In the lovely mountain village of Minca you will find countless beautiful places to stay. But are you looking for something unique? Then spend the night at Trekker Glamping. Here you will find 5 luxuriously furnished domes in a natural environment. From your private terrace, you can enjoy amazing views of the jungle, Santa Marta and the Caribbean coast. In this article I’ll tell you more about my stay at Trekker Glamping and give you many tips for things to do in Minca Colombia.
- Welcome to Trekker Glamping in Minca, Colombia
- Facilities at Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
- What to do in the surroundings of Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
- How to get to Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
- More about Trekker Glamping in Minca, Colombia
- More about Colombia
Welcome to Trekker Glamping in Minca, Colombia
Already on the road to Minca you will see the white domes of Trekker Glamping rising above the green jungle. From the village of Minca you drive via a bumpy road by jeep for 30 minutes up to the entrance of the glamping. And as soon as you enter the complex, you are quiet for a moment, because of its amazing location. Trekker Glamping is located on a mountain with panoramic views of the jungle, the city of Santa Marta and sea. There are white 5 domes, surrounded by greenery, numerous flowers and birds
Upon arrival, a short introduction video follows, where the owners share their personal story. After all, Diana and her family changed their hometown of Bogota for this new place in the middle of nature. The exact location of Trekker Glamping was the place appearing in Diana’s dreams. When she saw this place in real life, she had no choice but to realize her dreams here. Diana also explains how they worked intensively with indigenous communities. In a beautiful way, permission was asked from Mother Earth to officially use the site as Trekker Glamping.
The 5 domes are simple but furnished with nice materials. And the beds are so comfortable. The bathroom is small but has everything you need, including hot water.
But the highlight here is the amazing view. From your bed and your balcony you look out over the jungle and in the distance you can see Santa Marta and the Caribbean Sea.
Each dome has its own terrace with a few chairs and a built-in hammock where you can take the most stunning pictures. Setting the alarm early, when it is not necessary, is not really something for me. But at Trekker Glamping I couldn’t help but move the blankets to the hammock very early in the morning to listen to the birds and watch the sun rise.
Facilities at Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
Trekker Glamping can call itself the owner of one of the most beautiful jacuzzis. The view is phenomenal! In the morning you can enjoy the sounds of birds around you. And enjoying the sunset at the end of the day, with a cocktail in your hands is just magical.
Natural water source
Indigenous people have been believing in the energy of the mountains and the power of nature for decades. The owners want to introduce all visitors to the spirituality of the region. On the grounds of Trekker Glamping you will find a natural spring with a small waterfall. Do you want to completely open up to the beautiful area you are in? By taking a cooling dip, you leave the energy of the city behind and open up to the forces and energy of the surroundings.
Tip: Trekker Glamping offers several spa treatments and ceremonies. Definitely recommended, especially after a day of hiking in Minca.
The restaurant is also located in a large dome, where different dishes are served. I especially enjoyed the ceviche’s and dishes with rice, coconut and shrimp among others. It is important, however, to pass on your order in time via the WhatsApp channel. Because only a few guests stay at Trekker Glamping, everything has to be planned in advance. The reception will send you daily reminders.
Marshmallows at the campfire
In the evening it is possible to sit by the campfire and roast marshmallows. Something I of course could not resist. If you let the friendly staff know, they’ll light the fire for you.
What to do in the surroundings of Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
In Minca, you can spot birds, walk on coffee and cocoa plantations, visit waterfalls and hike a lot. Here are a my tips for things to do in Minca when you are staying at Trekker Glamping.
Minca is also called the bird paradise of Colombia and if you walk around here you immediately understand why. There is no place in the world where I have seen so many hummingbirds and toucans at the same time. You can do beautiful birdwatching tours here in the morning, such as with Jungle Joe. If you don’t feel like taking a tour, do get up early to spot them yourself. You will not regret it.
Visit coffee and cocoa plantation La Candelaria
On a half hour walk from Trekker Glamping, via a scenic route, lies La Candelaria. La Candelaria is a coffee and cocoa plantation, where you can get a tour. You get an explanation of the cocoa process: From seed to cup. At the end you get to know how cacoa works as a facial mask and of course you get to taste different chocolates. It’s a very small but nice. A visit is worthwhile if only because of the beautiful location.
Hike to Mundo Nuevo
From La Candelaria you can continue your journey to Mundo Nuevo. A beautiful route through nature with great views. And Mundo Nuevo is again such a stunning place. Here you have views of the surroundings and these are completely different than at Trekker Glamping Colombia. You can have a drink and visit the lower community of the Wiwa indigenous people. There are a few houses but the residents will often hide. A visit is therefore really to get a taste of the atmosphere and to find yourself on indigenous territory.
Do you still have energy left? Then you can follow the trail up the mountain to a viewpoint. Here you have a 360-degree view of the surroundings.
Visit the waterfalls
In the vicinity of Minca you will find several waterfalls like Cascada de Marinka, Cascada Escondida and Pozo Azul. All beautiful places but unfortunately also often very busy. If you want to visit one of these places, try to go very early in the morning and avoid weekends and holidays as much as possible.
Tip: In Minca you definitely want to go on hikes to take in the surroundings. But if you are short on time and want to see as much as possible, you can also rent a motorcycle cab and have it drop you off at the various sights.
Explore Minca village
It is nice to visit Minca. Minca is a small village, with a few nice restaurants and bars like Lazy Cat, Amora en bakery La Miga.
How to get to Trekker Glamping in Minca Colombia
Trekker Glamping Minca is located on the mountain on the road to Mundo Nuevo. The glamping, if you’re traveling with luggage, is best reached by jeep. It will take you about 30 minutes from the center of Minca. You can arrange transportation at Trekker Glamping and you then be picked up in Minca. If you have no luggage, then Trekker Glamping is also easy to reach by foot (20 minutes down, 45 minutes uphill). If you do not feel like walking up the mountain, then there are numerous motorcycle cabs in Minca that will take you up the mountain for 10,000 COP (a few euros) per person.
More about Trekker Glamping in Minca, Colombia
More about Colombia
Intererested in reading more about Colombia? This is an article with the most beautiful places to visit in Colombia, including the best time to visit. Or check out the Colombia blog page with city guides and things to do in Bogotá, Medellín and Santa Marta. Tips for lovely towns such as Salento, Mompox and Villa de Leyva. But also the Tatacoa desert and Valle de Cocora. Interested in archaeology? Read more about the mysterious San Agustín statues.
Disclaimer: I was invited to stay at Trekker Glamping in Minca, but this review is based on my personal view and is independent from the invitation.