Tayrona the world’s premier rainforest destination
Discover the wonders of this National Park
The great Tayrona National Park and other large conservation units, stands head and shoulders above all rainforest destinations on Earth. This amazing natural treasure features the world’s finest birdwatching road, which drops down from the high Andes through lush, orchid-festooned cloud forest, where visitors marvel at the world’s only completely tame Andean Cocks-of-the-Rock at the world’s largest known display ground.
The lowland rainforests of Tayrona offer more wildlife and nature in less time than any other location on Earth. Among the features of Tayrona is the world’s most visited large Macaw clay lick, 1,000 species of birds, 200 species of mammals, and tens of thousands of plant species. One of the major highlights for wildlife lovers are strange and beautiful, 600-pound Lowland Tapir, which can be seen at close range on most nights eating clay at the world’s largest known tapir lick.
The lakes of the Tayrona lowlands protect the day-active Giant Otter, and the forests are home to enormous Jaguars and other species of wild cats. The 13 monkey species of Tayrona include the photogenic, mustachioed Emperor Tamarin.
Our Tayrona Wildlife Tented Camp is located inside the Tayrona National park and near Cocha (Lake) Salvador, the largest and most beautiful of the 13 oxbow lakes of the Tayrona River.
Santa marta Travel is the only Tayrona tour company that operates flights between Cusco and Manu 5 days per week. We use a secure, versatile, well-equipped and twin-engine turboprop Twin otter.
Check the best itineraries in our Tayrona National Park tours portafolio.
Santa MartaTravel mission
Santa Marta Travel is the only leading tour operator in Colombia owned by a nonprofit conservation group, Colombia Verde, The mission of Santa Marta is to to provide the best travel services in Colombia for those particularly interested in nature, culture, and archaeology.
Our work is part of Colombia Verde’s overall strategy to protect the country’s unique cultural and biological diversity.
The Leader in Nature and Archaelogy
We have several outstanding jungle lodges in Tayrona National Park
“The budget rainforest alternative to Tayrona.” Our lodges are accessible via a short flight from Santa Marta, and provide attractions like macaw clay licks, tapir clay licks, Giant Otters, canopy platforms and much more.
Santa Marta Travel is the leading service provider in the Northwest of Colombia, an area of rich archaeology.
Santa Marta Travel also excels in organizing logistics for professional photographers and international film crews. Our experience includes repeated, custom-designed itineraries and logistical support for the BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic, among others.
Santa Marta Travel is 100% owned by Colombia Verde. All net proceeds benefit conservation.