Old Town and Quinta San Pedro Santa Marta City Tour

Taganga, Santa Marta

5 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




Español, Inglés


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.

What to expect on this Santa Marta Old City and Quinta de San Pedro Tour?

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.

If you enjoy discovering the best of the cities, trust us: this tour is perfect for you. Santa Marta is way more than its downtown and you will prove it after this tour that will make you feel you have done it all. If you want to have an adventure like no other, we invite you to chek out our Lost City Trek in La Sierra Nevada Natural Park 4-Day Tour, an ancient city that is older than Machu Picchu in Perú.


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.


  • Historical landmarks of Santa Marta city
  • Walking along the old city
  • Getting inside Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Simon Bolivar’s death place
  • Unforgettable memories of the oldest city of the country


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • Entry to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
  • 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
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is closed on January 1

Tour's Location

Taganga, Santa Marta



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