2 Day Minca Tour

Welcome to the Jungle

The following information is for 2 different tours. Both tours have the same first day, but on Day 2 of the advanced tour, we ride a 2-hour track in the dark to the top of the mountain. This tour is for experienced off-road riders only. For the intermediate tour, riding experience is required, but on-road only is sufficient.

The Route

Daily Itinerary

Day 1- Intermediate & Advanced Tour

Riding time: 5 hours
The Minca tour is geared towards riders with some experience that are looking to tear up some dirt roads through the jungle. On the first day we will be riding up the mountain, stopping off to swim in some of Minca’s waterfalls and checking out some of the local businesses, including lunch at a local eatery. We then make our way up to an amazing view point called Los Pinos that overlooks everything from the jungles surrounding Minca, all the way to Santa Marta and the ocean. We can decide to ride back down to Casas Viejas, our boutique accommodation perched over 1000m up in the jungle for the night, or we can keep cruising around some lesser known jungle roads for a few hours before heading back.

Day 2- Intermediate Tour

Riding time: 5 hours
We will start day 2 with breakfast at the hostel before getting back on the bikes. From here we can ride a bit higher up the mountain for a few hours or we can begin our descent down. On our way down the mountain, we will stop in at La Victoria Coffee Plantation which has been operating since the 1890’s, as well as Nevada brewing company. After a quick snack and a cup or two of Colombia’s finest coffee, we are off again on our way to Pozo Azul, a beautiful swimming hole including some cliff-jumping for the thrill seekers. We will grab a late lunch at one of our favorite local restaurants before heading back into Santa Marta.

Day 2- Advanced Tour

Riding time: 6 hours
Day 2 on the advanced route is where things get a little more intense. We wake up in the small hours of the morning to leave Casa Viejas at 3am sharp, riding in the dark for 2 hours up the mountain to Cerro Kennedy, the highest accessible point in Minca at 3,200m above sea level. We arrive at the Military base on top of the mountain in time for sunrise, and an absolutely jaw-dropping view of the surrounding, snow-capped mountains, ABOVE the level of the clouds.
We make our way back down to Casas Viejas for breakfast and to re-group, spend a couple of hours cruising back down the mountain, stopping at a swimming hole and a light lunch along the way. We arrive back at Santa Marta HQ in the early afternoon, around 3pm.


What to know:


  • Honda motorcycle and gas
  • Bilingual guide/mechanic
  • 1 Night accommodation
  • 2 x lunch, 1 x dinner, 1 x breakfast
  • Tour of La Victoria Coffee Plantation
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • Safety equipment & medical insurance

  • Intermediate Tour: $259 USD/750.000 COP
  • Passenger: $100 USD/300.000 COP
  • Advanced Tour: $299 USD/900.000 COP
  • GoPro+helmet mount: 25.000 COP/Day
  • Elbow+knee pads: 20.000 COP/Day
  • Onsite accommodation at Drop Bear Hostel: Dorm 30.000 COP, Private 125.000 COP

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Long pants
  • Rain jacket
  • Swimsuit
  • Driver´s licence
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