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The Best Backpacking in Santa Marta

Looking for the best backpacking in Santa Marta? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Santa Marta. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Santa Marta

  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Hike to Cerro Kennedy

    13.9 mi / 5813.6 ft gain
    The hike begins at approximately 632m and climbs up to 2,400m in the Sierra Nevadas de Santa Marta. As with most hikes in Colombia, the trail is a rough and rocky road. It's a steady uphill through many different types of environments. Along the way you'll come across dense rainforest, waterfalls...
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Camp at the Beach in Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona

    6 mi
    There are two main entrances to Tayrona National Park; one on the western side and one on the eastern. The eastern entrance outside the town of Zaino leads to the path to Cabo. At the entrance, there are several small shops selling snacks, water, sunscreen, and other essentials. Just 100 yards in...
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Camp at Cabo San Juan in Tayrona National Park

    5 mi / 200 ft gain
    If you're in Northern Colombia, you've probably heard of Tayrona National Park because of it's lush greenery, stunning turquioise water and relative ease to get to for tourists. From Santa Marta just tell anyone working at your hostel you want to go to Tayrona and they will direct you to the merc...
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  • Santa Marta, Colombia

    Trek to La Ciudad Perdida (Lost City of Teyuna)

    4.0
    29.2 mi
    La Ciudad Perdida is a stunning and challenging 47km hike deep in the Colombian jungle to a remote ancient city perched on a steep mountainside and surrounded by dense tropical rainforest. The hike is typically a 5 Day journey which can only be taken with registered guide companies.  There are 4 ...
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