Punta Gallinas

La Guajira

Punta Gallinas

La Guajira

Punta Gallinas

Tayrona Park

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ToursArea Punta Gallinas

Estimated walking time: none
Climate zone: Savanna dry
Altitude: Sea level
Level of difficulty: 2.0 on 5.0
Duration: 4 days (3 days trip possible)
Outing: Daily with a minimum of 2 persons

General information:

La Guajira is a peninsula in northern Colombia, almost deserted and full of contrasts between sea, sand, coal, salt, cactus, and a small green oasis. Cradle of the Wayuu culture, great craftsmen weavers of hammocks, bags and suits, La Guajira is a place to experience indigenous Colombia.

Program description:

First day

Depart from an agreed meeting point (Hostel, Santa Marta, Taganga, Rodadero)*
Trip by vehicle of 3 hours to Riohacha, the capital of la Guajira.
Breakfast at Riohacha and change vehicle to continue the journey.
Continued to drive for about 2hr 30min to Uribia, the indigenous capital of Colombia. From there we journey via the desert paths to Manaure.
Free time and explanation of the salt mine.
Resumption of the trip to Cabo de la Vela and lunch in the Wayuu rancheria, about 4 hours.
Free time to enjoy the beach of Cabo.
Outing to see the sunset and swim in one of the beautiful beaches of la Guajira.
Dinner and accommodation in hammocks**
*Also from: PNN Tayrona, Palomino and all areas on the way.
**Subject to availability. Optional with an extra: accommodation in Chinchorros (typical hammocks) or room.

Second day

Outing from the rancheria around 5 am.
Ride by vehicle for 45 minutes to Puerto Bolivar.
Transfer to Punta Gallinas*.
Breakfast at the rancheria of Punta Gallinas.
Excursion in the desert to the lighthouse, the dunes of Taroa and Bahia Hondita (panoramic) by vehicle with open-top.
Lunch at the rancheria and afternoon to relax.
Output on a nearby beach to see the sunset in the desert.
Dinner at the rancheria**. And night in hammocks***.
* Depending on the period the transfer is made by fishing boat for 2h to 4h or 4×4 in the desert for 4 hours.
** Possibility to pay an additional cost for a special dinner with lobster or shrimp.
*** Subject to availability. Optional with an extra: accommodation in Chinchorros (typical hammocks) or room.

 

Third day

Breakfast at the rancheria.
Optional activities.
Dinner at the rancheria.
Trip in the desert to see the countryside or the dunes.
Boat trip to see the flamingos (in season – fishing boat).
Sunset on an endless and deserted beach of the Guajira.
Dinner at the rancheria**. And night in hammocks***.
* Depending on the period the transfer is made by fishing boat for 2h to 4h or 4×4 in the desert for 4 hours.
** Possibility to pay an additional cost for a special dinner with lobster or shrimp.
*** Subject to availability. Optional with an extra: accommodation in Chinchorros (typical hammocks) or room.

Fourth day:

Early departure to return to Cabo de la Vela, about 3hrs trip.
Breakfast at the rancheria of Cabo de la Vela.
Ascent of the Pilon de Azucar, 30 minutes.
Point of information about the site with break to enjoy the view and the Dorada beach.
Lunch at the rancheria.
Trip back to Riohacha, about 4 hours.
Free time to buy handicrafts Wayuu.
Way back to the hostel, Santa Marta, Taganga or Rodadero *
End of the program.
*Also from: PNN Tayrona, Palomino and all areas on the way.

 

Services included:

Transport, local guide, food, contribution to indigenous and native communities, accommodation in hammocks with blankets and travel insurance.

PRICE: 590.000 COP P/P (4 personas Minimun)

PAYPAL 20%

PAYU 20%