Santa Marta City Tour: Old City + Gold Museum

Santa Marta


3 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




In this Santa Marta city tour you’ll experience the magic of the city. Trutly observe its diversity and learn why people say it makes all its visitors feel at home.

In this walking tour, you will explore the history and traditions among its streets and houses. For instance, you’ll visit the Tayrona Gold Museum, Parque de los Novios, the Malecon, the Cathedral, and many other places. Of course, this experience includes refreshing traditional juices, and fruit tasting with locals.

In a word, we have designed fun experiences for you, and a we make sure you’ll be with a very knowledgeable local guide for a great Santa Marta city tour.

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  • Historical landmarks about Santa Marta City
  • A walk through Tayrona Gold Museum
  • Visiting Santa Marta’s bay or Malecon, and the main parks and squares
  • A brief lesson about Colombian diversity through its history and guide’s recommendations
  • A glimpse of Colombia’s Caribbean flavors by tasting fruits and juices

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The best way to get to know a city is by doing a walking tour that shows you the wide range of options one place may offer.

Bring your venturous spirit to this 3-hour tour around the heart of Santa Marta and see its most important spots.

The journey starts when you meet our local guide at your hotel. From there you will head to Tayrona Gold Museum, where you will have a quick tour inside it. This is the first place to be built in the city by Spaniards and it is now a cultural site with the aim of rescuing and showing the indigenous ancestral heritage through their metalwork.

Walk later to Bolivar Square Park and then to Rodrigo Bastidas’ monument. The first dedicated to the leader of South American independence, and the second honoring the Spanish founder of the city. Keep walking along the bay and get to “El parque de los novios” (the lovers’ park), the main park of Santa Marta’s downtown that comes alive every night when young samarios meet to dance and have fun. Keep strolling around and discover the main churches, parks, museums and colonial architecture houses as we get to the main Cathedral.

Along the tour you will also have a couple of food tasting stops, where there will be chance to share with locals and try some of their typical snacks, juices and fruits.

Learn the fascinating history of Santa Marta and its rich diversity of places and understand why people protect, promote and show their cultural legacy, besides making a living out of it. We know you will feel touched by Colombian joyful and friendly spirit.

Take this tour as a starter and finish it wanting to know more about this magical city in this magical country that offers you everything.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to Tayrona Gold Museum
  • All-risk insurance
  • Lunch
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Gold Museum closed on Mondays, however our guide will give you options for another museum according to your interests

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Santa Marta, please select the airport or the cruise ship terminal as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water. Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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