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Minca: Full-Day Coffee and Cocoa Tour from Santa Marta

Minca: Full-Day Coffee and Cocoa Tour from Santa Marta

From Santa Marta, embark on a 45-minute drive through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to find the small town of Minca. In the company of a local guide, take a 2.5-hour nature walk passing waterfalls, natural swimming pools, and scenic views of the surrounding mountains.  The walk ends at a coffee farm, where you will learn about the coffee production process and it’s importance to Colombia’s culture. Enter a bamboo house where you will enjoy a gourmet lunch before learning about cocoa, its production, and derivatives.   At the end of the tour, return transfers will be provided to your hotel in Santa Marta.

Descubre los secretos del Cafe, Cacao y Cascada en Minca

Descubre los secretos del Cafe, Cacao y Cascada en Minca

At 9 am we'll meet up in the (Centro Histórico Parque de los Novios, Pozos Colorados, Bello Horizonte) and we'll get into a comfortable vehicle that will take us to Minca, where we'll spend a full day! After an hour's drive, we'll start a two-hour hike through the jungle of Minca, enjoying the lush vegetation of the area. Would you like to learn all about the biodiversity of Santa Marta? We'll find out! We'll make a stop at a 'hacienda' or estate, where we'll talk about the preparation of coffee and its derivatives, and we'll even have the chance to drink some delicious freshly brewed coffee! Afterwards, we'll reach the beautiful El Oído del Mundo waterfall for a refreshing swim. Have you worked up an appetite? We'll move on to a bamboo house where we'll enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch consisting of vegetables, meat, side dishes, and an aguapanela - an infusion made from panela which is derived from hardened sugar cane juice. The finishing touch to lunch will be the fantastic views and scenery of the Minca jungle you'll be able to enjoy, the perfect backdrop to your meal! After lunch, we'll enjoy a sweet treat as the icing on the cake of this tour. We'll learn about all the steps in the elaborate process of making this cocoa drink, and we'll get to taste a cup too! Finally, we'll finish the tour by returning to the meeting point in Parque de los Novios, Pozos Colorados, Bello Horizonte at 5 pm.

Santa Marta: Tour múltiple por Minca, Taganga y Playa Grande

Santa Marta: Tour múltiple por Minca, Taganga y Playa Grande

Tras pasar a recogeros por vuestro hotel de Santa Marta a la hora indicada, nos dirigiremos en minibús hasta Minca. ¿Sabíais que es conocida como la capital ecológica de Colombia? Atravesaremos el pueblo de Minca, emplazado en las faldas de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, para explorar la naturaleza que lo rodea. Llegaremos así al Pozo Azul, una hermosa cascada que os conquistará desde el primer instante. Os dejaremos media hora libre para que podáis hacer fotos y os deis un refrescante chapuzón en estas aguas. Nos acercaremos seguidamente al pueblo de Taganga para conocer esta pequeña aldea de pescadores y la bahía en la que se encuentra. A continuación, subiremos a una lancha rápida que nos llevará de travesía hasta Playa Grande, donde tendréis el resto de la tarde libre. ¡Bienvenidos a un paraíso de sol, arena y mar! Además, en Playa Grande tenéis el almuerzo incluido. El menú está compuesto por un principal con guarnición y una bebida. ¡Buen provecho! Después de ocho horas de excursión, os dejaremos nuevamente en vuestro hotel.

Sierra Minca Day Tour

Sierra Minca Day Tour

Join us on a tour and enjoy a complimentary coffee and chocolate bread at the start of the journey. If you want to experience the best of Minca, join our guided tour and discover the stunning rivers, waterfalls, and scenic views that the area has to offer. Our tour will take you to the heart of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, where you can enjoy refreshing swims in two beautiful waterfalls of Marinka. EXPLORE SIERRA MINCA FOR LUNCH AND REST After a refreshing swim in the waterfalls, we will head to Sierra Minca, an eco-friendly hostel, where you can relax and enjoy a delicious lunch, cold beer, and the famous hammocks. Sit back and admire the stunning views of the Bay of Santa Marta and the surrounding mountains.

