Colonial cities meet beautiful islands

Caribbean Coast, Colombia

Colombia's stunning Caribbean coastline is this country's jewel. With the colonial cities of Cartagena and Santa Marta at its heart, it is surrounded by some of the loveliest islands you'll ever see - best accessed by private yacht.

This is an example of an eight day luxury yacht charter itinerary on Columbia's Caribbean Coast. Itineraries are created individually for every client based around personal preferences and how you want to spend your time onboard.

Day 1

Santa Marta

Welcome to Columbia

Arrive in Santa Marta where the charter yacht will be waiting for you in the marina or at anchor. Settle in onboard and enjoy welcome cocktails. Dine onboard cooled by the sea breeze overlooking the coast.
Day 2

Tayrona

Protected Park

Cruise to the Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona, a protected area of Caribbean Colombia, stretching 35km along the coast from the Bahía de Taganga to the Río Piedras, covering 12,000 hectares of land and 3000 hectares of sea rich in corals. Spend the day diving, snorkelling and trekking, surrounded by the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the highest coastal mountain range in the world.
Day 3

Ciudad Perdida

Above a Cloud Forest

Take a helicopter to Ciudad Perdida (the Lost City), the archaeological site of an ancient city in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. Land in the stunning private resort of Casa Galavanta, taking in spectacular views of the lost city along the way. Explore the Ciudad Perdida terraces and visit a coffee plantation, before a trek in the Sierra Nevada cloud forest, a true escape into nature.
Day 4

Don Diego River

Indigenous Life

Today, get a glimpse of local life in a visit to an indigenous Kogui village. The Kogui people are an indigenous ethnic group living in Northern Colombia whose civilisation has continued since the Pre-Columbian era in the Sierra Nevada. The modern-day Kogui live much the same as their Tayrona ancestors. Later, enjoy a peaceful session of paddleboarding on Don Diego River.
Day 5

Cartagena

City Vibes

Wake in Cartagena, where the yacht will have sailed to overnight. Explore the Old City and Getsemani alongside historian. Other options: Cooking classes, visit market, art scene of Cartagena, shopping, rum tasting and more.
Day 6

Rosario Islands archipelago

Underwater Park

One of Colombia’s most important national parks, and the only park in the country that is mainly underwater, these islands are highly protected and preserved. A collection of postcard-worthy Caribbean beaches, beach huts and mangrove tunnels, they are ideal for diving, snorkelling, paddleboarding or sportfishing. A great spot for enjoying fresh lobster or shellfish.
Day 7

San Bernardo Islands

Hidden Archipelago

The San Bernardo Islands, set off the coast of Tolú, are truly off the beaten track. The 10 archipelagos are surrounded by crystalline waters and white-sand beaches that remain largely untouched. A place of total rest and relaxation, your captain will take you to the most secluded spots.

Day 8

Cartagena

Disembarkation

Explore Cartagena’s colourful streets steeped in culture and history, a pleasant finale to a spectacular trip. Avid foodies should head to Getsemani to discover the city’s vibrant restaurant scene. History buffs may prefer to potter around the old town’s cobbled streets encircled by a 13km-long stone wall.

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