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Hike to or from Minca

Hike to or from Minca
Stay the night or return

Colombia is truly a hiking paradise. You can find hiking trails all over the country, from Los Nevados to El Cocuy. However for most of these hikes you need at least a few days; without a guide you can get easily lost and above all else, they are generally quite expensive.

Finca Carpe Diem tries to fill this void. Only at an hour from Santa Marta you can find a base of comfort to start a day hike or multi-day hikes in the mountains. Any hiking trail that you choose will offer spectacular views, a bunch of waterfalls and if you keep your eyes open you loads of wildlife.

The trails are used by locals, mostly to gather coffee and cacao from the farms in the surrounding hills.

Minca trail

Minca is a beautiful and well-known village in the Sierra Nevada of Colombia.

You can decide to walk from Minca to Carpe Diem or vice versa – it takes roughly 6 hours.

On your way you pass beautiful waterfalls, amazing vistas of Santa Marta and the surrounding mountains, and chocolate and coffee farms. In general you are surrounded by an overwhelming nature.

You might spot howler monkeys, toucans, eagles, many other bird species, sloths, and other wildlife. This is the true nature you are looking for.

You can decide to do this hike with a mule and/or guide. The guide has a cost of 50.000 pesos per person, minimum 3 people.

Leaving from Minca

We have outlined a map below if you decide to hike from Minca to Paso del Mango. There are also signs on the way. Although finding your way is not so complicated with this map, be aware that we cannot be held reasonable if you would get lost. For doing this hike without guide, some hiking experience is required. We do not advise doing this hike solo.

Map from carpe diem to minca

  • Church Centre Minca
  • Police Station
  • Finca La Candelaria
  • Alicia’s Hostal
  • Finca De Café
  • Finca De Sylvestre y Cascada
  • Finca Carpe Diem – Paso Del Mango

Leaving from Finca Carpe Diem

We can offer you a map once you arrive in Carpe Diem. Also, you can decide to come back the same day or stay overnight with our friends at Casa Loma.

The Activity
  • Enjoy refreshing waterfalls along the way
  • Witness beautiful vistas of the Sierra Navada

Friends and Recomondations

  • Casa Loma
    A beautiful hostel with a stunning view of Santa Marta and the Caribbean ocean.

    Visit Website
Duration: 7 hours
Start time: Morning
End time: Afternoon
Difficulty: Advanced

Interested in this activity? Let us help you book it. Send us a message with any questions you have and/or if you would like to partake.

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Local Activities

Here you can see the many activities that you can do that are just outside the finca. All activities here are arrangable through reception.





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