- 4 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Mobile ticket
View landmarks of Santa Marta and its surroundings on a half-day sightseeing tour by comfortable coach. A knowledgeable guide takes you on a tour of the estate grounds and botanical gardens of La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino. View monuments to Colombia’s renowned 19th-century leader, Simón Bolívar, and the country's famous soccer player Carlos Valderrama. You’ll visit the picturesque fishing village of Taganga and take in the coastal views along the Bay of Santa Marta. Round-trip hotel transport from the El Rodadero area is included.
- Comprehensive tour of the city
- Family friendly
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off from El Rodadero, Bello Horizonte, Gaira and Historical Centre
Santa Marta hotels
After pickup from your hotel in Santa Marta, depart by coach for La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, located about 20 minutes away. With your guide, tour the grounds of this 17th-century hacienda, famous as the site where Simón Bolívar died in 1830.
As you view the Altar of the Homeland and the Altar of the Fatherland, each memorializing Bolívar — called 'El Libertador' (The Liberator) — learn how the military and political revolutionary led Colombia and neighboring Latin American countries to independence from Spanish rule. See the flags of the Americas on display in the Plaza de Banderas before visiting La Quinta’s botanical gardens. Here, you’ll find ancient trees and more than 150 plant species on display, including varieties of orchid, cacti, fruit trees, mangrove and medicinal plants. You may even observe animals living in this natural habitat, such as iguanas, parrots, hawks and hummingbirds.
Re-board your coach and continue to Taganga, a town situated on the Caribbean coast about 3 miles (5 km) north of Santa Marta. Legendary for its sunsets, scuba diving and gourmet restaurants — as well as venues for dancing the rumba — this typical fishing village provides a base for the nearby Sierra and Tayrona national parks.
After a walk around town with your guide, drive to Santa Marta and view a monument to Carlos Valderrama. This 22-foot (6-meter) bronze statue, erected outside Eduardo Santos Stadium, commemorates the famous soccer champion, who played for Colombia’s national football team in the 1990s.
Finally, you’ll visit the Bay of Santa Marta to take in the gorgeous views before your guide drops you off at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note: This tour is not available to cruise ship passengers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.