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Nature Reserve Cienaga Grande | Barranquilla Daytours | Newtours Colombia

Nature Reserve Cienaga Grande

From US$ 136 p.p. / 10 hours / Private tour / Group discount

Carolina | Travel Consultant
Travel Consultant

Tourist Guide Included

Transport Included


  • Spectacular landscapes

  • Stilt Villages

  • Boat tour

  • Mangrove forest

  • Traditional fishing

  • Cultural Exchange

Program description

The Ciénaga Grande (or Large Marsh) Flora and Fauna Sanctuary is located between Santa Marta and Barranquilla. It is the largest lagoon-delta complex in Colombia and considered one of the most imperative bodies of water to the ecosystem in the area, sustaining the lives of many animal species. UNESCO declared the site a Reserve of Man and the biosphere in 2000, and a RAMSAR site of global importance in 1998.

Visitors of this wildlife sanctuary will journey by boat across marshes connected by natural canal systems and mazes of mangrove trees with an exotic and wonderful beauty you won’t find anywhere else. The tour also visits “Nueva Venecia”, “Buenavista”, and Trojas de Cataca, three amazing townships of up to 300 colorful houses built on tree trunks that appear to float in the middle of the marsh. Undoubtedly, the fascination in these stilt villages is the simplicity in the lifestyle that has supported its people for over 100 years. The villages genuinely illustrate the lives of the people living from artisan fishing.

The imposing Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Caribbean Sea, and the Rio Magdalena also complement this spectacular scenery making it one of the most magical places in Colombia

10 hours
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Itinerary Details


On this tour you will go first to the village Tasajeras” (1 hr. from Barranquilla away). Here we will take a typical fishing boat to start the trip until reaching the colorful stilt villages Nueva Venecia” and Buena Vista”, each with approximately 300 houses in the middle of a Large Swamp (Cienaga Grande).

Nature Reserve Cienaga Grande | Barranquilla Daytours | Newtours Colombia
Price & Inclusions

From US$ 136 p.p.

The price quoted above is per person based on 4 participants and as a private tour. (+15% High season: Easter and 15.12 - 15.01).


  • Air conditioned transport

  • Hotel pick up

  • EN/ES Guidance

  • 1 x lunch, 1 x bottle of water

  • Boat transport and insurance

 Not Included 

  • International flights

  • Optional: DE/POR/IT/FR Guide

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Transfers from/to other zones

Nature Reserve Cienaga Grande | Barranquilla Daytours | Newtours Colombia
Important Notes


All year round.

Physical Difficulty: 1


Meeting Point

Hotel pick-up in Barranquilla.


Ap. 10h, 7:30 am - 17:30 pm.


Light clothes, confortable shoes, cap or hat, sunscreen, contant hydration, consumption of food only in recommended places by the guide.

Nature Reserve Cienaga Grande | Barranquilla Daytours | Newtours Colombia