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Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the world’s highest coastal mountain range, is an ideal setting for epic hiking adventures. With its unique and complex network of ecosystems, jagged peaks, river ravines, and waterfalls, here are your options for outdoor activities in the wild Sierra Nevada. 

Highlights
  • Trek through the Colombian jungle in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains on a multi-day hiking adventure.
  • Discover archaeological wonders such as the “Lost City” of Ciudad Perdida, once inhabited by the Tayrona people.
  • Explore the Caribbean coastline’s white-sand beaches and lush rain forest in Tayrona National Park.
  • Look out for giant anteaters, white-bellied spider monkeys, and birds such as rusty-headed spinetails and Andean condors.
  • Camp out in the jungle or sleep in a hammock beneath the stars.

Things to Know
  • The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range is located along the northeastern coast of Colombia, less than an hour’s drive from Barranquilla.
  • The mountains reach heights of up to 18,942 feet (over 5,700 meters) above sea level, so hikers should be in good fitness and allow time to acclimatize to the high altitude.
  • Popular trekking tours such as the Lost City typically leave from Santa Marta and include around four to six days of hiking.
  • Hiking may not be possible during the Sierra Nevada’s two rainy seasons, May to June and September to November.
  • Most trekking tours include accommodation, meals, and round-trip transportation.
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Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!

Sailing to Tayrona with Luis: Unique!

star-4.5
110
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$49.00
From
$49.00
My name is Luis, I am an Economist and I worked as a consultant for more than 20 years. I changed my work for my passion: sailing and enjoying nature, especially the sea. I have been sailing since I was 10 days old, it is a passion inherited from my family and I love to transmit my knowledge of the sea and navigation to the people who accompany me. Since arriving in Colombia with my family I have had the opportunity to know Tayrona in a way that people do not know, from the sea. It is a unique experience that we want to teach you. We are bilingual (Spanish and English) and we love to talk and tell the local anecdotes, we will take you to live an unforgettable day. I am a yacht skipper and I have all the necessary courses to guarantee you safety and enjoy the experience.
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* A traveler said: "Beautiful trip. Well organized. Excellent day trip. Good staff. Luis and his team care about every detail and make this a safe and unique experience. Thanks"


Tayrona Bay Sailboat trip

Tayrona Bay Sailboat trip

star-4.5
15
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$51.29
From
$51.29
Be at Marina of Santa Marta 930 am. Say boat SONATA @ Gate. We depart 10 am. Sonata is a 58ft cutter rigged ketch built in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan with a 26 passenger capacity (currently 18 per covid) With plenty of deck space she makes for a comfortable ride. We will motor up wind to Bahia Concha in Tayrona Park passing at a distance by Taganga, Playa Grande, Aguja Island. At Bahia Concha we`ll anchor. Our auxiliary boat will take you to the beach or you can swim to it. You can snorkel, SUP board, Kayak or sunbathe. WATER ACTIVITIES CAN ONLY BE DONE INTHE DESIGNATED AREAS. Lunch and 1 drink will be provided per person ON BOARD approximately 1 hour after arrival. 3:45pm everyone should be on board again to sail back wind permitting. Back at Marina by 5pm where you can enjoy the Sunset. If weather restrictions by maritime authorities we visit nearby bays. NO REFUND if Maritime Authorities restrict navigation to Tayrona Park. FULL REFUND if ALL navigation is restricted.
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* A traveler said: "A simple itinerary to the beach with a fun and knowledgeable crew. Everything you need to enjoy your day except your suit and sunscreen will be available on the boat or for purchase on the beach. Bring cash for chairs chairs and drink vendors. Hot lunch was a welcome and delicious surprise!"


Minca Full Day Tour

Minca Full Day Tour

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22
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$51.29
From
$51.29
It's a full day all inclusive * Visit to coffee farm * Bath in the river * Gourmet lunch * Tour of the Bambu * Cocoa Tour
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* A traveler said: "My friends and I had a wonderful tour with Christina and Frederico. Coffee tasting was at local cafe. We went on an easy hike to the waterfall and explored the area with our guides. We also did clay body masks in the river and experienced an amazing connection with Minca. We walked to town and had a good lunch, then went to the Cocoa shop and had some hot chocolate. Our guides then took us to a lookout in the town where my friends and I relaxed and experienced a wonderful time with our guides overall. I would 100% recommend this tour!"


Private shuttle service from Santa Marta Airport to Hotel in Santa Marta

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Private shuttle service from Santa Marta Airport to Hotel in Santa Marta

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8
  • 40 to 55 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$14.52
per group
$17.71
$3.19 savings
From
$14.52
per group
$17.71
$3.19 savings
Enjoy a stress-free transportation from Simon Bolivar International Airport (SMR) to your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero, Pozos Colorados or Bello Horizonte (TAGANGA not included). This service has a duration that varies from 40 to 50 minutes (depending on traffic), on the road to your hotel you will be able to observe the wonderful mountains of the Sierra Nevada which embrace this magnificent, unique and authentic city.
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* A traveler said: "It was great. The young man,Juan, met us at baggage claim with a sign. He was a very polite and professiomal driver. He told us about Santa Marta and it's history along the way."


