Santa Marta encapsulates
Colombia’s exotic beauty

Unwind on stunning beaches washed by the Caribbean Sea. Let Colombia’s soul unfold in emerald rainforests, shrouded in Tayrona’s ancient secrets. Beyond your hotel walls, vibrant villages whisper unique stories, inviting you to kayak through hidden rivers and hike lush landscapes. Discover gems off the beaten path and forge unforgettable memories with loved ones.
This is Santa Marta, where magic awaits to weave its spell.
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Our Curated day trips cater to:

Solo explorers
Adventurous couples
Globetrotting families, and fun-loving friends

From solo journeys of self-discovery to unforgettable family memories, our curated day trips cater to every travel style.

Our Suite of Signature Day Trips


Explore beyond the guidebook, travel deeper and unlock Santa Marta’s magic beauty with our Day Trips

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10 hours

PRIVATE BLINGUAL GUIDE

HOTEL PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

Access to all attractions included

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Colombia’s tropical rainforest as you hike through lush landscapes, spot exotic wildlife, and swim in the refreshing waters of the beach. Led by a knowledgeable, English-speaking local guide, you’ll also discover the rich cultural diversity and history of the area, gaining a deeper understanding and appreciation of the natural world around you. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore, learn, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Immerse in lush forest hikes with stunning mountain vistas
  • Discover the rich cultures and protective tribes shaping the region.
  • Explore pristine, golden-sand beaches along your invigorating hike
  • Marvel at the tropical coastline, embracing magnificent beach views
  • Experience authenticity in a nature sanctuary with diverse flora and fauna
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Tayrona National Park admission fee
  • Compulsory health insurance
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with a private driver
  • Food (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Tips (optional)

8 hours

PRIVATE BLINGUAL GUIDE

HOTEL PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

Access to all attractions included

Embark on a day of bliss in Minca’s mountainous haven. Dive into the heart of Colombian coffee at La Victoria, savoring unique flavors and the indistinguishable aroma. Continue the adventure with a scenic hike to the Secret Waterfall, where lush nature, pure air, and the refreshing cascade create a revitalizing escape. A day of positive energy, sensory delights, and unforgettable experiences awaits.

  • Savor Colombian Coffee at Its Source
  • Immerse in Nature’s Lush Beauty
  • Breathe Pure Mountain Air
  • Reset Your Energy in a Refreshing Waterfall Dip
  • Hike to the Enchanting Secret Waterfalls
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Coffee tour admission fee
  • Secret Waterfalls entrance fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with a private driver
  • Food (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Tips (optional)

8 hours

pRIVATE BLINGUAL GUIDE

HOTEL PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

Access to all attractions included

Escape the well-trodden path and embark on a private adventure into the heart of Colombia. Connect with Anna, an Arhuaca insider, her beachside home a sanctuary where generations’ wisdom unfolds.Their home, nestled by the shore, whispers tales of the past, inviting you to delve deeper. Follow hidden paths through lush rainforests, each step echoing with the spirits of a forgotten civilization. Unearth their secrets at a lost Tayrona city, where time stands still and artifacts speak of mysteries untold.

  • Unveiling Untold Secrets: Explore an unknown archaeological site within a lost Tayrona settlement.
  • Intimate Encounter: Gain exclusive access to the home of an Arhuaca indigenous family, experiencing their culture and traditions firsthand.
  • Private Journey: Your personal guide and driver tailor the experience to your pace and interests, ensuring an unforgettable adventure.
  • Off-the-Beaten-Path: Venture beyond tourist crowds and delve into Colombia’s authentic heart, discovering hidden gems.
  • Beyond Traditional Tours: Go deeper than sightseeing, connecting with locals, learning forgotten history, and creating lasting memories
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Donation to Anna’s family
  • Admission fee to Tayronaka Ruins
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with a private driver
  • Food (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Tips (optional)

4 hours

pRIVATE BLINGUAL GUIDE

HOTEL PICK-UP/DROP-OFF

Access to all attractions included

Embark on a captivating 4-hour tour of Santa Marta’s rich history, museums, and architecture. Explore charming streets with knowledgeable guides sharing tales of bygone eras. Visit museums showcasing fascinating artifacts and admire the city’s blend of colonial and modern architecture. Uncover the cultural tapestry that defines this coastal gem. Whether you’re a history buff or art enthusiast, this tour promises an unforgettable journey through Santa Marta’s captivating legacy.

