Santa Marta Tours
Amazing full day tour to Minca with a private guide
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Amazing full day tour to Minca with a private guide

By Bukap
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • One bottled water per person
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • Coffee farm entrance and guided tour in English or Spanish
  • Marinka Waterfalls admission fee
  • 4x4 SUV (if you selected the correct option)
  • Private bilingual guide (English or Spanish)
  • Entry/Admission - Cascadas de Marinka
  • Entry/Admission - Minca
  • Entry/Admission - Minca
What's not included
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and/or dinner)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We can pick you up at any hotel in Santa Marta, Pozos Colorados, Rodadero, Bello Horizonte and Playa Dormida
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127977P10

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 127977P10

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        About the operator
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        • Bukap
          281
          Santa Marta, Colombia
          Joined in March 2019
        • Lawrence R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great transportation service
          This was a great, scenic way to get from a Santa Marta to Cartagena. Hader was fun, friendly, and most importantly a good driver.
          Written 3 July 2024
        • 801sanjaya
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hader and Bukap were amazing
          Hader Bustamante was great! Friendly, informative and incredibly attentive to every need. We probably would have pieced together less comfortable, slower rides in the name of cost, but as soon as we met Hader, we knew we had our transportation for the whole trip. In addition Bukap was easy and very willing to meet us where we were and even make last minute changes as our itinerary changed.
          Written 20 June 2024
        • akasho347
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent transportation
          We were very pleased with Hader, he was very friendly, told us things about Colombia during the ride and drove us safely to Cartagena! Definitely worth booking!!
          Written 12 June 2024
        • Coastal09945897000
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cool service
          Cool Service for transport from Cartagena to Tayrona Santa Marta. Nice place to visit, nice culture, food, drinks and people
          Written 10 June 2024
        • Soraya G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Service
          We had a great experience. Our driver Hader was not only professional but an extremely safe driver who made us feel comfortable. He went above and beyond even slowing down to let me capture pictures of the landmarks. Thank you for the wonderful service. Would recommend to anyone. Won't book with anybody but this company in the future.
          Written 4 June 2024
        • peterandpatb
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fun in Santa Marta
          David, our guide, was attentive, energetic, creative and entertaining. He was knowledgeable and organized all the stops in a timely fashion. Haden was a very good driver.
          Written 28 May 2024
        • brookekana
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing private shuttle service from Minca to Cartagena
          We had the pleasure of riding with Hader Bustamante from Minca to Cartagena, he was an absolute pleasure to travel with. Although our Spanish was limited, Hader was able to explain a lot of the landmarks and cities along the drive. He was a very safe driver with lots of knowledge and made the drive very comfortable for us both. There were many opportunities for a bathroom stop although we didn’t need many. We would highly recommend the services of Bukap to all wanting a stress free and comfortable transfer from Minca or Santa Marta to Cartagena. The communication from Bukap during the entire process was excellent.
          Written 27 May 2024
        • Extraordinary766591
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tayrona to Cartagena transfer
          We used Bukap for all of our transfers in Colombia. They were extremely responsive and professional. They had great communication through WhatsApp. Our driver Hader was excellent he was a very safe driver. His car was well maintained and the air conditioned. Would highly recommended to anyone traveling in Colombia
          Written 7 May 2024
        • oilgeol1
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Airport drop-off service!
          The ride was actually from the hotel in Santa Marta to the Santa Marta airport. The driver was early and waiting for us, the vehicle was large enough for our luggage and spacious for us passengers. Driver offered water and drove safely to the airport, highly recommend.
          Written 4 May 2024
        • carolina g
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private tour of the Tayrona Park
          The private tour to the Tayrona Park was the best decision. Juan Polo was our tour guide and we were lucky to have him. He was funny, he knows a lot of. The history of the park, the nature, plants, animals , the Colombian culture, etc. he kept us going through tbd whole hike. We were able to spend a good amount of time in the main two beaches. The food was really good. Overall had an amazing time and will do it again and again. Our driver Hader was also a really nice person both Juan and Hader carry on with the conversation and we were able to learn things from Santa Marta and its surroundings.
          Written 30 April 2024
        • stawakalit
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Smooth & Comfortable Transport to & from Santa Marta and Cartagena
          We loved using Bukap Transport! Everything went smoothly and the vehicles were very comfortable. Great drivers both trips. We were a group of 8 friends. Highly recommend for affordable and comfortable transport to & from Santa Marta and Cartagena! Thank you Bukap!
          Written 30 April 2024
        • danielnL8221CR
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Sublime Experience
          We loved this tour. David is such an energetic and amiable guide. And whilst the walk was strenuous at times it was rewarding all throughout.