Nicks 1892 Coffee farm & Brewery

Nicks 1892 Coffee farm & Brewery

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3
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$50.00
From
$50.00
I recently moved to Santa Marta with my wife where we can enjoy the beautiful Sierra Nevada and what it has to offer. Going up the sierra nevada to minca to this antique coffee farm in the middle of the jungle is an amazing experience as well as visiting the local beer brewery at the farm whose secret is the water from the Sierra Mountain. LOCALS DO IT BETTER
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* A traveler said: "Such a great trip from Santa Marta hill-up.. Nick is an awesome and involved person, recommend this for sure!"


Tayrona Sailing PRIVATE

Tayrona Sailing PRIVATE

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1
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$750.00
per group
From
$750.00
per group
We will meet at the Marina of Santa Marta at 9:30 am. We depart 10 am sharply on Sonata boat Sonata is a 58' cutter rigged ketch built in 1979 in Taipei, Taiwan. These ships are famous for their outstanding interior woodwork using asian teak and mahogany. With plenty of deck space she makes for a comfortable cruiser to sip rum on, very apt as she now sails the same path the pirates did not too many years ago. We will motor up wind to a Tayrona beach where we will anchor and spend the day swimming, snorkeling, SUP boarding, Kayaking and relaxing. 1 drink will be provided per person. Additional drinks are available for purchase. In the afternoon wind permitting, we will sail downwind back to the marina while enjoying the beautiful sunset Santa Marta is famous for. For those who are interested in learning how a sailboat sails this is a great intro to sailing. We should be back between 5pm- 6pm. Please keep in mind the sailboat moves in the water.
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* A traveler said: "I rented the boat for a day for just myself and my then-girlfriend. I was planning on proposing and did halfway through the trip. The guys- Charly, Jordan and Raul were fantastic, definitely added to the magic of the day for us. For us, the fact that they seemed to be having a good time on the boat took the pressure of too much attention off us, however the guys were simultaneously attentive and enjoyable. There were also some great activities on the boat and on the guys’ itinerary. We went kayaking, cliff jumping, snorkeling, swimming and learned to drive the small motorboat that hung off the back. Nic was also very helpful, calling ahead of time to nail down specifics, asking how he could make the day special, which resulted in post-proposal sparkling wine and charcuterie. Overall, the guys helped us have one of the most memorable days of our lives."


Tour Minca Pozo Azul and Coffee Farm.

Tour Minca Pozo Azul and Coffee Farm.

star-4
2
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$61.29
From
$61.29
Get to know the ecological capital of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, a unique place in the Caribbean Region for its diversity of agricultural products, where you can enjoy different landscapes, ecological walk, learn about the traditional process of organic coffee, observe some species of birds and enjoy a delicious bath in one of its waterfalls that descend from the Sierra Nevada. Full Day Walk-Cafe-Waterfalls 9 hrs departure from your hotel in Santa Marta, Rodadero or Taganga - 10 hrs visit to coffee and cocoa producing farm. Where you can discover from the plant until export you can taste a rich coffee or 100% chocolate organic. - 12.30 hrs lunch. Typical of the region in Minca. - 14 hrs visit blue well. Where you can bathe and enjoy its crystal clear waters. - 17 hrs return to your hotel
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4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

4-Day Lost City Small-Group Tour in Santa Marta

star-5
239
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$400.00
From
$400.00
Trekking through the jungle to Colombia's Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) can be challenging for even experienced hikers. Journey in confidence on this small group guided tour (limited to 12 people) that takes you on an adventure—hiking for four days across varied terrain and through striking scenery—to a 9th-century indigenous archaeological site. Includes round-trip transportation from Santa Marta, accommodation, meals, and entrance fees.
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* A traveler said: "I had such a lovely experience on this hike! One of my favorite things that I've done so far while traveling around South America. The hike is challenging, but so worth it. The company was responsive, very helpful with my dietary needs and my guide Miguel was wonderful. Couldn't recommend this more!"


