Tayrona

Tayrona National Park

4 days Daily departures

Tayrona National Park is located on the Colombian Atlantic coast a few kilometres from Santa Marta. The National Park covers an area of 15,000 hectares, 75% of which are of land and the remaining are marine – bays, natural beaches, coral reefs, mangroves, mountains and exuberant vegetation. Many types of animal inhabit this area including more than 100 mammals, 200 birds and numerous reptiles. It makes up part of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a mountain range separate from the Andes that makes for a unique ecosystem rising up from sea level where there are beaches of fine white sand through tropical forests to snowcapped altitudes of 5,770masl.  In Tayrona National Park there are various archeological sites that prove the existence of ancient cultures such as the Tayrona city of “Chairama”(in the indigenous language) or Pueblito, where it is believed that a community of at least 400 indigenous people inhabited in the pre-Columbian period and where still exist points of interest sacred to the Koguis, Arhuacos and Arsarios. These tribes are all descended from the ancient Tayrona people who were one of the most advanced pre-Columbian tribes to have lived over the centuries in the Sierra Nevada. These beaches are all very distinct, some with still inviting waters, others with turbulent surf and thick with vegetation but all making the visitor feel as if he or she has been transported to another world, one of savage yet paradisiacal scenery. In the park itself there are many opportunities to enjoy such activities as mini treks, snorkeling, bird watching, kayaking, rent bicycles or just contemplate nature.

DAY 1

Santa Marta – Tayrona National Park

Arrive into Santa Marta and tranfser  to Tayrona National Park. After arriving at the drop-off point, a 45 minute walk down a jungle path leads to the coast and the sparkling Caribbean. The first of the park’s several palm-fringed beaches is where most of the accommodation and facilities are located. The main accommodation consists of Ecohabs, round ecologically-friendly thatched roof two floor cabins on a stone base inspired in Tayrona Indian architecture. The wooden interiors surrounded by windows are pleasantly decorated in white cushions, bed spreads and a hammock and have private bathrooms. B

DAYS 2 & 3

Tayrona National Park

Free day to relax, for beach activities or to organize excursions such as a walk to Pueblito, snorkeling or horseback riding. Bike rentals are also available. B

DAY 12

Tayrona National Park – Santa Marta

Morning transfer to Santa Marta airport for your departure flight. B


Tour Cost

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Ecohabs at Tayrona AUD 995 1990
What's included

Accommodation with private facilities, airport transfers, sightseeing and meals as indicated, Service charges and taxes

What's not included

Airfares or airport taxes - gratuities - any items not mentioned as included

Notes

Based on private services. Airfares required: Bogotá/Santa Marta/Bogotá. All prices and itineraries subject to change