Make the most out of your time in half a day and join a Santa Marta City Tour. Get to know the most beautiful and relevant places in the capital city of Magdalena while a knowledgeable guide tells you as much as you like about Colombian culture and history. This City has the unique feature of having mountains, sea, coral reefs, jungle and tropical dry forests in the area. Furthermore, this was the second city founded by the Spanish Conquistadors in America, playing a vital role during the Colonial process.
You will be picked up at your hotel to start with a tour through this exciting city. Your first stop will be at Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, the place where Simón Bolívar died on December 17th of 1830. This place is a historic building of the XVII century with 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 world-famous player Carlos “'El Pibe'” Valderrama before moving to the Historic Center of Santa Marta. You will walk through streets full of history, architectural jewels, parks, and colonial plazas, and enter the 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 you to your hotel, you will go to Taganga's Lookout where you will have an excellent view of Taganga and the Caribbean Sea.
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This experience can be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
I went to the Aracataca tour with Diva as a book fan of Gabo Marquez. The trip was super informative with lots of callbacks from details in the books that I remember. It was a slow paced trip with walking in the town, food tasting and driving through the villages with air-conditioned car. Diva was super nice and she speaks great English.
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