Gold Museum & Santa Marta Old City Tour

Santa Marta

3 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


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 Malecón, 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.

What to expect on this Santa Marta Old City and Gold Museum tour?

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. 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. If you finish this tour wanting to know more about the city’s history, we invite you to keep learning with our food tour in Santa Marta Old City, you won’t regret it!


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 food tasting stop, where there will be a chance to try a typical snack. The day will come to an end when our driver takes you back to your hotel.


  • 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


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Entry to Tayrona Gold Museum
  • Gastronomic experience
  • All risk insurance
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind this is a walking tour and operates in all weather conditions
  • Tayrona Gold Museum is closed on Mondays

Tour's Location

Santa Marta



Member Since 2023

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