From Santa Marta: Marinka Waterfalls 4x4 Tour with Transfer

From Santa Marta: Marinka Waterfalls 4x4 Tour with Transfer

From Santa Marta, take a taxi for about 45 minutes through the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta to find the small town of Minca. In the company of a local guide/driver. From there we will transfer to a 4x4 truck, we will take a trail for 30 minutes, in the middle of the journey you will be able to appreciate the exotic landscape surrounded by fauna and flora, with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. When we get off the truck we must walk approximately 15 minutes to reach the Marinka waterfalls. Being in Marinka waterfalls you will have space and free time to enjoy the spa, where you can bathe in the waterfalls, rest in the famous giant hammocks, take photos and of course enjoy a delicious armuerzo included. You can choose the return with prior notice between 02:00 and 04:00 pm, this will be along the same road to Minca, to transfer again to the taxi that leads us to Santa Marta.

Avistamiento de aves en Minca Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

Avistamiento de aves en Minca Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

We'll pick you up at your hotel between 5 and 5:30 am to go to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a mountain range in northern Colombia. After a 45-minute drive, we'll arrive in Minca, where we'll give you an overview of the route and distribute the binoculars. After introductions, we'll start a three-hour walk along a trail while we soak up the nature that surrounds us. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled! Toucans, hummingbirds, owls... We'll be able to see up to 40 different types of birds during our route! Ever seen a flycatcher? Or a Santa Marta parakeet? We'll tell you all about the characteristics of these endemic birds of Minca and teach you how to distinguish between them. After three hours of bird watching, we'll get back in the vehicle to return to your hotel. We'll arrive back in Santa Marta between 9 and 9:30 am.

Hiking and Coffee Tour in Minca: Legacy and Production

Hiking and Coffee Tour in Minca: Legacy and Production

Join us on an exciting hiking/trekking adventure through the stunning mountains in Minca. This tour will take you to explore the natural beauty of the region while immersing yourself in the fascinating history and culture of coffee. We will depart from Minca and enter the imposing mountains that surround this charming town. Our destination is an authentic coffee farm, where we will discover the secrets behind one of the most appreciated drinks in the world: coffee. Meeting in the Main Park of Minca: We will meet in the Main Park, immersing ourselves in the local atmosphere. Horseshoe Walk: We will walk the "La Herradura" natural trail, enjoying panoramic views and watching birds in the tropical humid forest. Arrival at the Coffee Farm: We will be welcomed by an authentic Minca coffee-growing family and learn about the history and impact of coffee in the region. Ecological Walk around the Estate: We will explore the farm as we are guided through the coffee growing and production process, from planting to harvesting. Organic Coffee Tasting: We will end with a tasting of quality organic coffee, appreciating its unique aromas and flavors. Return to Town: After an enriching experience, we will head back to Minca, taking with us lasting memories of our tour through the mountains.

Tour de Expedición Minca: Trekking, Paisaje, Cascadas y Aves

Tour de Expedición Minca: Trekking, Paisaje, Cascadas y Aves

Nuestro tour en forma de senderismo (trekking) te llevará a una aventura única a través de la exuberante selva tropical de Minca. Descubrirás una diversidad asombrosa de flora y aves mientras exploramos senderos serpenteantes, sumergiéndonos en la rica historia indígena del territorio. Nos refrescaremos en las cristalinas cascadas y quebradas del río Minca (Cascada Escondida y Pozo Azul) antes de adentrarnos en la influencia del café en la vida local y en el paisaje. Al llegar al encantador pueblo de Minca, además de reflexionar sobre la importancia de la conservación ambiental, nos sumergiremos en un breve recorrido por su historia y contexto actual, completando así nuestra experiencia en este rincón mágico de Colombia. Este es el itinerario a seguir: Encuentro Puente de Minca Camino hacia Mundo Nuevo Parada Caracolí Cascada Escondida (El costo de entrada es de 8.000 COP). Territorio cafetero Río Minca Pozo Azul Parque Principal ¡Prepárate para una aventura inolvidable mientras exploramos lo mejor que Minca tiene para ofrecer! Altura: 600 a 700 m s. n. m. Dificultad: Media Distancia: 7 km aprox

