Santa Marta City Tour

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USD $57

Highlights of City Tour Santa Marta

Santa Marta, "The Oldest City in Colombia" is the ideal destination for those seeking beauty nature, history and culture, adventure, gastronomy and friendly people.

Explore with us the indigenous magic and colonial secrets that this beautiful coastal city has housed since long before its founding in 1525.  

In the company of an expert guide You will discover the beauty of Spanish colonial architecture in places like the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and the Catedral Basilica Menor. You will walk through narrow and cobbled streets to come across monuments such as that of “Pibe Valderrama”, a former Colombian soccer player considered one of the best country`s soccer players. And you will enjoy an unparalleled panoramic view from the  Taganga viewpoint.

You can select the group or private tour, and you will definitely be surprised by the striking beauty of this city, surrounded by white sand beaches and mountains covered with vegetation.

Price per person
USD $57
Price for 1 adult
USD $76
Pick up at central hotels in Santa Marta.
- Group service: Starts at 2:00 p.m.
- Private service: Starts at 9:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Central Santa Marta Hotels - Ends 4 hours after pickup time

4 Hours
All year round
* Pickup and drop-off at centrally located hotels in the city
* Professional guide in Spanish for the shared service
* Professional guide in Spanish or English for private service
* Entrance fees to sites mentioned in the tour
* Medical assistance insurance during the tour
* Breakfast
* Lunch
* Extras not mentioned
* Tips
* Comfortable shoes
* Water bottle to keep you hydrated
* Sun protection such as hats, cap, glasses and skin protector
* Photographic camera
Santa Marta (CO)
*Operates on rainy days, please dress appropriately.
* Keep in mind that the route between the points to visit is done by car and at each place there is a stop where you will have to walk.
* The order of the itinerary is not conditional, it may undergo changes due to operational decisions and the guide in charge.
* The Santa Marta Gold Museum is closed on Mondays, if you reserve for those days you will be offered an alternative option to visit.
* The group service operates with a minimum of 4 passengers.

Details of Day Tours

Our activity begins with the pick up at your hotel or place of accommodation at 02:00 PM (private service may begin at 09AM). Once on board the transport, we will head to the outskirts of Santa Marta passing through the main avenues while < b>we receive an introduction about the founding of the city. 

Our first stop will be, La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a hacienda of great historical value, built in the 17th century. Its importance lies in the fact that it was the place where the national hero of Colombia, Simón Bolívar, died in 1830.

The hacienda was converted into a museum and features a wide range of historical objects and artifacts related to the life and death of Bolívar. Here, we will take a guided tour of the main house and gardens and learn more details about the history of the region and Colombia in general.

We will advance towards the city center in search of the architectural jewel, The Cathedral Basilica Menor de Santa Marta, an impressive religious building of active worship and sacred site for many believers. 

< div style="text-align: justify;">The cathedral has an impressive façade, with an entrance decorated with columns and arches carved in stone. Currently inside the church are the remains of the city`s founder Rodrigo de Bastidas and there is an extensive collection of religious art, including a series of altarpieces and sculptures dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. . 

We will dive a little deeper into the center of the city to visit the Gold Museum of Santa Marta, a must-see stop to learn about the indigenous heritage and the wealth of this fertile land. 

The museum has a extensive collection of gold objects, which They date back to pre-Columbian times and were made by the indigenous cultures that inhabited the Colombian Caribbean region. Among the most outstanding pieces in the museum are masks, bracelets, earrings, necklaces and other objects that demonstrate the skill and mastery of indigenous artisans. b>We will also have time to freely tour the building and feel like we are in the colonial era, surrounded by large interior patios, high ceilings and balconies overlooking the street.

The tour continues along the main avenues of the city, making a stop at the monument to the “Pibe Valderrama”, where you will have free time to take photos.

The Monument to "Pibe" Valderrama is a bronze statue that pays tribute to the former Colombian soccer player Carlos "El Pibe" Valderrama, it was inaugurated in 2010 and represents "El Pibe" with his characteristic blonde hair and his Colombian National Team uniform. 

To close this intense tour of the city, we will make a stop at the Taganga viewpoint; from there you can enjoy the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, the port of Taganga, and the surrounding area, including themountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. The viewpoint is especially spectacular at sunset, when the colors of the sky and sea create a stunning view. For a panoramic view of the landscape.

With these magical views, we will return to your accommodation after a 4-hour tour. 

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Valid rates for 2024 per person

Shared City Tour Santa Marta

Group Service in Spanish

Starts: 14:00 Hs
Duration: 4 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español

From: USD $75

Private Santa Marta City Tour - Afternoon Shift

Private service

Starts: 14:00 Hs
Duration: 4 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $110

Price for 1 adult: USD $196

Private Santa Marta City Tour - Morning Shift

Private service

Starts: 09:00 Hs
Duration: 4 HS
Operates: Everyday
Offered in: Español English

From: USD $110

Price for 1 adult: USD $196

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