Santa Marta Cruises

Santa Marta Highlights, Folkloric Show, and Beach
Colombian Countryside and Indigenous Culture
Quebrada Valencia Eco-Walk

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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!
 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting activities and things to see including:
 
• 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!

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    Colombia

    A sophisticated colonial style
    A sophisticated colonial style

    Home to a traumatic but rich history, stunning scenery and some of the continent’s most welcoming and sophisticated people, Colombia is a natural draw for travellers to South America.

    Foreigners and Colombians alike are now far more able to explore this thrilling paradise of cloud- forested mountains, palm-fringed beaches and gorgeous colonial cities. The only country in South America to border both the Pacific and the Caribbean, Colombia offers a huge range of ecosystems, from the Amazon rainforest near Leticia to the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and the tropical islands of San Andrés and Providencia. Cosmopolitan Bogotá is, like most capitals, a busy commercial centre, with a vibrant cultural scene and festive nightlife.

    The two other major cities, Medellín and Cali, are also lively but less overwhelming. Just a stone’s throw from the beach, the walled city of Cartagena is the biggest South American Spanish colonial port you will visit during your cruise to Colombia. A few hours east, the less scenic Santa Marta and fishing village of Taganga are near Parque Nacional Tayrona, whose picturesque sandy beaches are unrivalled.