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Coffee Tour La Victoria and waterfalls in Minca - Private Tour
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Coffee Tour La Victoria and waterfalls in Minca - Private Tour

By Iguanas Tours
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Ages 18-100
Duration: 8–10 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up at all hotels in Santa Marta, Rodadero, Pozos Colorados, Bello Horizonte
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 143939P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience 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: 143939P2

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        Santa Marta, Colombia
        Joined in April 2019
      • pls101715
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day with Martin!
        We really loved this day with Martin and his photographer Andres1 One of the best tours we took in all of Colombia. Martin is so enthusiastic about the Santa Marta region. He took us to a cacao farm that was super interesting and informative. I brought back homemade chocolate from the farmers that was a big hit! Then we hiked around the ruins of Taironaka and saw a troupe of howler monkeys, lots of beuatiful birds, and learned about the ancient culture. We wrapped up with a cooling boat ride to the sea on the Don Diego river and saw more howlers, vultures, and sea birds. Totally enjoyable day. Highly recommend Martin and Iguanas tours.
        Written 7 June 2024
      • Kukulcandve
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Authentic place with decent amenities.
        Community oriented eco experience. Lunch was very good after a memorable river float trip. A guided tour through Tayrona history areas was available.
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      • oliviaoZ3092NK
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good Tour, but watch out for additional fees!!
        Overall, the tour was great, but watch our for additional costs! I booked it the day prior and I was so happy they could accommodate me and another guest. When booking they require you add your location and our Airbnb wasn't on the list of addresses since it is a home and note a hotel. The tour operator told me this was going to be an extra 50 000 cop because it was outside of the standard pickup zone. When we got picked up the next morning our guide Alexis said this was the easiest pickup location he ever had since our Airbnb was located 3 minutes from his home and was on the way to Tayrona. I told him they wanted to charge me extra and he wasn't sure why since the driver would have had to pick up him anyways. This to me seemed really off and was Strike #1. In the tour description they say they will provide water as well, when we got in the car there was nothing, which was a bit disappointing since the drive to the park is quite long. When we arrived at the park Alexis said we could buy our own water there out of pocket. Really? Our $175 pp fee doesn't cover a bottle of water? Strike # 2. The first stop is La Piscina beach and you will need to place your lunch order well in advance so they have time to prepare it. Alexis showed us the menu and told us we could pick anything. I asked what he recommended and he said he enjoyed a particular fish meal and I said I would go with his recommendation. The other guest also chose a different recommendation Alexis made. Fast forward to a couple hours later we finished up our lunch, went for a swim, and then Alexis came up to me and said I owe him money for the bill. I asked him why since it said it was included in the description of the tour and he told me I ordered something too expensive and that I owed him 43 000 COP! This was Strike #3. Although I had a great time visiting the national park I left feeling a little bit scammed. I have higher expectations for such an expensive tour.
        Written 9 March 2024
      • Mike E
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Hike and Beaches
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        Written 24 February 2024
      • petrmF3422EH
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        To Colombia only with Iguanas Tours
        Unforgettable experiences with a great guide. A perfecttly prepared tailor-made program for a three-week trip. I warmly recommend.
        Written 16 February 2024
      • Pavel J
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent, unforgetable experience and lot of joy! Tailor made program.
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        Written 2 February 2024
      • Nordette
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        I highly recommend this company for an unforgettable experience!
        I highly recommend Iguanas Tours if you want a more personalized exploration of Tayrona Park and Cabo San Juan. I found them on Trip Advisor and booked the tour through the Iguanas Tours website. We were able to contact Martin beforehand with our questions and were able to confirm our two pick-up locations. Alexis was our English-speaking guide since Martin was not available that day. He was fabulous! We started the tour early to beat the crowds, which was worth it! Alexis got us into the park quickly before the larger groups began arriving. As we walked along the trail listening to the howler monkeys, he told us different facts about Tayrona and the Kogi people - the indigenous people who live in the area. We made the hot trek to Cabo San Juan and immediately got into the ocean to cool off. Compared to the water around Santa Marta, this part of the coast has clean sandy beaches and turquoise blue water. We made our way back to a smaller beach and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Then, we lounged in the water before returning to the trail and spotting a few Capuchin monkeys! I highly recommend this company for an unforgettable experience! Cheers
        Written 22 January 2024
      • Z1509FMwillm
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun trip! The guide made what could have been a stressful day very relaxing.
        Martin was the perfect tour guide. He picked us up at our hotel and managed every aspect of the trip. When we got to the park we realized how important it was to have a guide. He knew the ins and outs of the park entry process and made it seamless. Just getting into the park was worth the price of admission. Martin was friendly, knowledgeable, flexible, and chill. The park was a little busy but that was out of our control. Great views and nice beaches. Easy hike. I'd recommend good sandals. Would highly recommend this trip and Martin as a guide.
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      • 157kelseyt
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The best way to see Tayrona in a day!
