La Guajira Desert + Punta Gallinas 4 Days Tour
We don’t want you to miss this adventure, that’s why we are coming with you. In this 3-day trip to the Colombian desert you will have an experience that not many people risk having it. We will travel from Santa Marta to La Guajira, see salt extraction process in Manaure, visit Taroa dunes and stepping into Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of South America. Explore with us and get enchanted with the less known side of this diverse country.
• Getting to the northernmost point of South America
• Adventuring in the imposing and wild Colombian desert
• The chance of meeting and interacting with Wayuu indigenous community
• Traditional and local food
• Insights of Colombia’s social landscapesItineraryDay 1: Day 1Stop At:
Manaure, Manaure, La Guajira Department
In this 3-day journey, our guide and the driver will pick you up in your hotel in Santa Marta and drive you for less than 3 hours to the first destination: Riohacha, the capital of La Guajira. This place is home for indigenous communities of Santa Marta’s Sierra Nevada (this mountain range covers part of La Guajira department) as well as for Wayuu people, the largest indigenous population in the country. Actually, as soon as we get to La Guajira it will be common to find them, as they inhabit along the desert.
Besides going to Riohacha, we will visit Manaure, known for the artisanal sea salt extraction method. After touring around there, you will be headed to Uribia, the capital of the Wayuu
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Accommodation in “chinchorros” (hammocks) in the “Rancherias” (small villages, builded by the wayuu).Day 2: Day 2Stop At:
Punta Gallinas, Carrera 5 3a 02, Uribia Colombia
On the second day you will visit Honda and Hondita Bay (which means deep) and then you will be taken to Punta Gallinas, which is the northernmost point in Colombia and South America. Its landscapes and views of the Caribbean coast are exceptional and unique.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Accommodation in “chinchorros” (hammocks) in the “Rancherias” (small villages, builded by the wayuu).Day 3: Day 3Stop At:
Dunas de Taroa, Uribia Colombia
On the last day of this journey you will have a beach time at the Taroa dunes, where you will be able to walk down the dune directly to the water and practice sandboarding if wanted. The Taroa Dunes are the only caribbean dunes in Latin America.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Accommodation in “chinchorros” (hammocks) in the “Rancherias” (small villages, builded by the wayuu).Day 4: Day 4Stop At:
Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality, Magdalena Department
After three days enjoying the charm that surrounds the environment of Cabo de La Vela and Punta Gallinas, we will finally return on the fourth day to Santa Marta.
Duration: 5 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"At Gran Colombia Tours we ensure your well-being and safety. Our team of tour guides, drivers, and collaborators are prepared to assist you by complying with all biosecurity protocols. We protect ourselves from COVID-19 with all the measures to welcome you back."
Duration: 4 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick-up our clients anywhere within Santa Marta city - hotels, hostels, Airbnb, vacation rentals, points of interest, and also at Simón Bolivar International Airport.Airports
- Simon Bolivar Airport, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality Colombia
Cancellations and refunds:
- Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.