Minca: Day-Trip with coffee farm

Minca: Day-Trip with coffee farm

Embark on a captivating journey from Santa Marta to the serene town of Minca, where mountain vistas and lush landscapes await. Begin your adventure with a scenic drive, soaking in the breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada as you make your way to your first stop, La Victoria, a historic coffee farm. Here, you'll embark on an enlightening coffee tour, uncovering the secrets behind the distinctive flavors of Sierra Nevada's coffee. Delve into the intricate processes of coffee cultivation and production, and treat your palate to the exquisite taste of freshly brewed coffee, fully immersing yourself in Colombia's renowned coffee culture. Following the coffee tour, indulge in a sumptuous lunch set against the backdrop of Minca's stunning mountain scenery. Enjoy an array of local culinary delights while taking in panoramic views of the lush surroundings and the distant cityscape of Santa Marta. Let the peaceful atmosphere of Minca provide a perfect moment for relaxation and rejuvenation. Your adventure continues with a visit to Marinka, a tranquil haven nestled in Minca's dense forests. Wander through the charming town, surrounded by natural beauty at every turn, until you reach the enchanting Marinka waterfalls. Here, you can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters and marvel at the cascading falls. Recline in the comfort of large hammock beds, allowing the soothing sounds of the waterfalls and the forest to transport you to a state of blissful tranquility. As your day in Minca comes to an end, begin your return journey to Santa Marta. Reflect on the day's experiences and the natural beauty you've encountered as you head back to your hotel, carrying with you the serene essence of Minca and the warmth of Colombian hospitality. Discover the serene charm of Minca and the splendor of the Sierra Nevada, where every moment is a celebration of Colombia's natural wonders.

Tour Descubriendo Minca: Tesoros Históricos y Naturales

Tour Descubriendo Minca: Tesoros Históricos y Naturales

Comenzaremos con un vistazo al pasado prehispánico e histórico de Minca, antes de sumergirnos en la importancia de su ecosistema y ríos, reflejando la vida cotidiana y creencias de sus habitantes. Descubriremos el papel crucial del café en la historia local y nos aventuraremos en una corta caminata para conocer aves endémicas, flora y vegetación. Finalmente, nos refrescaremos en una hermosa cascada, brindando una experiencia completa e inolvidable en Minca. ¡Únete a nosotros para descubrir los tesoros de este pueblo montañoso! Síguenos en estas paradas para conocer más sobre este majestuoso lugar: 1. Puente de Minca: Símbolo emblemático que une la historia pasada y presente de Minca. 2. Calle principal de Minca: Arteria vibrante llena de comercios coloridos, artesanías, restaurantes y cafeterías. 3. Parque de Minca: Punto central de la vida comunitaria, donde residentes y visitantes se reúnen para compartir, disfrutar de actividades y promover la convivencia en un ambiente natural y relajado. 4. Parroquia Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro: Templo histórico que refleja las creencias arraigadas en la comunidad. 5. Cafetería local: Experiencia sensorial que permite degustar y aprender sobre el café. 6. Camino Marinka: Sendero que atraviesa la exuberante selva tropical, revelando la biodiversidad única de la región y ofreciendo vistas impresionantes. 7. Cascada Oído del Mundo: Oasis de tranquilidad y belleza natural, donde las aguas cristalinas invitan a refrescarse y conectar con la serenidad del entorno. No te pierdas explorar la vida vibrante de Minca, desde sus calles hasta sus cascadas. Una experiencia inolvidable que te llevará a la naturaleza y la cultura de este encantador pueblo colombiano. ¡Hasta pronto!

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Overall rating

4.4
(17 reviews)

Communication and pick-up went really well. Don't expect an air-conditioned van with seatbelts - but it was the best tour ever! We went on an adventurous journey into the mountain region to Minca, where we had a small breakfast - perfect. Then we relaxed on to the waterfalls, which aren't spectacular but are refreshing. And then on to the Sierra Minca hostel. The view from there is incredible, we love it, the food is delicious, the people are in a really good mood. The break did us so much good. We relaxed and enjoyed it. If you want to see something of Colombia without being bothered by tourist stuff, then do this tour. Camillo is a really nice guy and an excellent driver. We wish him and his family all the best and thank you for the great day.

Enjoyed guide very good. Waterfall excellent. Coffee family great. Lunch so so. Would have liked a choice with menu even if limited options. We walked a lot to coffee and that was accessible partly by car would be better to drive further up, save time and use at waterfall and chocolate location. But still great day.

This tour was super nice, of a small family finca producing mainly coffee. It was super interesting and Nico was a lovely guide. Be aware that the pathways can be slippy in the rain so definitely bring good footwear as it suggests.

Our tour guide had a lot of energy, you could tell that he enjoyed his job, he told us a lot of information about the nature and animals of Colombia. It was a beautiful hike in nature with swimming and delicious food.

It was great fun, Nico and Andres guided us well. Made the route a little less difficult for my parents. But all in all we had a super fun morning with a refreshing dip at the waterfall. Super thanks !