The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Colombia

the sierra nevada de santa marta

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, in a mountainous system, considered the highest in the world by the sea, since its highest snow-capped peaks (the Cristóbal Colon and Simón Bolívar peaks) reach 5775 meters above sea level.

UNESCO declared it a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, in 1979. This mountain in Colombia has all the thermal levels, from the warmest at sea level to the coldest in the snow-capped mountains.

All its basins are characterized by their immense beauty and natural exuberance, being the only coastline in the world where there are mountains and snow-capped mountains so close to the sea, thus offering all climates and a wonderful wealth of biodiversity, ecosystems, hydrography, fauna, flora and most importantly its indigenous communities that protect and care for mother nature with an authority.

Currently the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia It is a destination inhabited and cared for by more than 30,000 indigenous people direct descendants of the ancient Tayronas, included between the Kogui, Wiwa, Arhuacos and Kankuamos ethnic groups, cultures that still conserve sustainable customs and traditions.

That is why Indigenous should be the operators tourist in charge of excursions to different destinations and communities natives. They are protectors of mother earth, their sustainable customs transform traditional tourism and make it a Special ecotourism.

It is considered by native indigenous like his home, a territory full of wisdom and nature, each step along its paths is a direct encounter with a natural beauty unique in the world.

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta It is the place where the Tayrona Indians lived for more than 500 years known for the legacy of Teyuna, the story tells that Teyuna was the origin of the mother Nature and from heart of the world.

Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Map

map of the sierra nevada de santa marta

The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta has a total area of 21,158 square kilometers, which includes three departments of Colombia (Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA

NATIONAL PARKS: • The Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park • Tayrona National Natural Park
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARKS: • Pueblito Chayrama Archaeological Park
• Teyuna Archaeological Park – Lost City Tayrona
Where is the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta located – Limits:
• On the North Face it limits with the Caribbean Sea, from the mouth of the Córdoba river in the Magdalena department to the mouth of the Ranchería river in the Guajira department.
• On the Western Face it limits with the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, between the rivers, Río Frío and Río Ariguani.
• On the South Western Face it limits with the extensive valley formed by the rivers, Río Cesar, Río Ranchería and Serranía del Perijá, the arm where the Andes mountain range in Colombia dies.

Indigenous Tourism in Ecotourism, Hiking, Ethno-tourism, Bird Watching and Adventure Excursions.

SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA HIKING

TREKKING - ADVENTURE - ETHNOTOURISM - EXCURSIONS

lost city tour with indigenous wiwa guides
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Lost City Trek Colombia 4 Days

Why don't you challenge yourself by trekking through the jungles of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with indigenous guides? It is a demanding but worthwhile experience. You will conquer the top of the ruins of the Tayrona settlements.
4 days
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Hike to the Lost City Colombia

In this VIP Hike to the Lost City Tayrona, you will enjoy a unique and fascinating adventure for 6 days with indigenous guides, ✅ you will be part of a native community and you will have an ancestral journey through natural trails full of jungle
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New Lost City Tour Colombia

Exclusive 5-day Lost City Tour, You will have the opportunity to spend a day and a night in a Wiwa indigenous village before starting the trek, You will discover with indigenous guides the Lost City and the most beautiful scenery of the Sierra Nevada de
5 days
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gotsezhy wiwa
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Trek Refuge Gotsezhy

Magnificent Ecological Trek to the Wiwa Indigenous Community with Indigenous Guides ✅ Travel, meet and learn about the culture, customs and traditions of an Indigenous Village in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta ✅
2 days
6/10
gotsezhy refuge tour
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Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta Tour

Tour to the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta is the perfect plan to interact with the customs and traditions of a Wiwa Indigenous Community ✅ Discover this cultural destination and learn about Indigenous Tourism.
1 day
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Visit La Tagua Colombia with Indigenous Guides

La Tagua Colombia Tour is a unique adventure for you and your friends ✅ Only two hours from the city of Santa Marta, this trip will take you to know the ancestral culture of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
2 days
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How to get to Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta?

This mountainous system is home to wonderful tourist destinations and they are distributed among the 3 departments that comprise the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Magdalena, Cesar and La Guajira. To visit the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta National Park, you must arrive in the city of Santa Marta, either by plane or by car.
While in the city, you must take an excursion, since it is a mountainous destination with difficult access.
Next, we mention the most outstanding tourist places of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta that you must visit:

Lost City Tayrona
• Wiwas and Koguis Indigenous Communities
Gotsezhy
• La Tagua
• Cerro Kennedy

If you want to know any of these natural settings with Indigenous Guides, write to us and our advisers will put together the best plan for you.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF TOURISM IN THE SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA

IMAGES OF THE SIERRA NEVADA DE SANTA MARTA