  • Private journey: Explore Santa Marta’s history, just you and your guide.
  • Bolivar’s secrets: Uncover his final resting place in private exploration.
  • Gold Museum unveiled: Personal tour through pre-Columbian treasures.
  • Cathedral & Old Town: Discover colonial charm at your own pace.
  • (skip-the-line) Museums, your way: Skip lines and enjoy customized museum visits.
  • Personal stories: Immerse yourself in history with dedicated storytelling.
  • Photos & memories: Capture unique moments on your private adventure.
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino admission fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with a private driver
  • Food (breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Tips (optional)

  • Book now, pay later.
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours.
  • Insider access to selected destinations
  • Skip-the-line
  • Curated itineraries
  • Bilingual guides with unmatched expertise
  • Handpicked Drivers With Guaranteed Track Experience
  • Fully customizable experience
  • Receive the VIP treatment you deserve.
  • Medical emergency services
  • On-The-Spot support
  • Pay safely with your credit card

Rave Reviews: Unforgettable Journeys

As told by our travelers

Epic

(…) “This park is incredibly gorgeous and has so much to do and discover. Cesar was very knowledgeable about the park and Santa Marta in general. He was a great conversationalist and is so thoughtful and accommodating. This experience totally made our trip to Colombia!” (…)

Jesse M

Great Tour, Even Greater Guide!

(…) “It’s a hike through a jungle teeming with wildlife leading to three picturesque tropical beaches. But we got David, who is an absolute gem. “ (…)

Brandi_P

Outstanding Guide makes this Trip special!

(…) “We had a great experience with Erik pointing out quite a few animals and birds which we likely would have missed without the guide.” (…)

John D

Amazing Experience with Bukap! I cannot recommend Bukap travel enough! From my initial contact with Santiago I knew that everything would go so smoothly, the company was such a dream to deal with- such a refreshing experience of efficiency and professionalism in Colombia! They went above and beyond to accommodate us, our driver was on time and made our trip an absolute pleasure. If you’re going to northern Colombia, do yourself a favour and book with Bukap, you will not be disappointed. 10/10 for this company!!
Adventure151426
Adventure151426
2023-12-26
5 start private transportation from Cartagena to Santa Marta by Bukap!! This was my first time in Colombia and I was little hesitant to book a private car for transportation. However based on some good reviews I made a decision to take private car from Cartagena to Santa Marta. Santiago whom i was in touch with since booking was really helpful and provided all the necessary information. The driver was so nice and friendly and made the 4 hours drive very pleasant. Overall I would highly recommend Bukap.
Vinayak Deshpande
Vinayak Deshpande
2023-12-22
La mejor opción para visitar el parque nacional del Tayrona Una experiencia súper recomendable! Tanto nuestro conductor como nuestro guía, Juan, fueron encantadores y estuvieron pendientes de que disfrutáramos al máximo de la experiencia. Juan sabía muchísimo sobre el parque del Tayrona e hizo lo posible porque viéramos todos los animales posibles. Además, sabe explicar toda la naturaleza que allí se encuentra. Un chico muy simpático y profesional que se nota que, además, disfruta con su trabajo.
sara a
sara a
2023-12-14
Perfect transfer Our trip went very well, they contact us earlier to arrange the pick up and the communication are really easy. Our driver Mr. Hader made the trip really smootlhy and secure, he explain all to us during the trip, inclusive some history of the places. Recommend.
Rodrigo A
Rodrigo A
2023-12-10
Smooth transportation to Cartagena Great service. Very smooth pickup, Jesús was a great driver. Plus we got there ahead of the expected time.
Cary B
Cary B
2023-12-09
10/10 can recommend I had an exceptional experience with the transport service from Cartagena to Santa Marta. The punctuality, comfort, and professionalism of the staff exceeded my expectations. The journey was smooth, and the vehicle was well-maintained. I would rate it a solid 10/10 and highly recommend it to others seeking a reliable and enjoyable travel option between these two cities.
Vanessa L
Vanessa L
2023-12-08
Very good Very good service. Punctual. Our driver, Hader, was great. Very competent and kind. Safe driving. He also gave us very useful and interesting information about the area. The car was clean. Good communication with the company before and after the trip.
vamosahi
vamosahi
2023-12-07
Minca to Cartagena private transport From the time of making the booking I experienced a high level of communication. I didn’t have to worry about anything or question anything My driver was very competent and drove well and friendly in an unobtrusive way. We made one stop at a nice service station on the way and made it to Cartagena in approximately four hours. Overall I’m glad I took this option, for me I felt it was a choice and worth the price.
KeithKgH
KeithKgH
2023-12-06
Best attention, quick and convenient! The drivers were very nice. Always checking whether I needed something and they were always in time! The cars were clean and spacious!
Laura A.
Laura A.
2023-12-05
Great driver from Santa Marta to Cartagena We had a great driver from Santa Marta to Cartagena. He was very nice/friendly, picked us up on time, very professional and even stopped as we requested at the Sharika statue in Barranquilla on the way. Highly recommend!
Balberts99
Balberts99
2023-11-30

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