Today you’ll get picked up at the port and make a beeline for the best in Colombian cuisine and history, found in the beating heart of Santa Marta. Your first stop will see you trying cornbread, empanadas – a type of pasty – and Colombian coffee. Did you know that this country’s coffee export market’s the third highest in the world? Discover for yourself why it’s so popular by opting for a tasty cup or two. Next, navigate the city streets that heave with Spanish colonial architecture and brightly painted buildings. You’ll visit Colombia’s oldest church, one of the grandest and most-visited religious sites in the area, where you’ll have free time to look around the impressive stone interiors. Later, you’ll get to see Parque Santander, a park full of mimosa trees. This is also the location for your next tasting. Mashed green bananas are on the menu, which might sound unfamiliar, but don’t knock them until you’ve tried them. The Gold Museum’s also on the agenda, as is the opportunity to continue the foodie theme by tasting some local sweet dishes, washed down with a Colombian soda.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.