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Guajira, Cabo de la Vela

From US$ 229 p.p. / 3 days / Private tour / Group discount

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Transport Included


  • Cabo de la Vela & Punta Gallinas

  • The Wayuú´s cultural identity

  • The impressive Taroa sand dunes

  • Enchanting sunsets in the desert

Program description

Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas are located in the north-east of Colombia. Both places are characterized by a contrasting geography made of desert, rocky cliffs, with the blue sea that flowing creates beautiful bays, a unique landscape in the world. It is a remote area and not easily accessible. However, the journey to this site, the northernmost of Colombia, is awesome. We will start an adventure in 4x4 jeeps passing through small villages scattered throughout the desert. In those villages lives the Wayuú ethnic group. This represents the most numerous indigenous population in the country that still preserve the soul of its cultural identity.

La Guajira charms its visitors with exotic beaches, immense sand dunes and dreamy sunsets. Among the attractions of this region are the Cabo de la Vela, Punta Gallinas, Bahia Honda, the salt mines of Manaure and the Makuira National Park. La Guajira does not have luxury infrastructure, but thanks to the kindness of the people, who live in the middle of the desert, and its natural beauties will give you all you need to fully appreciate it. If you can give up the comfort for a while to experience a trip that combines nature and culture, then this is the ideal route. Join this trip into a virgin and lonely place which reveals the essence of the spirit


Riohacha - Cabo de la Vela - Punta Gallinas - Bahia Honda

3 days / 2 nights
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Itinerary Details

 Day 1 

Riohacha, Uribia and beaches at Cabo de la Vela. We left Riohacha to reach the town of Uribia, the so-called indigenous capital of Colombia. After a traditional lunch we move to the salt complex of Manaure, where we can appreciate the artisanal and industrial process of salt. Then we take the path through the semi-desert area until we reach Cabo de la Vela. After settling in the camp, located in front of the sea, we will visit the Playa del Ojo de Agua and enjoy the spectacular sunset from El Faro. Return to the hotel and dinner.

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 Day 2 

Punta Gallinas, Bahía Honda and Dunas de Taroa. After a typical breakfast we take the road to Punta Gallinas to visit the following places: Jepirachi wind farm (eolic park), Puerto Nuevo and Portete desert and the Honda bay. Then we will enjoy a well-deserved swim at the beach and have lunch with a view of the Caribbean Sea. In the afternoon we will visit the dunes of Taroa, we will appreciate a fascinating landscape of sky, desert and sea. Afterwards visit to the Punta Gallinas lighthouse located in the northernmost part of South America, to contemplate an impressive sunset in front of Punta Agujas Beach. At night dinner in the middle of the silence of the desert.

 Day 3 

Cáseres viewpoint, Uribia and drive back to Riohacha. Today destination is the viewpoint of Cáseres where you can enjoy for the last time the desert environment and capture beautiful photos as priceless memories. After lunch we start the return trip to Riohacha.

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Price & Inclusions

From US$ 229 p.p.

1 Pax. Group discount from the second participant.

(+15% High season: Easter & 15.12 -15.01) 


  • Itinerary from/to Riohacha

  • 2 nights accommodation in typical camps (Rancherías)

  • All meals (2xB, 3xL, 2xD)

  • ES guide (Optional: EN guide)

  • All ground transfers in SUVs 4x4

  • Travel insurance and all taxes

 Not Included 

  • Optional: Transfers from/to Santa Marta

  • International or national flights

  • Optional: EN guide (on request)

  • Tips and personal expenses

  • Optional: Accommodations in beds (on request)

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Important Notes


All year round. Daily start in Riohacha.

Physical Difficulty: 3


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3 days / 2 nights.

Optional: 4, 5, 6 or 7 days of program to visit other places of interest such as La Makuira National Park, Mayapo Beaches, Wayuú Rancherías and Los Flamingos Natural Park. Contact us if you are interested in any of these options.

Private or Group tour

The tour can be booked as part of a group with maximal 6 travelers or as a private tour with your own guide and 4x4 SUV.


Fresh clothes, cap, sunscreen and constant hydration.


Lodging is done in typical camps of the Wayuú culture (Rancherías) with hammocks and bathroom service. Optional and according to availability, you can reserve once there a basic room with bed.

Transfers from / to Santa Marta

If you are staying in Santa Marta we can coordinate a fast transportation service for the first and last day at 4:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. respectively.


Traditional food of the region such as fish (according to the catch of the day), chicken and goat. Vegetarian and vegan menus are limited to the conditions of the Wayuú community. As it is a desert we will make a technical stop before starting the trip so that you can get water, and so be able to cool off during the tours..

International flights

On request we can book international or national flight tickets for you.

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