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Old Town and Quinta Pedro Alejandrino Santa Marta City Tour

1. Old Town and Quinta Pedro Alejandrino Santa Marta City Tour

Do you know why people believe Santa Marta’s Old city is magical? Come with us and find out! Santa Marta was once called The Pearl of America by the Spaniards. Nowadays, it deserves its name for being a natural and historical treasure for Colombia. So, if you want to learn why, join us in this private full-day tour around its most emblematic places. Then, continue to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, death place of Simón Bolivar. Santa Marta was founded in 1525. It is the oldest city of Colombia, and the second oldest in Latin America. Its colonial houses, streets, natural parks, and bays hold the country and city’s history of indigenous roots and Spanish conquest. In the present time is a sign of the Caribbean joyful traditions. Come with us. Start this full-day tour by meeting the expert local guide who will pick you up from your hotel. Firstly, you will visit the old city’s most emblematic places. Parque de Los Novios, Simón Bolívar Park, and the monument of Santa Marta’s founder Rodrigo Bastidas, among others. Then, you will go to the old city’s main Cathedral where they have the tomb of Bastidas. Afterward, jump to La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a 17th-century hacienda, which is nowadays one of the most recognized and touristic spots in Santa Marta for being home and death place to Simon Bolivar, the “father of South American independence”. Learn about his life and enjoy its enormous gardens and patios covered by the trees’ shade before going to a whole different place. In the end, the guide will take you back to the hotel.

Cartagena: Tour full to Barranquilla and Santa Marta

2. Cartagena: Tour full to Barranquilla and Santa Marta

Pick up at hotels depending on the area starting at 5:00 am, depending on the hotel, the time will vary, the time of which will be assigned in the confirmation voucher. Clients staying outside the pick-up area will be assigned a meeting point: Clock Tower - Historic Center: 4:30 am. Please note, the pick-up time is subject to change, depending on the number of reservations, including The pick-up can be before the indicated time, starting at 4:15 am, this will be notified one day before in the reservation reminder to the client. Taking the sea route towards Barranquilla, a journey of approximately 1 hour, we will find the town of Lomita Arena where the Totumo Volcano is located. We will pass by the Parador Turistico Sombrero Vueltiao restaurant, popular for its infrastructure alluding to its name representative of the clothing that characterizes the coastal people. We advance to Puerto Colombia of the Barranquilla metropolis, considered the Golden Gate. We will take the road towards Via Cordialidad to reach the longest bridge on the coast called Alberto Pumarejo, inaugurated in 1974 and modified in 2019, stunning beauty, from which you can see the Magdalena River 20 km from its mouth into the Caribbean Sea, which is at the height of Barranquilla and the municipality of Sitionuevo in the department of Magdalena. This access road will allow the first stop in the town of Cienaga, a fishing community with gastronomic wealth, in this place we will enjoy a typical coastal breakfast. After having traveled 4 hours, we will arrive in Santa Marta, capital of the department of Magdalena. In the city, we will visit La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino for 1 hour, an old hacienda where the Liberator Simon Bolivar lived his last days and died. As we leave the place, we will arrive at the statue of the great Pibe Valderrama, former Samarium soccer player, recognized for his great participation in the Colombian national team in the 90s. We will have time to buy souvenirs or memories of the city. Between 12:30 and 1:00 pm we arrive at the Rodadero sector, a resort of Santa Marta, characterized by its light sand beaches and its high-rise buildings. In the area we will enjoy a typical lunch according to the selected option and a swim. of sea, upon arrival at 3:30 pm or 4:00 pm we will be heading towards the city of Barranquilla, a two-hour journey that will allow us to contemplate, upon arriving at La Arenosa, its emblematic monuments such as: La Aleta del tiburon and Venta del world, without leaving out its large Tourist Boardwalk that allows us to appreciate the Magdalena River, popular with pedestrians and cyclists. An hour is allocated to take photographs, taste the local cuisine or buy souvenirs. Being 7:00 pm, we return to the road with access to Cartagena de Indias, arriving in the city at 9:00 pm where the tour will have ended.

Santa Marta: Walking Tour

3. Santa Marta: Walking Tour

Be picked up at your hotel to start with a 4-hour tour through this exciting city. Your first stop will be at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the place where the founding father Simón Bolivar died the 17th of December, 1830. This place is not only a remanent of the XVII century, but also has an enormous diversity of native trees, stunning gardens, and impressive artwork. You will make a short stop at Eduardo Santos Soccer Stadium, where you will find a sculpture of the world-famous player Carlos “'El Pibe'” Valderrama before moving to the historical center of Santa Marta. You will walk through streets full of history, architectural jewels, parks and colonial plazas, then enter Santa Marta's Cathedral, the first church built in South America. Finally, at the Gold Museum, you will be able to appreciate the richness of the Tayrona culture, their beliefs, myths, and crafts. Before returning to your hotel, you will head to Taganga's Lookout where you will have an excellent view of Taganga and the Caribbean Sea.

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Having done the Cartagena city tour before this, our expectations were pretty high. But Santa Marta is a little smaller and has less to offer. The gold museum was really wonderful, I enjoyed learning about the history. The Quinta San Pedro was a little overrated. Lunch in Taganga Bay was fantastic. Overall, would recommend.

De los mejores tours que he tenido! Aprendí mucho sobre la ciudad. Mi guía fue Andrea y hace de la experiencia algo increíble! Si quieren aprender sobre historia de la ciudad y al mismo tiempo pasarla perfectamente, tienen que hacer este tour con ella!

so much history....really interesting and Rosa knew so much about so many other things too. I found it so interesting to talk with her about Santa Marta and Colombia...history and culture....amazing trip

Absolutely fantastic… our guide Jose had an advanced knowledge of the area and really was able to bring the history of Santa Marta to life for us!