          Written 26 April 2024
        • christinenH6053JU
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spacious and comfortable
          The van was very large and spacious, and the ride from Santa Marta to Cartagena was peaceful and comfortable! Our group was able to stop at the midway point (Barranquilla) of our trip to get lunch as well.
          Written 26 April 2024
        • 866allun
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Barranquilla to Santa Marta
          Amazing service. We had our driver Hader waiting for us at the Barranquilla airport with a sign with my name on it. He helped us with our luggage and had waters for us when we got to the car. The car was great, my wife and I felt safe and welcome. He told us about where to go eat in Santa Marta and places to visit. Then he dropped us off at our airbnb. Great trip from Barranquilla airport to Santa Marta.
          Written 24 April 2024
        • michaelpF6434FO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Terrific punctual and professional company
          Out of this world experience. Felt like we were in a Jurassic Park movie or something. What a beautiful hike with beaches that were incredible. Bukap was so punctual and professional. Next time I book a tour and/or transportation I’ll be comfortable knowing they will come through and take care of everything. Again really professional company with great people working for them. Couldn’t recommend any stronger
          Written 6 April 2024
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        5.0
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        prknox99
        New York City, NY4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had the most incredible experience with Juan Carlos and his tour guide, Christian. Bukap arranged the most amazing itineraries for me and my active family. We had a wonderful experience and Learned so much about the culture in Santa Marta as well as Minca. Christian was so delightful as a guide and very helpful explaining the culture. He was thoughtful and engaging. Our trip to Santa Marta was so memorable forever because of Bukap!
        Written 17 February 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Thank you so much for your feedback and for choosing Bukap for your trip to Santa Marta. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with Juan Carlos and Christian. They truly are dedicated to providing an immersive and educational experience for our guests. We are so glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that our itineraries were able to accommodate your active family. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back to Santa Marta in the future.
        Written 12 January 2023
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        Nick V
        Stabroek, Belgium35 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We booked our tour with Juan Carlos, who is by far the best guide you can have! His knowledge abour Colombia is amazing, and so is his English. It doesn’t feel like you’re out with a guide, but with a friend! Highly recommendable!
        Written 17 February 2020
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        Dear Nick, It's great to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with Juan Carlos and Bukap Tours! We're thrilled to know that his knowledge and friendly demeanor made the tour feel like a day out with a friend. Your recommendation means a lot to us and we're grateful for your kind words. Thank you for choosing Bukap and we hope to have the opportunity to work for you again in the future. Best regards, Juan Carlos Bustos Casij, Bukap's founder."
        Written 3 February 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        jwi
        Munich, Germany12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We booked this tour, because it looked really interesting, but we got more!
        Juan is an amazing tour guide. He loves his job, is with full passion and have a great mood.
        For pictures he offered to stop everywhere (if possible). So at first we visited the coffee farm. The English tour guide was not available, so Juan did the tour for us, it was funny and we got all the information we were interested and wanted to know. The coffee and the farm is really good.
        Then we went to the waterfall and it is a beautiful area. We took some pictures, discussed about camera and swam! Unfortunately the food was not so good,
        so Juan was really mad and discussed it with the owner.
        We had a great time and can recommend it!
        Written 16 December 2019
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        Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear that Juan exceeded your expectations and made your tour even more enjoyable. We are glad to know that you had a great time visiting the coffee farm and the waterfall, and that Juan went above and beyond to make sure you got all the information and pictures you wanted. We apologize that the food didn't meet your expectations, but we appreciate Juan's dedication in addressing the issue with the owner. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future tour!
        Written 12 January 2023
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        Pablo H
        Millbury, MA30 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Spectacular, magical place, still fairly untouched with enough good balance of modernity, but definitely nature steals the show.
        At the coffee farm they also has a microbrewery the whole things is amazing
        Written 23 December 2021
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        Dear Pablo, Thank you for choosing Bukap and for taking the time to leave a review about your experience at the coffee farm. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the balance of modernity and nature and that the whole experience was amazing. Thank you again for choosing Bukap and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards, Juan Carlos Bustos Casij, Bukap's founder
        Written 3 February 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        MS2
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2020 • Friends
