Today, you'll visit the small town of Minca - 600 meters above the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. We'll visit a local coffee farm to learn all about the process, then visit a very special draft beer brewery. We'll then visit Don Camaritas, famous for preparing the best sausages and smoked fish of the region before visiting the Waterfall of Arimaka for a swim. Once arriving in Minca, we'll take a short tour before returning to Santa Marta.
Private tour to Minca (B/L)
Minca is a small town located 20 kilometers from Santa Marta and 600 meters above the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Its ever-changing temperature and the flowing of the Minca river endow it with an exuberant vegetation and make it home to numerous exotic birds, many of them indigenous. From Santa Marta we leave in a 4x4 car to first visit the coffee farm La Victoria, located 900 meters above the sea, and about 1 hour from Santa Marta. The coffee farm La Victoria makes the most of their coffee in Colombia. The German Micky Weber, owner of the farm, managed to make use of machines dating from the year 1892, turning the place into a real living museum. Their ideas led the farm to self-sufficiency - from electricity to crop fertilizer, everything is produced on the farm. On a tour of approx. 2 hours we learn all about the ingenious process of coffee La Victoria 1892, from the production to the cup of coffee. We also have the opportunity to visit a very special draft beer brewery. The Nevada Beer is produced in the old chapel of the Victoria Farm and uses only water from its own springs. The beer's taste is, undoubtedly, as exquisite and exotic as its history. With some luck, we also meet Jonas, founder and master brewer from Bavaria, Germany. After a good coffee and/or beer, we continue in our 4x4 and stop to visit Don Camaritas, famous for preparing the best sausages and smoked fish of the region in their traditional oven. We continue towards the beautiful Marinka Valley and visit the Waterfall of Arimaka, where we will have time for a refreshing swim surrounded only by nature. Once arriving in Minca, we have a short tour through this small town of art and nature lovers, and then return to Santa Marta.