Walk for 4 days to Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta

Walk for 4 days to Ciudad Perdida, Santa Marta

star-5
817
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$386.00
From
$386.00
We have guides from the region trained by SENA, with years of experience. Trained to provide cultural, historical and anthropological information of the indigenous communities and the area. We work hand in hand with the indigenous and peasant communities. We are committed to supporting the development of the region through contributions that contribute to improving the quality of life of the locals.
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Taganga snorkeling experience

Taganga snorkeling experience

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2
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$22.90
From
$22.90
The Remanzo is located about 10 minutes from Taganga, does not have a beach and this makes it a quiet place for the fish that live in the small coral reef, the shallow waters are ideal for snorkeling. During snorkeling you will be provided with a gopro-type camera to take underwater photos and videos.
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2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour

2 Day Coastal Motorcycle Tour

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93
  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
From
$333.34
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$333.34
All inclusive motorcycle tour of Colombia's north coast. Many more tour options available. Come with the longest running / highest rated motorcycle tour company in Northern Colombia!
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Full Day Minca Extreme

Full Day Minca Extreme

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9
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$51.29
From
$51.29
It is a tour in which you will have the opportunity to know different attractions of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Minca such as the Marinka waterfall, and then arrive at Sierra Minca where you will find the most giant hammock in the world where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city of Santa Marta or from our thermal pool then we will taste a cup of chocolate in the minca cocoa museum where we will end the tour
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* A traveler said: "Excellent trip to waterfalls and a beautiful hotel, highly recommended. Great guides, great views, great fun."


Trekking to Minca

Trekking to Minca

star-5
2
  • 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$116.00
From
$116.00
Minca is a small coffee, tourist town and a sanctuary for wildlife in its surroundings, as it is nestled in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, has a lush rainforest, coffee and cocoa, waterfalls and friendly and diverse people . Come and visit this eco-tourist paradise in a formidable trekking adventure that will go from the foot of the mountains to the half peaks and slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and on the way you know about the exuberant bio-diversity and History of the minetraste region you exercise in this demanding trek.
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Tour E-Bike Minca

Tour E-Bike Minca

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42
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$65.39
Price varies by group size
From
$65.39
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a one day tour in the "Sierra nevada" from the ecological village of Minca. Discover the natural waterfall of Marinka, after appreciating the landscapes of the tropical forest arrives to the coffee farm "La victoria" where you will be explained the entire coffee process. Visit "Pozo Azul", the second waterfall of the day where a bath will refresh you before enjoying the excellent roast beef in the restaurant "El camarita", all on an electric bicycle for climb easier. Join us and feel the journey!!
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* A traveler said: "Really glad. I chose this experience vs. hiking up to Minca on foot. The trail is very steep at some points so to have the extra juice from the e-bike is very helpful. Gabriel was knowledgeable, down to earth and a great guide. We visited two waterfalls, toured a coffee factory and chocolate museum. Definitely recommend."


4-Day Walking Tour to Lost City of Sierra Nevada

4-Day Walking Tour to Lost City of Sierra Nevada

star-5
24
  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$390.00
From
$390.00
It is the archaeological territory of an ancient Tayrona city located in the Sierra Nevada whose foundation is attributed to the year 800, many years before Machu Picchu. Tayrona paradise is made up of a series of terraces dug into the mountainside made up of a network of tiled paths and small circular squares. Access to Ciudad Perdida is made by ascending some 1,200 stone steps through the vast jungle of the region.
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Waterfall Rappelling in Minca

Waterfall Rappelling in Minca

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16
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$35.00
From
$35.00
Don't miss this unforgettable adventure with nature while you're in the mountains ! We take so much pride in what we do, and we're excited to guide you through the experience. Mountains + Waterfalls + a little bit of Adrenaline = You'll be wishing you were back with us as you continue on your journey; we promise.
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Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Day Trek to the Lost City from Santa Marta

Ciudad Perdida: 4 or 5 Day Trek to the Lost City from Santa Marta

star-4.5
17
  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$589.00
From
$589.00
Challenge yourself on a 4- or 5-day hiking adventure through the Colombian jungle as you trek to the mythical Ciudad Perdida, or “Lost City,” hidden in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. This vigorous trekking experience traverses the unspoiled terrain of the Colombian wilderness, culminating in a visit to an impressive indigenous archaeological site dating to the 9th century. Your small-group tour, limited to just 11 participants, also includes a guide, campsite accommodations, entrance fees, round-trip transport from hotels in Santa Marta and included meals as per the itinerary.
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Minca - Coffee y Cocoa

Minca - Coffee y Cocoa

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13
  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$55.00
From
$55.00
Minca is a small village located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta at 700m above sea level, populated by coffee, cocoa and honey producers. Located in one of the richest environments or habitat of Colombia. It has several rivers that run through its territory, full of waterfalls and cold water coming down from the mountains, so we invite you to enjoy unique landscapes in a charming place.
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Organic Coffee Tour and Waterfalls in Minca

