Santa Marta Old City, Museum, Quinta San Pedro & Taganga’s Bay Tour

Taganga, Santa Marta


7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




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. Visit the historical center and the Tayrona Gold Museum. Then, continue to the Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, death place of Simón Bolivar. Finish the tour visiting one of its most famous bays: Taganga.


  • Historical landmarks of Santa Marta city
  • A walk along the old city and a guided tour in the Tayrona Gold Museum
  • A trip to Taganga’s Bay, one of the most important in Santa Marta
  • A visit and guided tour inside Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, Simon Bolivar’s death place
  • Unforgettable memories of the oldest city of the country.

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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.

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 and the Tayrona Gold Museum, where the vestiges of the metalwork done by ethnic groups of the region remain and resist the passing of time.

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.

After having a delicious typical lunch, you will be headed to Taganga, a small fishing village surrounded by cliffs on both sides and with great panoramic views of the Caribbean and the imposing mountains of the region. In the end, the guide will take you back to the hotel.

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.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry to Tayrona Gold Museum
  • Entry to Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino
  • 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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