Explore Tayrona National Park

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Duration (in days): 4

From: Santa Marta

To: Santa Marta



Exc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Tayrona National Park boasts some of the most beautiful coastlines in South America. Covering the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain chain in the world, it’s a real hidden gem. The cliffs sink into the ocean like enormous fingers, forming coves and inlets of astounding beauty. Thanks to the sea and mountain ecosystems, there’s a huge variety of flora and fauna to discover as you explore the park.

During this 3 night trip to Tayrona National Park, you’ll take a guided walk through the tropical forest, swim in secluded bays and sleep in a quirky ‘ecohab’ – a comfy hut built along a hillside. It's the perfect addition to a Colombian itinerary if you love natural beauty and wildlife or you simply want to relax by the blue Caribbean.           

This trip can be tailored to suit your personal requirements so please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream Colombia holiday.


  • Take a guided walk through Tayrona National Park
  • Sleep in an unusual, atmospheric ‘ecohab’             
  • Try a bit of tropical bird-spotting in the park          
  • Explore Arrecifes, one of the Tayrona’s most beautiful areas         
  • Sunbathe and relax at scenic El Cabo de San Juan de Guia


Day 1: Arrive Santa Marta

On arrival at Santa Marta Airport you will be met by your driver and taken to your ‘ecohab’ in Tayrona National park.

The rest of the day is at leisure.      

Day 2: Full day Arrecifes and El Cabo de San Juan       

After breakfast this morning, you will take a guided walking tour of the national park with a local guide. As your stroll through the forest spot the abundant birdlife in the trees and if you're lucky, monkeys playing in the branches.

After around 45 minutes, you will reach Arrecifes, one of the park’s most beautiful areas. Continue walking along the coast to La Piscina, a naturally calm stretch of beach ideal for cooling off after your walk with a refreshing dip. Finally, you will continue to El Cabo de San Juan de Guia where you will enjoy some free time on the beach and a packed lunch. In the afternoon, return to your accommodation, grab a drink and watch the sun go down from the comfort of a swinging hammock.

Day 3: Santa Marta 

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before having a free day to do as you please. Snorkel through the coral reefs off the coast, follow one of the well-marked hiking trails, or simply soak up the sunshine and scenery.            

Day 4: Depart Santa Marta

After breakfast, you will be collected and taken to Santa Marta airport for your onward flight.     



Tayrona National Park enjoys mild temperatures all year round, so there isn’t a bad time to visit. There are higher levels of rainfall from May to June and September to November, but plenty of sunshine in between showers.

We've done a similar trip...

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog post 'Visit Colombia: it's safe, it's beautiful and here are my 6 top spots' - written by one of our consultants who has been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements. Please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.

What's included: 

  • Private airport transfers 
  • Ecohab accommodation in Tayrona National Park
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meals as specified     
  • Guided excursions as per itinerary             

Not included: 

  • Flights
  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities


3 nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Ecohabs


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