Santa Marta

Minca - Coffee And Cocoa Tour

Badge of ExcellenceSanta Marta, Colombia

From USD 58.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 to 9 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Lunch
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Professional Guide (Spanish and English)
    • Medical Insurance
    • Private transportation

      Meeting And Pickup

      Meeting point

      • Parque de los Novios
        Cl. 20, Centro Histórico,, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

        We will pick you up between 9:00 a.m. and 9:20 a.m. but you must be ready at the meeting point at 9:00 a.m.

      Start time

      09:00 am

      End point

      This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      What To Expect

      Santa Marta (Pass By)


      6 hours Admission Ticket Free

      Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • This tour has the same value for both adults and children.
      • Biosecurity elements must be used throughout the tour.
      • Not recommended for travelers with symptoms of Covid-19
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

      Cancellation Policy

      You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

      • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
      • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
      • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
      • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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      Featured review
      My favourite tour with beautiful jungle trek with local guides and waterfall for a refreshing dip! Lovely lunch with cocoa and coffee tasting! Very good communication in English too


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      Time & Money Well Spent
      Timothy_B, May 2023
      The guide was engaging, knowledgeable, and friendly throughout the tour. The coffee, lunch, and ecology portions of the day were well executed. Seeing aspects of the landscape during the walking portions was interesting, as well.
      Great Tour!!
      Kristyna_B, May 2023
      This was a great tour! We were picked up on time at the meeting point (along with a few other travellers on the tour) and were driven in an air conditioned van up to Minca. From there, we hiked ~45-60 minutes to the coffee plantation. Most of the hike was along a trail through the jungle, and it was mostly flat or uphill. Our guide stopped at a few points to talk about wildlife and bamboo which provided nice breaks. From the coffee plantation we hiked another roughly 15 minutes to the waterfall. The path to the waterfall was quite steep. Make sure to bring good shoes (runners or hiking shoes) and a bathing suit to swim at the falls. We then walked another 30 minutes or so to the lunch spot. This part of the walk was quite hilly but it was along the road (not the jungle trail) and our guide kept up a good pace despite the Colombian heat! Definitely make sure to bring lots of water!! I didn't see anywhere to buy water along the way. The lunch spot has a beautiful view, and the provided lunch was delicious (chicken, rice, veggies)! After lunch we learned about some of Colombia's biodiversity + learned about how to make chocolate before completing a quick 10 minute walk back to town to get picked up + driven back to Santa Marta. Expect to do ~2-2.5 hours of walking (mostly in the morning - the afternoon is primarily spent at the lunch spot).
      Fab Tour of flora, fauna, coffee and cocoa production.
      Serena_L, Apr 2023
      Great tour itself with lots of information on the Minca region, coffee production, cocoa production and biodiversity, and a refreshing dip in a waterfall. Bring waterproof case for your iPhone for pics and water shoes for the falls. The lunch was EXCELLENT and the views were spectacular. Nothing bad to say about the tour. As for the middle man agency that picked me up - delayed by an hour and thought my pick up was a different location despite confirmation. So that was a bit annoying.
      Fun, tasty and comfortable
      vilde_a, Mar 2023
      Amazing tour! Our guide Sam was super lovely and engaging. Fun to see and taste the different steps of coffee and chocolate making - would recommend tasting the coffee with the syrup as well! Had a refreshing swim in the waterfall, so definitely bring swimwear. Most of the walking is done on roads, so not that challenging. We also had a safe and comfortable drive from Santa Marta to Minca. The tour is definitely worth the money :)
      Favourite tour, Minca is a dream!
      Salma_S, Mar 2023
      My favourite tour with beautiful jungle trek with local guides and waterfall for a refreshing dip! Lovely lunch with cocoa and coffee tasting! Very good communication in English too
      Fabolous tour
      Michelle_E, Mar 2023
      This tour is a must. Pick up, communication and the tour all exceeded our expectations. The guides were funny, entertaining and knowledgeable. Remember to bring swimmers and comfortable shoes as some walking involved. Thanks Viator.
      A must do in Santa Marta
      Jonathan_A, Feb 2023
      The tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The coffee farm was a great experience. I appreciated the biodiversity class. And the cacao class, although short was a big hit if you’re a chocolate or cacao lover :)
      Jesus_P, Feb 2023
      This was a wonderful excursion! Our guide Tony was fantastic - a professor of ornithology and biology, he was highly knowledgeable on the biodiversity of the region and clearly has a passion for what he does. The jungle sights were beautiful, and the coffee farm tour and cocoa presentation were incredibly informative. Be prepared to walk several miles on a variety of terrains and inclines, and bring a bathing suit if you want to swim at the waterfall.
      Don’t forget your swimsuit
      Olivier_H, Feb 2023