Organic Coffee Tour and Waterfalls in Minca

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11
  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
From
$95.00
Price varies by group size
Come with us to Finca La Victoria, a coffee farm located around 2600 ft above sea level. In this self-sustainable 129-years old organic coffee farm, you will get to know first hand how top-quality Colombian coffee is picked, selected, treated and prepared to later be exported or served in your cup. After visiting La Victoria, our next stop is Marinka waterfalls. The most beautiful waterfalls in Santa Marta and its surroundings. Here you will be able to relax, swim and enjoy. After we are done here, we will go to the restaurant so that you can have lunch (optional), and finally we will return to your place. Highlights: - Perfect option for coffee lovers who wish to visit an authentic Colombian coffee farm - Avoid the crowds: Private car and guide just for you and your companions - No hidden fees: The only thing you have to worry about is your food, the rest is included. - This tour is a fantastic option for solo travelers, couples and families with +8-years-old kids
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4 hours hike inside Tayrona National Park

4 hours hike inside Tayrona National Park

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10
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$110.00
Price varies by group size
From
$110.00
Price varies by group size
Let's go on a unique adventure to discover Cabo San Juan del Guia, a stunning beach inside the Tayrona National Park that will leave you speechless. Top highlights: - Enjoy the most rewarding hike through lush, humid forests and mountains. - Appreciate the magnificent coastline views of our tropical beaches. - Live an authentic experience in a nature sanctuary, home to an enriched flora and fauna. - Learn about the different cultures that and tribes that protect the area. - Along the hike, you will be visiting different pristine beaches with golden sand
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Private Day Trip to Playa Cristal (Tayrona Park)

Private Day Trip to Playa Cristal (Tayrona Park)

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8
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$109.00
Price varies by group size
From
$109.00
Price varies by group size
Are you planning on spending a nice and chill day at the beach in Tayrona Park? let's go to "Playa Cristal" one of the most beautiful beaches in Santa Marta and its surroundings. Appreciate the magnificent scenery around this stunning beach located inside the Tayrona National Park. This is the best option for those who would like to experience this famous park without having to hike at all. Let the breeze and the mountains embrace you, and enjoy a wonderful day taking the sun, reading your favorite book, doing snorkeling (not included in price), and swimming throughout the turquoise, tranquil and refreshing waters of Playa Cristal.
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The Native Expedition - Sierra Nevada (3 days Awesomes view points)
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$490.00
This project was started by a group of peasant families who have decided to leave aside activities with a negative impact on the environment (like intensive agriculture and livestock) and work in tourism. These families saw that the place what has always been their home is a paradise of landscapes, biodiversity and cultural experiences. And now they want to show this paradise, and everything it offers, to the rest of the world. This trek is outside of others tourist treks saturated with visitors, wildlife full, ancient rainforests, impressive waterfalls, friendly people and stunning views of the mountains and the Caribbean Sea. Of course, to get to the most beautiful places requires great effort, hiking along steep slopes, grass fields, forests and mountains. As such, it is necessary to be in a good physical and mental condition. You will be rewarded at the end of each day, when we will be welcomed, eat and sleep in the peasants houses where we will have a cultural exchange.
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Tour E-BIKE Tayrona, BahĂ­a Concha, 1 Day

Tour E-BIKE Tayrona, BahĂ­a Concha, 1 Day

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6
  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$64.49
Price varies by group size
From
$64.49
Price varies by group size
Enjoy a guided tour in the "Natural National park of Tayrona" from Santa marta city to Bahia Concha Bay. Discover  the landscapes of the dry tropical forest arrives to the bay and enjoy the reef with the practise of snorqueling in one of the most beautiful beach of the park. All on an electric bicycle. Join us and feel the journey!!
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Minca + Marinka Waterfalls + Coffee Farm La Victoria Tour 7H

Minca + Marinka Waterfalls + Coffee Farm La Victoria Tour 7H

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4
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
If you enjoy exploring the less known treasures of a region: you are in the right place. In this full-day tour, you will be taken into the woods to meet the small and humble but magical and memorable Minca village. You will be in connection with nature on a hike to Marinka waterfalls and you will have the chance to try Colombia’s world's most famous goods: coffee, after visiting a farm. Let this cozy and cool village enchant you. • A reviving experience in the waters of Marinka waterfalls and Pozos Azules • A brief lesson and tasting of one of the most unique Colombian coffees in La Victoria farm • Eco-walks through Minca’s cool weather and magical nature • A traditional lunch in the small town and quick tour around it • Unforgettable memories of Minca’s landscapes Note: If you have a layover in Cartagena please select the airport as a pick-up point for the layover tour.
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* A traveler said: "Marinka water falls was my favorite part of the trip. The swimming was fun and our tour guide Andrea was the best. Lunch at a nice restaurant was included and the food was very good. The coffee tour at La Victoria farms was interesting and you get to sample some amazing tasting coffee. This is an all day tour. Be prepared to do a little bit of everything. Some hiking and swimming and traveling off road in a Toyota 4runner to get there . Bring your water shoes, a swimsuit and a backpack with some water and a change of clothes. Make sure you request Andrea as your tour guide. She was very nice and informative. She was the best!!"


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