3 days
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Alta Guajira
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Physical Capacity
All
Age
All
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GUAJIRA DESERT TOUR

The Guajira Desert Tour is a dynamic and eventful trip that will let us know this wonderful corner of Colombia. A desert region that offers an extraordinary landscape of strong colors and contrasts.

One of the must-see and “Magical” places in Colombia. Also, as locals consider it, located in the extreme north of the country, a distant, isolated peninsula that extends towards the Caribbean Sea.

We begin our Tour from Riohacha, passing through Cabo De La Vela with the Pilon De Azucar and Playa Dorada, to Punta Gallinas with the Taroa Dunes.

Where we can become children and jump from the desert dunes that plunge directly into the Caribbean Sea, to end with the colorful and fascinating BahĂ­a Hondita.

To get to Cabo De La Vela, one of the most interesting places in Alta Guajira. In the Guajira Desert Tour you have to travel 80 km with a 4Ă—4 Jeep.

It begins with an uncovered road in good condition that runs parallel to the railway line where coal is transported from the CerrejĂłn mines to Puerto BolĂ­var.

However, the last 20 km of trails are sand and mud where prickly pears and cacti reach considerable heights. It is the Alta Guajira Desert, an impressive landscape with strong contrasts.

We are in the territory of the Wayuu, the indigenous people of Alta Guajira. A nomadic people who have lived for centuries in these deserts raising their own goats, fishing in the waters of the Caribbean and moving from one place to another in search of rain.

Therefore, the Wayuu store rainwater in wells called «jagüeyes», because in this hostile land there is no water on the surface.

In any case, we do not let ourselves be scared by the kilometers to travel because the landscape during the Guajira Desert Tour will leave us breathless all the way where the desert sand acquires indescribable colors.

In any case, we cannot miss the suggestive Hondita Bay where the mangroves sink into its emerald green waters and the very famous Taroa Dunes where the desert dunes plunge directly into the Caribbean Sea.

Start Tour Almirante Padilla de Riohacha Airport or at the hotel of your stay.
Final Tour Almirante Padilla de Riohacha Airport or at the hotel of your stay.
Includes
All Land Transfers Accommodation in hammocks
All Drinks and Fruits Pension Completa
Not include
Alcoholic Drinks Tips
The vehicles have a maximum capacity of 6 passengers. Therefore, the published price refers to the cost per person of a tour for 6 passengers, if the number is less than 6 passengers see the rates below:
Price 2 Pax
jeep $1.270.000 COP P/Person
Price 3 Pax
jeep $950.000 COP P/Person
Price 4 Pax
jeep $780.000 COP P/Person
Price 5 Pax
jeep $680.000 COP P/Person
Additional Rates Night in CABO DE LA VELA Bed $15,000 COP P/Person (subject to availability)
Night in Bed PUNTA GALLINAS $15,000 COP P/Person (subject to availability)
Boat ride BAHIA HONDITA $40,000 COP P/Person
Notes
  • The management of the Tour is entrusted to guides with experience in the area.
  • Also included are all services that are not mentioned and appear in the program.
  • The cost of the Guajira Desert Tour must be paid with 50% at the time of confirmation and the remaining 50% at the time of departure.
  • Notify if you are Vegetarian or Vegan at the time of booking.

Another option to this tour is the: Desert La Guajira Tour 1 Night

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1° DAY / Riohacha - Cabo De La Vela:

Early in the morning, our Jeep 4X4 will be waiting for us to begin our adventure in Alta Guajira. We head north and after a few hours we arrive in Uribia, while the jeep loads fuel we can take advantage of it to do some small purchases. We resume our trip to arrive before lunch time in Cabo De La Vela (duration 2 hours approx.), Arriving at PilĂłn De AzĂşcar, to enjoy its wonderful panorama and a refreshing bath. Then we visit ArcoĂ­ris Beach and go to the Sau Ipa Refuge, where we settle in the rooms and have lunch (included). In the afternoon we visit Playa Ojo De Agua to take a bath and relax on the beach. At the end we moved to the lighthouse to enjoy a spectacular sunset. We return to the Sau Ipa Refuge in the late afternoon for dinner (included) and end the night.
(Lunch and dinner, with water and soft drinks included, accommodation in hammocks).

2° DAY / Cabo De La Vela - Punta Gallinas:

Early in the morning after breakfast, we resume our trip in Alta Guajira, there will be many kilometers to do but the landscape is fascinating. Following the tracks in the desert we arrive at the Dunes of Taroa, where we can become children and jump from the top of the dunes that end directly in the sea. Then we headed to the lighthouse where the most north of South America is located. We resume the trip to get to Punta Gallinas at Hospedaje Alexandra, we settle in the rooms and have lunch (included). In the afternoon, if we want, we will take a boat trip to visit the emerald green lagoon surrounded by the mangroves of BahĂ­a Hondita (free, not included). Return in the afternoon to the Hospedaje Alexandra, for dinner (included) and end the night.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with water and soft drinks included, accommodation in hammocks).

3° DAY / Punta Gallinas - Riohacha:

Early in the morning after breakfast, we start the return trip, we will stop on the way to admire once again this magical landscape to reach Uribia around lunchtime (included), to continue immediately afterwards to Manaure, where we will visit la salina and then resume our trip back to Riohacha.
(Breakfast, lunch and dinner, with water and soft drinks included).

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CLOTHING AND USEFUL THINGSS
Light pants or Bermuda shorts and a T-shirt.
Camera or Camcorder.
Bathing suit and towel.
Sports and trekking footwear
Hat.
Mosquito repellent.
Solar protection.
Thermos for water.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE TRAVELER
Respect the environment and leave garbage in the proper containers.
Do not cause damage to structures or the environment.

VACCINES
No particular vaccinations are required.
The yellow fever vaccine is recommended only as a preventive measure, as there are no cases in this region.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
At the time of departure present identification documents Passport, DNI or CC.
During the Tour the traveler can bring a photocopy of their identification document.

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5.00 based on 1 review
13/06/2021

the tour is very adventurous, the desert is beautiful

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