        We had an unforgettable, fun, educational, and beautiful experience on our trip to Minca. Our driver and guide picked us up right on time, and were phenomenal. Highly recommend!
        Written 23 February 2020
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        What a fantastic review! We're so glad to hear that you had an unforgettable and educational experience on your trip to Minca. Our driver and guide take great pride in their work and it's wonderful to hear that they made such a positive impression on you. We're thrilled that you would recommend us to others and we thank you for taking the time to leave this feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to work for you again in the future. Best regards, Juan Carlos Bustos Casij, Bukap's founder."
        Written 3 February 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Al
        London, UK1 376 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        We picked Bukap Travels based on the tripadvisor reviews, and can confirm that they are all true. We had a great day out (visiting the coffee plantation and waterfalls) with Juan Carlos as our guide. He has a very good standard of English, excellent knowledge about everything in Colombia (politics, history, geography...) and drives very safely. He is also very keen on his job and is full of enthusiasm. His choice of restaurant for lunch was also good. Book him, you won’t be disappointed!
        Written 21 January 2020
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        Thank you so much for taking the time to share your positive experience with Bukap Travels. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great day out with Juan Carlos as your guide and that his knowledge of Colombia impressed you. We are proud of our team's commitment to providing excellent service and it is great to hear that Juan Carlos' enthusiasm for his job shone through during your tour. We will be sure to pass along your kind words to him and the entire Bukap team. Thank you for choosing us and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.
        Written 12 January 2023
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        TDT
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        There are many tour companies offering tours of Minca, but Juan Carlos is the best guide! He was entertaining, knowledgeable and able to answer just about any Colombian related question we had. We truly enjoyed spending the day with him, exploring the Sierra Nevada area around Minca and learning more about Colombia.
        Written 27 December 2019
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        Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time with Juan Carlos and that he was able to provide an entertaining and informative tour of Minca and the Sierra Nevada area. At Bukap, we strive to provide the best service and make sure that our customers have a memorable experience. We are glad to know that we were able to achieve that for you and that you would recommend Juan Carlos to others. We look forward to welcoming you back on another adventure with us!
        Written 12 January 2023
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        Joanne C
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2019 • Family
        We hired Juan Carlos for 2 days to do 2 tours from our base in Santa Marta to Minca and Tayrona National Park. We were really pleased with his service. He was on time, the tours were well organised and we saw all the highlights in comfort. He speaks excellent English, he is good company, his driving was safe and he was really responsive to what our group wanted to do. We wouldn’t hesitate to book another tour with him.
        Written 23 November 2019
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        Dear valued customer, Thank you for taking the time to leave such wonderful feedback about your experience with Juan Carlos! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tours and that you felt comfortable and well taken care of. Our goal is to make sure our customers have a memorable and enjoyable experience, and it sounds like we were able to achieve that for you. We are thrilled to hear that you would book another tour with us in the future. Your positive words mean a lot to us and we appreciate the support you have shown us. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you. Best regards, The Bukap team
        Written 3 February 2023
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        Ashley S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019
        Juan Carlos truly made our experience in both Santa Marta and Minca incredible!

        Before we arrived in Santa Marta, he was in touch with us via Whatsapp to confirm times and dates. You could immediately tell he was very professional. He was also a great resource when it came to asking other questions about our trip to Colombia outside of visit to Minca (tips for visiting Tayrona National Park and traveling between Cartagena and Santa Marta).

        On the day of our trip, he was on time and had great energy. Through out the course of the day, he was very knowledgeable, made us feel safe, and also was accommodating to our preferences. For example, we wanted to go on a bit of a longer hike, so he took us to Marinka Waterfalls in the afternoon, which were gorgeous. On our way down from the hike, I took a bit of a tumble and had a cut on my knee. He readily had a first aid kit, and even offered to take me to a clinic. I didn't need to, but appreciated the generosity and care.

        Spending the day touring with Juan Carlos was one of the highlights of our week long trip to Colombia. We would recommend him to any of our friends and family. Thank you JC!
        Written 18 August 2019
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        Hello dear Ashley! Thank you for your kind words and for choosing me as your tour guide. I am glad to hear that you had a great time in Santa Marta and Minca. I am always happy to help and provide the best service possible. I am glad that I was able to make your trip special and memorable. I hope to see you again in the future. Thank you for your trust and support.
        Written 12 January 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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