      Coffee was great and informative Food was good Chocolate explanation was great. The trip to the waterfall wasn’t mentioned in the tour when we booked it. We had no idea we had to bring a swimsuit
      Very disappointed experience.
      Nikolaus_W, Nov 2022
      The tour information tells that you get called minutes before pick-up. We were at the agreed pickup point in time. After 15 min waiting we went to our nearby Airbnb room, relying on the call to our Columbian prepaid cell number, which we provided during booking. No call. 20min past claimed time we got an email in Spanish (no English Tourguide as promised). They left without us. Then offered to inform us about another date 3 days later to take the tour. No call, No update. No refund. Very very bad experience! You lost a customer.
      Response from Host, Nov 2022
      Good morning Nikolaus. I have as evidence the Tripadvisor chat in which they show that if we communicate with you. We waited for you for 30 minutes and you didn't answer the messages. If we pick you up at the place you indicated despite the fact that the pick-up point was not on our route, we did everything on our behalf to comply with you but you DID NOT ANSWER THE CHAT in which I have sent messages indicating that everything was ready for your collection. The other travelers of the tour are already annoyed by the delays of almost half an hour of waiting. Unfortunately, I couldn't wait any longer because of the pressure from the other travelers. Anyway, we have refunded your money. Happy Nikolaus day.
      Our guide was fantastic,...
      Byrion_S, Oct 2022
      Our guide was fantastic, taking us on a wander through stunning scenery, and explaining local coffee and chocolate production. A stop for a swim at a waterfall, and an excellent lunch. Spotting a toucan was the icing on the cake. Five stars!
      A must do.
      Liseth_W, Aug 2022
      This tour was worth the money. You get picked up from your hotel/hostel. You are then driven approx 40 min to Minca. And a guide will walk you up into the mountains, you will stop at a waterfall, which is amazing, then you will hike some more to the coffee farm, get a review of the process, taste the local coffee and be able to buy the product. Then you have lunch which is included (it was really good). And there they do a talk about colombias wildlife and the process of making chocolate. The tour guide Sam, was great very knowledgeable and funny. Remember to tip your guide and your pickup person.
      Enjoyable and interesting, just had some issue afterwards with something I ate
      Cheryl_H, Aug 2022
      I liked the small group that I was transported with. We then joined up with some bigger groups at the location. The plants and the few animals we saw were amazing and the tour guide is very knowledgeable. He explains things well In Spanish and English. The samples (coffee, Licor, chocolate)all tasted good. One problem: the restaurant food tasted good and looked healthy, BUT at 2 am the following morning, I got sick with diarrhea and vomiting. The excursion food was about all I ate that day (plus a snack of nuts), so I think something I ate or drank during the excursion was to blame. The next day was my last day in Colombia, and I felt so bad that I didn’t do anything I had hoped to do and was worried that I would feel too sick to travel. Also, I wish I’d brought a pair of dry wicks on the excursion. I didn’t know we’d be crossing several rivers.
      Great Tour, terrible transport
      Marko_D, Aug 2022
      Positive: the tour was amazing. We would definitely recommend it! Wonderful scenery and delicious coffee and cocoa Negative: The transport was absolutely terrible! The taxi that drove us from the hotel to Minca did not have seatbelts and the taxidriver was driving like crazy!! We were scared for our life. Definitely a terrible experience.
      Good, remarkable, not for everyone
      Claudia_C, July 2022
      Coffee and cocoa processes very well explained. Great lunch, coffee and cacao. Oído del Mundo waterfall was awesome. The guide was very good. Description of the tour did not include all information. It is a 5 hour walk uphill in the jungle on muddy trails. We were forced to pay extra for motorcycle transport after 4 hours.
      Rain, mud, coffee and chocolate
      Gabriele_L, July 2022
      Andrea and the whole staff were great! Enjoyed the presentations by everyone. We had presentation from a local biologist who talked about Colombian flora and fauna. Lunch was great and the coffee and chocolate as well.
      This was an excellent...
      Fiona_M, July 2022
      This was an excellent tour of Minca! The tour guide was fantastic and it was a full day of adventure. Make sure that you bring sturdy shoes as you do a lot of walking. Bonus if they are waterproof or easy to get on and off as we had to cross a few rivers to get where we were going. I would definitely recommend this tour to adventurous people who love to hike and explore.
      One of the best tours I’ve ever done
      Anouk_F, May 2022
      This is one of the best tours I’ve ever done! We learned so much, not only about coffee beans, how to make the drink, and cacao: but also about bamboo, and wildlife and nature in Colombia. We saw waterfalls, had an amazing lunch at Jungle Joe’s, and I made some friends on the tour. Loved it!!
      The whole day was...
      Sarra_B, Feb 2022
      The whole day was terrific. Our guides were knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The vibe was friendly and fun. I would recommend this tour to anybody looking to visit Minca.
      Isis_L, May 2023
      Una experiencia inolvidable. Este tour te da tanto en 6 horas que decir que vale la pena ni es suficiente. Toni te ensena tanto en su tiempo contigo de biodiversidad, ecologia, cafe, cacao- experto en todo! De verdad un tour magico y se lo recomiendo a cualquiera

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