Travel smoothly and safely to Santa Marta

Even though we come from different origins, we were raised in different contexts and we probably don’t use the same language, there is something universal that we all share in common; we laugh the same, we cry the same, we feel the same, and we travel to feel, we travel because we are yearning for something different and exciting, we travel to feel alive, to bond with ourselves and others, to know how capable we can be.

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Travel smoothly and safely to Santa Marta, Colombia with the help of our specialists. We are constantly inspecting, and collecting reviews from our travelers about restaurants, hotels, and experiences we recommend.

Bespoke itineraries

Plan a safe, successful and an unforgettable vacation in Santa Marta. If you are looking for peace of mind and convenience, you are in the right place.

Private tours

If you are one of those intrepid travelers who wish to add only one or two experiences to their itinerary, revise our private tour offer.

Ground transportation

Safety is our foremost concern. We carefully select the most skilled drivers who know the roads, and are aware of the reckless driving style of most Colombian drivers.


Excelente! Qué experiencia tan agradable con el señor Juan Carlos, su gentileza y amabilidad son de admirar. 100% recomendado su servicio y sus medios de transporte.
Jaime B
Jaime B
Excelente servicio y precio justo ¡Hacen un excelente trabajo! Habíamos tomado el servicio del aeropuerto al hotel un día y de palomino al aeropuerto 2 días antes y su puntualidad y excelente servicio fue maravilloso. También tenían precios justos. They do an excelente Job! We had took the service from airport to the hotel one day and from palomino to the airport 2 days before and their punctuality and excellent service was wonderful Also the had fair prices
Atención a los detalles!! Muy buena experiencia! Viajamos en familia con bebé y buena con atención a los detalles. Recomendadissimo.
Joice P
Joice P
Exceptional service everytime We used Bukap Travels twice during our visit to Santa Marta and would highly recommend them to others. Diva guided us through Tayrona, we were impressed with her knowledge of the area and she kept a good pace for us to follow. If you go on the Tayrona your, bring small bills or change so you can purchase popsicles along the way. Juan Carlos drove us to our hotel and Cartagena which allowed us to learn more about the area and unwind. We enjoyed the embedded history lessons throughout the drive. During our travels, some areas were blocked off and Juan Carlos handled everything seamlessly. We made it to our destination safely and on time.
Laura C
Laura C
Great transportation and guided tour experience Even during the pandemic, Bukap experiences delivers outstanding transportation services and guided tours in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. We booked one way service last minute from Cartagena to Palomino and we were highly surprised by the quality of the service, the professionalism of Juan, his knowledge about the area as well as his music taste! It was a privilege to us to share this experience and I highly recommend Bukap real experiences to all travelers willing to discover Colombia and learn from a very well instructed professional.
David C
David C
Best experience with a professional We were looking for a transfers along the northern coast of Colombia and accidentally stumbled upon Juan Carlos. We were astonished to see a guy with perfect english, new clean car and his willingness to help with all our issues. Atm, drugstore, any items you need in your journey. If you want to feel secure and confident in your trip, Juan Carlos is highly recommended.
Vladyslav K
Vladyslav K
Experiencia recorrido de Santa Marta hacia el área de Parque Tayrona. Juan es muy amable y educado. Dispuesto a colaborar en lo que uno requiera, muy cumplido en los horarios y maneja buenos precios.
Mónica B
Mónica B
GO WITH BUKAP TRAVELS!!! JUAN CARLOS IS THE BEST!!! My husband and I decided to go with Bukap Travels after reading the reviews and I am sooo glad we did! Juan Carlos did not only meet our expectations but will go out of his way to make us feel comfortable and safe which was important for us. Sorry for the long review but this company deserves its recognition and I don’t really write reviews. First, he is responsive in his emails and messages on WhatsApp (highly recommend downloading the app for prompt communication). He is super professional in creating an invoice with the cost of each tour requested so there aren’t any misunderstandings. Everything is customizable. If you want to leave early, stay later (if a Covid curfew permits) he will accommodate your request the best he can. His timing is very professional. We tend to run a little late at some days but his friendly demeanor did not change as he waited patiently downstairs for us with a friendly “I’m here” text just before our scheduled pick up time. It can be overwhelming when traveling to places that you’ve never been before but Juan Carlos can make it easy by recommending places to stay and places to eat. And please don’t hesitate to give him honest reviews at the hotels you stay so he can accommodate his future clients by their preferences (he’d like to know). I’ve done a lot of tours in several countries and I’ve tried either booking or going with 4 other tour guides (in different cities in Colombia w/ activities private boat to Rosario islands, paragliding, sky diving, etc) and by far Juan Carlos was the best at communication and accommodation. I almost wished he was the go to guy for our whole trip then I wouldn’t have to worry about much - just enjoying myself. Juan Carlos is a cool guy - I appreciated his English - he did teach English (I forget what grade) as well as work at a call center (not his choice during covid due to a drop in the tourism to the area). So there’s no language barrier there. Overall, he is a great guide and super resourceful. Check him and the Bukap group out! Keep in mind, during COVID - things/regulations change on a daily basis by the gov or the city so if it does happen and it ruined your plans, don’t blame the company. Services we customized and used: - Transportation from airport to hotel (7:30p) - Minca falls and coffee plantation (9:30a-5p) - Tayrona park/hike/beach (6a-3p) - Transportation to Cartegena (6a-10a) Tips for Colombia: WhatsApp Taxi app Use an ATM (Bancolombia) to get money Max is 600cop at a time (can do multiple)
Excelente servicio Si están en Santa Marta y quieren viajara a los alrededores les recomiendo este buen servicio, muy puntuales, conocedores del area y respetuosos. Los recomiendo.
Juan G
Juan G
Awesome Driver! Juan Carlos was amazing! Not only did he provide me with a super comfortable ride but he took time to help me with different hotel options. He gave me recommendations that were extremely helpful and went out of his way to explain why he recommended each. Highly reccomend!
Lana R
Lana R


We are experts in planning and organizing private transportation and the best things to do in Santa Marta, Tayrona Park, and Minca.

Sebastian Bustos Casij

Operations and bookings manager

Juan Bustos Casij

Co-founder and general manager

Estefania Kando Palacio

Co-founder and product manager

After being involved in the tourism industry for 3 years, in 2019, we decided to start our own receptive tour operator in Santa Marta, Colombia. We saw a huge potential in this wonderful city and wanted to show everyone the best places and attractions in Santa Marta, Colombia.

More than 100 five-stars reviews and being TripAdvisor’s No. 1 out 54 transport companies in Santa Marta endorses our team’s commitment and eagerness to exceed our clients expectations.

Professionalism, responsibility, and compliance are the cornerstone of our business. We will always be happy to assist you and go beyond your expectations.


We are more than happy to help you craft the ideal itinerary according to your preferences. If you have questions or you would like to talk to us before booking please fill out the form.

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COVID-19 test in Santa Marta

Check this blog If you don’t know where to get a COVID test before flying back to the United States and your are currently in Santa Marta.
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