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Stunning Santa Marta, in the Caribbean Sea, teems with gorgeous colonial architecture, exciting museums, spectacular coral reefs, and lush tropical forests. This MSC World Cruise destination is a fascinating city and a gateway for tours into the wilds of Colombia!
• Santa Marta Highlights, Folkloric Show, and Beach
• Colombian Countryside and Indigenous Culture
• Quebrada Valencia Eco-Walk
Stunning beaches and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range are two of the natural wonders of Colombia’s oldest city. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll discover Santa Marta’s colonial architecture before stopping by the Gold Museum. Next, visit the Santa Marta Cathedral and La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, a 17th-century national monument. Enjoy a refreshing drink and a traditional song and dance performance before venturing to the El Rodadero seaside resort.
Immerse yourself in Colombian history on an MSC Cruises excursion. Touring Tayrona National Park, discover small villages surrounded by lush jungle, before venturing to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Visit the Taironaka Reserve, an archaeological site exhibiting artefacts from pre-Colombian culture. Then, stop by the ruins of the Kogi-tribe village, the descendants of the Tairona people.
See the magnificent waterfall of Quebrada Valencia on an MSC Cruises excursion. Advance through lush vegetation to the slopes of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains, to discover crystalline waters forming a beautiful cascade. If you like, take a dip in its tranquil pool or relax on the banks. For those feeling adventurous, ascend a trail up the rock to find another pristine waterfall!