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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

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Address: Minca, Colombia
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+57 317 3085270
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USD 79.00*
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Tayrona National Park and Beach Day Trip from Santa Marta
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Beautiful landscape

Beautiful mountains, great views of Santa Marta and the coast. The area has fantastic hiking opportunity, going through jungle, coffee farms, waterfalls... We came here as part... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
MonkeysandWine
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful mountains, great views of Santa Marta and the coast. The area has fantastic hiking opportunity, going through jungle, coffee farms, waterfalls... We came here as part of a hiking and chocolate tour from Santa Marta, with Vergel Tours (highly recommended tour and company).

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The visit to the high lands of Sierra Nevada begins with an informal reservation at the Cafe de Minca store. They offer two tours: coffee and/or cacao, From seed to cup! To get to the Finca La Candelaria you ride on the back of a motorcycle, -yes! that you hire at the center of town. The guys who offer this... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival in Minca, we heard that one has to be very lucky to be able to see the highest coastal mountain in the world, Pico Cristobal Colon. Mostly, it's very cloudy, especially in the rain season. However, we asked around town and the shopkeeper claimed that if we left early enough in his Land Rover, we'd be able to... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

So far this the most beautiful mountains at front beach that I was before, landscapes are superb and idyllic I come back soon.

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Edmonton, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016

Initially, the tour was great. The young lady who showed us around was very kind and knowledgable as it was our first ever visit to a coffee farm. We also had some nice cold beer and a piece of banana bread and even purchased a few bags of coffee to bring home. We really appreciated the tour and she even... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Its a quick taxi drive up a nice mountain road to get there and then you can get a hotel in town or in various nearby coffee finca hostels which are quieter. Mince has a lot of backpackers and young people so that is an attraction if thats what you like. Lots of good eating but a little noisy. I... More 

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Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Town is dirty clearly not ready for the boom it is going threw. Garbage all around very sad. The paradise will be destroyed very soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

Minca is nice quiet place in the mountains. We stayed in Oscar´s palce where is the best sunset view from Minca on the mountains around (you have to walk there 15 min. throught small path). You can just chill out here in hammocks, go for swim in small river Polo Azules (1hour walking or take mototaxi for 6 000 cop),... More 

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Castle Douglas, Scotland, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

This is just another warning about Wyman Culbreth. He is a pleasant enough guy and I am sure he is not malicious or malevolent, but he is a terrible, terrible travel organiser and communicator. We did a trek and climb with him in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in December 2015, and the organisation of camps, food, transport, etcetera... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

Made the trek up the mountain with a mototaxi ($70 000 one way). Stayed overnight at one of the TV tower manager's homes (knock on the door of Mundo or Leonardo) for $50 000. The view is beautiful.

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