        This day tour to Tayrona was incredible. Our guide, Martin, was knowledgeable and flexible and was able to get us into the park immediately upon arrival so we didn’t have to wait in the very long line to enter the park. The beaches were absolutely stunning and the lunch was excellent. Once we reached Cabo San Juan we relaxed on the beach and swam in the ocean. Martin also shared a lot of information about the history of Tayrona and its indigenous populations. I would do this tour again if we return to Santa Marta. Recommend starting as early in the day as possible as you can better avoids the crowds.
        Written 5 January 2024
      • laurasN1456YU
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best tour guide in Santa Marta!! (and beyond)
        My husband and I spent a day with our guide Martin doing the Cacao Indigenous Tour. Martin picked us up where we were staying and our first stop was the Cacao farm. He was super knowledgeable about the entire life cycle of cacao and walked us through the farm and processing area. During the tour he told us all about Tayrona history and culture and their relationship with cacao in the past and today. We tasted the fruit of the cacao, drying beans, and every chocolate they made - all amazing!! We bought one of each :) After that, Martin mentioned we could squeeze in a trip to Taironaka before going on our river trip if we wanted. We obviously said yes!! Again, his knowledge on Taironaka far surpassed our expectations and the walk was beautiful. After Taironaka we had a delicious lunch - seriously, probably the best meal we had around Santa Marta. I also have celiac disease, and Martin was super helpful with helping me communicate that to the kitchen in Spanish. Then, we walked to the Don Diego river which was incredible! We saw so many howler monkeys and beautiful birds. We ended up where the river met the ocean and hopped out to walk on the beach for a bit. He took us to a little lagoon where we were the only people, and we saw a caiman! Then we had some time to swim. On the way back, Martin made sure to get us as close to the monkeys as possible and we spent a lot of time hanging beneath them while they howled at dusk. It was incredible. At the ened of the day, Martin took us to where we'd be staying that night outside of Tayrona National Park. He gave us a lot of recommendations on what else to do in the area and some must-dos in the park itself. He's a wealth of information! He even generously took our chocolate with him for us to get later so it wouldn't melt during our time in the park. We highly recommend booking with Martin. He is one of our favorite people we met in Colombia and the tour alone was more than we could have imagined!
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      • lilianqy2411
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely worth it!
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      • Sally M
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        Great Guide in Santa Marta!
        Martin was an excellent guide. He spoke every good English, was very knowledgeable of the area and is a very good driver. He was helpful with dinner recommendations and provided contacts at our next stop in Medellin.
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      • Dreamer22143599090
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        Santa Marta was WOW!
        The tour with Iguana tours and Martin was AMAZING. He was tremendously punctual and informative. We had the honor of having his little 7 year old son Matias come with us, he was amazing and a trooper. Tayrona was an amazing experience hiking, enjoying the beach and having a typical Colombian lunch which was delicious. We decided to take the trail back on horseback which was a tremendous experience if your are seeking a true adventure. The following day we visited the Victoria coffee farm which I highly recommend in addition to a pristine water fall and a delicious lunch at nearby town of Minca. I truly enjoyed the experience and Martin made it amazing. I will re-visit Santa Marta and definitely connect with Martin. When visiting Santa Marta Iguanas Tours with Martin is a 100% MUST!!
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      • abcpro99
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        An amazing look into Colombia's rich history and dazzling nature
        We took this tour June 2023 and it was great! Wonderfully peaceful historic site with delicious food. The boat ride down the river was fantastic with great glimpses of nature and wildlife. The beach was perfect. Tour guide Martin is a non-native to Colombia and as such offers a unique perspective on Colombian culture and history. One of the highlights of our stay in this beautiful country.
        Written 4 July 2023
      • 186abdullaa
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        Best tours in Santa Marta
        Best tour and guide ever. Everything went smooth and were on time and I can’t express how happy I am after such an amazing tour
        Written 30 June 2023
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      Nordette
      Luperon, Dominican Republic140 contributions
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      Dec 2023 • Friends
      I highly recommend Iguanas Tours if you want a more personalized exploration of Minca and the surrounding areas. I found them on Trip Advisor and booked the tour through the Iguanas Tours website. We were able to contact Martin beforehand with our questions and were able to confirm our two pick-up locations.

      During the holidays, the touristy spots get busy, so Alfredo, our Spanish-speaking guide, picked us up in Santa Marta super early so we could beat the crowds. We headed straight for Pozo Azul – one of the most famous waterfalls in the area, and it was terrific. We were there with only a few other locals and tourists – it was so serene. The water was super cold, but we took the plunge, which was so refreshing.

      The next stop was La Victoria for a tour of one of the oldest coffee farms in Colombia. It was a nice stop, and enjoyable to listen to the area's rich history.

      The ride to our next stop, the Minca Hostel, was one of our favorite parts of the day. It is easy to see why a 4x4 is the way to travel up in the mountains above Minca. It was a bumpy, bouncy ride full of laughter and an impromptu stop at Louis's coffee farm, where we enjoyed the best cappuccino and conversation!

      Finally, we made it to the hostel for lunch and were greeted with chill vibes. We enjoyed a delicious meal with a few Caprihinis while sitting in the netted canopies over the hillside.

      I highly recommend this company for a personalized tour!
      Written 22 January 2024
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