it.

Continue along the beach with your guide (this is a substantial walk at a moderate pace) to another path that leads back to the road. Re-board the coach and head to the park's restaurant for lunch.

There's time this afternoon to explore further or to simply relax. Your guide will point out the trail to the main beach in case you wish to spend more time at the water's edge.

Notes:

Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Wildlife sightings are likely but are not guaranteed. Wear comfortable walking shoes.